Thrillers

Thrillers

Has the need for thrills lead you to our page to download free and discounted thriller ebooks? You’ve come to the right place. Satisfy your thrill seeking bones for bestselling thrillers in this category, and never pay more than what you should. We routinely feature the best authors of thriller ebooks, and they always promote their ebooks to you--for free or for a discount. 

 

Definition of "Thriller Genre": The thriller genre is very broad and can be difficult to define.  However, the focus of a thriller ebook is typically on action, danger and suspense.  The genre can be broken into an almost infinite number of sub-genres, including action thrillers (think Clive Cussler ebooks), romance thrillers, psychological thrillers (think Psycho by Hitchcock), science fiction thrillers, and spy thrillers, just to name a few.  Common elements can include car chases, gun shoot outs, explosions, or in the case of psychological thrillers, the elements of danger can be related to the mental manipulation of characters by other characters.  It is an expansive genre, and one of the most popular at eBookHounds.

 

Some examples of the best thriller authors and ebooks of all time: Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code), Robert Ludlum (The Bourne Identity), Michael Crichton (The Andromeda Strain), John Grisham (Time to Kill), John D. MacDonald (Cape Fear); James Patterson (Kiss the Girls).  As you can see, ebooks in the thriller category vary widely in their substance, and the sub-genres can almost be considered genres of their own!

Ghostly Manners (A Lorna Shadow Cozy Ghost Mystery Book 1)

by K.E. O'Connor


A new job. A haunted house. A ghost with a problem.


Lorna Shadow wants to be the best personal assistant she can be to the rich and aristocratic. The trouble is, the ghosts have other plans for her!

Gifted with the 
ability to see restless spirits, Lorna treads a thin line between offering the ghosts help and not getting caught talking to thin air!

When the sad, lonely ghost of Beatrice Galbraith appears in Lorna's new place of work and reveals she was
 murdered, Lorna is determined to get justice for her.

She must hunt for the truth, question suspects, and make sure her employer doesn’t figure out the one ability she never puts on her resume.

With the help of her loyal 
ghost-sensing dog, Flipper, and her ditzy, heart-of-gold best friend, Helen Holiday, she’s determined to get to the truth, even if it means risking losing her new job and potentially her life!

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Enjoy this fun 
cozy ghost mystery, which is full of close friendships, tasty treats over a mug of tea and the cute antics of a ghost-sensing dog.

What readers say:

“A fun, fast and cute read.” Amazon review.

“I can't wait to read another book by this talented author.” Amazon review.

“I really enjoyed this book. It was funny and serious and it was very hard to put down. I will be excited to get the next book of the series. Great reading.” Amazon review.

“Recommend these books to everyone.” Amazon review.

“Loved this book. Couldn't put it down till I finished it then bought the next one. It was a lot of fun.” Amazon review.

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Craven Manor

by Darcy Coates


Daniel is desperate for a fresh start. So when a mysterious figure slides a note under his door offering the position of groundskeeper at an ancient estate, he leaps at the chance, even though it seems too good to be true. Alarm bells start ringing when he arrives at Craven Manor. The abandoned mansion is straight out of those old gothic mysteries: the front door hangs open, and leaves and cobwebs coat the marble foyer. It's clear no one has lived here in a long time... but he has nowhere else to go.


Against his better judgment, he moves into the groundskeeper's cottage tucked away behind the old family crypt. But when a candle flickers to life in the abandoned tower window, Daniel realizes he isn't alone after all. Something awful happened here long ago, and it's a paranormal mystery Daniel is afraid to solve. Because Craven Manor is hiding a terrible secret...

One that threatens to bury him with it.

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The Nightmare Machine: An Action-Packed Horror-Thriller (Soulaerium Trilogy Book 1)

by Tim White


***Paperback and Audible versions will be available on or shortly after February 20, 2024***

What is The Nightmare Machine? Think Silent Hill meets Inception and Monster Hunter International.

Five millennia of suffering. A pilgrimage steeped in terror. Will her quest bring redemption or only a false promise of salvation?

Bangor, Maine. Sara Holcomb knows what she must do. Raised within a secret order devoted to protecting humanity from a malevolent god, the dutiful seventeen-year-old prepares for a terrifying expedition through a world of nightmares. So when the time comes, she convinces three close friends to escort her on a perilous journey to an otherworldly cathedral of bone and blood.

