The 10 Best Books to Read If You Loved “Gone Girl”
There are more Amazing Amys out there
If the last book you breezed through was Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, we have a feeling you crave an outstanding plot twist. And no, we’re not talking “I see dead people.” We’re talking crime, suspense and murder [insert evil laugh]. Here, ten books to read that aren’t Flynn’s other two (addictive) novels.
“RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA” BY KIMBERLY MCCREIGHT
“Amelia didn’t jump.” That’s the text message that leads one mother down a winding road to uncover what really happened to her daughter. And trust us, the book keeps you guessing.
“Defending Jacob” by William Landay
An awkward teen stands trial for the brutal murder of his alleged high school bully. The twist? He’s the assistant D.A.’s son. Yep, it’s quite the predicament.
“The Silent Wife” by A.S.A. Harrison
He’s the victim. She’s the killer. The couple had lived together for 20 years, so what went wrong and how did they get here?
“Luckiest Girl Alive” by Jessica Knoll
Ani FaNelli has a charmed life. But she also has a dark, twisted past that’s threatening to unravel everything she’s worked for. Not so lucky, huh?
“We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart
When a well-to-do family summers on their private island, past lies (you knew that was coming) creep to the surface and, of course, ruin everything. This is YA at its creepiest.
“You” by Caroline Kepnes
After Guinevere Beck gives the book salesman her name, he looks up all her social accounts and seamlessly works his way into her life without her realizing she has a stalker. #stoptweeting.
“Bury This” by Andrea Portes
It’s a literal cold case. A young girl in a small Michigan town is found dead in the snow. Twenty-five years later, a rookie detective, determined to bring justice to the victim, digs deeper into the case, revealing a web of small town secrets and lies.
“Cartwheel” by Jennifer Dubois
Think Amanda Knox. But in Buenos Aires. When college student Lily Hayes’s study abroad roommate is found brutally murdered, Lily becomes the prime suspect. Is she really a ruthless killer hiding behind a girl-next-door persona? Or has an innocent woman been wrongly accused?
“The Cutting Season” by Attica Locke
There’s not just one murder mystery, there’s two. And together they span a 100-year time period. Murder mystery + historical fiction = Serious page-turner.
“Fingersmith” by Sarah Waters
It’s got a mysterious plot, a Victorian London setting and a dash (or more) of erotica. So basically, it’s like Charles Dickens and E.L. James had a baby.