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Thrillers

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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!

River Run (The Forensic Geology Series Book 5)

by Toni Dwiggins


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THERE ARE PLENTY OF WAYS TO DIE in the Grand Canyon.

Forensic geologists Cassie Oldfield and Walter Shaws investigate one way: trouble on the canyon's Colorado River. Stranded raft. Life vests unused. Rafters missing.

The only clue to the fate of the rafters is a bag of pebbles caught in the bowline. Following that clue, the geologists uncover a hellish scheme. Not only are the rafters in peril, but the river itself is under attack.

The race to stop it takes Cassie and Walter deep into the canyon, and onto the mighty river, putting their own survival at stake.

>> All books in the series are standalone novels and can be enjoyed in any order.

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Traces of Her: An utterly gripping psychological thriller with a twist you'll never see coming

by Amanda Brittany

 

‘Addictive! A twisty page-turner that had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish.’ Roz Watkins

‘Rose. Rose. Pick up, please. I know who killed her. I know who killed my real mum. I’ve worked it out.’
 
When Rose’s flighty stepsister Willow disappears to Cornwall, she can’t help but roll her eyes. Willow is always taking off and there is always some kind of emergency.
 
But after Willow discovers that she was adopted and her birth mother died in tragic circumstances, her trip to the coast sparks a search into her past.
 
Two days later, when a package arrives at Rose’s house containing a series of four polaroids of four different men, Rose knows that Willow is in trouble. Each photograph a possible murder suspect, their family life begins to unravel, leaving one crucial question unanswered…
 
Who killed Willow’s mother and where is Willow now?

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Readers LOVE Traces of Her!

‘What a ride, more twists and turns than a Formula 1 race trackA.M. Castle

‘A whirlwind of a read. Just brilliant!’ Diane Jeffrey

'Addictive and fast-paced. Amanda Brittany is a name to keep your eye on. A brilliant thriller' Phoebe Morgan

‘An emotional thriller with a broad cast of characters who come alive on the pages of this addictive mystery.’ Naomi Joy

Gripped me from start to finish… Definitely did not see the twist at the end coming!’ NetGalley reviewer

‘This was an amazing page turner. So many twists and turns and I was completely surprised by the ending.’ Netgalley reviewer

A real page turner. This book had me hooked.’ Netgalley reviewer

 

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The Monster

by Josh Soule


Josh Soule's premiere thriller, The Monster, follows the psychological decline of a nameless narrator who tells his tale of being stalked and framed by a local serial killer.His relationships with friends and family deteriorate, and he soon is required to fend for himself. As days tick by, the time must come to find his way out of this problem before he ends up in prison or worse…

The Monster follows a young college student who has strained relationships with his mother, best friend, and ex-girlfriend. When an attack from an unknown puppet-themed assailant at a Halloween party leaves the protagonist seemingly at fault, he decides to flee rather than face consequences.

This starts a chain reaction of bad luck for the protagonist, who soon finds himself the perceived perpetrator of more crimes committed by the now titled "Puppet Man".

The clock is ticking before the protagonist finds himself in jail or dead, unless he can clear his name before it's too late.

 
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Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore: A Novel

by Matthew Sullivan


When a bookshop patron commits suicide, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this “intriguingly dark, twisty” (Kirkus Reviews) debut novel from an award-winning short story writer.

Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and the BookFrogs—the lost and lonely regulars who spend every day marauding the store’s overwhelmed shelves.

But when Joey Molina, a young, beguiling BookFrog, kills himself in the bookstore’s upper room, Lydia’s life comes unglued. Always Joey’s favorite bookseller, Lydia has been bequeathed his meager worldly possessions. Trinkets and books; the detritus of a lonely, uncared for man. But when Lydia flips through his books she finds them defaced in ways both disturbing and inexplicable. They reveal the psyche of a young man on the verge of an emotional reckoning. And they seem to contain a hidden message. What did Joey know? And what does it have to do with Lydia?

As Lydia untangles the mystery of Joey’s suicide, she unearths a long buried memory from her own violent childhood. Details from that one bloody night begin to circle back. Her distant father returns to the fold, along with an obsessive local cop, and the Hammerman, a murderer who came into Lydia’s life long ago and, as she soon discovers, never completely left. “Both charming and challenging” (Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review), Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore is a “multi-generational tale of abandonment, desperation, and betrayal…inventive and intricately plotted” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

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The Girl in Cabin 13

by A.J. Rivers


Knock…Knock…
When Emma finds a dead body on her porch with her name written on the dead’s man hand she uncovers a sinister clue to the mystery that has haunted her since childhood.


