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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!
Reality and illusion blur in this Washington Post bestseller that Michael Connelly calls “a hundred percent adrenaline rush disguised as a detective novel.”
Nicki Pearl is the perfect daughter—every parent’s dream. And that of strangers, too. Wherever she goes, she’s being watched. Each stalker is different from the last, except for one thing—their alarming obsession with Nicki.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and Nicki’s father is turning to someone who can protect her: retired private detective and ex–Navy SEAL Jon Lancaster. Teaming up with FBI agent and former abduction victim Beth Daniels, Lancaster can help—his way. He’s spent most of his career dispatching creeps who get off on terrorizing the vulnerable. Unlicensed, and unrestricted, he plays dirty…But this case is unusual. Why so many men? Why this one girl? Does Nicki have something to hide? Or do her parents?
Trawling the darkest depths of southern Florida, Lancaster faces a growing tide of secrets and deception. And the deeper he digs, the more he realizes that finding the truth won’t be easy. Because there’s more to this case than meets the eye.
“Raw emotion, nonstop action, and relentless pacing makes Backlash another one-night read from Brad Thor, who delivers the book to beat in 2019.” —The Real Book Spy
#1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and #1 Publishers Weekly bestselling author Brad Thor is back with his most gripping thriller yet!
In ancient texts, there are stories about men who struck from the shadows, seemingly beyond the reach of death itself. These men were considered part angel, part demon. Their loyalty was to their families, their friends, and their kings. You crossed these men at your peril. And once crossed, there was no crossing back.
They were fearless; men of honor who have been known throughout history by different names: Spartan, Viking, Samurai.
Today, men like these still strike from the shadows. They are highly prized intelligence agents, military operatives, and assassins.
One man is all three.
Two days ago, that man was crossed—badly.
Now, far from home and surrounded by his enemy, Scot Harvath must battle his way out.
With no support, no cavalry coming, and no one even aware of where he is, it will take everything he has ever learned to survive.
But survival isn’t enough. Harvath wants revenge.
In the most explosive novel Brad Thor has ever written, page after captivating page of action, intrigue, loyalty, and betrayal will keep you hooked until the very last sentence.
Made a scapegoat for someone else’s failings, who wouldn’t jump at the chance to put the record straight?
When DS Dave Slater is unjustly suspended from duty after a botched operation, he soon gets bored sitting at home waiting to hear his fate. Then his boss unexpectedly asks him to investigate a case “discreetly” and before long Slater realises he has a chance to redeem himself.
Joined by fellow scapegoat DS Norman Norman, Slater is plunged into a tangled web of corruption, blackmail, deception, and probably one of the most cunning murders ever. But can he and Norman wade through the ever-widening pool of suspects to find the killer?
Death of A Temptress is the first book in P.F Ford’s Slater and Norman Mystery series. If you like British Detectives, you’ll love this classic blend of character, suspense and humour.
Buy this book now and enjoy an entertaining mix of mystery and humour that never takes itself too seriously.
“A manic thriller for the political nerd.” –IndieReader
America’s dubious view of recent elections has a solid basis. This book satisfies the insatiable appetite for this timely topic. Voters want to know their vote counts.
Pseudo President takes readers through murder, romance, intrigue, mystery and the fraudulent voting technologies widely used in the last several elections, based upon actual events, court cases, news reports, and persons. The main character is a former Special Operations US Marine.
This book contains exhaustive research of over 25 voter fraud methods and cyber techniques. The story begins two years before a presidential election. The text provides enough detail, so that readers can research actual events if they so wish.
Sometimes, what we hunt can capture us….
He wants her dead. She knows she should be afraid. After all, he’s a contract hit-man. But someone has to stop his killing spree. An old locket with a painful history, connects their minds. She is aware of his plans far more than he is aware of her presence inside his head. However, the roles can reverse at any time. The question is: Can she stop him, even with the help of a CIA operative, especially when the hit-man is hell-bent on completing his latest mission.
Dr. Amelia Rimgold is a young research scientist about to testify in a generic drug fraud. She’s descended from a Salem resident hung as a witch, and believes her locket is a protective amulet. After all, it’s been passed down the line of her ancestors for hundreds of years. Her beliefs are put to the test when a contract killer attacks her and takes the locket. While she survives the attack, she finds herself bound to the killer through the paranormal amulet. She can see his thoughts and actions, but also experiences sympathetic rages.
CIA operative Ted Bester doesn’t believe in things he can’t explain by rational means. However, when the chemist demonstrates her abilities, he’s convinced. Now he must keep her safe, find the killer, and help her break the connection between them before it’s too late.
