20+ Thrilling Thrillers Chosen by You

This Riot Recommendation is sponsored by Alice Feeney’s Sometimes I Lie, out from Flatiron Books.

My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me:

1. I’m in a coma.

2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore.

3. Sometimes I lie.




We asked our readers to give us the Most. Thrilling. Thriller. Below are the titles they humbly suggested. Agree? Disagree? Get back to us after your goosebumps go calm down?

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

Sphere by Michael Crichton

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

Ill Will by Dan Chaon

The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Baker

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

The Rats trilogy by James Herbert

Intensity by Dean Koontz

Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Ghost Story by Peter Straub

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

The Devil of Nanking by Mo Hayder

Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry

A Simple Plan by Scott Smith

Afraid by Jack Kilborn

The Coffin Dancer by Jeffery Deaver

The Beast House by Richard Laymon

…and of course y’all love your Stephen King.