FBI agent Emma Griffin is sent undercover to the small sleepy town of Feathered Nest to uncover the truth behind the strings of disappearances that has left the town terrified.
To Emma there is nothing that can lay buried forever. Even though her own childhood has been plagued by deaths and disappearances.
Her mother’s death, her father’s disappearance, and her boyfriend’s disappearance. The only cases that she hasn’t solved.
Her obsession with finding out the truth behind her past was what led her to join the FBI.

Now, she must face what may be her biggest case. In Cabin 13 there lies an uneasy feeling. The feeling of her movements being watched.
When a knock on her door revealed a body on her porch and her name written on a piece of paper in the dead man’s hand. Suddenly her worlds collide.
With the past still haunting her, Emma must fight past her own demons to stop the body count from rising.
The woods have secrets. And this idyllic town has dark and murderous ones.
Either she reveals them or risk them claiming her too.

In Feathered Nest, nothing is what it seems.
The Girl in Cabin 13 is about to find out that the dead may have secrets of their own.

 
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Pineapple Puzzles: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book Three (Pineapple Port Mysteries 3)

by Amy Vansant

 

The infamous Puzzle Killer stops by Pineapple Port in a mystery both hilarious and heart-stopping!

 

Book THREE of the series that keeps readers (and their spouses) up at night with snorty laughter! Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY Best-Selling author Amy Vansant provides the perfect blend of humor and thrills as amateur sleuth Charlotte Morgan tries to track down a notorious killer.

After years dormant, the infamous Puzzle Killer returns to Charity, Florida, in search of a rival murderer out to claim the all-time murder record. When two serial killers battle for the throne, Charlotte, her boyfriend Declan, and a naked cat find themselves on the chopping block!

This is the author’s personal favorite in the series (to this point!)

The Pineapple Port Mystery Series are clean mysteries with edgy twists that will keep you guessing and ready for more. Fans of Agatha Christie, Dawn McKenna and Gina LaManna won’t be able to get enough of this fabulously funny, puzzling world!

 
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Bailey's Law (Jack Bailey Mystery Book 1)

by Meg Lelvis

 

Maxy Awards Winner - Best Mystery

"An intelligent, immersive police procedural that will leave you pining for another Jack Bailey novel." –Best Thrillers

What if it happened to your daughter? At first Detective Jack Bailey wonders who would kill a nice guy like Todd Kaplan. But it doesn't take long for Jack to realize Todd should’ve thought twice about what he did to several girls he dated. Was his murder justified?

Jack Bailey, small-town hard-boiled detective, must solve the crime, but his own unrelenting demons rising from his struggle with PTSD and buried family secrets complicate his task. Daily work at the station affords Jack distraction from the inner turmoil that penetrates his nights. Darkness brings unwanted memories, nightmares, and the realization he needs to face what happened ten years ago.

Through the searing Texas summer heat, Jack’s team of detectives works hard interrogating witnesses in an effort to discover Todd Kaplan’s true character. But it’s patrol cop, Denise Williams, who rises above her calling to assist in questioning a crucial witness. Smart and sassy, she holds her own with Jack’s moody temperament. All the while, a new romantic interest with a woman who is off limits proves problematic for Jack as he tries to make the right decision.

Was this small-town murder an act of justice or revenge? Only a parent who has tragically lost a child can hold the answer in their hearts. Jack understands. Only too well.

 

 
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Memories of A Murder

by Sid Kar


Frank Kirk, a NJ State Police homicide detective and an Ex-Army Ranger, investigates the most perplexing case of his life with unexpected help from a potentially mad neuroscientist who offers to extract memories from the murder victim’s dead brain.

For Frank, a case of a truck driver’s assassination is only the beginning of a rabbit hole that will see him pursue a professional hitman, investigate a mysterious oil tycoon and match wits and bullets against a team of tier one renegade mercenaries. A serendipitous intervention by a CIA agent with her own secrets brings foreboding of a link back to the war he had fought in Afghanistan.

