Sometimes at the end of the day, all you need is a little drama. Whether it’s work stress or something from your personal life, we could all use a little entertainment to decompress after a long day. If anyone knows how to distract you from everyday life, it’s Bravo and their abundance of Real Housewives franchises in every city imaginable. Do you love spilling the tea and watching these catty women go at it on TV? If you want some suspense with your drama, here are some of the best thrillers made for fans of the Real Housewives featuring backstabbing, juicy drama, and even murder amongst friends.
The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll
Brett and Kelly are sisters who walk a fine line between support and rivalry. In their younger years, Brett was a troublemaker and Kelly was the perfect child, but now their roles have reversed since Brett has become popular as a cast-mate of the reality TV show Goal Diggers. As the new season begins filming, Brett finds herself on the edge of her seat when Kelly, who knows Brett’s deepest secret, joins the cast. What no one expected was that this sibling rivalry would be great for the cameras, but horrible for the show when filming the finale turns into murder.
It’s Always the Husband by Michele Campbell
While Kate, Jenny and Aubrey knew they would be life-long friends the minute they met in college, they never guessed that twenty years later, one of them would be standing on the edge of a bridge, being told to jump. They were all so different then, and have been through so much together, that it’s terrifying to wonder how this friendship ended up in murder. Was it the beautiful and successful Kate who married the popular party boy? Was it Aubrey who came from nothing and married a successful man? Was it Jenny who was ambitious and ended up with the boy next door? When a woman dies, the first suspect is always the husband…or is it?
One of Us is Dead by Jeneva Rose
From the outside looking in, Buckhead looks like the perfect community. Full of lavish houses, expensive cars, and the most wealthy people around, you’d think this would be the most idyllic place to live. But behind these gates is a group of women that could scare the hell out of you. Shannon was once the Queen Bee of Buckhead—until her husband left her for a much younger woman, and she’s dying to get revenge. Crystal is Shannon’s replacement, a sweet and young woman from Texas. Olivia is the backstabber who will stop at nothing to become the new number one woman in Buckhead. Then there’s Jenny, the one who owns the most popular salon in town and knows all of these women’s secrets. Who will survive Buckhead, and what will be left of them?
The Hunting Wives by May Cobb
Sophie and her husband have just moved from Chicago to a small Texas suburb, and Sophie really misses the hustle and bustle of the city life. When Sophie meets Margot and her group of friends called the Hunting Wives, she finds herself mesmerized by these popular women. After they welcome her into their group, Sophie bonds with the women and finds herself overwhelmed with their late-night target practice and endless cocktails. When the late nights start to take a toll on Sophie’s home life, things take a wild turn when the police find the body of a dead teenager in the woods.
The Perfect Ruin by Shanora Williams
Ivy Hill had the perfect childhood, until one woman took everything aware from her. That woman is none other than Lola Maxwell, a wealthy socialite who is a big name in Miami’s charity circle. Now in her twenties, Ivy is hellbent on revenge. She finds the perfect opportunity to infiltrate her way into Lola’s wife and deceive her, all while seducing her husband. With her mind set on revenge, Ivy is shocked when someone finds out about her plan and threatens to destroy everything.
The Mother Next Door by Tara Laskowski
The Ivy Woods Drive Halloween block party is the hottest event of the year for the suburban cul-de-sac and the Ivy Four—previously the Ivy Five—meticulously plan this event for months. After a new mother arrives to the small community, the Ivy Four begin to receive threatening messages from someone who knows their secrets and isn’t afraid to expose their dark pasts. While these women will stop at nothing to protect their families, someone is getting dangerously close to them as the Halloween party nears.
Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson
Amy is the perfect mother who doesn’t have a single worry in her life. She has an admirable family, a job teaching diving lessons, and a community that she loves. All of that comes to an end the night newcomer Angelica Roux shows up at Amy’s book club meeting one night. While Roux easily wins over the women in the group, Amy is skeptical. After Roux convinces the women to play a game that includes confessing secrets, she gets Amy alone and tells her that if she doesn’t give Roux what she wants, Amy is going to pay. To protect herself and her family, Amy knows she could lose everything if Roux wins this game.
The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Ambrosia has built a new life for herself over the decade after graduating college. When she gets an invitation to her ten-year reunion and an anonymous letter in the mail, Ambrosia realizes no matter what changes she makes, she can never really leave her past behind. As Ambrosia reunites with her old best friend, Sully, they find that they are both being watched very closely by someone who knows everything about one night in college that the two women have been trying to bury in the past.
Happy & You Know It by Laura Hankin
Laura is a musician who just accepted a gig playing music for a playgroup ran by the most elite women on Park Avenue in New York City. After starting, she soon considers these women to be friends, and as the women all get closer and closer to Claire, she begins to uncover secrets and long-held feuds that could burn down this entire friend group.