In thrillers, good and evil are divided. Moral choices stay clear, though risks are high and calls are hard. For all the palpitation-inducing danger, for each acid spurt of adrenaline, what whiplashes protagonist and reader through each thriller’s plot is the knowledge that they have something worth saving. They are the ones who will fight for good. They are the ones who will face down evil. Of course, the narrator isn’t always the good guy. What if I told you I’ve made some mistakes in my life? Were you sitting there, trusting me all along? Well that was your first mistake. Hopefully, as you read down the page, you don’t make it twice.

(Written by Sarah Burton)