As the pair track the hit man, they become the hunted when the killer discovers a way to turn the power of the amulet against them. He redoubles his efforts to complete the job he thought long finished, and correct his one and only career mistake.
If you like complex plot twists, heart-pounding action, and a touch of the mysterious akin to Iris Johansen, you’ll enjoy this paranormal romantic suspense.
Buy Setback and immerse yourself in another world!
With her social life and writing career in tatters at the ripe old age of thirty-five, Sunni Taylor decides to pack up her things and join her sisters, Lana and Emily, in the small town of Firefly Junction. Hoping to open a bed and breakfast, Sunni sets herself the task of refurbishing the rundown Cider Ridge Inn, a two-hundred-year-old house with a sordid past. In the meantime, she's stuck writing dull human interest stories for the Junction Times. But when Sunni decides to bend the rules on her first newspaper assignment, she soon finds herself in her favorite place—right in the center of a murder investigation. Now if she can just steer clear of the cocky, irritating and far too appealing local detective, Brady "Jax" Jackson.
It isn't long before Sunni discovers that avoiding Jax is a piece of cake compared to staying clear of the equally cocky, irritating and far too appealing two-hundred-year-old ghost haunting the halls of the Cider Ridge Inn.
Death in the Park is a full-length cozy mystery novel with a fun paranormal twist.
1. Death in the Park
2. Killer Bridal Party
3. Murder at the Inn
4. A Humbug Holiday
“A hard-hitting, no-nonsense, erotic crime thriller.” –IndieReader
Police Detective Lori Daniels has a knack for picking the wrong guy as a lover. This complicates her next big assignment.
One former lover from high school is now the front man for a major illegal drug distributor. Another former lover is the captain of the Police Internal Affairs Division, who vows to have Lori kicked off the police force, even if it means framing her as a gang informant. Her present lover is the hotshot detective from another precinct, who is super successful in bringing down the drug gangs, and also has a super ego to match.
Strategies devised by the State Police, City Police, Internal Affairs, and a Drug Gang, including using moles and informants, all go haywire. In the end, the trust between friends, along with steady and reliable police work, leads to the capture of a major drug lord.
The Thriller Award–winning series continues as Detective Jude Fontaine finds a decades-old connection to missing children that will freeze her blood.
A boy’s frozen body is found trapped in the ice of a Minneapolis lake. The horrifying discovery leads Detective Jude Fontaine and her partner, Uriah Ashby, to more bodies in the ice, all of twelve-year-old boys missing for twenty years.
Then, in one of the worst blizzards the city has ever seen, a four-year-old is abandoned on Jude’s doorstep. The child can’t tell them where he’s from, who his parents are, or how he got there. He doesn’t even know his name.
But in his unspoken language, Jude reads something horrifying—a connection to the dead boys. Now a four-year-old with no name may be the only key to a twenty-year-old, very cold case.
How is there evidence that the gas station clerk has been shot three times point blank and survived?
With an ambitious past now in ashes, Harmon is a twenty-year veteran of the Bureau. Blunt, with little patience for idiots and even less political savvy, he’s just been transferred to a small resident agency in Santa Rosa. It’s not exactly an outright dismissal but it’s the opposite of a promotion.
Given a new partner - Kate, green and freshly graduated - and a routine investigation, it’s not long before Harmon realizes that this case is far more than it seems. Why has he been given a case when the suspect is already in police custody? How can there be evidence that the gas station clerk was shot point-blank three times … and survived?
With far more questions than answers, Harmon and Kate are ferried from case to case as they realize that they’ve been tossed down an increasingly deadly rabbit hole - but by who? And why? And could a seemingly impossible tale of an immortal man be … plausible?
Deception lies at every corner; the stakes are mounting and with it—the feeling that they’re expendable pawns in the hands of a hidden puppet master.
A case cloaked in mystery, explosive leads and a partner with a hidden past, Harmon will need his wits about him if he ever wants to make it through this investigation alive.
A riveting, fast-paced paranormal thriller - this novel will keep you at the very edge of your seat and turning each page until the very last.
Europe's smartest criminal,
versus America's best spy.
And then there's poor Emily,
stuck in between.
Imagine THE DAY OF THE JACKAL meets BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY.
"Wow! Jack Reacher move over. Kyle Achilles is on the job." --Ann Burgund
"I loved this novella. It started out fast and never stopped." --Margaret Lovett
"Easy to read, and hard to put down." --Todd Simpson
Rumor has it there's a Russian you can turn to if you're very rich, and need dirty deeds done without a trace. The CIA calls him Ivan the Ghost because he's operated for years without leaving a trail or revealing his face.
