What are the best recommended thrillers?

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    #1The Shining

    The Shining

    The Shining is written by Stephen King is about a young boy with psychic powers struggling to hold his own against the forces of evil which are driving his father insane in an isolated hotel. 

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    Shaurya Mehra
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "While King didn't see eye to eye on Kubrick's interpretation, here, in its original form, is all the madness in its glory. Back when no one thought anything about an older black man getting real friendly with a very young white boy with luxuriously feminine hair, this delightful thriller remains one of my favorite go to books when I'm feeling lonely and homicidal. Which, if we're being honest, when am I not? I love old hotels, too!"
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    #2The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs
    The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris is a thriller fiction novel first published in 1988. This book follows the story of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a serial killer, as he tries to escape from FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling.
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    Craig Cole
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I could't put this book down. It was very intense and scary at parts. Extremely well written and in depth story with believable characters. "
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    #3Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park

    A classic book from the 80's that inspired the classic sci-fi film by Steven Spielberg. An astonishing technique has been discovered allowing to reproduce the dinosaurs creating a theme park on an island. But something went terribly wrong. 

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    Pamela Stevens
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The book was infinitely better than the movie and I'm surprised at how much they changed page to screen. My next read will have to be the sequel to this great story."
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    #4The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)

    The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)

    The Da Vinci Code is a novel about Robert Langdon's journey in finding the Louvre. He will face many challenges that includes decoding cryptic messages that involves Leonardo Da Vinci's paintings. 

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    Benjamin Shaw
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "a very controversial book that will engage"
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    #5Red Dragon

    Red Dragon

    Red Dragon by Thomas Harris is a bestselling horror fiction and suspense-thriller novel originally published in October 1981 by the G.P. Putnam's Sons and Dell Publishing House. It was followed by The Silence of the Lambs in 1988.

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    Brian Wong
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Did you enjoy Silence of the Lambs? If you did, did you know that there was actually a book that came before it? This is it, Red Dragon. It is another very good book by Thomas Harris!"
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    #6The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is a crime fiction novel published in 2005. This book tells the story of Mikael Blomkvist and his struggle to redeem his honor by solving a murder for a wealthy family.

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    Emma Vasquez
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This was one of the best mystery novels I have read in a long time. Reading this was such a welcome relief from James Patterson novels. I love the foreignness of the book, the pace is great, and the characters jump off the pages with personality."
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    #7Deception Point

    Deception Point

    Deception Point is a mystery thriller novel by Dan Brown which follows the story of White House Intelligence Analyst Rachel Sexton who finds herself entangled in a web of science, murder and deception. It was published in 2002 by Pocket Books. 

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    Nicholas Dixon
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This was a really interesting read. I typically love political thrillers, and I'm somewhat of a fan of Dan Brown. It was a total page-turner from the beginning. Dan Brown may not be THE BEST writer in the world, but he wrote this one well and I definitely enjoyed it."
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    #8The Day of the Jackal

    The Day of the Jackal
    The Day of the Jackal is a historical mystery suspense thriller fiction written by Frederick Forsyth. It is first published in 1971 and about an assassin named Jackal. 
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    Ramón Santiago
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This is quite a famous book that was made into a very good movie. The world of an assassin is is a place filled with shadowy figures. This story is mesmerizing and will hold you spellbound through out."
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    #9Relic (Pendergast Series)

    Relic (Pendergast Series)
    Relic is a horror novel written by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. It is the first book in the Pendergast series, first published in 1995. It tells the story of a killer in the New York Museum of National History.
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    Aarav Kapoor
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is the one that started it all. In my opinion, while this is the first one in the series, it isn't necessarily the best. Its a fantastic thriller non-the-less. The backdrop being an a natural history museum conjures a sleuthing vibe. The sequence of events that unfolds while trying to solve the murder kept me satisfied. For my money, I think Reliquary is actually a better thriller though."
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    #10The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan Universe)

    The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan Universe)

    The Hunt for Red October is the fourth book in the military fiction series Jack Ryan Universe written by Tom Clancy which centers on Soviet submarine commander Marko Ramius who decides to defect at the tail end of the Cold War to head to Cuba. 

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    Jason Brooks
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Seen the movie? You'll love this tale of espionage and intrigue on the high seas. A must for any Jack Ryan fan."
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    #11Eye of the Needle

    Eye of the Needle
    Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett is a spy thriller novel. This book is the author's first successful, best-selling novel and has earned an Edgar Award in 1979. The story is about the "The Needle" who knows the secret to Nazi victory.

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    Hansika Khan
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I have recently become a fan of Ken Follett novels. I read the first Pillars of the Earth series a while back,but I started reading other types of literature for some time, so it was a while before I got back to his novels. I am also interested in Historical Fiction. I know that most of the characters in this novel are fictional, they seemed very real. I was especially captivated by the protagonist, Henry Faber. (He is a great example of how the protagonist of a story does not need to be the "hero" or "good guy.") There were times when I nearly found myself rooting for Faber. At the same time I was rooting for Bloggs. I admit that I questioned who would "win the race" until the very end. Faber's relationship with Lucy Rose was intriguing. The internal conflicts that both had made it suspenseful right up to the very end. I honestly did not know if one of them would make decisions just based on their feelings for each other. The last couple of pages which showed Faber's final message to Hitler shocked me. I loved the final twist. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys WWII fiction or anyone who likes Follett but has not had the chance to read this book."
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    #12The Net

    The Net

    The Net is a mystery thriller film in 1995 that stars Sandra Bullock, The film is about a system analyst named Angela Bennett who got entwined with a major conspiracy after receiving a floppy disk from her colleague.

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    Sean Schultz
    Written on June 9, 2018
    "The Net is a mystery thriller film in 1995 about a system analyst that got caught up in a global conspiracy after getting a floppy disk from a coworker. The movie was made right in the middle of the 90s tech boom and while the technology used in the movie is quite fake, it's still fun to watch."

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Best What are the best recommended thrillers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The ShiningBooks 35 Paid
2The Silence of the LambsBooks 32 Paid
3Jurassic ParkBooks 30 Paid
4The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)Books 28 Paid
5Red DragonBooks 25 Paid
6The Girl with the Dragon TattooBooks 25 Paid
7Deception PointBooks 22 Paid
8The Day of the JackalBooks 19 Paid
9Relic (Pendergast Series)Books 17 Paid
10The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan Universe)Books 16 Paid
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