Suspense / Thriller Books Information
1st To Die Book Review
1st to Die is the first installment in James Patterson's popular Women's Murder Club series. It's worth reading, and fun. Introducing the main characters that will be in the subsequent novels, this is the book in the series to start with.
3rd Degree Book Review
Lindsay, Cindy, Claire, and Jill are investigating several murders committed by what seems to be domestic terrorists; the FBI is involved and Joe Molinari is introduced as Lindsay's love interest. The twists and turns in the investigation are fun and the book is a quick read.
A Discovery of Witches Book Review
Diana Bishop, a historian, calls up a book from the Oxford Bodleian Library and breaks a spell that generates interest from witches, daemons, and vampires who have been searching for the book. Diana, a witch, is threatened by many of these other creatures, and must rely on a vampire to help her.
A Good Killing Book Review
Anna Curtis, a D.C. prosecutor returns to her home town to defend her sister who is accused of murdering a popular high-school coach. The residents are convinced Jody is guilty, and they rally against the sisters, stopping at nothing to avenge his death.
A Necessary End Book Review
Chief Inspector Banks is back investigating the murder of a policeman at a demonstration outside of the Eastvale Community Center. The main suspects are ex-hippies living at Maggie's Farm. However, the victim has a reputation for being a troublemaker and the killer may be closer to home.
A Perfect Evil Book Review
Maggie O'Dell is introduced in the debut novel of the series. Maggie, an FBI profiler, is sent to a small town in Nebraska to help solve the cases of several young boys who were kidnapped and found murdered. This series is one that thriller junkies will want to read.
A Slice of Murder Book Review
When Eleanor Swift, owner of a popular pizzeria, delivers a pizza to a customer on her way home, she finds the customer with a knife through his heart. Since she is the primary suspect, she must find the real killer before she goes to jail. There's plenty of suspense in this light thriller.
A Time To Kill Book Review
John Grisham's first novel is a must read for legal thriller fans. Carl Lee Hailey, a black decorated Vietnam Vet, shoots two white rednecks who repeatedly raped and beat his 10-year-old daughter and left her for dead in the middle of the road. The story is about the shocking trial.
Aftershock Book Review
With the financial "Powers that Be" out of control, Penelope Baldwin & her women friends form a militia to take out those who have ruined the lives of her family and unsuspecting citizens in very imaginative ways. Lots of twists and turns, a little romance, and plenty of feel-good revenge.
Alex Cross, Run Book Review
Alex Cross is involved in the investigation of the brutal murders of beautiful women & also the murder of a new mother and the kidnapping of her baby. Ava is taken from Alex's home because he is framed with drug charges, & he must not only solve the murders, but keep himself and his family safe.
Along Came A Spider Book Review
James Patterson introduces Alex Cross in the first installment of his widely popular series. Gary Soneji is a murderous serial kidnapper and Cross is assigned to rescue two of his victims and bring Soneji to justice.
American Infidel Book Review
Everyone loves to read stories where corrupt politicians and terrorists are shut down and put in their places. Readers who can get past the profanity and ranting in this novel may be rewarded with just that.
Auditory Viewpoint Book Review
Gloria Rank is blind, but is helping her sister, Anna, find the person who stole her identity & emptied out her bank account. Then a murder occurs outside Anna's door, and Anna becomes a suspect. They choose to solve the crimes without police intervention, and find they are in grave danger.
Backfire Book Review
Savich and Sherlock are back in Catherine Coulter's popular FBI Series where they travel to San Francisco to solve the attempted murder of a friend, Judge Ramsey Hunt, after Dillon received a note threatening those he loves. The thriller is fast moving with several unexpected twists and turns.
Bad Blood Book Review
Need a change from a serious thriller filled with murder and violence? Alexis Smith, who has her own PI business, must go to England to help MI5 and save a favorite college professor who has been kidnapped for a formula that he developed for synthetic blood.
Bare Bones Book Review
Tempe Brennan has a vacation planned with boyfriend Andrew Ryan, but instead of going to the beach, they investigate a plane crash, a dead baby burned up in a stove, missing wildlife rangers, a shallow grave full of bones, and a high-dollar poaching scheme.
Believing The Lie Book Review
Inspector Tommy Lynley is back and investigating the death of Ian Cresswell, whose uncle, Bernard Fairclough, is a close friend of David Hillier, Lynley's nemesis. The investigation leads to some bizarre family dynamics. There are also several subplots involving the main characters.
Bomb Shell Book Review
Savich and Sherlock are back, along with Griffin Hammersmith. Griffin is investigating a murder at the prestigious Stanislaus School of Music in Maestro, VA where his sister, who attends, has been attacked. There is an underlying sense of suspense as the characters work to solve the murders.
Bomber Boy Rise of the Underwear Bomber Review
This short e-book novella is an interesting look into the mindset of a terrorist suicide bomber. It is not particularly serious, and can be read in just an hour or two.
Burglars Can't Be Choosers Book Review
Bernie Rhodenbarr, a professional burglar, is caught while carrying out what he thought was a no-brainer job. Since there was a dead body in the apartment where he was working, he is blamed for the murder and must find the real murderer.
Buried in Beignets Book Review
Maggie Miller moves to a small Arizona town to open a Beignet shop and discovers a body in her back room. He was killed with her marble rolling pin, and unless she finds the real murderer, she may be blamed and go to jail.
Cain's Blood Book Review
Imagine that the most infamous serial killers are cloned so that they can be studied for a government project. What if those clones escape from the institution where they are being housed and begin raping and killing as their infamous counterparts?
Cold Shot Book Review
Jonathan Burke and Kyra Stryker, CIA analysts, are back and must go to Venezuela to investigate a mysterious body that was found floating in the ocean. They become involved in a dangerous plot between two countries to obtain nuclear weapons. It's a good read with plenty of twists and turns.