Frank will need all his combat experience – for his enemies too are battle hardened killers who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets. From improvising on his Jungle Warfare training just to stand a chance at survival to a deadly gunfight amidst a high speed truck chase down the highway; Frank’s partner at his side will be his old, trusted rifle.

But his most unexpected partnership happens with an eccentric man whose bizarre experiment threatens to reveal the secrets men take with them to their graves.

Dead men tell no tales; but memories from a dead brain may tell a story of a Murder!

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The Watanabe Name

by Sakura Nobeyama

 

PenCraft Award 2019 Winner - Historical Fiction

"...flawlessly well-written mystery with a captivating plot that offers a dark perspective on family unity.” –IndieReader

Japanese business magnate Kenji Watanabe, 80, has protected the secrets surrounding his father’s murder for many years. When a detective calls in 2002 hoping to solve the case with new information, Kenji takes immediate action to keep the truth from becoming public.

In 1967, Kenji’s father, a former general in the Imperial Japanese Army, had more than his fair share of enemies. When a burglar stole his war sword and left a threatening note, it became clear that someone held a nasty grudge. And when the general was found murdered with Kenji holding the same sword over his dead body, Kenji became the prime suspect.

Kenji learned who killed his father and knew why, but no one was ever arrested. In 2002, the statute of limitations has already run out. No charges can be brought regardless of the new evidence. Yet, Kenji would rather die than reveal the secret.

 

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Memories of A Murder

by Sid Kar


Frank Kirk, a NJ State Police homicide detective and an Ex-Army Ranger, investigates the most perplexing case of his life with unexpected help from a potentially mad neuroscientist who offers to extract memories from the murder victim’s dead brain.

For Frank, a case of a truck driver’s assassination is only the beginning of a rabbit hole that will see him pursue a professional hitman, investigate a mysterious oil tycoon and match wits and bullets against a team of tier one renegade mercenaries. A serendipitous intervention by a CIA agent with her own secrets brings foreboding of a link back to the war he had fought in Afghanistan.

Frank will need all his combat experience – for his enemies too are battle hardened killers who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets. From improvising on his Jungle Warfare training just to stand a chance at survival to a deadly gunfight amidst a high speed truck chase down the highway; Frank’s partner at his side will be his old, trusted rifle.

But his most unexpected partnership happens with an eccentric man whose bizarre experiment threatens to reveal the secrets men take with them to their graves.

Dead men tell no tales; but memories from a dead brain may tell a story of a Murder!

 
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The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad, Book 2)

by Tana French


New York Times bestselling author Tana French, author of The Witch Elm, is “the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years” (The Washington Post) and “inspires cultic devotion in readers” (The New Yorker).

“Required reading for anyone who appreciates tough, unflinching intelligence and ingenious plotting.” —The New York Times

Soon to be a Starz series


In the “compellingˮ (The Boston Globe) and “pitch perfectˮ (Entertainment Weekly) follow-up to Tana French’s runaway bestseller In the Woods, itʼs six months later and Cassie Maddox has transferred out of the Dublin Murder Squad with no plans to go back—until an urgent telephone call summons her to a grisly crime scene. The victim looks exactly like Cassie and carries ID identifying herself as Alexandra Madison, an alias Cassie once used as an undercover cop. Cassie must discover not only who killed this girl, but, more important, who was this girl?

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Unspeakable Things

by Jess Lourey


Inspired by a terrifying true story from the author’s hometown, a heart-pounding novel of suspense about a small Minnesota community where nothing is as quiet—or as safe—as it seems.

Cassie McDowell’s life in 1980s Minnesota seems perfectly wholesome. She lives on a farm, loves school, and has a crush on the nicest boy in class. Yes, there are her parents’ strange parties and their parade of deviant guests, but she’s grown accustomed to them.

All that changes when someone comes hunting in Lilydale.

One by one, local boys go missing. One by one, they return changed—violent, moody, and withdrawn. What happened to them becomes the stuff of shocking rumors. The accusations of who’s responsible grow just as wild, and dangerous town secrets start to surface. Then Cassie’s own sister undergoes the dark change. If she is to survive, Cassie must find her way in an adult world where every sin is justified, and only the truth is unforgivable.

