19 Thrillers You’ll Want To Read Based On The First Line Alone

19 Thrillers You’ll Want To Read Based On The First Line Alone

The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas. “This house was made for someone without a soul. So I guess it makes sense that my mother wanted it so badly.”

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. “Nellie couldn’t say what woke her. But when she opened her eyes, a woman wearing her white, lacy wedding gown stood by the foot of her bed, looking down at her.”

Find Her by Lisa Gardner. “When you first wake up in a dark wooden box, you’ll tell yourself this isn’t happening.”

You Owe Me A Murder by Eileen Cook. “I plotted murder in the Vancouver airport while waiting at gate D78 for my flight to London.”

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. “The first inkling that something was wrong was waking in darkness to find the cat pawing at my face. I must have forgotten to shut the kitchen door last night.”

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. “Alicia Berenson was thirty-three years old when she killed her husband.”

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. “Welcome to the beautiful Sinclair family. No one is a criminal. No one is an addict. No one is a failure.”

The Girls Weekend by Jody Gehrman. “Like most clusterfucks these days, it starts with a group text.”

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley. “I see a man coming through the falling snow. From a distance, through the curtain of white, he looks hardly human, like a shadow figure.”

I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll. “I made a mistake. I know that now.”

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus. “A sex tape. A pregnancy scare. Two cheating scandals. And that’s just this week’s update.”

The Ivies by Alexa Donne. “Today, half the seniors at Claflin Academy will die. On the inside, that is.”

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney. “My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 1. I’m in a coma. 2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore. 3. Sometimes I lie.”

All Your Twisted Secrets by Diane Urban. “I spent the last hour wondering if I would die tonight.”

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. “I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ.”

Final Girls by Riley Sager. “The forest had claws and teeth.”

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. “Anne can feel the acid churning in her stomach and creeping up her throat; her head is swimming.”

The Sundown Motel by Simone St. James. “The night it all ended, Vivian was alone.”

The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins. “It is the absolute shittiest day for a walk.”