Coma Book Review
Patients at Memorial Hospital are going in for routine surgery and not waking up. Susan Wheeler, a medical student is upset by this and starts looking into the problem. Can someone who is just learning solve the problem?
Compelling Evidence Book Review
Meet Paul Madriani in the first of the series of fascinating legal thrillers by Steve Martini. Paul is representing a former lover who is charged with the murder of her husband, Paul's friend and former law partner.
Cross Bones Book Review
In this historical/forensic thriller, medical examiner Tempe Brennan and Detective Andrew Ryan become involved in a murder that involves traveling to Israel and studying 2000-year-old bones to find an evil murderer.
Cross My Heart Book Review
Alex Cross is back in one of the better books of the series. Lots of dead bodies - vintage Patterson. The suspense is palpable and Alex and his family may not survive.
Dangerously Dark Book Review
If you like chocolate, chocolate trivia, and chocolate recipes, this culinary mystery is for you. It's suspenseful, but humorous, and a quick read.
Darkest Fear Book Review
Myron Bolitar gets involved in a missing person search that not only involves kidnapping, murder, and plenty of suspense, but it also becomes a life and death situation for a boy who turns out to be Myron's biological son.
Dawn of My Breaking Heart Book Review
Will and Tess are taking their friendship to a higher level, but both have secrets. Will disappears, and Tess is taken into his family to help solve what turns out to be a mystery which puts Tess, Will, and the whole family in grave danger.
Dead Until Dark Book Review
Sookie Stackhouse can read almost everyone's mind, except Bill Compton's, who is a new Vampire in town. She rescues him from an unscrupulous couple who have been "Vampire Draining" to sell his blood on the black market, and they team up to solve several murders in the town.
Deadline Istanbul Book Review
Elizabeth Darcy is a journalist on assignment in Istanbul, and is also trying to find the murderer of her friend and colleague, Peter Franklin. There is danger at every turn. This is a fabulous new series by a very accomplished writer.
Deadline Yemen Book Review
The second installment in the fascinating Elizabeth Darcy series takes Elizabeth to Yemen to help a friend with a mysterious problem. Plenty of suspense and danger.
Deadly Provocation Book Review
Jake Conley shoots a gunman in a crowded theater and draws the attention of a surveillance company who hires him as a public relations and field consultant. While carrying out his assigned surveillance operations, he suspects things are not as they seem and puts himself and loved ones in danger.
Deadly Stakes Book Review
Ali Reynolds is involved in the investigation of the murder of a self-centered, gold digging, totally nasty woman. Her ex-husband and girlfriend are charged with the crime, but another body is found nearby which complicates things since there is no connection with the accused.
Deal Breaker Book Review
Myron Bolitar, sports agent, is introduced, and while negotiating a contract for his most famous client, Christian Steele, a football quarterback, ends up investigating the disappearance of Christian's girlfriend and the murder of her father.
Death in Nostalgia City Book Review
Lyle Deming is driving a cab in a new amusement park, Nostalgia City, where everything is a step into the 1970s. However, someone is sabotaging the attractions, and people are dying. Lyle is an ex-cop and is trying to find the perpetrator before the park goes under.
Descent Book Review
A missing child is probably the most horrifying scenario that can happen to a family. When the Courtland family is on vacation, their son is injured and their daughter disappears. The novel follows the characters and the psychological changes they go through during this ordeal.
Die Again Tomorrow Book Review
A new formula has been developed that can bring back people who have recently died, and it is being illegally tested on the newly dead. Isabel Leon was murdered for her life insurance, and her resuscitation puts a major wrinkle in a well-devised plan for a two-million dollar payout.
Differences between Mystery, Suspense &Thrillers
Do you know the difference between a mystery novel, a suspense novel, and a thriller novel? Here's a way to find out.
Discretion Book Review
Christel is a supernatural voice inside Colin Wyles head that helps him in all aspects of his life. Christel first appears when Colin's girlfriend is kidnapped and is the reason that he is able to rescue her. The kidnapping goes unsolved and Colin must work to find the perpertrators.
Double Whammy Book Review
Carl Hiaasen's Satiric Thriller is an invitation to learn everything there is to know about bass fishing and cheating in bass fishing tournaments; it's very funny and hard to put down.
Downstream Book Review
100 year-old Billionaire Francis Hearty Withers tells his small town that he is leaving a part of his money to them, & the remaining to a drug company that manufactures a drug that has kept him alive & healthy. Environmentalists protest, he vows to change his will, & is found dead the next day.
Easy Bake Coven Book Review
The first book in the Easy Bake Coven series finds Selene Warren learning that she is a half-elf and actually belongs in the world of fae, which is full of all kinds of supernatural creatures.
Echo Burning Book Review
Jack Reacher is picked up while hitchhiking and finds himself a part of a plot to murder a woman's abusive husband, or at least help her escape. However, the story she tells is considered a lie by everyone in town. Her husband is murdered and she is arrested, but did she do it?
Ember Island Book Review
Tilly escapes from a terrible marriage and become Nell's governess on Ember Island, where Nell's father is the prison warden; the time is the 1890s. Nina Jones is a writer and finds some of the diaries of her Grandmother Nell when she goes to Ember Island in 2012 to finish her novel.
Ensconced Book Review
Tyrone Mayhew & partner Ben Jacobs are assigned a 10 year old cold case murder when the victim's car is found submerged. The closer they get to solving the case, the greater the danger becomes to themselves and their loved ones. This is the 3rd book in the Circle City Mystery Series.
Fade Away Book Review
Myron Bolitar, sports representative, is hired to find a former rival who is missing just before the NBA playoffs. This novel is one of the most humorous of the Harlan Coben's Myron Bolitar series and is definitely worth the read.