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The Line Between

by Tosca Lee


In this frighteningly believable thriller from New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee, an extinct disease re-emerges from the melting Alaskan permafrost to cause madness in its victims. For recent apocalyptic cult escapee Wynter Roth, it’s the end she’d always been told was coming.

When Wynter Roth is turned out of New Earth, a self-contained doomsday cult on the American prairie, she emerges into a world poised on the brink of madness as a mysterious outbreak of rapid early onset dementia spreads across the nation.

As Wynter struggles to start over in a world she’s been taught to regard as evil, she finds herself face-to-face with the apocalypse she’s feared all her life—until the night her sister shows up at her doorstep with a set of medical samples. That night, Wynter learns there’s something far more sinister at play and that these samples are key to understanding the disease.

Now, as the power grid fails and the nation descends into chaos, Wynter must find a way to get the samples to a lab in Colorado. Uncertain who to trust, she takes up with former military man Chase Miller, who has his own reasons for wanting to get close to the samples in her possession, and to Wynter herself.

Filled with action, conspiracy, romance, and questions of whom—and what—to believe, The Line Between is a high-octane story of survival and love in a world on the brink of madness.

 
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LET ME GO (Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Book 5)

by Willow Rose

 

 

The #1 Bestselling Mystery Series on Amazon continues!

 

What if a stranger told you that she believed your child is about to be killed? What if that woman was an ex-FBI profiler with a disputable reputation?

Would you believe her?

Eva Rae Thomas is chasing down a vicious killer, but no one will believe he even exists. If there are no unexplained dead bodies or missing persons, then how can there be a killer on the loose?

What they don’t understand is that the perfect murder is the one that doesn’t look like murder.

Can Eva Rae convince local law enforcement to help her with this case before the killer strikes once more? Or will she have to take matters into her own hands – again?

LET ME GO is the fifth book in the Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series and can be read as a standalone.

 

Scroll up and grab a exhilarating suspenseful mystery today.

 

 
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Murder in the South of France

by Susan Kiernan-Lewis


Maggie Newberry is an advertising copywriter who’s fast on her feet and a little stunned to realize that she’s over 30 and still hasn’t found true love. When her long missing sister ends up dead, Maggie flies to the south of France to find the little niece that no one in the family even knew existed. Along the way, she finds handsome, sexy Frenchman Laurent Dernier to help search for the girl. Meanwhile, her sister’s murderer sets his sights on the little girl—and Maggie.

(Alors: Laurent’s classic boeuf en daube recipe at the end of the book!)

This book is a clean read: no graphic violence, sex or strong language
Genre: light culinary cozy mystery, women amateur sleuth, cozy animal (dog)

MAGGIE NEWBERRY MYSTERIES
Murder in the South of France (Book 1)
Murder a la Carte (Book 2)
Murder in Provence (Book 3)
Murder in Paris (Book 4)
Murder in Aix (Book 5)
Murder in Nice (Book 6)
Murder in the Latin Quarter (Book 7)
Murder in the Abbey (Book 8)
Murder in the Bistro (Book 9)
Murder in Cannes (Book 10)
Murder in Grenoble (Book 11)
Murder in the Vineyard (Book 12)
 

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Wrapping Up (A Wayfair Witches' Cozy Mystery #5)

by A.A. Albright


It’s the most wonderful time of the year - or at least it would be, if one of the most popular witches in Riddler’s Cove hadn’t just been murdered.

When Winnie Wywood is found, strangled by festive ribbon and wrapped up like a present, there are two main suspects.

Suspect number one is the father of Wanda’s boyfriend, which might make the holiday period ever so slightly awkward.

Suspect number two is a woman who seems all too keen to admit to the murder.

Wanda hopes to track down the culprit before the Winter Solstice celebrations get underway. But there might be a little more to worry about than who killed Winnie ...

 
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The Curious Case of the Missing Head: A Medical Thriller (Jack Rogan Mysteries Book 5)

by Gabriel Farago

 

A headless body on a boat. An international conspiracy. Can he survive a controversial scientific discovery?

Esteemed Australian journalist Jack Rogan is on a mission to solve the disappearance of his mother in the 70s. But when a friend needs help rescuing a kidnapped world-renowned astrophysicist, he doesn’t hesitate. Struggling with more questions than answers, his investigation leads them aboard a hellish hospital ship, where instead of finding the kidnap victim, he’s confronted with a decapitated corpse.

