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5 Thrillers To Keep You On The Edge Of Your Seat

5 Thrillers To Keep You On The Edge Of Your Seat

Thrilling Holiday Reads for December 2016

Frost by Marianna Baer

Leena Thomas has started her senior year at Frost House, a cozy Victorian dorm. She and her friends love it there, until an eccentric and peculiar roommate, Celeste Lazar, moves in. As soon as the school term starts, odd things start to happen. Doors slamming shut and locking themselves, furniture moving about, picture frames falling off the walls. Celeste is convinced her fellow housemates are trying to scare her off, but Leena starts to wonder if the threat comes from Celeste or from within the depths of her own min, or maybe from the house itself.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Rachel is an alcoholic. Every morning she rides the same train, rattling down the track and reminiscing about the life she has lost. The train stops at a signal which overlooks a cosy suburban home every day, allowing her a glimpse into the life of a young couple, who she gives her own names to, Jason and Jess, and imagines their life as perfect. Until the day she sees something which shocks her. It’s only for a minute and then the train moves on, but it changes everything.

Needful Things by Stephen King

A new shop has opened up in Castle Rock. It’s called Needful Things, and true to its name, you will find whatever your heart longs for. Perhaps a cherished talisman, a long awaited baseball card or maybe a treasure map. The seemingly wonderful thing is that the payment required for these objects of desire is usually of a minuscule amount, more a symbolic gesture. Or is it? Along with this token payment comes a small favour, requested by the proprietor, Leland Gaunt. Soon, things spiral out of control. Ancient rivalries come to life and Leland Gaunt seems to be at the heart of them

Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie

Amy Leatheran travels to the mysterious east to help care for the wife of a famous archaeologist while on a dig at an ancient site. Her ward suffers strange from terrors and visions that many people attribute to her neurotic nature, but soon it becomes clear that there is more to the woman’s erratic ramblings and fears than meets the eye, especially when she is found inexplicably and irrevocably dead. Hercule Poirot must embark on a journey deep into the sands of the desert to find not only the answer to the mystery, but the reasons for the dark depravity of human nature.

Women in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Lo is on assignment on board a luxury-cruise yacht as a travel journalist, when she witnesses someone being thrown overboard. Despite the fact that she witnessed the event, no one is reported missing and nothing is mentioned. This one is fast paced and has a classic, Agatha Christie feel to it, and the claustrophobic yet luxurious atmosphere on board the yacht will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

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