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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!

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The Fallen Angel: A Novel (Gabriel Allon Book 12)

by Daniel Silva

Art restorer, assassin, spy—Gabriel Allon returns in The Fallen Angel, another blockbuster espionage thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva. The acclaimed author of Portrait of a Spy, Silva (“a world class practitioner of spy fiction” —Washington Post) is an undisputed master of the genre who has brought “new life to the international thriller” (Newsday).

A breathtaking adventure that races around the globe, The Fallen Angel begins in Rome, where Allon is called upon to investigate a murder at the Vatican, one with disastrous repercussions that could plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions. If you haven’t yet been drawn into Daniel Silva’s thrilling universe of intrigue, danger, and exceptional spycraft, start here—and see why the Philadelphia Inqurer declares that, “The enigmatic Gabriel Allon remains one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series.”


Shannon Ames Thriller Series (Books 1 - 5) (A Shannon Ames Thriller)

by T.J. Brearton


Perfect for fans of David Baldacci, Robert Dugoni and Lisa Regan.

“One of my favorite authors. His thrillers are taut, twisty, unsettling, and deliciously creepy.” – Lisa Regan, best selling author of the Josie Quinn series

What readers are saying about the series:
‘Shannon Ames is a terrific series character. She's young, she's feisty, she's obstinate, and she has gut instincts and the amazing ability to think from an unconventional perspective. The 
plot is tightly woven, riveting from start to finish... and the finish is unexpected and explosive.’ -Netgalley Review

‘I was 
completely engrossed in this fast-paced procedural thriller! This thriller is easy to read with plenty of action, plot twists and misdirection which kept me reading.’ -Avonna Loves Genres

‘A very compelling story that 
kept me guessing right up to the end.’ -Netgalley Review


Two young women are found strangled. The only thing they have in common – both worked as reporters for local TV stations.
Rookie Special Agent Shannon Ames is assigned to the case and soon impresses with her brilliant intuition and startling ability to think outside the box.
But as Shannon takes a more prominent role in the investigation, she finds herself drawn into a deadly dance with a serial killer.

Special Agent Shannon Ames is thrown back in the deep end when former federal prosecutor Lucy Donato goes missing.
The case takes a surprising turn when Lucy’s husband Bob is caught on camera fleeing with his two small children. Has he done something to his wife? Is he a danger to the kids?
Desperate to protect the kids, Shannon pursues Bob cross-country. But something isn’t sitting right with her – why would a meek office worker suddenly blaze a trail of chaos across several states?
The answer to that question is truly shocking and puts Shannon at the heart of a case she’ll never forget…

They came looking for pleasure. They found only pain.
A serial killer in New York’s South Bronx is targeting clients of local sex workers. The victims, all male, are either burned alive or beaten to death.
With the body count mounting and no real leads, the FBI sends Shannon Ames undercover.
And as it becomes clear that she's on the killer’s radar, Shannon realizes she’s up against something truly terrifying.

FBI Agent Shannon Ames is headed for some R&R when an ice storm traps her in Long Lake, NY. But the storm isn’t her only problem when she finds a body by the side of the road.
As Shannon begins to investigate, she realizes there are two vicious killers stalking the town.
But what she doesn’t know is that this little town has secrets that must stay hidden. And when Shannon gets a little too close to the terrible truth, she goes from hunter to hunted.

Kristie Fain is walking to the train when she is snatched by strangers.
Shannon Ames has just been reassigned to the FBI New York Field Office, the biggest in the country. Since Kristie Fain is an aide to a US Senator, Shannon and her FBI team are given the case.
It’s immediately clear the case is anything but straightforward.
As Shannon gets deeper, she finds herself caught up in a web of lies and deceit. Someone powerful is pulling the strings and they will do anything to stop her investigation.
This time, she can’t afford to play by the rules. If she does, Kristie Fain will die.



And the Dead Shall Live

by David Shawn Klein

"An absorbing tale of damaged souls struggling to heal as they track down evil." -Kirkus Reviews

"This wildly imaginative psychological thriller is David Shawn Klein’s best book yet." –

Two damaged souls. A malevolent secret. A risky ruse to unearth the truth that could bring redemption or a brutal end...

Philip Raymond grows more desperate by the minute. Suffering from agoraphobia after a tragic misstep led to a scandal and suicide, the former high-level political consultant and novelist needs a big win to restore his reputation and take back his life. Certain that a wealthy recluse has blood on his hands, the emotionally scarred writer hires a brainy beauty to dig up the dirt he requires for a blockbuster exposé.