Transported to a land of chaos and horror while they sleep, Sara wrestles with guilt at bringing people she holds dear to this hell from which they may not escape. And as vicious traps and pitiless creatures tear at their bodies and minds, the honor-bound young woman fears they won’t be strong enough to complete the mission that will preserve mankind.

Will Sara succeed in staving off annihilation?

The Nightmare Machine is the thought-provoking first book in the Soulaerium horror-thriller trilogy. If you like flawed but resolute heroes, deep themes of self-determination, and plenty of action, then you’ll love Tim White’s terrifying tale of good versus evil.

Buy The Nightmare Machine to confront evil today!

CONTENT WARNING: This book is intended for mature readers and contains adult subject matter, including graphic violence, profanity, indirect references to sexuality and childbirth, drug and alcohol use, and scary situations. Reader discretion is advised.

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The Empty Chair (Lincoln Rhyme Book 3)

by Jeffery Deaver


Now a gripping TV series starring Russell Hornsby and Michael Imperioli! From the #1 internationally bestselling author of 
The Bone Collector and The Devil’s Teardrop a spine-chilling thriller that puts renowned criminalist Lincoln Rhyme against the ultimate opponent—Amelia Sachshis own brilliant protégé.

A quadriplegic since a beam crushed his spinal cord years ago, Lincoln Rhyme is desperate to improve his condition and goes to the University of North Carolina Medical Center for high-risk experimental surgery. But he and Sachs have hardly settled in when the local authorities come calling. In a twenty-four-hour period, the sleepy Southern outpost of Tanner’s Corner has seen a local teen murdered and two young women abducted. And Rhyme and Sachs are the best chance to find the girls alive.

The prime suspect is a peculiar teenage truant known as the Insect Boy, so nicknamed for his disturbing obsession with bugs. Rhyme’s unsurpassed analytical skills and stellar forensic experience, combined with Sachs’s exceptional detective legwork, soon snare the perp. But even Rhyme can’t anticipate that Sachs will disagree with his crime analysis and that her vehemence will put her in the swampland, harboring the very suspect who Rhyme considers a ruthless killer. So ensues Rhyme’s greatest challenge—facing the criminalist whom he has taught everything he knows in a battle of wits, forensics, and intuition.

With the intricate forensic detail, breathtaking speed, and masterful plot twists that are signature Deaver, 
The Empty Chair is page-turning suspense of the highest order.

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Skin Deep (Detective Marcy Kendrick Book 1)

by Theo Baxter


Detective Marcy Kendrick is chasing a killer. And this time, it’s personal.


Marcy Kendrick is a cop with a body count. A successful detective in LAPD Homicide, she is infamous for one thing: killing three serial killers before they could be brought to trial.

Marcy knows her actions were in self-defense, but her co-workers can’t help wondering if she is on some kind of vendetta - because Marcy’s own mother was brutally murdered by a serial killer. Is this her way of getting payback?

Adding to the pressure on Marcy, her ex-husband, Jordan Brasswell, has just been promoted over her, and seems determined to keep her under a microscope.

Then a series of murders rocks the city. And this killer has the same MO as the man who murdered Marcy’s mother.
As the best detective in the department, Marcy is assigned to the case – and immediately starts receiving disturbing messages. The killer taunts Marcy, promising more deaths and telling her that the two of them are very much alike. They’re both murderers.

As the copycat killer continues to play mind games with Marcy, she realizes that it has to be someone close to her. Can Marcy catch the killer before another victim meets a grisly end?


Skin Deep – the first in the thrilling new series featuring Detective Marcy Kendrick.

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Between Mountain and Sea: Paradisi Chronicles (Caelestis Series Book 1)

by Louisa Locke


Mei Lin Yu should have been looking forward to the next stage in her life. As a descendant of one of the Founding Families who led the exodus from a dying Earth and now rule New Eden, Mei's choices are endless. But she has never felt part of the Yu Family or the world of technological marvels and genetic perfection the Founders created.

All that will change the summer she spends at Mynyddamore, the home her ancestor Mabel Yu built in western Caelestis. Here, living among the Ddaerans, the original inhabitants of New Eden, Mei will discover secrets about Mabel Yu that her family want to keep buried and a truth about herself that will forever change her own destiny.


Between Mountain and Sea is a coming of age novel, the first book in USA Today Bestselling author Louisa Locke’s Caelestis series in the Paradisi Chronicles (an open source, science fiction world created by multiple authors).

