Top 7 Best Ever Audiobook "Page Turners" (you won't be able to stop listening!)

Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon

Here are 38 book recommendations that are my top "page turner" Audible audiobooks. These are the best suspense book. I would even say these are the best audiobooks for road trips.

As most of you know I'm an insane reader (250-ish books last year... I'm on #90 so far in 2018). Audible is one of my favorite ways to read even though it takes longer than reading with my eyes... I like that I can do it while I fold laundry :) 

I also find some books are better as audiobooks (specifically: 13 Reasons Why, One of Us is Lying, Greyhound, Harry Potter (all of them), and Safest Lies).  

If you want to get started with audiobooks — here is my list for "page-turners" super thrilling listens I could not stop. The Janie series will always be the book series that ate an entire weekend. Almost every one of these books I devoured in 24 hours, some keeping me up all night so listener beware. 

If none of these strike your fancy, I have a list of favorite audible narrators here.

Top 7:

The Couple Next Door book cover
The Couple Next Door (Shari Lapena) A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors - a twisty roller-coaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives.
Behind Closed Doors (B.A. Paris) — The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister.

The Safest Lies (Megan Miranda) — Kelsey has lived most of her life in a shadow of suspicion, raised to see danger everywhere. Her mother hasn't set foot outside their front door in 17 years, since she escaped from her kidnappers with nothing
All the Missing Girls (Megan Miranda) — Like the spellbinding psychological suspense in The Girl on the Train and Luckiest Girl Alive, Megan Miranda's novel is a nail-biting, breathtaking story about the disappearances of two young women - a decade apart - told in reverse.
All is Not Forgotten (Wendy Walker) — Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault.
The Secrets She Keeps (Michael Robotham) — a psychological thriller, comes a riveting suspense novel about the unlikely friendship between two pregnant women that asks: How far would you go to create the perfect family?
Mean Streak (Sandra Brown) — From number one New York Times best-selling author Sandra Brown comes a heart-pounding story of survival, that takes the age-old question, "Does the end justify the means?" and turns it on its head.


Tracy Crosswhite series by Robert Dugoni
  1. My Sister's Grave — Tracy Crosswhite has spent 20 years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah's disappearance and the murder trial that followed.
  2. Her Final Breath
  3. In the Clearing
  4. The Trapped Girl
  5. Close to Home
Janie Johnson Series by Caroline B. Cooney (I listened to all 5 in a weekend)
  1. The Face on the Milk Carton - Everything changed one day at lunch when Janie Johnson finds a picture of her younger safe as a "missing person" on the back of a milk carton.
  2. Whatever Happened to Janie?
  3. The Voice on the Radio
  4. What Janie Found
  5. Janie Face To Face


A different approach to how they tell the "thriller" 

Tiny bit sci-fi:

Non-fiction that isn't "learning" and is gripping like a novel

Fun not goopy page-turning Romance:

Not true "thrillers" but couldn't stop:

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