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Chilling Thrillers for Hot Summer Days

Updated: Sep 5, 2022

Summertime is still in full effect in Sarasota and what could be a better distraction from the heat than a chilling thriller? These seven thrilling novels will send a shiver down your spine on even the hottest of summer days.

Packed with sharp characters, psychological suspense, and gasp-worthy plot twists, Riley Sager's The House Across the Lake is the ultimate escapist read . . . no lake house required.

The It Girl by Ruth Ware

An unputdownable mystery following a woman on the search for answers a decade after her friend’s murder. A propulsive murder mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Two Nights in Lisbon by Chris Pavone

Tautly wound and expertly crafted, Two Nights in Lisbon is a riveting thriller about a woman under pressure, and how far she will go when everything is on the line.

Hide by Kiersten White

A high-stakes hide-and-seek competition turns deadly in this dark supernatural thriller from bestselling author Kiersten White.

Bad Actors by Mick Herron

Mick Herron, “the le Carré of the future” (BBC), expands his world of bad spies with an even shadier cast of characters: the politicians, lobbyists, and misinformation agents pulling the levers of government policy.

Upgrade by Blake Crouch

An ordinary man undergoes a startling transformation—and fears that all of humanity may be next—in the mindblowing new thriller from the bestselling author of Dark Matter and Recursion.

Armored by Mark Greaney

From the bestselling author of The Gray Man, comes the story of a new hero who won't let insurmountable odds get in the way of his sworn duty.

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