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Paranormal Mercenary Corps Complete Series Boxed Set

by Michael Anderle


Chelby Duncan never knew who her parents were, or why they gave her up.

At the Military Entrance Processing Station, she is given a blood test and discovers that she’s not human.

She’s part Fae and something else.

Warned to run before she is taken by Sector Nine, Chelby flees the MEPS.

Can she master her new powers and break free of Sector Nine’s grasp before it’s too late?

Grab this complete series boxed set to find out!

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Chelby Duncan never knew who her parents were, or why they gave her up.

Knowing when people belong together is what she's best at doing, but her success at fixing people up isn’t exactly career-worthy. Chelby’s foster father is a retired general who is running for Senate, so joining the army is the natural direction for her to take when she turns eighteen.

At the Military Entrance Processing Station, she is given a blood test and discovers that she’s not human.

She’s Fae, and she has a second blood type that they can’t identify.

Warned to run before she is taken by Sector Nine, Chelby flees the MEPS.

Her panic leads her to an encounter with Dr. Gould, who gives her his card and tells her that the Paranormal Mercenary Corps can help her.

Chelby finds it hard to believe any of this is happening until she returns home and armed men from the mysterious Sector Nine show up to take her away.

On the run for her life, Chelby calls Dr. Gould as a last resort.

The Director of the Paranormal Military Corps takes her to their headquarters in the Colorado Mountains, where she meets other supernaturals and learns about the Fae powers that were suppressed when she was young.

Emergent powers she can’t control, a whole new world to fit into, and a mentor who’s determined to help her discover her true potential.

Between training and forging bonds with her new teammates, Chelby has her work cut out for her. It’s enough to put the threat she escaped to the back of her mind…for now.

But Sector Nine aren’t done with Chelby, and a betrayal awaits her when a training exercise goes awry.

Will Chelby overcome the heartbreak that awaits her at the secret facility? Can she master her new powers and break free of Sector Nine’s grasp before it’s too late?

Included in this boxed set:

  1. Call Sign: Cupid
  2. Operation: Cupid
  3. Mission: Cupid
  4. The Hunt: Cupid
  5. Retreat: Cupid
  6. Final Game: Cupid

Click BUY NOW or READ FOR FREE to join Chelby on her adventures!

 

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Barnstorming Detective: Holiday Airmail Mystery (Barnstorming Detective Series Book 2)

by M. J. Finn


When a routine flight takes an unexpected turn, TJ O'Connell finds himself plunged into a perilous game of corrupt politicians, and the ominous shadows cast by the Chicago mob.

In the midst of economic hardship, TJ takes on what seems like a straightforward job—flying someone to the state capital for a quick $100. Little does he know, this seemingly innocent task will propel him into a treacherous web of mystery involving murder and ruthless mobsters.

As the police struggle to untangle the threads of guilt and innocence, TJ is left to navigate the dangerous labyrinth alone. With each twist and turn, he discovers a city veiled in shadows, where trust is a scarce commodity, even within the ranks of law enforcement.

Determined to solve the case and clear his name, TJ faces a stark choice—run and risk the wrath of those who hold the truth, or confront the danger head-on.

M.J. Finn skillfully weaves a tale of suspense, danger, and intrigue against the backdrop of a bygone era, where the roaring engines of biplanes and the echoes of corruption create a landscape as turbulent as the times.

 

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The Wandering Isles: A Crown of Stones Novella (Soulbound Journeys Book 1)

by C. L. Schneider


Explore the darker side of magic in this epic fantasy adventure that takes you deep into the mind of two men bound by an ancient spell and haunted by their past.


Ian Troy sacrificed everything for peace. For the first time in his life, he is free to choose his own path, and sets sail on a journey of exploration with his friend and ally, Jarryd Kane. Months on the open sea, far from the shores of home, they arrive at an isolated chain of rocky islands shrouded in mystery. Assuming the lands abandoned, Ian is unaware of what awaits them: a race of insidious beings unlike any he has encountered before.

Coerced into a nefarious trade by the elusive islanders, reality blurs, as Ian and Jarryd become unwitting subjects in a series of mind-bending trials. Past and future fears, resurrected and melded into their own private hells, force them to face an inescapable enemy—the darkest recesses of their own minds. The only way off the isles is to complete the trade, but will their sanity survive the process?

