Grip lit books are in the trend nowadays. This is the kind of genre that delves into psychological thrillers. Just like sick lit books, you can bet that grip lit books aren’t new to the literary scenes. In fact, there have been many predecessors before the bestselling titles such as The Girl on The Train, Before I Go to Sleep, and so on. If you are into the grip lit genre, here are 6 thrilling grip lit books to leave you breathless.
#1. In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
How much can you trust your own memories? In A Dark, Dark Wood, Ruth Ware introduces us to the unreliable narrator of the novel, Nora Shaw. Nora, after getting into an accident with the friend and the latter’s groom-to-be, suffers from short-term memory loss. After being suspected for the murder of the groom-to-be, Nora tries to recover the memories she lost to let the truth come to light.
#2. First One Missing by Tammy Cohen
Another masterpiece that keeps you thrilled and chilled, First One Missing deals into the inner thoughts and conflicts of the families of children who are abducted and murdered. These families come together in a support group started by the family of the first child who went missing. These families tries to cope with their grief, handle media pressure, and eventually solve the missing cases in their community.
#3. Black Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin
Black Eyed Susans tells about the story of Tessa, the only survivor of a long-standing case that made it to media headlines. Years after the eerie case, Tessa, now known as Tessie, is once again plagued by her past after finding black eyed susans blooming untimely out her window. Terrified that her testimony may have put the wrong man on death row, Tessa works with her lawyers to find out the truth from that time.
#4. In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward
A case of two kidnapped children, with one of them being lucky enough to come home, is once again reopened years later as the missing child’s mother was found dead. The police takes advantage of different techniques to find leads and crack the case once and for all.
#5. Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton
Celebrating a birthday up on a hot air balloon is supposed to be a happy event. What could go wrong, right? Unless you see a murder while up there. Jessica runs for her life as a murderer attempts to get rid of witnesses. This particular novel is definitely the true definition of grip lit.
#6. The Blackbird Season by Kate Moretti
A close-knit community’s peace is broken when thousands of dead starlings fall from the sky – and a teenage girl goes missing. Nate, a high school teacher, becomes the main suspect after he becomes embroiled in a scandal with the said teenage girl. The book investigates into the life of the people living in the town as well as the reason behind the girl’s disappearance.