Alex Michaelides was born in Cyprus in 1977. He wrote the film The Devil You Know starring Rosamund Pike and co-wrote The Brits are Coming, starring Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Stephen Fry, Parker Posey and Sofia Vergara.
Alex Michaelides recommends
The Whisper Man (2019)
"The Whisper Man is the most unsettling thriller I have read since Jo Nesbo's The Snowman. Much more than the sum of its parts, it is nightmarish and disturbing and, at the same time, a moving and life-affirming novel about fathers and sons, and grief, loss, and recovery."
The Other People (2020)
C J Tudor
"Hugely enjoyable and deliciously creepy . . . I was hooked from its gripping opening, all the way through its many twists and turns. You may think you’ve got it worked out, but C. J. Tudor is always several steps ahead. She is a brilliant storyteller."
The Guest List (2020)
"I loved this book. It gave me the same waves of happiness I get from curling up with a classic Christie...The alternating points of view keep you guessing, and guessing wrong."
Sixteen Horses (2021)
"Dark, visceral and disturbing, this highly suspenseful and beautifully written thriller is totally gripping from start to finish. A hugely impressive debut."
A Narrow Door (2021)
(Malbry, book 4)
"Joanne Harris's assured hand leads you into a psychological maze, deeper and deeper into a dark world of emotional complexity and betrayal, where twist follows twist and nothing is what it seems. A masterful narrative voice, and a compulsive thriller from one of our greatest writers. I absolutely loved it."
The Impossible Truths of Love (2021)
"This is an accomplished, moving, and deeply felt novel. I found myself thinking of it during the days and savouring it as I read it. It’s affecting, elegiac, and highly relatable. Hannah Beckerman is the real deal."
"A story where nothing is what it seems - a thrilling hall of mirrors full of deeply disturbing twists. This book will haunt you."
It Ends At Midnight (2022)
"It Ends at Midnight has it all - mystery, murder, courtroom drama, revenge and sex, in an explosive mix. I devoured this gripping novel in a couple of sittings, and raced to the shocking end."
"From the first page, it's clear you're in the hands of a master storyteller; Upgrade is by turns mysterious, fascinating, and deeply moving - exploring the very nature of what it means to be human. Spellbinding."
The House Across the Lake (2022)
"The House Across the Lake is the work of a master storyteller. A Hitchcockian premise is given an exciting new spin, as voyeurism, murder, and the lies we tell ourselves about our nearest and dearest spiral out of control in this gripping mystery, where nothing is what it seems. I had a thrilling time reading this. An unputdownable page-turner."
Truly, Darkly, Deeply (2022)
"I was hooked from the first page of this impressive thriller, and found it impossible to put down. Victoria Selman dives deep under the stereotype of serial killers to provide a complex analysis of innocence and guilt and the question of how well we know the people we love. Highly recommended."
The Girls Are Good (2022)
"The Girls are Good is a compelling, harrowing, and ultimately devastating portrayal of the horrors of being a teenager in the world of competitive gymnastics. Brilliantly observed, beautifully written - it's quite simply unforgettable."
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