For the first time in history, Ivan appears to have slipped. The CIA's new director sets Agent Kyle Achilles on an intercept course, surveilling the daughter of a British politician. Then Ivan pulls off a masterful con, and Emily vanishes.
With Emily's life, his career, and America's reputation at stake, Achilles partners with an unlikely new agent he meets in France. Together they attempt to get one step ahead of the legendary Russian, while rubbing elbows with the ultra-rich in a high-tech international chase.
"Tim Tigner is fast becoming one of my all time favorites!" --Ronald Spunt
PRAISE FOR THE SINGULARITY WITNESS: "A fast-paced thriller with a scientific edge ... never a dull moment." - San Francisco Book Review "Devilishly clever, and good, this is Dan Grant." - Pacific Book Review, Star Awarded to Books of Excellent Merit. The Singularity Witness explores an intersection of science and medical research, and what happens when a radical technology ushers in an ominous future. Thomas Parker, a Princeton professor and neurologist, and FBI Agent Kate Morgan unlock secrets that start with murder, abduction, and inhumane research. Who is the singularity witness? Read to find out.
Additional Praise for The Singularity Witness:
“Packed with menace and peril this clever thriller is a stylish blend of fact and fiction. An entertaining romp from start to finish that makes you think – is this real? Definitely one for the keeper shelf.” - Steve Berry, New York Times internationally bestselling author of The Jefferson Key and The Lost Order.
"THE SINGULARITY WITNESS blew me away. It has everything I love in a novel (and so much more): breathless suspense, a rollercoaster of a plot, great characters, and a storyline ripped from tomorrow's headlines. The science and speculation alone are worth the read, not to mention where the novel takes you. An eye-opening and explosive debut. Don't miss it!" - James Rollins, New York Times internationally bestseller author of The Demon Crown and Crucible.
"The only way to solve the case might be to allow the project to reach completion - an outcome with surprising ramifications for humanity." - Manhattan Book Review, 5 Star Review.
"A hard-hitting story that is vivid, realistic, and frighteningly compelling ... edge-of-your-seat reading." - Midwest Book Review.
“Biomedical research is designed to open doors to enlightenment but sometimes these doors lead to deep, dark passages. Such is the case with THE SINGULARITY WITNESS. A page-turner that is well researched and written.” - DP Lyle, MD, award-winning and bestselling author A-List and Deep Six.
“A pulsing thriller, deftly written and topical.” - Andrew Gross, New York Times internationally bestselling author of The One Man.
"A page-turning book for all who love intricate thrillers with a stunning ending." - Hollywood Book Review, Star Awarded to Books of Excellent Merit.
Who is The Singularity Witness? ORDER TODAY to find out.
Winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Novel
Heralded by the Washington Post as a "a magnificent creation, Huck Finn channeled through Lord of the Flies", John Hart's The Last Child is his most significant work to date, an intricate, powerful story of loss, hope, and courage in the face of evil.
Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: a warm home and loving parents; a twin sister, Alyssa, with whom he shared an irreplaceable bond. He knew nothing of loss, until the day Alyssa vanished from the side of a lonely street. Now, a year later, Johnny finds himself isolated and alone, failed by the people he'd been taught since birth to trust. No one else believes that Alyssa is still alive, but Johnny is certain that she is---confident in a way that he can never fully explain.
Determined to find his sister, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown. It is a desperate, terrifying search, but Johnny is not as alone as he might think. Detective Clyde Hunt has never stopped looking for Alyssa either, and he has a soft spot for Johnny. He watches over the boy and tries to keep him safe, but when Johnny uncovers a dangerous lead and vows to follow it, Hunt has no choice but to intervene.
Then a second child goes missing . . .
Undeterred by Hunt's threats or his mother's pleas, Johnny enlists the help of his last friend, and together they plunge into the wild, to a forgotten place with a history of violence that goes back more than a hundred years. There, they meet a giant of a man, an escaped convict on his own tragic quest. What they learn from him will shatter every notion Johnny had about the fate of his sister; it will lead them to another far place, to a truth that will test both boys to the limit.
Traveling the wilderness between innocence and hard wisdom, between hopelessness and faith, The Last Child leaves all categories behind and establishes John Hart as a writer of unique power.
Now with an excerpt from John Hart's next book The Hush, available in February 2018.
What if building a case against corruption gets you killed?
Newly minted P.I. duo Lalla and Pearlie Bains, are thrilled at the prospect of signing a well-connected judge as a client.
