Hey, I’m Reading July Thrill-a-Thon Read-Along!

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I decided to do something a little different this month for my book club (which you should totally join!) Instead of voting on a book to read this month, we’re going to do a thriller readathon read-along! Well, I’m going to do it and anyone else is welcome to read along with me.

I’ve been in a huge thriller mood lately and after reading The Sundown Motel and Stranger in the Lake, which I loved both of (and would love to discuss if you’ve read them or decide to as part of this), I decided to just keep on going.

So, I picked a bunch of thrillers on my actual TBR list and I’m going to read as many of them as I can in July and would love for you to join me.

There are a lot of wives and girls on this list, apparently, and a mix of well-known and lesser-known thrillers as well. I would love for you to join me in reading one of these, none of these, or all of these so we can chat all things thrillers.

You can see how it went in this post!

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The Night Olivia Fell

From Goodreads

Abi Knight is startled awake in the middle of the night when her phone rings. There’s been an accident and Olivia, her daughter, fell off of a bridge. And she’s pregnant.

Olivia is now on life support to keep the baby alive when Abi notice the bruises on her wrists. The police rule the fall an accident but Abi wants to uncover the truth. Was is really an acccident or was it something more sinister?

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Saint X

Goodreads

Claire is only seven when her college-aged sister disappears at the end of a family vacation on the Caribbean Island of Saint X. Two days later they find her body on a nearby cay and two resort employees are arrested, but the evidence is slim.

Years later Claire is living in New York City when a chance encounter brings her in contact with one of the men arrested for her sisters murder. Now she sets out to find the truth while an unlikely attachment develops.

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Miracle Creek

From Goodreads

A group of people in a small town in Virginia know each other because they all belong to a special treatment center, a hyperbaric chamber to cure a range of conditions.

One day it explodes and two people die, but it wasn’t an accident. A showdown ensues as stories are told and secrets are revealed.

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The Whisper Man

From Goodreads

Tom Kennedy takes his son, Jake, to Featherbank after the sudden death of his wife believing a fresh start will help, but the town has a dark past.

Twenty years ago, a serial killer abducted and murdered five residents. Then Frank Carter was caught and nicknamed “The Whisper Man” for luring his victims out by whispering by their windows at night.

Just as they settle down, a young boy vanishes and it resembles Frank Carter’s crimes reigniting rumors that he worked with an accomplice. Now detectives have to find the boy before it’s too late. But soon, Jake starts acting strange and hears a whispering at his own window.

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My Perfect Wife

From Goodreads

Lucas and Elizabeth are the perfect couple. On the outside, at least. She has everything she ever wanted but as she watches her husband chat up the girl next door, she wonders if anyone watching her can see the sadness.

This party is thee last chance to prove herself, that she can handle a drink reception without snapping under pressure and it’s all going great until she sees something in the pool that changes everything.

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Into the Jungle

Lily found a way to escape the endless foster care system and once she steals enough money for the plane, she’s off on a teaching job in Bolivia. Once she gets there, things fall through but she decides to stay and falls for a local man trying out city life.

Soon Omar learns his nephew was killed by a jaguar and gives Lily a choice: stay in the city alone or join him in the ever more remote villages. Now she has to navigate the jungle and all it’s wonders and terrors.

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Eight Perfect Murders

From Goodreads

Malcolm made a list of the mystery genres most unsolvable murders that were almost impossible to track. Years later an FBI agent knocks on his door with questions about a series of unsolved murders that are strikingly similar to his old list.

While he leads his normal book-filled life, the killer is watching him and Mal starts looking for possible suspects with the investigation leaving a trail of deaths in its place.

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My Lovely Wife

From Goodreads

What happens when your perfect marriage gets too boring? Murder, I guess. After fifteen years with a gorgeous woman, kids, and a life in the suburbs, they shared their darkest secrets and biggest dreams.

Everyone keeps their marriage alive somehow and they just happen to use murder for that.

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Don’t Even Breathe

From Goodreads

Twenty years later, Maggie Novak is forced to face old secrets when she is called on a case to investigate the charred remains of a young woman in a halloween prank gone wrong.

The body is formally identified as a school counselor, but after looking closer, Maggie recognizes her as a friend that died twenty-five years ago. Now she is forced to confront her dark past that is coming back to haunt her.

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The Strangers Wife

From Goodreads

This is a story about two very different women: one very wealthy having an affair, and one living hand to mouth suffering at the hands of a violent partner.

You may think they know how their lives will end up but on the 3:15 PM train from London to Bristol, they meet and discover one shocking thing they have in common.

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The Broken Girls

From Goodreads

In the same vain as The Sundown Motel, this takes place in 1950 and 2014. In 1950 there is a place for troubled girls called Idlewild Hall and rumor is, it’s haunted. Four roommates bond over their fears, until one of them goes missing.

In 2014,Fiona cant stop thinking about her older sisters death. Twenty years ago her body was found in a fields near the runs of Idlewild Hall. While her boyfriend was arrested, Fiona is convinced something isn’t right about the case.

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Good Girls Lie

From Goodreads

At thee top of a hill in Marchburg, Virginia The Goode School is a prestigious prep school known as Silent Ivy. It’s a boarding school for the daughters of thee rich and influential, accepting only the best and brightest.

But now a stranger has showed up and things are changing. In a world where appearance is everything, as long as students at least pretend to follow the rules, secret societies and bad behavior are generally ignored. At least until a popular student is found dead.

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A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

From Goodreads

Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh five years ago and everyone knows it. But Pippa Fitz-Amobi grew up in the same town and isn’t so sure.

When she choses to write about the case for her final year project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone wants to desperately keep hidden.

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One of Us is Lying

From Goodreads

One day, five students walk into detention at Bayview High, but Simon, the outcast, never makes it out and according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident.

He died on Monday but was planning to reveal a bunch of juicy secrets about his high-profile detention mates making them all suspects in his murder.

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Have you read any of these? Are you going to join me in my read-a-thon?! Which ones do you want to read? What are your favorite thrillers?

Author: Megan Johnson

I'm Megan, a Wisconsin native currently working my way around the US. You can probably find me reading on the beach, wandering through the desert, or hanging out in a cute little coffee shop.

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