Suspense Thriller Books

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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11-22-63 by stephen king book cover

Ranked: The Best Stephen King Novels Published In This Century

The reigning master of suspense is the author of more than 50 books, all of which have been international bestsellers. Carrie. It. Pet Cemetery. Misery. Thinner. All instant classics, and yet King’s craft seems to sweeten with age, with King still churning out some of his best work in recent years. I’m making it my […]

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Book Review: The Mind of God, a Sci-Fi Thriller by Bevan Frank

The Bottom Line: This superb sci-fi thriller with stunning real world research as its basis is unlike any book you’ve ever read. Is there an invisible consciousness that connects all of humanity? What if we could somehow measure it and use it to predict the future? That’s the concept driving The Mind of God, a […]

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Lasting Impressions Book

Book Review: Lasting Impressions, a Psychological Thriller by John Schlarbaum

The Bottom Line: Go ahead and call in sick right now. This psychological thriller is so addictive that you’ll be tempted to devour it in one sitting. Dale Hawks is a mysterious drifter with dazzling eyes, a handsome face, hair like Elvis and the uncanny ability to make the women he meets feel as if […]

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Pretty Girls by Karen Slaughter

Book Review: Pretty Girls, a new Crime Thriller by Karen Slaughter

The Bottom Line: After completely slaying us with the greatness of  Cop Town, Karen Slaughter manages to top herself with Pretty Girls. Prepare to have thy sleep disturbed by this chilling police procedural. Highly recommended. More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and […]

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