Flashback Book Review
Michael Palmer has written a fascinating "can't-put-down" novel that makes readers look at what is really happening in the medical world. When an 8 year old child begins to have flashbacks from a routine surgery, Zackary Iverson, a neurologist, tries to find the reason for the baffling problem.
Flesh and Blood Book Review
Kay's birthday plans are set aside when there is a murder close to her home and where she receives a message from "Copperhead." She and her loved ones lives are in danger during the investigation and Lucy becomes a suspect. This is one not to miss.
Gallows View Book Review
In this first novel of the Inspector Banks series, there is a Peeping Tom in the small town of Yorkshire, as well as several burglaries, and the murder of an elderly woman. Banks works hard to solve the crimes, and takes the reader through some very suspenseful scenarios.
Glimpse of Sunlight Book Review
An Exploratory team has discovered a ship off the coast of Jamaica, and while salvaging the silver believed to be on the ship, the salvage team recounts the history of their families who lived on the island in 1650. There is plenty of suspense and danger.
Gone Girl Book Review
This bestselling book tells the story of self-centered Amy and her husband, Nick. Amy disappears, and Nick is blamed. He works hard to prove his innocence in this suspenseful psychological thriller.
Guilt (Alex Delaware Novel) Book Review
Alex and Milo work to investigate the murder of a religious nanny and the skeleton of a baby found in a park, as well as a 60 year old skeleton of a baby found buried in a yard in an affluent neighborhood. The investigation leads to famous movie stars, and more murders.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Book Review
Harry Potter, et al, are introduced in this first novel of the phenomenal series that has become a modern-day classic. It is a must read, and is well-written, charming, and absolutely wonderful reading for both adults and young adults alike.
Haunt Couture & Ghosts Galore Book Review
Cookie Chanel, vintage clothing store owner, helps solve the murder of a friend who was a fashion designer. She has the help of two ghosts, as well as a cat who can read tarot cards and the Ouija board. This book is a bit of a farce on fantasy fiction, but is quite suspenseful, just the same.
Hide & Seek Book Review
In this second novel of the Inspector John Rebus series, Rebus investigates an overdose that turns out to be murder. The investigation leads to suspected corruption in the police department, as well as in the political hierarchy of Edinburgh, where the story takes place.
Hope to Die Book Review
The story started in Cross My Heart ends in this suspenseful novel. Alex Cross' family was kidnapped by a cruel but brilliant psychopath and Alex is doing everything he can to find them. He is devastated when the police find a body identified as Bree, and another who is Damon.
I am that Fool Book Review
Ryan Browne is the best attorney in the state. But after winning a huge case, he celebrates at a strip club and gets in enough trouble that he must spend the next year or so in jail. Rather than accepting a public defender, he chooses to represent himself, a foolhardy decision.
Judge & Jury Book Review
Andie DeGrasse is the only survivor when a mafia don who is on trial orders the murders of the entire jury. Since her young son is killed, she works with Nick Pellisante, an FBI agent, to bring the mafia don to justice after he escapes jail and orders dozens of additional murders.
Kane & Abel Book Review
William Lowell Kane, born to a wealthy banking family, and Abel Rosnovski, a penniless Polish orphan, are struggling to make it in America, but are pitted against each other. This suspenseful, well-written novel spans 60 years of families, revenge, and forgiveness.
Killer Book Review
Killer is the 29th installment of the popular Alex Delaware series. Jonathan Kellerman is, as usual, at the top of his game; this book is a fast, but excellent read.
Killing Floor Book Review
Lee Child introduces Jack Reacher in this intriguing novel. Jack is arrested for a murder in the small town of Margrave, GA and must get involved in the investigation to find the real perpretrators and expose the corruption in the town.
King and Maxwell Book Review
Sean King and Michele Maxwell meet Tyler Wingo and help him unravel the mystery surrounding the supposed death of Tyler's father while on a military assignment. As they begin to find inconsistencies, their lives are endangered.
Knots & Crosses Book Review
John Rebus is introduced in this first novel of Ian Rankin's bestselling series. Rebus is assigned to investigate a case where young girls are being abducted and murdered. Rebus is also receiving anonymous crank notes containing knotted strings or crosses, but is too busy to check them out.
Life Support Book Review
Tess Gerritsen's second novel, Life Support, is about a doctor who gets tied up in an investigation only to find her medical license and her life are both in jeopardy.
Looking Glass Killer Book Review
There is a serial killer on the loose, and Lucia Viera and Mike Ramsey are the detectives in charge of solving the case. The killer plays word games with Lucia and presents difficult riddles; unless she solves the riddles, her job is on the line, as well as her life.
Memory Man Book Review
Amos Decker cannot forget anything, and his discovery of his murdered family plays through his mind over and over. The crime is unsolved, and more related murders are imminent.
Merry Christmas Alex Cross Book Review
Alex Cross is called to work on Christmas Eve to help resolve a hostage situation; as he is celebrating Christmas with his family, he is called again to find Hala Al Dossari, who is still at large from his last novel and is plotting evil terror to the residents of Washington, D.C.
Miracle Cure Book Review
Dr. Michael Holbrook has finally redeemed himself from an addiction to prescription drugs and has finally got his medical license reinstated. He's looking into a miracle heart drug, and as he learns more about the drug, he becomes a target for murder.
Mitch Rapp Fans Mourn the Death of Vince Flynn
Vince Flynn, author of the internationally bestselling suspense/thriller Mitch Rapp series has passed away.
Moving Target Book Review
Ali Reynolds accompanies Leland Brooks to England to see relatives he hasn't seen for over 60 years; Ali attempts to solve the murder of Leland's father. B. is working at home on the attempted murder of a teenage computer whiz who is in detention because of evidence presented by B.'s company.
