Top 5 Contemporary Thriller Authors

The eagerness to know who killed whom and what will happen next always keep us engrossed with thriller novels. Mystery, thrillers! Oh, they always make us mad. We keep imagining what is going to take place now.

Many thriller authors have written some great books that we can read as well as reread to enjoy them like anything. As the crime and thrillers make us sit on the edge, we will share the best contemporary thriller authors with you if the thriller is what satiates your reading experience.

Here are the top 5 contemporary thriller authors:

1. Dan Brown

Born in 1964, Dan Brown’s one author whom almost everyone loves. He juxtaposes history with fantasy, science with religion to create novels that make you go all mad while reading it and you start believing everything. And, don’t we all adore Robert Langdon?

Famous Books: Angels and Demons, Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, Inferno, Origin

2. Alex Michaelides

Having the biggest-selling debut with The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides’s first book had been on the list of New York Times bestseller list and was sold in earth-shattering forty plus countries. Michaelides, born in 1977, has become a big name in the world of crime/thriller fiction literature.

Famous Books: The Silent Patient, The Maidens

3. Gillian Flynn

The American author, born in 1971, has published three novels, and all of them are highly powerful to keep us occupied till their last page. Gillian’s books are so tough to consider putting down once you start reading!

Famous Books: Sharp Objects, Dark Places and Gone Girl

4. Paula Hawkins

If you love to read thriller novels, you just can’t miss Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train. Born in 1972, Hawkins’s popularity can easily be glimpsed that her book The Girl on the Train adapted into a film in Hollywood plus Bollywood.

Famous Books: The Girl on the Train, Into the Water, A Slow Fire Burning

5. Clare Mackintosh

Born in 1976, Clare Mackintosh’s the rising star in the world of thrillers. Published in more than 35 languages and sold more than 2 million copies, Mackintosh’s novels are highly engrossing and addictive.

Famous Works: I See You, I Let You Go, Let Me Lie, After the End, Hostage, The Donor