Jesse Carter is haunted. Feeling responsible for her beloved brother's prison murder, the freelance researcher's razor-sharp intellect is no match for her crushing sense of guilt. So despite her reluctance to take a job that's more cloak-and-dagger than fact-finding, the tormented twenty-something signs on after learning the target may be victimizing women.

Afraid his young assistant will spook and quit before he gets the goods for his bestseller, Philip withholds vital information as she enters the den of vipers. While Jesse discovers that murder and a near-death cult are just the tip of the iceberg, and one wrong move could be her last.

With an insidious plot that reaches as far as the White House, will the pair become casualties of a devious war?

And the Dead Shall Live is a nail-biting thriller. If you like smart but flawed protagonists, terrifying stakes, and shocking revelations, then you'll love David Shawn Klein's journey into darkness.

Buy And the Dead Shall Live to plunge into danger today!



Daughter of the King (Defying the Crown Book 1)

by Kerry Chaput

La Rochelle France, 1661. Fierce Protestant Isabelle is desperate to escape persecution by the Catholic King. Isabelle is tortured and harassed, her people forced to convert to the religion that rules the land. She risks her life by helping her fellow Protestants, which is forbidden by the powers of France. She accepts her fate — until she meets a handsome Catholic soldier who makes her question everything.

She fights off an attack by a nobleman, and the only way to save herself is to flee to the colony of Canada as a Daughter of the King. She can have money, protection and a new life — if she adopts the religion she’s spent a lifetime fighting. She must leave her homeland and the promises of her past. In the wild land of Canada, Isabelle finds that her search for love and faith has just begun.

Based on the incredible true story of the French orphans who settled Canada, 
Daughter of the King is a sweeping tale of one young woman’s fight for true freedom. Kerry Chaput brings the past to life, expertly weaving a gripping saga with vivid historical details. Jump back in time on a thrilling adventure with an unforgettable heroine.


Lost Dreams: A Paranormal P.I. Mystery Thriller (The Redstone Chronicles Book 2)

by J. T. Bishop

Beware the Ghosts from Within

Former Texas Ranger Trick Monroe’s first case at his partner’s P.I. agency is an easy one - locate a wealthy woman’s missing brother. But his partner, Mason Redstone, a paranormal researcher and medium, is involved in his own case, and when a malicious entity follows Mason home, it complicates Trick’s investigation.

When their search for the brother leads to murder, and Mason’s brother Max is accused of the crime, Mason must fight not only the malevolence in his home but also find the person responsible for framing his brother.

With Mason’s sister Mikey’s help, they will seek out the suspects, but Mason’s personal battles will lead him down a destructive path, and their search for evil will reveal a shocking secret that could lead to yet another murder—one of their own.

Lost Dreams is book two in The Redstone Chronicles. If you love engaging characters, a sinister whodunit, and losing sleep over a good book, then pick up Lost Dreams today!

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Hard Contact (A Breed Thriller Book 8)

by Cameron Curtis

When two billion dollars of gold are stolen, you don’t call the cops. You call Breed.

The Medusa, a freighter carrying gold bullion worth two billion dollars, is hijacked off the coast of Greece. Using sophisticated technology, the hijackers make the vessel disappear. The CIA’s deputy director, Anya Stein, recruits Breed to locate the vessel and recover the gold.

Breed and Stein trace the missing vessel to the mouth of the Aegean Sea, between the islands of Rhodes and Crete. Realising Breed is on their trail, the hijackers do everything they can to stop him – permanently.

Breed and Stein enlist the aid of a Greek shipping magnate, his fiery daughter, and the 
USS Pressley Bannon, currently based out of Crete. With their help, Breed uses all his Special Forces training to find the Medusa, break into the hijackers’ base, and serve the killers his own lethal brand of justice.

This time, it’s hard contact all the way.

Hard Contact —Book Eight in the stunning Breed action thriller series. Perfect for fans of Jason Kasper, Jack Carr, and Lee Child.


The Lone Safehouse: A Small Town Post Apocalypse EMP Thriller Boxset

by Colton Lively

In the icy grip of an EMP-darkened America, twins Mindy and Nick face a chilling journey home, battling through a frozen, hostile landscape.

When an EMP shrouds the US in darkness, twins Mindy and Nick are miles from their Michigan haven. Battling chaos and menacing foes, they trek homeward. Mindy’s fierce leadership guards their legacy, but as winter and threats intensify, their survival instincts face the ultimate test.


