12 SHOCKING Domestic Thrillers

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12 SHOCKING Domestic Thriller Books. These books are all horrifying, sad, and mysterious. The characters are just unforgettable, and there are many unexpected twists.

Upon first impression, these book characters seem like perfection.

They have the perfect…

  • Family, with children who behave.
  • Marriage, a spouse who worships them.
  • Career, they make so much money.
  • Life, everyone loves them.
  • Appearance, they’re drop dead gorgeous.

Oddly enough, even the people within their social circles, don’t know who they really are. Deeper into the books, there are cracks in their illusions, and they must pay the price for perfection.

Secrecy, crimes, and everything in between is about to come up to the surface.

12 Domestic Thrillers With Shocking Twists

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

He left her for another woman. A woman who was younger, prettier, and oh so sweet. Upon first glance, you probably think the ex wife’s story is all about revenge. That is somewhat true, but seeking revenge is only the tip of the iceberg. And the object of her obsession, isn’t who you’d think it is.

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Jack and Grace are the perfect couple. Pillars in their community, drowning in money, and enviable looks; the two of them have it all. But, if you’d try to get to know Grace better, you’ll quickly find that Jack refuses to leave her side. In fact, Grace can never go anywhere without Jack.

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

When Anne and Marco decide to go to a dinner party together, they come home to find their beloved baby missing. Distraught, the picture perfect couple starts to unravel. As they are placed under investigation, the true secrecy behind their lives comes to the surface, shocking everyone involved.

Sara’s Game by Ernie Lindsey

Years ago, Sarah’s husband went missing without a trace. Now, her children have suddenly gone missing. Desperate to salvage her family, Sarah is ready to fight until the end to get them back. Thus, begins the violent game of cat and mouse between her, and the person responsible for harming her family.


Thrillers with Twists

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

Annoyed with the pathetic life she’s made for herself, Amber decides that it is her time to move up in the world. Her target? The beautiful wealthy Daphne Parrish. Constructing a plan to steal everything Daphne has, Amber works to become a close family friend. But her hard work may be in vain after an old secret of hers threatens everything.

Run Away by Harlan Coben

Losing your daughter to drugs and abuse, was never the plan. It’s been years since you’ve seen her, so when you come across her one day, you take your chance to get her back. Except, your daughter is no longer the sweet little girl you remember. So after she runs, you decide to follow her into the dark world that has become her existence.

The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

Todd and Jodi have perfect lives, but a toxic marriage. He loves to spend his time with other women, and Jodi’s favorite pastime is to pretend she doesn’t know. If they’re being honest, the couple knows that their marriage will eventually end in flames, but Jodi refuses to leave him…

Watching You by Lisa Jewel

In Melville Heights, a small affluent community in England, Tom Fitzwilliams is the school headmaster. His son Freddie becomes concerned when he notices that his father is the object of underage Joey Mullen’s obsession. Things get weirder when a diary entry from 20 years ago, tells the story of another girl who experienced the same obsession.


More Domestic Thrillers

The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

When Adam and Emily fall in love, Emily believes that she has FINALLY found her happily ever after. But Emily finds out there is another special woman in Adam’s life. His mother. From the start Adam’s mother doesn’t like Emily. And Emily is about to see how far Adam’s mother is willing to go, to get rid of her…

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

For the next ten days, nine strangers have signed up to stay at a remote health resort. They plan to find healing, luxury, and relaxation. Romance author Frances Welty decides to sign up for the retreat as well.  After arriving, the guests and atmosphere instantly ignites her curiosity. But as time goes on, the resort experience may not be what it seems.

The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth

Since the beginning, Lucy’s mother in law Diana, was never a fan. No matter how much Lucy tried to make her like her, Diana refused. So when Diana turns up dead five years later, Lucy becomes a suspect. But what makes things even stranger, is that before her mysterious death, Diana wrote her children out of the will.

What You Did by Claire McGowan

It all started when 6 university friends came together again after spending 20 years apart. From the moment they meet, scandals, lies, cheating, and other secrets come out into the open. Are these old friends not who they thought each other was?