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12th April 2024

Although thrillers such as those on our list have been published for decades, the category of 'domestic noir' novels written by female authors has expanded enormously in recent years, due in part to the successes of Gone Girl (2012) by Gillian Flynn and The Girl on the Train (2015) by Paula Hawkins. Gone Girl was made into a tense 'marital mystery' in 2014 with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike (above). 

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