Murder 101 Book Review
Peter & Rina have moved from busy LA to be closer to their children in NYC. There isn't much happening in the small police department, and Peter's bored. Then some Tiffany glass panes in a family crypt are stolen, and a couple of mutilated bodies are found.
Murder in the Park Book Review
Michael Correa, Special Forces, has been called in by the new President to investigate several murders and a death in the park that has been erroneously ruled a suicide. This political thriller is well-written and fun to read.
Murmurs of Insanity Book Review
Moriah Dru and Richard Lake work together to find Johndro Phillips who is a witness to a drug deal and murder, as well as Damian Hansel who is involved in a bizarre aspect of the art world. The search becomes dangerous for Dru and her clients; there is plenty of suspense.
Myron Bolitar Series - Characters & Booklist
Curious about the characters in Harlan Coben's bestselling Myron Bolitar series? Here is a list of the series in order of publication as well as a short paragraph on each of the main characters.
Natchez Burning Book Review
Taking place in the 1960s, this Penn Cage thriller is one of the best novels of the year. The story is based on the civil rights movement, and although fictional, rings true. An eye-opening and education story that is not to be missed.
New York Dead Book Review
This is the first novel in Stuart Woods' popular Stone Barrington series. Stone witnesses a body falling from a 12 story building, and becomes the lead detective to solve what becomes a murder case. Stone is forced to retire on a medical and must solve the case on his own.
Nighttime Is My Time Book Review
Jean Sheridan is an honoree at a 20-year class reunion in a small town where all of her high-school friends except one have previously died. Other honorees include a group of previous high-school nerds who have become successful over the years, and one is a cold-blooded murderer.
No Time to Die Book Review
If scientists could stop the aging process, would it be taking things too far? Zoe Kincaid has DNA that may hold the answer to growing old, and when she agrees to help, those opposed to the technology will stop at nothing, including murder, to prevent it. This novel will get you thinking.
No Time to Lose Book Review
A Bank heist, the kidnapping of a bank vice president's wife, and a stolen priceless relic make for a good thriller. That is, however, if one can get through dozens of trite cliches, grammatical errors, unnecessary verbiage, and wordy boring sections reminiscent of a textbook.
One for the Money Book Review
Stephanie Plum has just lost her job, had her car repossessed, and is down on her luck. Her cousin Vinnie agrees to give her a chance as a bounty hunter to bring in Joseph Morelli, a cop who skipped bail on a murder charge. This is her story.
One of Us Book Review
Danny Doyle returns to Lost Creek, a small mining town where he grew up. While there, he gets involved in several unsolved mysteries from his past, and puts himself and others in danger as the truth comes out.
Only the Strong Survive Book Review
When Jay Stark, private detective, sees his best friend and partner murdered at a local comedy club, he works to unravel the facts and to solve his friend's and subsequent murders. Jay focus' on a case they have been working at the racetrack where Greyhounds have been stolen. Fascinating!
Orchid Beach Book Review
Orchid Beach is the first installment in the Holly Barker series where Stuart Woods introduces the characters. Holly is hired as the Deputy Chief of the Orchid Beach PD, and her first day on the job not only discovers a murder, but must also find who shot her new boss, the chief of police.
Ordinance 93 Book Review
What if the government decided who was suitable to have children, and enforced their decisions? Here is a well-written dystopian novel that gives you something to think about.
Original Death Book Review
Duncan McCallum & his Indian friend, Conawago, are traveling to meet the last living relatives of Conawago's tribe. When they arrive, everyone in the village has been murdered and several school children are missing. They then begin a quest to find the murderer and the missing children.
Pacific Vortex Book Review
Dirk Pitt finds a communication capsule from a submarine that disappeared on its maiden voyage 6 months prior. The capsule contains clues to the disappearance, and Pitt must find not only the submarine, but who killed the crew and took it over.
Path of the Assassin Book Review
Secret Service Agent Scot Harvath is forced to join a barely competent CIA team to catch the leader of a terrorist group who hijacked a 747 and killed several people. A civilian is the only person who can identify the terrorist leader, so Scot must protect her as well.
Play Dead Book Review
Beautiful supermodel Laura Ayers and basketball star, David Baskin are madly in love and against her family's wishes elope to Australia to be married. David drowns, however, while there, and Laura is left to find out why things don't add up. This novel is not to be missed.
Playing With Fire Book Review
When Julia Ansdell brings home an old music manuscript from Italy, her life changes. When the piece is played it has a mysterious effect on her daughter, Lily, and when she tries to find out the history, her life and her friends lives become endangered.
Post-Mortem Book Review
Post Mortem is the first installment in the popular Kay Scarpetta Suspense/Thriller Series, and is a fun, fast read.
Power Play Book Review
Power Play is a novel about the events behind the scene of a political campaign and the pettiness and viciousness of politicians. This novel takes place in the 70s and the characters are interesting.
Prescription for Murder Book Review
Private Detective Alexis Smith is about to marry Harry Hawkins of Scotland Yard, when she receives an urgent telegram from her sister calling her home because her mother is sick. Since her mother died years ago, she is suspicious and travels home.
Presumed Innocent Book Review
Rusty Sabich, a P.A. in Kindle County, is accused of murdering a co-worker and former lover, Carolyn Pohlemus. Circumstantial evidence exists, and as Rusty tries to find the murderer and redeem himself, he becomes involved in political intrigue and a seemingly impossible situation.
Purged Book Review
In the fourth book in the Circle City Mysteries, members of a Wiccan coven are being murdered by a religious zealot. The suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Redemption Book Review
Danny Namara and Andy Bane team up to fight a human trafficking group for the government. They are both well-schooled in Chinese martial arts, and must use their skills to win.
