It’s Not What You Think: Five Stories That Will Leave You Guessing

by Karen Green

For readers of suspense novels, being plunged into a world where nothing is black-and-white and the truth is buried deep in the gray is half the fun. And the feeling of being unmoored and untethered by the twists and turns, trying to stay one step ahead of the action as the protagonists do, is what keeps suspense readers coming back for more. And the best suspense novels aren’t the ones where you know exactly what is lurking in the shadows; they are the ones where it is high noon on a sunny day and you can’t even find the shadows. These are the stories where you have decide who and what you can trust—including the very words you are reading on the page—and these five books fit the bill perfectly.

Trust me; being deceived has never been such a thrill.

 

The Blind by A.F. Brady

Sam James is a doctor at a notorious psychiatric institution, lauded for her success with her patients. But when a man called Richard is admitted, he becomes Sam’s biggest challenge. Delving into his dark past unlocks rooms in Sam’s own psyche—rooms she thought she had abandoned long ago.

Lie to Me by J.T. Ellison

When one half of a literary power couple disappears, her husband is left reeling—until he also becomes a suspect. Things were not as golden as they seemed for this gilded duo, and as their story reveals itself, fact and fiction become ever more blurred.

Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf

An accident took everything from nurse Amelia Winn—her marriage, her job and her hearing. But two years later, she is finally feeling in control of her own fate. But when she finds the body of another nurse out in the woods, Amelia is plunged into the investigation and an ensuing chaos that threatens to undo everything she has worked for, and all that she believes is the truth.

 

Undertow by Elizabeth Heathcote

There are three people in Carmen’s marriage: herself, her husband, Tom, and the ghost of Tom’s previous mistress, Zena, who died mysteriously in a drowning incident. As Carmen delves deeper into the past lives of Tom and Zena, she unravels a series of secrets that pushes her further into the deep, and she may not be able to swim back to shore.

 

Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

Clara’s husband, Nick, is killed in a devastating car crash that miraculously leaves their daughter, Maisie, unharmed. They try to move on from the tragedy, but when Maisie begins to have nightmares, Clara begins to think that the crash may not have been an accident after all. In her grief, Clara must reexamine her life with Nick, and come to terms with the memory of the man she thought she knew.

 

Are you a fan of twisty psychological thrillers? Did we leave your favorite off the list? Tell us the truth in the comments!

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