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The Scorned Wife: a gripping psychological thriller

by Theo Baxter


Damon will do anything to get what he wants. This time, her name is Amelia.


Amelia was deeply in love with her husband, Sam. Until she discovered he was having an affair with her younger sister, Cara.
Ever since, Amelia has had to sit by at family events while her sister and ex-husband flaunt their passionate relationship.

Tired of being seen as a loser, Amelia hires stunningly handsome actor, Damon Chase, to stand in as her boyfriend. A plan that works better than she ever hoped as pathologically competitive Cara throws herself at Damon, causing an acrimonious breakup with Sam.

But Amelia doesn’t get to enjoy her moment of triumph for long. Because Damon suddenly announces that he’d like to start dating for real. And he’s not taking no for an answer.

As he begins to stalk her, Amelia realizes she doesn’t really know this guy, that he may be dangerous.

A fear that is confirmed as her life spirals down into a relentless nightmare and she finally gets to see the real Damon: a man with no boundaries, who will do absolutely anything to get what he wants - her.


The Scorned Wife – the gripping psychological thriller by the best-selling author of The Hollow Husband.

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The Covid Murders: Another American Health Policy Detective Story

by Greg Vigdor


The Covid Murders: Another American Health Policy Detective Story
 is a novel exploring what is wrong with American health care and how to fix it. The second in the Irv Tinsley Health Policy Detective series, it picks up where the acclaimed The Theory of Irv: An American Health Policy Detective Story left off.

Like the first book, 
The Covid Murders is a fictional and page turning medical detective story, this time exploring a mysterious death in a hospital in suburban Nashville, Tennessee. But like the first, it also connects this entertaining tale simply and understandably to the very real problems of American health care policy. It explains what has gone wrong with our system historically and now, including the great impact of our recent national experience with the Covid pandemic.

Readers will discover an entertaining way to access the complex issues of American health policy and politics- and be better prepared for the coming battle over what comes next in the battle for control over American health care. Grab your copy today!

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The House Across the Lake: A Novel

by Riley Sager


THE INSTANT 
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Named a most-anticipated summer book by 
USA TodayPeople, E! News, CosmopolitanPureWow, CNN.com, New York Post, CrimeReads, POPSUGAR, and more 

The bestselling author of 
Final Girls and Survive the Night is back with his “best plot twist yet.” (People, "Best Summer Books")

Be careful what you watch for . . .

Casey Fletcher, a recently widowed actress trying to escape a streak of bad press, has retreated to the peace and quiet of her family’s lake house in Vermont. Armed with a pair of binoculars and several bottles of bourbon, she passes the time watching Tom and Katherine Royce, the glamorous couple living in the house across the lake. They make for good viewing—a tech innovator, Tom is powerful; and a former model, Katherine is gorgeous.

One day on the lake, Casey saves Katherine from drowning, and the two strike up a budding friendship. But the more they get to know each other—and the longer Casey watches—it becomes clear that Katherine and Tom’s marriage isn’t as perfect as it appears. When Katherine suddenly vanishes, Casey immediately suspects Tom of foul play. What she doesn’t realize is that there’s more to the story than meets the eye—and that shocking secrets can lurk beneath the most placid of surfaces.
 
Packed with sharp characters, psychological suspense, and gasp-worthy plot twists, Riley Sager’s 
The House Across the Lake is the ultimate escapist read . . . no lake house required.

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The Perfect Friend: a twist-filled psychological thriller

by J.V. Cardy


Lou has finally found a friend. Now she’ll do anything to keep her.


Anna is in a good place in her life – a husband she loves, a great job, a lovely home. Everything is perfect.

But then she gets a call from an old girlfriend, Lou, whom she hasn’t seen for twenty years. Lou, now seeming troubled and off kilter, wants to confess to a fatal hit-and-run from back in the day – an accident which Anna helped cover up. If Lou goes to the police, Anna’s life is over, she’ll lose everything she has worked so hard to build.

Anna can see that Lou is not in a great place, and hopes that if she can help her old friend get back on her feet, she’ll forget about confessing. So Anna invites Lou to move into her home.

Lou is delighted and sees this as a sign that Anna still loves her, that they really are best friends forever.

But Lou isn’t easy to live with. At first, she’s demanding, then openly menacing – using her desire to confess as a weapon to get what she wants.

Anna realizes she needs to get free of Lou no matter what it takes. But when she finally acts decisively, she opens the gates to hell. Because Lou is far more disturbed than Anna realizes, and enraged by her rejection, she plans a revenge beyond Anna’s wildest nightmares.


