5 Books To Read To Mess With Your Head

Sure, it can be comforting to get settled on the couch with a blanket and a nice romance novel. But nothing quite beats the feeling of being forced to sit on the edge of your seat, as your mind gets blown right in front of you. These are 5 books you can read and recommend to your friends to get that feeling.

Recommendations Thriller & Mystery

Who doesn’t love a good thrilling book that will have you questioning humanity? Let’s dive into books that will have you and your friends completely mind blown.

Verity by Colleen Hoover

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Verity by Colleen Hoover is the type of book that will really make you ask yourself, “are there people out there that really think like this?” It is a very sick and twisted book, but will have your hand glued to the bind of it, finishing it in one sitting. Verity is the type of book that leaves it up to your own imagination what the true resolution of the issue is. I won’t spoil it, but this is a must read for those of us that love a little thrill. Colleen Hoover has many other books that are worth the read. Click here for her website and a list of all of her books.

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

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If you’re the type of reader that leans towards realistic yet twisted personal stories, this one is definitely for you. The Silent Patient touches on a soft and realistic topic, as we get an insight on the thoughts and spine chilling actions of a former “normal” woman. This book allows us to pay close attention to the details leading up to the tragic events of this woman and her husbands’ lives and leave us to try to figure out “why”. This book is one of those where the tables turn so quickly, and leave you utterly amazed yet confused.

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

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The Hunting Party is a murder mystery book that allows you to feel as if you are the detective. It gives you the opportunity to get to know the characters and decide who you think the victim is. This book can mess with your head as it leaves you completely clueless throughout every single page. Not only do you not know who the murderer is until the very end, you also don’t know who was murdered. Part of Reese Witherspoon’s book club, this thriller takes you through spirals of a friend group that seem to have many issues uncovered throughout their not so special New Year’s Eve trip. This book will definitely mess with your head and have you paying close attention to details.

The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

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Another twisted book in Reese Witherspoon’s book club, The Other Woman will take you through a field of emotions. As you fall in love with the relationship between a young man and a woman, you will soon find out that things aren’t exactly as they seem. It seems like another story of a crazy mother-in-law, but perhaps it’s much more than that. Be prepared to be confused and intrigued by these characters’ intentions. For more of Reese Witherspoon’s book club, click here.

Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

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Most murder mysteries tend to be on the serious side. What makes Finlay Donovan is Killing it special from others, is the humorous twist to the plot. It has you falling in love with characters that you wouldn’t think, ethically, that you should favor. With a new hit man as our main character, and her nanny as her sidekick, this book takes you through the crazy and quite confusing murderous adventures. If murder mysteries sound pleasing to you, but send a chill down your spine, this is definitely the book for you.

Get a good thrill with these books and be prepared to get knocked out of your seat!

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