Recommended Suspense Books

The River Murders

James Patterson

Sometimes figuring out the truth means going to the point of no return. For Mitchum, returning is not important. Read 3 exciting thrillers from the world's #1 bestselling writer! HIDDEN: After being rejected from the Navy SEALs, Mitch...

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Published: Jan 2020

Murder in Paradise

James Patterson

3 pulse-pounding stories from the world's #1 bestselling writer in one book!THE LAWYER LIFEGUARD with Doug Allyn: Are you the lawyer who got blown up with his girlfriend? Defense lawyer Brian Lord survived the car bomb that killed his...

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Published: Jun 2018

Shadow Play: An Eve Duncan Novel

Iris Johansen

IN A WORLD OF SHADOWS Eve Duncan is the world's most sought-after artist in the field of forensic sculpting. Dedicated to her work ever since her daughter Bonnie was taken and killed, Eve feels an acute sense of duty to those whose li...

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Published: May 2016

The Third Wife

Jasmine Cresswell

On her wedding night, seventeen-year-old Anna Langtry stole her husband's car and fled into the darkness, racing toward freedom. She felt only desperation to escape the nightmare of her Colorado home -- an isolated rural community tha...

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Published: Sep 2002

Silencing Eve (Eve Duncan Forensics T...

Iris Johansen

When it comes to EVE DUNCAN, NEVER SAY NEVER...  "Iris Johansen expertly ratchets up the suspense as the action builds to a riveting conclusion." —Publishers Weekly  Is she dead or alive? That is the question on everyb...

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Published: Jan 2014

Motive: An Alex Delaware Novel

Jonathan Kellerman

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Don't miss the excerpt of Jonathan Kellerman's The Murderer's Daughter in the back of the book!Jonathan Kellerman writes razor-sharp novels that cut to the quick. Now comes Motive, which pits psychologis...

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Published: Dec 2015

Breakdown: An Alex Delaware Novel

Jonathan Kellerman

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jonathan Kellerman has been universally hailed as the master of psychological suspense, and the blockbuster new thriller featuring Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis confirms his status as today’s preemine...

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Published: Dec 2016

Hunting Eve (Eve Duncan)

Iris Johansen

She's broken free. But danger is in hot pursuit. And rescue is nowhere in sight.... Eve Duncan is on the run. Kidnapped by Jim Doane, a mysterious man who wants her to complete a sinister forensic sculpture, she now has no time to sav...

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Published: Nov 2013

Say Goodbye

Lisa Gardner

Lisa Gardner, the New York Times bestselling author of Hide and Gone, draws us into the venomous mind games of her most terrifying killer yet.Come into my parlor . . .For Kimberly Quincy, FBI Special Agent, it all starts with a pregna...

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Published: May 2009

Hostage

Kay Hooper

Haven operative Luther Brinkman has been sent into the wilderness of the Appalachian Mountains to locate escaped bank robber Cole Jacoby-an assignment that leaves Brinkman severely injured, alone, and with no way to convey his locatio...

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Published: Jul 2014

The Keepsake

Tess Gerritsen

New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen knows how to expertly dissect a brilliantly suspenseful story, all the while keeping fascinated readers riveted to her side. By turns darkly enthralling and relentlessly surprising, The...

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Published: Aug 2009

Ready to Die

Lisa Jackson

His blood quickens as he stares at the photographs. Six faces, all guilty – and detectives Regan Pescoli and Selena Alvarez are at the top of his list. One by one, he'll stalk them then he'll squeeze the trigger, savoring the way ea...

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Published: Aug 2013

Blood Dreams (Bishop/Special Crimes U...

Kay Hooper

New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper takes readers on a terrifying manhunt for a serial killer even the Special Crimes Unit may not be able to stop.Dani Justice knows all about monsters. They haunt her dreams—and her life. B...

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Published: Nov 2008

Mistress

James Patterson

James Patterson's scariest, sexiest stand-alone thriller since The Quickie.Ben isn't like most people. Unable to control his racing thoughts, he's a man consumed by his obsessions: movies, motorcycles, presidential trivia-and Diana Ho...

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Published: Mar 2014

Just Take My Heart

Mary Higgins Clark

The latest from #1 bestselling Mary Higgins Clark features a prosecutor who probes into a murder and ends up delving into the mysteries of her heart.

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Published: Mar 2010

Mortal Prey

John Sandford

Sandford (the pseudonym of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp) does just about everything right in this suspenseful tale, but perhaps his biggest achievement is to make Clara an oddly sympathetic character. If you haven't yet...

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Published: Apr 2003

206 Bones (Temperance Brennan Novels)...

Kathy Reichs

The #1 New York Times bestselling author and producer of the Fox television hit, Bones, returns with a spectacular new Tempe Brennan novel.There are 206 bones in the human body. Forensic anthropologists know them intimately, can read ...

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Published: Jun 2010

Wicked Ways

Lisa Jackson

New York Times bestselling authors Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush join forces to craft this spine-tingling thriller in which one woman's birthright holds the key to a rash of brutal murders. Elizabeth Gaines Ellis is an ordinary suburban...

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Published: Nov 2014

Something Wicked

Lisa Jackson

YOU SENSE HIM Some refer to it as the Colony. To others, it's a cult. But few locals in the Oregon coastal hamlet of Deception Bay have ever been invited to the inner sanctum of Siren Song. Even the sisters who live here, far from str...

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Published: Jun 2013

Wicked Lies

Lisa Jackson

For two years, Justice Turnbull has paced his room at Halo Valley Security Hospital, planning to escape. Justice has a mission - one that began with a vicious murder two decades ago. Laura Adderley didn't plan to get pregnant by her s...

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Published: Jun 2011

Wicked

Joanne Fluke

A Killer Rivalry. . .When Eve Carrington is chosen to participate in an exclusive writers workshop, she knows it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For one month, she will live, write, and share her work with nine other aspiring auth...

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Published: Jul 2016

The Whole Truth (A Shaw series)

David Baldacci

A powerful defense contractor, a reluctant intelligence agent, and an ambitious journalist race to contain and control an international crisis that could destroy the world in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller."Dick, I ...

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Published: Aug 2019

Still Lake

Anne Stuart

Moving to Vermont with her mother and half sister to fulfill her lifelong dream of opening a charming country inn, Emilia Davis, the proud owner of an old farmhouse, which was the site of a brutal triple murder years earlier, finds he...

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Published: Aug 2002

Dust (A Scarpetta Novel)

Patricia Cornwell

With unparalleled high-tension suspense and the latest in forensic technology, Patricia Cornwell once again proves her exceptional ability to surprise-and to thrill-in this electrifying Kay Scarpetta novel. A body, oddly draped in a...

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Published: Sep 2014

Shadow Dance

Julie Garwood

Jordan Buchanan is thrilled that her brother and best friend are tying the knot. The wedding is a lavish affair–for the marriage of Dylan Buchanan and Kate MacKenna is no ordinary occasion. It represents the joining of two famil...

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Published: Dec 2007

Touch & Go

Lisa Gardner

How do you vanish a family? Ten minutes after walking the elite Back Bay townhouse and investigator Tessa Leoni already doesn't like what she sees. Signs of an abduction. Clearly the work of professionals. At best, the entire family ...

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Published: Nov 2013

Golden Prey (A Prey Novel)

John Sandford

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERLucas Davenport's first case as a U.S. Marshal sends him into uncharted territory in the thrilling new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series.The man was smart and he didn't mind killing people....

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Published: Apr 2018

Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel

Lee Child

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERJack Reacher returns in the latest fast-moving, action-packed, suspenseful book from Lee Child. You can leave the army, but the army doesn't leave you. Not always. Not completely, notes Jack Reacher—a...

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Published: Apr 2015

Nemesis: An FBI Thriller

Catherine Coulter

"Fans of Lee Child and Patrick Lee won't be disappointed"* in this high-octane FBI Thriller featuring Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock from the # 1 New York Times bestselling author.  In New York, Special Agent Lacey Sherlo...

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Published: Jul 2016

Secret Prey

John Sandford

A wealthy banker is dead, shot once in the chest during a hunting trip. There are many reasons for him to be killed, and many people who would do the deed. But who did?  Lucas Davenport has an idea. But this routine murder investig...

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Published: Nov 2013

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