The Perfect Friend – the chilling psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Freida McFadden, Daniel Hurst and Kiersten Modglin.

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The Lost Girl: a gripping psychological thriller

by Mark Gillespie


Darcy vanished thirteen years ago. Today, she’s coming home.


Darcy Drummond was four when she was kidnapped on a crowded beach. A massive police search and media frenzy followed but the girl was never found. Most people gave Darcy up for dead. Or worse.

Then, one fateful night, she walks into a police station. Seventeen years old. A chance to start over.

As the world celebrates Darcy’s return, Margo Martin, journalist and friend of the Drummond family, receives a strange phone call. A call which leads her step-by-step towards a horrifying revelation…

The real reason for Darcy’s disappearance is a long-kept secret. A secret so shocking, so unexpected that it will plunge the Drummond family into a nightmare they will struggle to survive.


The Lost Girl - a gripping psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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DCI Danny Flint Box Set (Books 1 - 4): four gripping crime mysteries

by Trevor Negus


INTRODUCING FOUR RIVETING, EXPLOSIVE CRIME THRILLERS FEATURING DCI DANNY FLINT.


Perfect for fans of JD Kirk, J M Dalgliesh, and Angela Marsons.


Justice comes in many forms—one of them is a man called Flint.
Nottinghamshire, 1980. DCI Danny Flint and his crack team at the Major Crime Investigation Unit take on the high-pressure cases that no-one else will touch – serial killings, kidnapping, child exploitation. Written by a retired homicide detective, these stunning books combine meticulously authentic investigations with page after page of white-knuckle tension.


What readers are saying about the series:

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‘I'm hooked on this series!! The writing is superb and I love Danny Flint's character.’ -Booksprout Reviewer

‘…gripping, chilling series of crime thriller novels, THE best in their genre by a country mile! Superb author.’ -Facebook Reviewer

‘Trevor Negus knows how to spin a story and make it unputdownable. I love his police procedurals, they keep the reader on the edge of their seat and turning pages madly to uncover the next clue. I definitely recommend this series. Absolutely fabulous! 5/5 stars from me.’ -Netgalley Reviewer
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IN THIS FOUR-BOOK BOX SET:

EVIL IN MIND
Killer Jimmy Wade is pure evil and now he has psychopathic police sergeant Mick Reynolds as his partner.
They embark on a killing spree and Reynolds' police background keeps them one step ahead of DI Danny Flint, who is investigating the brutal murders.
As Flint closes in on them, he discovers that someone he cares about is in terrible danger…


DEAD AND GONE
Nottinghamshire,1986. Two bodies are discovered and both have been tortured and mutilated.
DCI Danny Flint, now in charge of the newly formed Major Crime Investigation Unit, is tasked with finding the killer.
As the body count rises, Flint and his team understand they are up against a predator who will strike again and again.
And if they don’t find the killer in time, the final victim will be one of their own…


A COLD GRAVE
When the body of a young boy is discovered at a secluded beauty spot in Nottinghamshire, DCI Danny Flint and his team are determined to find the perpetrator of this horrific crime. Their investigation leads them into a murky world of child exploitation at Children’s Homes across the county.
But then, in the middle of this major case, a thunderbolt – Danny’s old enemy, terrifying psychopath Jimmy Wade, has escaped from a secure mental hospital. He’s out for revenge and only Flint and his team can stop him.
The two separate investigations set Danny and his team their toughest test yet, stretching them to the very limits.


TAKEN TO DIE
When Emily Whitchurch disappears on her way home from school her parents put intense pressure on the police to find her.
As DCI Danny Flint and his team begin to investigate, they soon discover that the Whitchurches are not the perfect family they pretend to be.
As Danny tries to cut through a web of lies and get to the truth, a sinister ransom note arrives and he realises they are in a race against time.
With the team working flat out to crack the case, Danny finally understands that this is no ordinary kidnapping, that Emily has been taken to die...


DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS 4-BOOK BOX SET OF BESTSELLING CRIME THRILLERS THAT WILL HAVE YOU TURNING THE PAGES LONG INTO THE NIGHT!

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The Housemaid

by Freida McFadden

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First Lie Wins: A Novel

by Ashley Elston

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Never Lie

by Freida McFadden

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The Teacher

by Freida McFadden

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