As the search intensifies, Jack bumps up against diabolical cartels with hidden agendas. And when his research reveals dubious experiments, a criminal on death row, and a shocking revelation about his mother’s fate, he must uncover how it’s all linked.

Can Jack unravel the twisted connections and catch the scientist’s killer, or will the next obituary published be his own?

The Curious Case of the Missing Head is the fifth standalone novel in the page-turning Jack Rogan Mysteries series. If you like meticulous theoretical science, exponentially increasing intensity, and astonishing surprises, then you’ll love Gabriel Farago’s hair-raising medical thriller.

Buy The Curious Case of the Missing Head to blow the lid off an electrifying adventure today!

 

 
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Fatal Limit

by Inge-Lise Goss

 

A Murderer Is Loose In The Hospital

Dora Stephens can’t refuse this case.

When she witnesses Sheila, the aunt of her best friend, stagger out of the hospital and die from a traffic accident, Dora’s private eye instincts kick in. Something’s not right. Sheila had no known enemies… but someone wanted her dead.

Digging into the circumstances of Sheila’s death leads Dora on a devious path where she encounters lies, drugs, betrayal, and infidelity. She uncovers another mysterious death and stumbles upon a dark secret kept by some of the hospital’s top staff and privileged doctors.

Sheila was not the only nurse who had an affair with the hospital’s star surgeon. Would one of her romantic rivals stoop to murder? Or had she learned too much about the well-kept dark secret?

Fatal Limit is a spellbinding medical thriller that will keep you turning its pages. In this taut and gripping story, greed, love and envy come together to create a deadly toxin. And the only prescription is… justice

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The Event (The Survivors Book One)

by Nathan Hystad


The ships came at dawn.

Dean’s wife is dead. Her last words: When the ships come...wear the necklace.

Then the ships arrived.

Cities all around the world reported strange alien vessels descending. Some saw them as the heralds of a new age; others fired everything they had at them. All were taken as the beams lashed down and drew them into the sky.

Dean was left behind, seemingly the last man on Earth.

A trail of clues left by his dead wife guide Dean on a perilous journey across America and beyond, to learn the truth behind the mysterious ships and save humanity from its doom.

But not everything is as it seems.

The Event is the epic first novel by Nathan Hystad, creator of the bestselling Explorations anthology series.
 

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Caged to Kill (Lawyer David Thompson Legal Thrillers Series Book 2)

by Tom Swyers


"Suspenseful, chilling, and important." --Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author, Gilbert King.

Tom Swyers is a multi-award winning and Amazon bestselling author enjoyed by readers of great writers like John Grisham, James Patterson, David Baldacci, Robert Dugoni, Scott Pratt, Robert Bailey, William L. Myers Jr.,and Thomas Benigno.

A LAWYER MUST CHOOSE BETWEEN HIS CLIENT'S LIFE AND HIS FAMILY'S SURVIVAL

After 30 years in solitary, Phillip Dawkins is determined to live as a free man. Finally cleared of his wrongful conviction for murdering a cop, he turns to the only friends he has--his lawyer, David Thompson, and Thompson's wife and son.

Modern life for a man left behind in the 1980s is stressful enough. But when Phillip perceives that the government is harassing him, he's pushed to his breaking point. He fears "they're" out to put him back behind bars or 6 feet under.

Despite David's reassurances that he's being overly paranoid, bad dreams and forgotten memories resurface in Phillip's mind. He begins to doubt his sanity and innocence. And it's getting harder to resist his inner voice urging him to kill David and maybe his family too.

As David becomes increasingly suspicious of Phillip, he fears for himself and his family. But Phillip has all but been adopted by David's wife and Phillip and his son have become best friends. They think David has lost it.

David finds himself in a race to solve the mystery that is Phillip Dawkins. The courts, prison officials, the FBI, the CIA, are all fair game in his frantic search for answers.

Can David discover the truth in time to save himself and his family or will shadowy forces unleash a killer first?


Caged to Kill is the second standalone book in the Lawyer David Thompson Thriller Series. If you like psychological suspense, engaging characters, and twists and turns, then you'll love Tom Swyers' gripping novel.

Buy your copy of Caged to Kill today!
 

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