Magical Miri: A Coming of Age Paranormal/Urban Fantasy with Witches (Gifted Girls Series Book 1)

by Debra Kristi

They had it wrong when they said with great power comes great responsibility. More like, great power comes with a target on your back.

And considering my bloodline is derived from one of the strongest witches in New Orleans’ past, the target on my back is huge.

Of course, that’s not how mom explained it when she ripped us from our home in the Garden District and forced me to start a new school in the French Quarter—a place where my family isn't welcome. No, she said she was just ‘trying to protect us from fanciful ideas.

But now I'm being preyed on by vampires and haunted by a creepy, stalker ancestor in my head, and the only silver lining is Phillip, my could-be boyfriend. So why does Mom's boyfriend seem dead set on chasing him away?

Finding out is easier said than done with the devil in the work sleeping under the same roof, but if I don’t, it will be more than life as I know it crashing down around me. It’ll be the supernatural world swallowing me whole.

This fast-paced, action-packed, young adult paranormal coming-of-age adventure, about a New Orleans, magickal bloodline family, is ideal for fans of The Bane Chronicles and The Originals.


MAGICAL MIRI is the first of five books in the completed, binge-ready Gifted Girl Series.


The Magnolia Palace: A Novel

by Fiona Davis


Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue, returns with a tantalizing novel about the secrets, betrayal, and murder within one of New York City's most impressive Gilded Age mansions.

Eight months since losing her mother in the Spanish flu outbreak of 1919, twenty-one-year-old Lillian Carter's life has completely fallen apart. For the past six years, under the moniker Angelica, Lillian was one of the most sought-after artists' models in New York City, with statues based on her figure gracing landmarks from the Plaza Hotel to the Brooklyn Bridge. But with her mother gone, a grieving Lillian is rudderless and desperate—the work has dried up and a looming scandal has left her entirely without a safe haven. So when she stumbles upon an employment opportunity at the Frick mansion—a building that, ironically, bears her own visage—Lillian jumps at the chance. But the longer she works as a private secretary to the imperious and demanding Helen Frick, the daughter and heiress of industrialist and art patron Henry Clay Frick, the more deeply her life gets intertwined with that of the family—pulling her into a tangled web of romantic trysts, stolen jewels, and family drama that runs so deep, the stakes just may be life or death.

Nearly fifty years later, mod English model Veronica Weber has her own chance to make her career—and with it, earn the money she needs to support her family back home—within the walls of the former Frick residence, now converted into one of New York City's most impressive museums. But when she—along with a charming intern/budding art curator named Joshua—is dismissed from the 
Vogue shoot taking place at the Frick Collection, she chances upon a series of hidden messages in the museum: messages that will lead her and Joshua on a hunt that could not only solve Veronica's financial woes, but could finally reveal the truth behind a decades-old murder in the infamous Frick family.


The Lost Page: An Archaeological Thriller

by Joe Edd Morris

An unforgettable story of two courageous couples who risk everything for truth.

Amid a revolution, archaeologist Christopher Jordan and ancient manuscript expert Kathryn Ferguson travel to Syria in search of the original scroll of Marks’ Gospel. Paralleling their quest is the story of the evangelist’s escape with the scroll from the Roman siege of Jerusalem in 70 C.E., his struggles to complete the manuscript and his journeys and efforts with the daughter of Peter the Apostle to protect and save it for the ages. For both couples, time is running out and enemies are closing in.

Richly evocative and fiercely moving, this literary thriller explores the hard questions: Did Mark intentionally omit the resurrection story, leaving it shrouded in mystery? Or did it become detached and lost forever?

Discover the answer in The Lost Page.


Veil of Doubt

by Sharon Virts

When a mother is charged with murder in a town already convinced of her guilt, can defense attorney Powell Harrison find truth and justice in a legal system where innocence is not presumed? 

Emily Lloyd, a young widow in Reconstruction-era Virginia, is accused of poisoning her three-year-old daughter, Maud. It isn’t the first death in her home—her husband and three other children all died of mysterious illnesses—so when Maud succumbs to an unexplained malady, the town suspects foul play. Soon Mrs. Lloyd is charged not only with poisoning the child but also with murdering her children, her husband, and her aunt. 

Enter Powell Harrison, a soft-spoken, brilliant attorney who recently returned to his Virginia hometown to help his brother manage their late father’s practice. Approached to assist in Mrs. Lloyd’s defense, Harrison initially declines, worried that an infanticide case might tarnish their family’s reputation. But as details about the widow’s erratic behavior and her reclusive neighbors emerge, Harrison begins to suspect that an even more sinister truth might lurk beneath the family’s horrible fate and finds himself irresistibly drawn to the case.  

