Part of the excitement of reading mysteries and thrillers is never knowing what to expect next. From classic whodunits to intense psychological thrillers, it’s fun to try and figure out the mystery alongside the characters. The Silent Patient is full of all of the best parts of a thriller and then some: A seemingly perfect life gone array, a wife on the other side of the gun that killed her husband, and deliciously complex questions. If you enjoyed the twist and turns of The Silent Patient—and you're dying to read something similar, you’ll love these as well.
Here are 9 riveting books like The Silent Patient.
The Perfect Marriage
Sarah Morgan must decide if she’ll take on the case of defending her cheating husband after his mistress is found stabbed to death. Could this be the case that not only destroys her marriage but her career as well?
The Wife Between Us
Two women are in love with the same man. The only issue is he’s divorced from one and engaged to the other. This is a story of revenge, betrayal, and sabotage. You’ll never guess what the next page will bring.
The Woman in the Window
Anna Fox will not leave her New York City home. She gets her entertainment from drinking wine and spying on her neighbors. It’s an innocent action until she witnesses something truly horrendous. She believes she saw a murder take place in her neighbor’s house. Her mind has played tricks on her before, so how can Anna be sure this crime really happened?
Keep Your Friends Close
Natty rushes overseas when she gets word that her daughter—currently away at boarding school—is ill. Natty counts her blessings to have a friend as wonderful as Eve who promised to keep an eye on things while Natty is away. But when Natty returns home to discover her husband and Eve have begun an affair in her absence, Natty must reevaluate her friendships and her marriage, especially after learning of Eve’s dark past…
Everything seems to be going to plan as Rachel and Adam are beginning to form their new house into a home with the hopes of filling it with kids in the coming years. Things begin to crumble when Adam learns he’s infertile. Finding solace in the arms of their gardener, Rachel must finally face the fact that her life is far from perfect.
A Simple Lie
A little white lie never hurt anyone, right? This is what Valentina Knight keeps telling herself when a lie earns her a job as an assistant to a medical examiner after her failed dentistry career. Everything is fine until Val gets roped into helping solve a serial killer case. Someone knows she lied and it may be the killer…
A Perfect Wife and Mother
Georgia Coffey has been waiting to come across someone like Harriet Major since she found out she was pregnant with her second child. She’s going to need more help around the house and Harriet seems to be the perfect fit—and she is until she and baby Justin disappear.
Hugh Wellesley finds himself with a criminal charge when his former mistress’ body is discovered in a local river. His sickly wife, Ginny, stands firmly at his side even as the details of Sylvie's death become more and more complicated as the trial goes on.
Falling in love was not a part of Frankie’s plan to start over and begin a new life. Frankie has no idea that a convicted murderer’s release from prison will have any effect on her life—until it does.