Relic Book Review
FBI Special Agent Pendergast is introduced in this novel about several murders that have occurred during the planning of a special exhibit in New York's Museum of Natural History. The exhibit features the statue of a strange creature from the Amazon which is supposed to be extinct - but is it?
Ruby Silver Book Review
Trace Brandon is back in his third book of the series, and is working on the preliminaries to a new mine project in a tiny town. The mob is involved, as well as a nasty town bully, and Trace and his partners must get to the bottom of it before they are murdered like others involved.
Rules of Prey Book Review
Rules of Prey is the first installment in John Sanford's popular Lucas Davenport Series. Lucas is up against a vicious murderer who is smart, organized, and has his own written rules. This is a must read for anyone who wants to start the series at the beginning, and all fans of John Sandford.
Run for the Money Book Review
Travis Black discovers that over 50 million dollars is missing from his fund portfolio and must discover why and figure out a way to get the money back before it's laundered and scattered. This novel has suspense at every turn.
Russian Roulette Book Review
Lexie's room has been rented by a Russian ballerina who is seeking asylum in the US. She is suspicious, and investigates; Harry Hawkins also has a job for her in England, so once she gets to the bottom of what turns out to be a Ballerina fiasco, she travels to England and barely stays alive.
Rusted Rails Book Review
Edward Hawkins, a reporter, travels to the small mining town of Wilder to gather information for some human interest stories. While exposing the destitute lifestyles of the miners & their families, he discovers illegal operations run by the mob, and finds himself a target of their ruthlessness.
Shadow of Night Book Review
Matthew and Diana from A Discovery of Witches are back, having traveled in time to the 1500's, not only to get away from those trying to kill Diana, but also to find a witch to teach her the craft. They are also searching for Ashmole 782, the book that brought attention to Diana in modern times.
She's Not There Book Review
Amelia Tobias wakes up in the hospital with amnesia after an automobile accident; as parts of her memory return, she feels that she must escape the hospital and disappear. She is pursued by a private detective who is being paid to not only find her, but to kill her.
Shutter Island Book Review
Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island follows Teddy Daniels in his search for a missing patient at the Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane in this surreal dark thriller. Nothing is as it seems, and fans of the bizarre will love this novel.
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Silent Night Book Review
It's Christmas Eve in New York and when Catherine and her young sons are in Rockefeller Center, Brian follows a girl who picks up his mother's wallet when she unknowing drops it. Unfortunately the 7-year old gets kidnapped by a murderer while trying to get to the wallet. The suspense never ends.
Six Years Book Review
Jake Sanders falls in love with Natalie Avery, but suddenly she dumps him and marries someone else. When her husband dies, Jake begins a search for her that puts her life as well as his in grave danger.
Sleep No More Book Review
In his novel, Sleep No More, Greg Iles writes of a happy family man who gets tangled up in big trouble when he notices a woman mouthing the word, "soon." as he leaves his daughter's soccer game.
Sleeping Beauty Book Review
17 year-old Ashley Spencer survives a horrendous ordeal where her best friend and father are murdered during the night. She becomes a target herself, and is in danger throughout the entire novel. Phillip Margolin tells an excellent, albeit scary, story that will keep readers on the edge.
Split Second Book Review
Maggie O'Dell, FBI Profiler, is being stalked by Albert Stucky, a cold-blooded murderer who has escaped from prison. He is murdering the women she comes in contact with, and Maggie is feeling grief and guilt for murders of innocent women. Can Maggie get him before he gets her?
Stay Close Book Review
Most of us dream of living the life of Megan Pierce, but she is bored, and when she revisits her past life, the nightmare begins. Detective Broome seeks her help on a missing person case and subsequent murders, and she feels obligated to help while trying to hide it from her family.
Still Life Book Review
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is introduced in this award winning novel which is the first in the popular series. He is called to investigate the murder of an elderly spinster in Three Pines, a tiny charming village near Montreal. This excellent novel will keep you guessing.
Tea Cups & Tiger Claws Book Review
Identical triplets are born to a low-class family and two are sold to a rich duchess. The third who is destined to grow up in a loveless, alcoholic home, seeks revenge on parents, sister, and anyone who stands in her way to move to the top and be accepted and respected.
The 12th of Never Book Review
Lindsay is ready to deliver her baby, Joe is out of town, and there is a violent storm preventing travel to the hospital. Yuki is trying a murder case involving a lawyer who murdered his wife; Cindy & Richie break up, and the body of a famous designer is taken from the morgue.
The Accidental Assassin Book Review
Victor Green is mistaken for a world famous mob assassin when he falls from a tree onto a vicious mobster and accidentally kills him. This starts a cycle of mob hits that Victor becomes inadvertently involved in. You won't want to miss this hilarious spoof of the suspense/thriller novel.
The Amber Room Book Review
Rachael Cutler's father is murdered, but leaves clues in the search for The Amber Room, a treasure that was lost just after WWII. She and her ex-husband travel to Germany and are pursued by murderers who are searching for the Amber Room. The suspense is palpable & continues throughout the novel.
The Argentine Triangle Book Review
Craig Page travels to Argentina to find out what happened to his friend and colleague; he gets involved in a dangerous plot of international intrigue, with evil key politicians from both the US and Argentina fighting for power.
The Athena Project Book Review
A team of exceptionally gorgeous women is sent on a dangerous mission to thwart a plot by the Russian Mafia to further the scientific research on teleportation which was started in the 40's. The Russians are using humans in the tests, which result in grotesque dead bodies. Plenty of suspense.
The Baker's Wife Book Review
Audrey & Geoff Bofinger own a bakery in a small town; Geoff was a pastor, but was fired due to an elder of the church presenting erroneous evidence. That elder's wife is missing and he is holding several people hostage in the Bofinger's bakery; Audrey must find her before the hostages are shot.
