I tend to go through phases with my reading. Sometimes, I’m reading a book or two a week, but other times, I tend to fall into a bit of a slump. Lately, I’ve definitely fallen into the latter category. But when looking for new books to read, I tend to be most drawn to psychological and domestic thrillers.

If you’re equally interested in this genre, here are some books to check out.

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4 Domestic Thrillers I’ve Loved Recently:

Even though I haven’t been doing as much reading as I’d like, I have read a few fantastic books that I’d recommend to anyone.

1. The Younger Wife

Sally Hepworth is an author I’ve only recently become aware of, but I have yet to read something of hers that I didn’t absolutely love.

The Younger Wife is no different. It centers around two sisters whose father is about to marry a much younger woman. The problem? He’s already married to their mother. She’s currently living in a memory care unit having been diagnosed with early onset dementia.

What follows is one of the most engaging domestic thrillers I’ve read recently.

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2. The Golden Couple

The Golden Couple revolves around a seemingly perfect married couple, Marissa and Matthew Bishop.

But appearances can be deceiving.

After Marissa has an extramarital affair, they seek help through an unconventional counselor, Avery Chambers. Through her unique 10-session method of therapy, plenty of truths come to light.

I can’t explain the rest of it without giving any spoilers away, but I’ll just say there was plenty of twists and turns in this one.

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3. Sometimes I Lie

Alice Feeney novels are always intriguing. I don’t always love the endings, but Sometimes I Lie is definitely an exception.

Amber Reynolds wakes to find herself in a hospital, unable to move, speak, or even open her eyes. She also no idea what happened, but thinks her husband had something to do with it. The novel then alternates between present day and the week before her accident. In addition, snippets from a childhood diary are inserted.

It definitely plays heavily on the unreliable narrator trope, which I personally love.

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4. The Club

The Club centers on the Home Group a collection of exclusive and luxurious members-only clubs known for their celebrity appeal.

During a launch weekend for the most ambitious club to date, Island Home, a mysterious death occurs.

The novel is written with alternating character point of views as well as newspaper articles as the mystery of what happened and to whom is slowly revealed.

All of this takes place against a backdrop of glamorous and salacious celebrity scandal, which makes it extremely compelling to read.   

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Books on my TBR List

Like I mentioned, I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately, but my TBR pile is always growing. Here are some of the domestic thrillers I’ve got on my Want to Read list.

The Paris Apartment • Lucy Foley

The Paris Apartment is another novel by Lucy Foley, author of The Guest List and The Hunting Party. Like her other two best-sellers, it’s a locked room mystery and I’ve been looking forward to reading this one for a while.

Purchase ‘The Paris Apartment’ on Amazon

Such a Quiet Place • Megan Miranda

Megan Miranda has written several domestic thrillers that I’ve read and loved, including The Last House Guest. She’s got a brand new release coming this summer, The Last to Vanish, but until then, I’m for sure adding Such a Quiet Place to my TBR.

Purchase ‘Such a Quiet Place’ on Amazon

The Christie Affair • Nina de Gramont

The Christie Affair is a Reese’s Book Club pick. It’s billed as a mystery that re-imagines the eleven-day disappearance of author Agatha Christie. I can’t wait to read this one!

Purchase ‘The Christie Affair’ on Amazon

Nine Lives • Peter Swanson

Nine Lives is about nine strangers targeted by a killer. Peter Swanson has written several amazing thrillers that I’ve loved, including Every Vow You Break, so I’m extremely excited for this one.

Purchase ‘Nine Lives’ on Amazon

Do you have any recent books to suggest? Let me know in the comments below!


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    I haven’t heard the best things about ‘The Paris Apartment’, but I’d love to know your thoughts on it after you read it.

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      I started it and it wasn’t as easy to get into as her other novels, but I’ll give it another shot.

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    Hmm, I really like the sound of the first three books you recommended, they sound very intriguing. Thanks for sharing.

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      I definitely recommend checking them out!

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    Thanks for these recommendations! I’m always looking for new books to add to my TBR list.

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      I’m the same way – these are all fantastic reads!

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    Susan1375 says:

    The younger wife sounds very intriguing- I have added it to my reading list!

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      It’s so good! Anything by Sally Hepworth is worth reading!

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    Merry says:

    Thriller is one of my fave genre! Need to check all of these 😀 Thanks for sharing your list x

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      They’re all great reads, so I hope you enjoy them!

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    An interesting selection of domestic thrillers, but what does TBR mean?

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      LOL, sorry, that stands for “To-be-Read”

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    Jodie | That Happy Reader says:

    What a great list of thrillers! I love Sally Hepworth because she combines Thrillers with Women’s Fiction and The Younger Wife was amazing. I will definitely check out this others. Thanks for sharing.

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      I feel the same way! I love thrillers, but I also want some complex character development and Sally Hepworth does that beautifully.

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    ellegracedeveson says:

    Oooo I do love me a thriller so I’ll for sure be putting a couple of these on my list of books to buy & read. Thank you so much for sharing with us lovely Xo

    Elle – ellegracedeveson.com

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      It’s my favorite genre to read!

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