Based on a shocking true story, Veil of Doubt is part true-crime thriller, part medical and legal procedural. Perfect for fans of Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace and filled with rich period detail gleaned from exhaustive research, Veil of Doubt delves into the darkness of the South during Reconstruction, exposing intrigue, deception, and death. 



Where the Hurt Is (An Emmett Hardy Crime Novel Book 1)

by Chris Kelsey

"Poignant and funny, studded with characters who haunt your imagination long after you've read the final page." –Anne Hillerman, New York Times bestselling author of Cave of Bones

When everyone would prefer to look the other way, can one man cut through fear and prejudice to unmask a killer?

Oklahoma, 1965. Emmett Hardy is focused on drinking his failures away. And despite his general enthusiasm for the social reforms sweeping the country, the disillusioned police chief isn't surprised by his community's ongoing casual racism. But he's still shocked when he discovers the body of a Black woman with a slashed throat dumped by the railroad tracks.

When the state authorities offer only a lazy investigation and arrest an unlikely suspect, Hardy puts down the bottle and swears to uncover the real murderer. But with resistance from his all-white neighbors and the clues leading to the small town's most powerful citizen, the upstanding cop may be heading straight into danger.

Will Hardy's unrelenting race to find the truth destroy his life?

Where the Hurt Is is the complex first book in the Emmett Hardy Novel crime fiction series. If you like tortured heroes, tense twists, and authentic settings, then you'll love Chris Kelsey's poignant novel.



Assassin: A Novel (Alexander Hawke Book 2)

by Ted Bell

In this explosive, jaw-tightening thriller, and second in the bestselling Alex Hawke series
, fearless intelligence operative Lord Alexander Hawke matches wits with a cunning and bloodthirsty psychopath in a desperate race to avert an American Armageddon.

A shadowy figure known as the Dog is believed to be the ruthless terrorist who is systematically and savagely assassinating American diplomats and their families around the globe. As the deadly toll mounts inexorably, Alex Hawke, along with former NYPD cop and Navy SEAL Stokely Jones, is called upon by the U.S. government to launch a search for the assassin behind the murders.

Hawke, who makes James Bond look like a "slovenly, dull-witted clockpuncher" (
Kirkus Reviews), is soon following a trail that leads back to London in the go-go nineties, when Arab oil money fueled lavish, and sometimes fiendish, lifestyles. Other murky clues point to the Florida Keys, where a vicious killer hides behind the gates of a fabled museum. And to a remote Indonesian island where a madman tinkers with strains of a deadly virus and slyly bides his time.

Hawke must call upon resources deep within himself and race against time to stop a cataclysmic attack on America's most populous cities and avenge the inexplicable and horrific crime that has left him devastated.

Brimming with relentless action and stylish detail, and featuring a hero that readers will stand up and cheer for, 
Assassin is a gripping adventure. And definitely not recommended for the faint of heart.


EMP Patriots: A Small Town Post Apocalypse EMP Thriller Boxset

by J.S. Donovan

In the heart of darkness, a family's unity shines brightest.

When the grid goes dark, Emily Thatcher finds herself caught in a dangerous game with a stranger who knows too much, forcing her to question everything she thought she knew about survival and trust.

In the desolate Rocky Mountains, survivalist Emily Thatcher's solitary world is chaotic when an EMP attack cripples the nation. As society unravels, an enigmatic stranger named Jackson Hunter stumbles into her haven, harboring uncanny knowledge of her past and igniting an undercurrent of mistrust and dark secrets. With time running out and danger escalating, Emily must discern whether Jackson is an ally in this new, perilous world or a harbinger of betrayal amidst humanity's darkest hour. In this gripping EMP thriller, alliances are tested, and secrets are unveiled, forcing Emily to navigate a web of deceit with survival in a fragile balance.

I Know Your Secret: a psychological thriller with a twist you won't see coming

by J.M. O'Rourke

Amanda has built her whole life on a lie. It’s about to become undone.

As Dr Amanda Jackson moves through her seemingly perfect life in a plush Galway suburb, she knows that a secret she’s buried deep can never be revealed. Not to her husband of over two decades, not to her friends, and especially not to her two beloved children.

When she finds an ominous note pinned to the windscreen of her car, Amanda realises her worst nightmare has come true: someone out there knows her secret. The question is, who?
And why are they contacting her now?