The Bat Book Review
Harry Hole, a policeman from Oslo, is sent to Australia in order to observe the investigation of the murder of a Norwegian girl. The nuances of the Aboriginal culture as well as the suspense make this a must-read book for thriller lovers.
The Beast Book Review
Peter Decker is called to the scene of a bad smell and a roaring Bengal tiger at the apartment of billionaire, Hobart Penny. Penny was murdered, but not by the Tiger, and the eccentricities of the Billionaire are exposed as the murder investigation proceeds.
The Black Box Book Review
Detective Harry Bosch is in true form in this thriller as he works to solve a murder that he started investigating over 20 years ago.
The Black Echo Book Review
Harry Bosch is introduced in the first novel of the popular series. He is called to investigate a dead body and finds he knows the victim, who has ties to a huge bank vault robbery. Bosch and an FBI agent are in danger throughout the novel, and barely stay alive long enough to solve the case.
The Black Inheritance Book Review
Annalisa Easton, along with her sister and mother move to North Carolina after the death of her father. There they encounter some witches who were murdered centuries ago and want Annalisa to carry out their revenge on the last surviving relative of their murderer.
The Blood Promise Book Review
Mark Pryor's third installment in the Hugo Marston Series is full of suspense and intrigue. Hugo is assigned to babysit a US senator who is in France to negotiate a political issue, and gets involved in solving a murder and putting his own life in danger.
The Bone Bed Book Review
Kay Scarpetta is back with a body she's pulled out of the bay and 2 missing persons who she thinks may be connected; an attractive FBI agent is after Benton, and Kay's jealous. Marino is suspected in the murder of a woman he doesn't know, and Kay's job is to make sense of it all. Whew!
The Bone Collector Book Review
The first novel in the popular Lincoln Rhyme series by author Jeffery Deaver, is a thriller that will not be easily put down.
The Bone Garden Book Review
Julia Hamill digs up some old human bones while working in her garden and becomes involved in solving the mystery of who the murder victim was. The story of Rose Connelly comes to life and makes for fascinating reading.
The Bone Tree Book Review
The much anticipated second installment in the Penn Cage Trilogy lives up to the expectations. Penn Cage, et al, including the corrupt Snake and Forrest Knox will stop at nothing to win.
The Book of Life Book Review
The final installment in the All Souls Trilogy will not disappoint. It is fascinating and well-written, and most will find it difficult to put down.
The Bookseller Book Review
Mark Pryor introduces Hugo Marston in this novel that is set in Paris. Marston witnesses his good friend, and bouquiniste, Max, kidnapped at gunpoint just after selling him a rare book. Marston teams up with a beautiful journalist to find Max and solve the subsequent murders of other bouquinistes.
The Burglar who Counted the Spoons Book Review
After a 10 year hiatus, everyone's favorite burglar, Bernie Rhodenbarr, is back, stealing for hire, and getting himself involved in a murder investigation. Bernie must find the murderer so that he doesn't get blamed. This book has plenty of suspense, as well as humor.
The Burning Room Book Review
Harry has a new partner who has no homicide experience, and they are assigned to a case where the murder victim has died 10 years after the crime. Although there is a body, all the evidence is old. As they investigate, their lives are endangered and the suspense builds.
The Cardinal's Sin Book Review
Jake Travis is assigned to kill an international assassin who has been targeting the families of US Special Ops agents. After completing the assignment, he learns that he has killed the wrong man.
The Case of the Purloined Painting Book Review
Sean Sean, a private detective, is hired to investigate two minor and seemingly unrelated cases that lead to his involvement finding a painting that was stolen during World War II.
The Casual Vacancy Book Review
J.K. Rowling's Adult novel debut is a fascinating character study of people most of us actually are acquainted with, and even though it's very dark and sometimes depressing, is a suspenseful story of choices and consequences. Rowling has an uncanny way of capturing true human nature.
The Collector Book Review
The art world is full of priceless works, and when art investigator Marion Spicer inherits a huge collection from her late father, there are some willing to resort to murder to get their hands on some of the pieces.
The Cove Book Review
The Cove is the first in the popular FBI Thriller series. Catherine Coulter, a popular romance novel author, introduces new characters who will be featured in the subsequent novels. This novel is a little heavy on the romance.
The Cruising Serial Killer Book Review
Forman Blocker has an innovative way of getting free cruises. A serial killer, he simply assumes cruise passenger's identity after killing them, steals their assets, and cruises the world. So far, nobody has been able to catch him. Will he make a mistake?
The Crypt Thief Book Review
Hugo Marston is in charge of investigating two murders occurring in a famous Paris cemetery, as well as catching a man who has dug up several graves and taken the bones. This is the second novel in the series, and each one keeps getting better.
The Cuckoo's Calling Book Review
J.K. Rowling, writing as Robert Galbraith, introduces a new series of crime thrillers with a very unique protagonist, Cormoran Strike, a down-and-out private detective.
The Dead Key Book Review
The Dead Key is an intriguing thriller that tells the story of two women working in the same building 20 years apart. Dark secrets from an earlier time are exposed, putting the characters in danger.
The Deepest Dark Book Review
Bestselling author, Abby Miller, devastated by the loss of her husband & daughter in an automobile accident, goes to their backwoods cabin to try to get over it. While there, she's kidnapped by a prison escapee, and he and his two companions threaten her life. This is an edge-of-your-seat read.
The Devil You Know Book Review
Evie Jones, a young journalist, becomes obsessed with finding who murdered her best friend Lianne 10 years prior, and because of her inexperience, almost ends up murdered herself. This novel will keep you on edge until the very end.
The Devil's Violin Book Review
Hired to steal a famous violin that was played by the Devil himself, Gus Happy and Maria Sononi work together, and Chris Clarke tries to stop them. A violinist is murdered, and there is suspense and surprise throughout.