But when a stranger persuades two foster boys to release a cage of chickens in the county courthouse, the distraction is used to cover the judge's murder.
Now Lalla and Pearlie are in a race to catch a killer before the killer decides two boys will have to be silenced…permanently.
Dinah’s dream of ever leaving her small Southwest Florida town before and during the land boom of the twenties seems doomed when she finds herself pregnant by an unscrupulous, older man. Young Zach also has a dream. He wants to be his own man, go his own way. But when tragedy strikes Dinah’s family, his soft heart won’t allow him to walk away.
When Tyler, an ambitious land developer, offers to buy Dinah’s riverfront property, her dream is revived. Zach abhors the selling of paradise for a quick buck and tries to change her mind. He also fears losing Dinah. Tyler ups the ante by proposing, and Dinah is forced to choose between a man who can make her dream come true, or a man who’s been there for every joy, every sorrow in her life. Sadly, she chooses the dream.
Years later, the stock market is soaring, Tyler’s the wealthiest man in the county, and Dinah’s had it up to her jewelled earlobes with the grand life. Then Tyler and Zach decide to enter politics, and she has another choice to make. Will she support the candidate who wants to further develop the sun-kissed coast, or jeopardize her marriage by supporting the one who wants to preserve it for future generations?
‘Have you ever had a secret that you couldn’t tell a soul, even the people you love? I have.’
Lucy has a kind and adoring husband, a job she loves as a teacher, and a house on Mulberry Avenue with floaty curtains and the softest bed linen. After her troubled childhood, she knows life will never be perfect, but it’s pretty close.
She’s also got Amber, right next door. They never run out of things to talk about. Even if Amber’s life – with her high-profile job and handsome, wealthy boyfriend – is more glamorous than Lucy’s.
But then Amber starts to hint that her life isn’t all it seems, and when she comes to Lucy, terrified, saying that she’s getting threatening messages, Lucy promises to protect her.
The closer Lucy gets to anyone, the harder it is to keep her past to herself. But Amber’s boyfriend has left her just when she needs him most, and she doesn’t have anyone else.
Lucy knows all too well that people aren’t always what they seem. Sometimes they have secrets. And they’d do anything to keep them. Lucy’s still sure: she can trust her friend... can’t she?
Gripping and unputdownable, The Woman Next Door tells a story about the dark side of friendship, and has a final twist that will shock every reader. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Friend Request, and Clare Mackintosh.
‘Wow!! I could not put this book down!! From the very beginning I was hooked… Tons of twists and thrills. I was completely blown away.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A dark and twisty book … The twist was great. Perfect for those who love The Girl on the Train.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Can I give this 10 stars? That's what it deserves! Sue Watson is an amazing storyteller… she perfectly wove together a web of lies, paranoia, deceit, and friendship that created one big twisty and twisted story… I could not put this book down… This is why I read! For books like this!... LOVED LOVED LOVED this one!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Sue Watson never disappoints, this is a gripping psychological thriller with a shocking ending that I never saw coming… A truly gripping and unforgettable twisty journey.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘The ending was totally shocking, I thought I figured it out. But nope no idea!! Every time I put it down, I wanted to pick it right back up.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow what a great book… Twists and turns and suspense. Can't wait for more from this amazing author.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A psychological thriller that simmers with palpable tension… I appreciated the jaw-dropping twist.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘A fantastic psychological thriller… a thrilling tale of friendship and betrayal. I highly recommend!’ Monn’s Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘Fantastic… I thought I knew how it was going but boy, was I wrong… Highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Definitely an author to watch!… I loved this book, I couldn't put it down!’ All the Good Books, 5 stars
‘OMG! My head is still spinning with the amazing non stop intense action packed thrills!... Suspenseful, mind blowing, beyond words… A must read for 2019!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Well what a darkly woven story this turned out to be!... The author has got messing with the reader’s head down to a fine art and I was blown away by the end. Definitely got the adrenaline going and one I will be urging everyone to read so I can talk about it. Loved it!’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘This book has it all... I was SO hooked from page one.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Sue Watson never disappoints, this is a gripping psychological thriller with a shocking ending that I never saw coming.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
An apparent suicide. A mysterious disappearance. Did one man get away with murder—twice?
NYPD detective Sheryn Sterling has had her eye on Alex Traynor ever since his friend Cori fell to her death under suspicious circumstances a year ago. Cori’s death was ruled a suicide, but Sheryn thinks Alex—a wartime photojournalist suffering from PTSD—got away with murder.
