Riot Recommendation

15 of Your Favorite Medical Thrillers

Vanessa Diaz

Managing Editor

Vanessa is a writer, reader and generally bookish Latina from San Diego. If loving Agatha Christie is wrong, she doesn't want to be right. Vanessa’s penchant for books, travel and tea is rivaled only by her serious addictions to milk, avocado and floral lattes. When not reading books or selling them, she can be found blogging, working on her first novel or cozying up at a library.

This Riot Recommendation of favorite medical thrillers is sponsored by Dark Pattern by Andrew Mayne.

How can he catch a killer when his own mind is playing tricks? Dr. Theo Cray had a knack for catching serial killers until a mind-altering pathogen knocked him off his game. Luckily, his former professor is helping him track down his latest suspect: a nomadic health-care worker with hundreds of victims. Cray follows each new lead, but with his own grip on reality slipping away, he knows that he’ll find what he’s hunting only if he confronts his own dark side. The Naturalist series by Andrew Mayne continues with a twisted new psychological thriller. Read Dark Pattern.

We love twisty thrillers and juicy medical dramas; combine the two and we’ve got our fall reading plans set! That’s why asked you for your favorite medical thrillers. We’re very excited to go on a medical thrill ride that isn’t just us looking up our symptoms on WebMD. Without further ado: your favorite medical thrillers!

The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell

Coma by Robin Cook

Die Again by Tess Gerritsen

Doing Harm by Kelly Parsons

The End of Miracles by Monica Starkman

Expose by Danielle Girard

The Fifth Vial by Michael Palmer

A Girl In Traffick by Mamta Jain Valderrama

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

The Line Between by Tosca Lee

Ode to Kirihito by Osamu Tezuka, translated by Camellia Nieh

The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum

Saving Meghan by J D Palmer

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides