Suspense Thriller Books

Darkroom by Mary Maddox

Darkroom, a new Crime Thriller by Mary Maddox

The Bottom Line: One of the year’s best crime thrillers. Mary Maddox just may be the dark princess of suspense we’ve all been waiting for. What would you do if your best friend went missing? That’s the compelling question at the core of Darkroom, which puts Boulder resident Kelly Durrell in the role of anyone […]

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My Nazi Nemesis by Rich DiSilvio

My Nazi Nemesis, a Historical Thriller by Rich DiSilvio

The Bottom Line: A revenge thriller tailor-made for military history enthusiasts, My Nazi Nemesis breathes fresh life into the Nazi hunter pantheon. Twelve years after the end of the second world war, former intelligence operative Jack Goodwin decides that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Eleanor, is old enough to learn the details of his military exploits. The […]

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End of Watch by Stephen King

End of Watch, a new Crime Thriller by Stephen King

The Bottom Line: If you’ve read the first two books in King’s Bill Hodges trilogy, you can’t possibly miss the finale. If you haven’t read them, shame on you (see our reviews for those books here and here). In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, […]

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Before the Fall Noah Hawley

Before The Fall, a New Suspense Thriller by Noah Hawley

On a foggy summer night, eleven people–ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter–depart Martha’s Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs–the painter–and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and […]

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Flash Crash by Denison Hatch

Book Review: Flash Crash, a new Crime Thriller by Denison Hatch

The Bottom Line: An absolute bullseye, reinventing the heist thriller for the information age. When a rogue quantitative programmer intentionally crashes the gold index, it seems that Wall Street’s worst nightmare has come true. In truth, the crisis has just begun. Across town, an armored truck filled with $120M of gold bullion is hijacked by […]

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Museum of Sudden Disapparances

Book Review: The Museum of Sudden Disappearances, a Hilarious Mystery by Thomas Davidson

The Bottom Line: A hugely satisfying tale that is simultaneously funny, suspenseful and subversive. For fans of comic mysteries, the Jurassic Jim Fleetwood series is a must read. When a small town girl dies in a mysterious car accident, eccentric retro DJ Jurassic Jim Fleetwood becomes the unlikely investigator. Fleetwood typically spends his evenings spinning […]

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Book Review: Tell Me A Secret, a Psychological Thriller by Ann Girdharry

The Bottom Line: A shot of adrenaline that grabs from the first sentence and exhilarates until the last breathless word. “That crazy woman’s there again, right on cue, always in the same place.” So begins Ann Girdharry’s riveting short story about an attractive stranger who appears daily to stare up at a London home. The […]

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NYPD Red 4 by James Patterson

Book Review: NYPD Red 4, a new Crime Thriller by James Patterson

The Bottom Line: A rock solid crime thriller from one of the best in the business. Say what you will about the fact that James Patterson has published as many as 15 books in a year, and that more than 20 co-authors in fact do much of the writing. Patterson is a business, man, and business is […]

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U.S. vs Welkner by Sonny Hayes

Book Review: U.S. vs. Welkner, a Conspiracy Thriller by Sonny Hayes

The Bottom Line: A hugely enjoyable heist novel for the 21st century. Rick Welkner is having the worst month of his life. His girlfriend is pressuring him to tie the knot, he lost a sales commission that he desperately needed, and his loan shark left him on a dusty road outside Las Vegas with a […]

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