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Thriller novels by women authors that are a must-read

These women have woven the best of thriller narrations into words

As much as the adrenal rush watching a thriller movie or shows gives one, the joy doubles when one gets to flip through the pages to reach the end of a thriller. The fun of reading a thriller book is unmatched for the story proceeds with great details, character description, the setting of the story, and the unfolding of the plot word by word. Excelling this genre of novel are any women authors, who over the years have produced some astonishing thriller novels that have also been adapted into movies. So here is a list of thriller novels written by women authors that you must read.

Kanpur Khoofiya Pvt. Ltd by Richa S Mukherjee

This is a crime-comedy, keeping the reader glued to the plot and always laughing. The story of the book revolves around Mr Prachand Tripathi, a private investigator, and owner of Kanpur Khoofiya Pvt Ltd, living in Kanpur. His cases aren’t tracking down dead bodies, but finding missing pets and cheating lovers. The story takes an uphill when a new mind-boggling case arrives, changing his life forever. Well, he has to follow and do a stakeout for actress Shailaja Kapoor.

You Beneath Your Skin by Damyanti Biswas

Set in the dark winters of Delhi, this crime thriller is gripping. The plot of the novel revolves around Indian American single mother Anjali Morgan and her long-standing love affair with Police Commissioner Jatin Bhatt. While Anjali is juggling between her life as a psychiatrist, and a single mother looking after her autistic teenage son, Jatin is living in a marriage and a family that is falling apart. Amidst all this, murder tales place killing slum women in a horrific manner.

A few other thrillers by women are The Wives by Tarryn Fisher, Reputation by Sara Shepard, The First Mistake by Sandie Jones, The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda, I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney, The Grownup by Gillian Flynn, Dashing Through The Snow by Carol Higgins Clark, Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke, Into the Jungle by Erica Ferencik, Her Daughter’s Mother by Daniela Petrova, The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter, The Night Before by Wendy Walk, The Turn of the Key written by Ruth Ware, House of Screams by Andaleeb Wajid,Nobody’s Child by Kanchana Banerjee, American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson, and The Lost Night by Andrea Bartz.

Nirtika Pandita

A follower of Master Oogway, living by his words of Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why it is called the ‘Present’, I am trying to master the art of now. Keeping that in the center I am combining my professional prowess as a writer and nerves of a gastronaut to conquer the Saha world.
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