Books are ‘Magic carpets’ that have ‘Time travel’ capabilities. They adopt us and gently carry us to times before and after our lifetimes. They have the irrefutable power of helping bored minds transcend that boredom. There are “Thrillers” that scintillate the mind, “Love stories” that enthrall us, “Murder mysteries” that create new neural pathways thus invigorating our senses. Two such wonderful finds, in the “Thriller” category, are ”The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides and “Couple next door” by Shari Lapena. In the world of technology, blazing guns and super heroes these books stand apart for their sheer cerebral stimulation and style of writing; they are intelligently scripted keeping the reader guessing endlessly; the climb is precipitous and the climax, absolutely fulfilling. Must read!!