The End, My Friend Book Review
Tony & Evo are at the center of chaos and must leave their home to find a safer place; society as we know it is no longer. This dystopian novel will get you wondering what will happen as the end comes near.
The English Girl Book Review
Gabriel Allon, spy and assasin, is hired to find a kidnapped English girl with strong political connections. However, when he pays the ransom to the suspected kidnappers, they blow up the car she is in and she is killed. Allon must find the kidnappers and bring them to justice.
The English Spy Book Review
Gabriel Allon enlists the help of his friend, Christopher Keller along with M16 and Graham Seymore to find a cold blooded killer who recently murdered a princess. He is using terrorist tactics and his excellent bomb making skills to kill across the globe. Gabriel is also killed - or is he?
The Escalante Enigma Book Review
Ronnie McCall and Mitch Blaine are old friends; Ronnie needs help in finding her missing husband and brother; they travel on a restored PB-5A World War II aircraft several thousand miles to unravel a strange and fascinating mystery.
The Escape Book Review
John Puller is back, and is assigned to find his brother, Robert, who has escaped from the maximum-security military prison in Leavenworth. John has no idea if his brother is guilty of the crimes that sent him to prison, The mission is dangerous, and John doesn't trust those he is working with.
The ET Murders Book Review
FBI agents are being murdered, and it seems they are all connected to a group that has evidence of extraterrestrial sightings. Max Austin travels to New Mexico and almost loses his life dealing with a government coverup and dangerous characters.
The Farm Book Review
Andy Carlson knows secrets that could ruin the president. He's also in love with the CIA operative who is trying to kill him before he divulges those secrets. When they visit "The Farm" for a romantic weekend, things don't work out as either expects, and both are in danger of losing their lives.
The First Counsel Book Review
Michael Derrick, a white house lawyer, has a date with the first daughter, Nora. He is so infatuated that he goes along with her antics, in ditching the Secret Service, Barhopping, following Michael's Boss, and stealing blackmail money. Michael tries to protect her and ends up a murder suspect.
The Forgotten Book Review
John Puller is back in The Forgotten, David Baldacci's thriller novel set in Paradise, Florida, where he goes to visit his Aunt and ends up investigating her suspicious death as well as other strange happenings in the town.
The Girl on the Train Book Review
Everyone, it seems, is loving this unique, suspenseful read. Rachael rides the same train every day into town and back, and what she sees out the window causes her to get involved in a murder investigation were she unknowingly puts herself and others in grave danger.
The Heist Book Review
The Heist is the 14th novel in the popular Gabriel Allon series. As usual, Daniel Silva has presented a fascinating novel that is believable and well-researched.
The Hit Book Review
Will Robie's new assignment is to find a rogue agent who has apparently gone to the other side; she is killing some of their own, rather than those she has been assigned to assassinate. Can Will carry out his assignment and stay alive?
The Hunger Games Book Review
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are the tributes from District 12; they will go to the capital in The Hunger Games to fight to the death to be the single victor in the country.
The Impossible Dead Book Review
Malcolm Fox is investigating three cops who may have covered up and tampered with evidence in a case against fellow police officer Paul Carter. During this time, the case involves suicides and murder, as well as danger for Fox.
The Innocent Book Review
David Baldacci introduces a new character, Will Robie, who is an assassin for several US Government entities in The Innocent. When Will refuses to carry out an assasination, it causes major problems, including threats to his life.
The Kill Artist Book Review
Daniel Silva's first novel in the Gabriel Allon series is a must read for spy/espionage thriller fans who want to read a well-researched, well-written series. Prepare to enter the world of one of the most celebrated art restorers who just happens to be an Israeli spy.
The Kill Room Book Review
Lincoln Rhyme is back and investigating the assassination of an anti-American. The assassination was ordered by the US government, and may have been a mistake. Lincoln, Amelia, and others are in grave danger and may not live to star in an 11th novel.
The Last Man Book Review
Mitch Rapp, finds himself in Afghanistan searching for a kidnapped friend and fellow operative, Joe Rickman.
The Leopard Book Review
Harry Hole, unconventional hero (alcoholic and drug addict), is asked to leave Hong Kong to go to Oslo to find a ruthless serial murderer. He is up against Mikael Bellman, of Kripo, who cares only about his career and wants to ruin Harry. Plenty of suspense and life threatening danger.
The Lions of Lucerne Book Review
Brad Thor's debut novel introduces his character, Scot Harvath, and takes him through an exciting search for bad guys who kidnapped the president.
The Lost Symbol Book Review
Dan Brown's book, The Lost Symbol, is the third in the Robert Langdon series, and is definitely recommended reading for anyone who loves a good thriller.
The Monticello Project Book Review
Jon Scott is undercover at a construction site to oversee the elimination of theft, but becomes involved in a cocaine distribution ring, as well as murder. He and his girlfriend are in danger of being victims.
The Murderer's Daughter Book Review
Grace Blades' witnessed the murder-suicide of her parents, was shuttled from foster home to foster home, and finally becomes a psychologist. When a client from her past seeks her help and is murdered, she must delve into her past to stay alive.
The Neon Rain Book Review
The Neon Rain is the first novel in the Dave Robicheaux series, and is the perfect introduction into the bestselling series. This series is one that will appeal to thriller readers who enjoy macho, aggressive protagonists.
The Ninth Floor Book Review
The Ninth floor of St. Michael's Hospital has been closed off for years; it's said it's haunted, and strange events, as well as murders and suicides are common occurrences after Ryan Sterling returns to her hometown after 10 years to help her Aunt Bee recover from a serious illness.
The Organ Takers Book Review
Surgeon David McBride made a mistake years ago and is being blackmailed into removing organs from unwilling victims. He doesn't know who is behind the illegal scam, but when he begins to investigate, he finds he and his loved ones are in grave danger.
