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    15 Thriller Novels To Read If You Breezed Right Through HBO's "The Undoing"

    You won't be able to put them down.

    1. Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda

    Graydon House

    Why you'll enjoy it: Just like Johnathan and Grace's oh-so-perfect life at the beginning of The Undoing, Best Day Ever begins with a seemingly happy couple: Paul Strom and his wife Mia, but that quickly begins to unravel. Through a stream of thoughts, we really get inside Paul's head as he sets off for a romantic getaway weekend with his wife. However, things aren't as perfect as they seem. In fact, they might be a bit sinister.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or through your local indie bookstore through Indiebound here.

    2. Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

    Flatiron Books

    Why you'll enjoy it: If you couldn't get enough of the unreliable characters in The Undoing, you won't be able to put down Sometimes I Lie. Alice is in a coma — unable to communicate with her visitors or remember what happened to her. As she pieces together her story in the present, we flash back to events leading up to her accident, including pages from her childhood diary. This is such a gripping, twisty psychological thriller that had me questioning everyone at every turn.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or through your local indie bookstore through Indiebound here.

    3. Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

    Katherine Tegen Books

    Why you'll enjoy it: I honestly can't stop shouting about Jackson's debut, which is perfect for fans of YA and also twisty, haunting thrillers. If you enjoyed questioning everyone and everything when watching The Undoing, just wait until you read Allegedly. After the death of a white infant, the media is quick to blame 9-year-old Mary B. Addison and her unstable mother. Mary has been punished for this crime, but throughout the story, we discover what actually happened. (And if you've already read Allegedly, definitely check out Jackson's Grown, which released this year.)

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or through your local indie bookstore through Indiebound here.

    4. The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

    Minotaur Books

    Why you'll enjoy it: This book drove me MAD in the best possible way because I could not figure out the true intentions behind the characters. Emily is convinced she's about to marry the perfect man. Adam: handsome, caring, kind. That all changes when Emily meets Pammie, Adam's mother. Adam will do just about anything for his mom, which creates tension when she decides she has it out for Emily. With the wedding approaching and Pammie creating distance between Adam and Emily, Emily slowly begins to uncover a dark secret about this family's past. Reader beware: once you start this one, you won't be able to stop.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or through your local indie bookstore through Indiebound here.

    5. When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole

    William Morrow & Company

    Why you'll enjoy it: Like The Undoing, this one also takes place in New York, except in Brooklyn. In a gentrified neighborhood in Brooklyn, to be exact. Sydney Green wants to hold onto her community’s past and present. After his separation, her white neighbor Theo takes an interest in Sydney and her work within her community. As the two learn more about the neighborhood's history, they realize it might be more sinister and deadly than they expected...

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or through your local indie bookstore through Indiebound here.

    6. The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica

    Park Row

    Why you'll enjoy it: Can't get enough psychological thrillers and want to see more of them adapted? Good. You'll fly through this one, which is coming soon to Netflix. Relocated from Chicago to a small town in Maine, Sadie and Will Foust are shocked to discover their neighbor, Morgan Baines, has been found dead in her home. The town's suspicions turn to the new neighbors, leading Sadie to become drawn into uncovering what happened that night.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or through your local indie bookstore through Indiebound here.

    7. Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf

    Park Row

    Why you'll enjoy it: If suspecting *everyone* was the most intriguing part of The Undoing for you, you'll love this one by Gudenkauf. After a sleepover leads three girls to an abandoned rail yard on the outskirts of town, Cora is found on the tracks, barely alive. During the investigation, everyone is a suspect and no one can be trusted.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or through your local indie bookstore through Indiebound here.

    8. Out by Natsuo Kirino

    Vintage

    Why you'll enjoy it: Out will fully bring the high stakes along with many heart palpitations. Set in Tokyo's suburbs, a young mother murders her deadbeat husband and enlists the help of three coworkers to cover up her crime. It's complex and haunting with masterful writing.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or through your local indie bookstore through Indiebound here.

    9. The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald

    Gallery Books

    Why you'll enjoy it: If you loved questioning "whodunit" in The Undoing and love an empathetic mother character, you'll fly through this one by McDonald. Piecing together the mysterious accident that left her daughter in a coma, Abi Knight is dead set on finding out what happened to Olivia. Olivia is braindead and on life support, but Abi is shocked to discover she is also pregnant. Working with detectives, she works relentlessly to find out what happened and who could have been involved. We also get Olivia's perspective in the months and weeks leading up to her accident.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or through your local indie bookstore through Indiebound here.

    10. The Eighth Girl by Maxine Mei-Fung Chung

    William Morrow & Company

    Why you'll enjoy it: If Grace's career appealed to you in The Undoing, then The Eighth Girl might be up your alley. Alexa Wú has been diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Nobody knows about her alternate personalities except her shrink, Daniel, her best friend, and her stepmother. When Alexa and her best friend become involved in the dark underbelly of London's club scene, they learn a terrible and dark secret about the owner and must find a way to take him down.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or through your local indie bookstore through Indiebound here.

    11. Watching You by Lisa Jewell

    Simon & Schuster

    Why you'll enjoy it: Jewell writes exceptional thrillers, but Watching You will appeal to those who loved the suspense of The Undoing. Told in multiple different perspectives, we have Tom Fitzwilliam, a beloved headmaster, Joey Mullen, a new neighbor who is infatuated with Tom, Tom's son Freddie, a future spy for the M15, and Jenna Tripp, a neighbor who has her doubts about Tom, and Jenna's mother — who is convinced Tom is stalking her. Oh, and of course we begin with a dead body...

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or through your local indie bookstore through Indiebound here.

    12. The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

    Park Row

    Why you'll enjoy it: I don't know if this one is technically categorized as a thriller, but it starts with a mystery and dives deep into two characters: Margot and her mom. Margot's mother Mina has been found dead in her Koreatown, Los Angeles apartment, and Margot is forced to search for clues in order to piece together what happened. Did she take her own life, or did something worse happen? Told between Mina's past, where she explains the struggles of moving to Los Angeles as an undocumented immigrant, and through Margot's present, the story of what really happened slowly begins to come together.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or through your local indie bookstore through Indiebound here.

    13. Lost You by Haylen Beck

    Crown Publishing Group

    Why you'll enjoy it: This psychological suspense novel had me wondering what on earth was going on and which woman was actually telling the truth. (Which is perfect for if you suspected Grace in The Undoing — which I definitely did.) For the first time since her husband's split, Libby decides to take her young son Ethan on vacation. When Ethan wanders out of view in the large resort, Libby panics, frenzied, because she hasn't told anyone the full story of what happened when Ethan was born. Hotel security discovers Ethan holding the hand of a woman, and when the police questions who she is and why she has Ethan, the woman claims to be his mother. The problem? Each woman claims she is the rightful mother.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or through your local indie bookstore through Indiebound here.

    14. Final Girls by Riley Sager

    Dutton Books

    Why you'll enjoy it: The term "final girl" refers to the last girl standing at the end of a horror movie, and that's exactly what Quincy Carpenter is. After her college friends went on a weekend getaway to a cabin in the woods, Quincy was the only one who returned with little memory of what happened. Through glimpses of her past, we learn what happened to Quincy that night — and to Lisa, another final girl who was trying to reach out to Quincy, found dead in her home.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or through your local indie bookstore through Indiebound here.

    15. You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz

    Grand Central Publishing

    Why you'll enjoy it: Of course, we had to include the book that The Undoing is based on: You Should Have Known. Sure, you watched the show, but we know you're curious to read about the differences!

    Get it from Bookshop or through your local indie bookstore through Indiebound here.

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