When Alex’s fiancée, Emily, a talented and beloved local doctor, suddenly goes missing, Sheryn suspects that Alex is again at the center of a sticky case. Sheryn dislikes loose ends, and Cori’s death had way too many of them.
But as Sheryn starts pulling at the threads in this web, her whole theory unravels. Everyone involved remembers the night Cori died differently—and the truth about her death could be the key to solving Emily’s disappearance.
"Intelligently conceived and well-executed...A mystery that thoughtfully reflects on the hazy line between suspicion and reckless mania." - Kirkus Reviews
Join Jason Debord as he seeks clarity following the death of a reality TV co-star and ends up uncovering criminal conspiracy.
When Jason returned home from competing on Beached he'd lost weight, couldn't sleep, and felt more alone than ever. But, he expected those changes. Jason had no way to predict that one of his fellow competitors would fling himself from a cliff. Unless he didn't.
Jason can't believe it, but the network broadcasts the alleged suicide to the world, so he pushes forward in his own amateur investigation. Met with resistance from the cast and crew, he persists only through the support of his developing romance with Blake, a psychologist who observes alarming similarities between her patient and her partner.
Events in Cut Reality have a variety of interpretations. While under the watchful eye of the public, Jason has to decide: is what he uncovers too coincidental to be true, or so hard to accept because it's his new reality.
What critics are saying:
"On the surface, Cut Reality is a murder mystery; but actually it is much more...Highly recommended for those who like their intrigue steeped in philosophical insights and dilemmas." - Midwest Book Review
"When I heard the premise of Cut Reality, I almost died...and I wouldn't lie about that." - Jonny Fairplay, Survivor NSFW
"[Zack Hacker] makes poignant critiques though subtle plot developments, holding back from judging society at large, but willing to poke holes in some of our accepted values...From the first tension-filled scene...Cut Reality will keep readers guessing, but also leave them with plenty to think about." - SPR
"The perfect genre book at the perfect time." - San Francisco Book Review
"Cut Reality is the type of thoughtful, provocative work that you don't see much of in the reality TV fanbase anymore. I had a lot of fun reading it." - Mario Lanza, author of When It Was Worth Playing For, The Funny 115, and host of Survivor Historians
"★★★★★ I have always loved books that can surprise me - this book did that and more." - Readers' Favorite Reviews
The streets aren't safe when your enemy wears a blue uniform and a gold badge.
What if the good guys weren't good?
What if a cop went rogue and killed an innocent man?
What if it was all caught on video and the cop would do anything to cover it up?
"Much like the script of an action-packed movie, Enemy in Blue will buffet you from one hair-raising scene to another -- and will always leave you pondering, who's the real enemy?" -L.Capritta
For anyone that craves an action-packed thriller and can't get their fill of Grisham, Koontz or Patterson...Enemy in Blue is your next escape!
"For action, body-count and digging into the underworld of police politics--this is really a great read. However, the best asset of the novel is the incredible drawing of the antagonist--the evil Sergeant Shaver really shines." -P.Weekly
BEKA COOPER IS a rookie with the Provost's Guard, and she's been assigned to the Lower City. It's a tough beat, but Beka can hear the voices of the dead on the wings of pigeons, and Beka's birds clue her in to two major murderers on the loose. The rest of the Guard is busy investigating the fire opal killer, so it's up to Beka to nab the Shadow Snake.Tamora Pierce begins a new Tortall trilogy introducing Beka Cooper, a young woman who lived 200 years before Pierce's popular Alanna character. Pierce employs first-person narration, bringing readers even closer to a character that they will love for her unusual talents and tough personality.
A sinister phone call, an unknown visitor. Sophie's life is about to be turned upside down
Sophie has worked hard to free herself from the clutches of addiction and turn her life around. Practising as a counsellor, in a women's centre in Manchester, she now helps other girls in trouble.
She forms a close relationship with Cassie, one of her clients and tries to help her escape the clutches of a violent boyfriend.
But is Sophie being followed?
How can she uncover the truth, when she can't trust what is real?
The more she delves, the closer she gets to danger.
Can she revisit her own dark past before it is too late?
Get hooked on this dark, twist-filled suspense thriller that's in the vein of works by Rachel Abbott and Mark Edwards.
What other readers are saying -
Excellent. A well researched, informative, pacy novel with believable characters and insightful descriptions. Amazon verified customer
Found this a gripping storyline, had me guessing, great read. Amazon verified customer
Keeps you guessing right until the end. Haven't enjoyed a book as much in a long time. Unputdownable. Amazon verified customer
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