The Price of Honor Book Review
Did you ever wonder just what is expected from a CIA spy? In the novel, readers will learn just how high a price is expected, especially when the spy marries someone from the other side.
The Racketeer Book Review
Malcolm Bannister knows who killed an important federal judge, but is presently in a federal prison serving time for a crime he didn't commit. Can he make a deal with the feds that will release him from prison and also bring the perpetrator to justice?
The Redbreast Book Review
Highly Acclaimed Norwegian author Jo NesbÝ won the prestigious Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel for The Redbreast; this is a great novel and definitely worth reading.
The Scam Book Review
In the fourth installment of the Fox & O'Hare series, Nick and Kate go after Evan Trace, who uses his casinos to launder money for criminals.
The Silent Girl Book Review
Rizzoli & Isles are back in a fascinating novel that takes place in Boston's Chinatown. A professional assassin is found murdered, and a 19 year old mass murder is re-investigated with a shocking outcome.
The Skin Collector Book Review
Lincoln Rhyme and his team investigate a serial killer who tattoos his victims with poison instead of ink, causing them horribly painful deaths. This novel will keep everyone on the edge of their seats.
The Stranger Book Review
A man who calls himself "The Stranger" is contacting the loved ones of people who have committed gross indiscretions, asking for blackmail money. However, when some of these people are found murdered, Adam Price must work fast to find his missing wife before she suffers the same fate.
The Summons Book Review
Two brothers are summoned to their dying father's home for what they assume is to explain the settlement of his estate. Before the meeting however, the father dies, and the older brother finds millions of dollars that he feels obligated to find the source of before his brother finds out.
The Threshing Circle Book Review
Set in Crete, Kirsty becomes involved in the search for a missing couple who had come to get information. She is forced to ask for the help of a man, she detests, Barba Yiorgis, and suspense and danger follow everyone involved.
The Vanishing Wife Book Review
Mason and Sami Seaforth just celebrated their anniversary, and Sami is now missing. In his quest to find his wife, Mason finds his family is in grave danger and unscrupulous men are out to murder them because of secrets that Sami knows.
The Washington Lawyer Book Review
Senator Wesley Jasper, a typical corrupt politician, is vacationing on Anguilla with his girlfriend when she drowns. He recruits his influential friends to mask his involvement, & by so doing, several powerful politicos are in danger of being brought down in a cover up involving treason & murder.
The Will of the Enemy Book Review
The Will of the Enemy is a suspenseful story about a mother's quest to protect her daughter from child abuse in spite of what seems like insurmountable odds.
The Witch of Painted Sorrows Book Review
Sandrine Salome escapes her abusive husband in New York and runs to her grandmother's home in Paris where she puts herself in danger, falls in love, and becomes obsessed with a long-dead courtesan artist.
The Witch of Wanchai Book Review
The Witch of Wanchai is an excellent thriller and gives readers a taste of the Asian underground. While the Witch has some disturbing attributes, it is not overly violent, but is fascinating.
The Witch's Revenge Book Review
When an old woman moves into a small village, strange things begin to happen. She is a witch, and horrible accidents and murders are causing an uproar. The villagers must unite to get rid of the witch, and at the same time put their lives in danger.
The Woman who Couldn't Remember Book Review
Non-violent, level-headed, Sylvie Deroque, executive of a sustainable resources division in a large company, has just shot two men with a gun taken from a security guard's holster. Charged with attempted murder, psychological issues, courtroom drama, and family conflicts are just the beginning.
Theodore Boone Kid Lawyer Book Review
This is the first installment in John Grisham's Theodore Boone series. Theodore Boone is 13 years old, wants to be a lawyer, and gives legal advice to his schoolmates. He is very interested in a murder trial that is going on, is convinced the suspect is guilty, but is worried he will get off.
Three Little Lies Book Review
15-year old Amber Swanson has typical teenage problems, but her best friend disappears, she is forced to go stay with her step-sister in Virginia for the summer, and she falls for a guy with a very weird father, who may be the murderer of several missing girls; amber just may be next on the list.
Tiddly Jinx Book Review
This is the fourth installment of the Easy Bake Coven series, and Selene is in trouble; she and Cheney are willing to step down from the throne because of some of her previous mistakes. Plenty of danger for all.
Trapped Book Review
While recovering from a serious auto accident, Dr. Michael Cooper developed "locked-in syndrome" and although he can't move, can think. This is a novel for those who enjoy medical jargon .
Two for the Dough Book Review
Stephanie Plum is back; bounty hunter for her cousin Vinny's bail bond company, she's still learning, and gets Grandma Mazur involved in the danger. Vice Cop Joe Morelli teams up with her, as well as Ranger. Stephanie's definitely over her head this time.
Unlucky 13 Book Review
Lindsay Boxer and her group of friends in the Women's Murder Club are on edge, not only because of personal events, but also because their lives are in danger.
When the Bough Breaks Book Review
Jonathan Kellerman introduces Alex Delaware in the first novel of the popular series. This book is a fast read, and fans of psychological thrillers will enjoy this and the subsequent novels.
Wild Justice Book Review
A violent drug addict doctor threatens a nurse who turns up dead along with several others, and when it goes to court, the doctor gets off due to a cop who lies under oath. When new bodies are discovered, Amanda Jaffe is called in for the defense of the doctor's wife who is accused of the murders.
Women's Murder Club Characters & Booklist
The Women's Murder Club is a popoular suspense/thriller series featuring Lindsay Boxer and friends who solve murders together over drinks.
X Book Review
X is the 24th novel in the popular Alphabet series by Sue Grafton. The previous novels are delightful, and X is no exception. This is a fun series and should be started at A.
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