As Amanda desperately searches for answers, her life starts to spin out of control. One inexplicable, frightening incident follows another, and Amanda’s terror escalates. When even her closest friend rejects her plea for help, she no longer knows who she can trust.

What Amanda doesn’t realise is that even she hasn’t understood the terrible truth behind her long-held secret, that the trauma buried deep in her past is darker and more painful than she could possibly have imagined.

I Know Your Secret – the gripping psychological thriller perfect for fans of Freida McFadden, Daniel Hurst, and K L Slater.


Brew City Blues Complete Series Boxed Set

by Michael Anderle

Army veteran Michael Collins is looking for a new start after a personal tragedy.

Now a recruit officer fresh out of the police academy, Michael has taken his first step in becoming a Milwaukee Police Officer.

His next hurdle is passing twelve weeks of field training in the most dangerous part of town.

Welcome to the Brew City Blues. Grab this four-book boxed set to dive into this series today!


Gangsters, sex workers, murderers, and thieves are just the external elements he will have to deal with to make it through field training. Michael is thrown into the fast-moving pace of a rookie’s life that takes him inside the lives of cops, criminals, victims, and their families.

Twenty-hour workdays and the department’s internal affairs unit making him feel like he has a bullseye on his back adds to the pressure.

Can this army vet with a troubled past survive the toughest part of his training in the Milwaukee Police Department and come to terms with the heartbreak from his past?

Note: This book contains profanities and situations not for the faint of heart. There is also dark, or what some call ‘gallows humor’ that police officers, and most other first responders use to deal with the ugliness that is thrown their way on a regular basis. This book is as realistic as it gets. Unless you are riding around in a squad car, now that’s real.

Included in this boxed set:

  1. Field Training
  2. Probation
  3. Choir Practice
  4. Honor and Valor

Get your copy of this gritty, action-packed real-life police drama to get your fill of blood, heartache, and cop humor!



A Long Time Dead (A Joe Turner Mystery)

by T.L. Bequette

"Fast pacing, clever plot twists, and intercontinental flavor make A Long Time Dead difficult not to finish in one sitting. 5/5 Stars." -Chanticleer Book Reviews

A decade ago, it had been unthinkable when Joe Turner's life-long friend, Owen Prescott, was charged with a grisly murder. Then Owen disappeared, leaving behind a brilliant career and budding romance to live as a fugitive from justice.

Now, haunted by the memory and clinging to a belief in Owen's innocence, Joe dives in to solve the cold case as the FBI closes in on his friend.

The award-winning Joe Turner Mystery series returns with a haunting, serpentine tale that pushes the snarky defense attorney to the brink.

Bequette has penned another riveting thriller that rewards the reader with a signature twist at the finale. Unlock the mystery to the latest Joe Turner thriller today.



Micro: A Novel

by Richard Preston

In the vein of Jurassic Park, this high-concept thriller follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company—only to find themselves cast out into the rain forest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them.

In the lush forests of Oahu, groundbreaking technology has ushered in a revolutionary era of biological prospecting, feeding a search for priceless drugs and applications on a scale beyond anything previously imagined. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, seven graduate students at the forefront of their fields are recruited by a pioneering microbiology start-up, Nanigen MicroTechnologies, which dispatches the group to a mysterious lab in Hawaii. But once in the rainforest, the scientists are thrust into a hostile wilderness that reveals surprising dangers at every turn. Armed only with their knowledge of the natural world, they find themselves prey to a technology of radical and unbridled power

An instant classic, Micro pits nature against technology in vintage Michael Crichton fashion. Completed by visionary science writer Richard Preston, this boundary-pushing thriller melds scientific fact with pulse-pounding fiction to create yet another masterpiece of sophisticated, cutting-edge entertainment.


To Have and to Hold, to Love and to Kill: An Agreement of Souls

by Amy S. Cutler

"A fast-moving, character-driven tale of spiritual reincarnation." –Dan C. Gunderman, author of Synod, former journalist

A terrible accident. Two deaths. A soul who refuses to move on.

In her past life, after causing the death of a little boy, Nikki was so devastated that her soul mate promised to murder her in their next life, to make her pay for what she had done. With no knowledge of this, Nikki lives for years as an addict, down on her luck, until she is rescued by Ken, who helps her with all aspects of her recovery. With the help of a few new friends and a cat named Destiny, Nikki turns her life around. What she doesn't know is that someone out there is destined to kill her, and he is watching, his passion for killing her growing stronger each day.

The question is: Can an agreement made between two souls be broken, and how far will one soul go to keep a promise made in a desperate attempt to save the other?




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