5 Domestic Thrillers To Send Chills Up Your Spine

Domestic ThrillersIs there anything scarier than domestic thrillers? They take the notion of family—the people you come home to after every stressful workday and who you are supposed to be able to depend on, no matter what—and turn it into a tangle of secrets and lies. Sure, all crime thrillers are filled with heart-pounding suspense. But how much more tense does the action become when the hero’s own home is under attack? Or when someone they thought they knew turns out to be harboring a dangerous and terrible secret?

The stakes are higher than ever in these five domestic thrillers. The protagonists are often ordinary people forced to confront extraordinary dangers to protect their loved ones. In other cases, the protagonist is not a relative, but the afflicted family’s troubles remind them of their own painful pasts, driving them to the limit as they fight to uncover deadly truths. Above all, these suspense novels prove that hearth and home is not always as safe as it should be. Perhaps you should lock your bedroom door tonight…




Eileen Gonzalez is a freelance writer from Connecticut. She has a Master’s degree in communications and years of experience writing about pop culture. She contributes to Book Riot and Foreword Reviews, and she occasionally tweets at @eileen2thestars.