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!

The Decrypter: Secret of the Lost Manuscript (Calla Cress Technothriller Series: Book 1)

by Rose Sandy


The Decrypter: Secret of the Lost Manuscript

The secret of the manuscript is only the beginning . . . The truth could cost her life.

Calla Cress is the Decrypter but doesn’t know it yet. Heck, she just wants to find who dumped her twenty-eight years ago at a London orphanage, where infants are abandoned to conceal government secrets.

Just a few miles away, fear grips a dangerous government agency, the ISTF. An unbreakable code, written on an ancient manuscript and missing for decades, surfaces. When the highly guarded document vanishes in Berlin with a long-hidden secret concerning Calla’s family, she finds herself up against an adversary with superior firepower.

Calla must use her wits to decode the manuscript’s riddle before it’s too late. Could its decryption lead to an astounding technological breakthrough and a dangerous new world?

Forced on a run halfway across the world, Calla dodges sniper shots and globetrotting spies into a desperate hunt for truth and survival. Nothing in either the modern or the ancient world is what it appears to be.

The Decrypter: Secret of the Lost Manuscript delivers high octane action, and provocative twists you won’t see coming.

Praise for the Decrypter: Secret of the Lost Manuscript

“A brilliant read! I recommend this to anyone who enjoys mystery, suspense, thrillers or action novels. The detail is astounding! The historical references, location descriptions, references to technology, cryptography....this author really knows her stuff.”

“An action-packed adventure, techno-thriller across several continents like a Jason Bourne or James Bond movie, but with an actual storyline!”

“Brilliantly written. I loved the very descriptive side, which was a good way of visualizing and getting to terms with each new place, as the action takes place in several different countries.”

“The description is so rich, so immensely detailed that it just draws you in completely to its world.”

“There is great tension and chemistry between the two main characters, Calla and Nash, that has you begging for more.”

˃˃˃ The bestselling CALLA CRESS TECHNO THRILLERS series of books in order:

BOOK 1-THE DECRYPTER: SECRET OF THE LOST MANUSCRIPT
BOOK 2-THE DECRYPTER AND THE MIND HACKER
BOOK 3–THE DECRYPTER: DIGITAL EYES ONLY
BOOK 4: THE DECRYPTER: THE STORM’S EYE (2018)
 

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Reveille: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller (The Blackjack Trilogy Book 2)

by Shelley Singer

 

FIRST, APOCALYPSE BY POISONING— NOW WAR IS ON THE WAY.

In Shelley Singer’s second action-packed post-apocalyptic adventure starring kickass survivor and mercenary Rica Marin, war is at her loved ones’ doorstep—and Rica’s elected to unite the western states against the invaders.

It’s 2066, a few decades after the dreaded Poisoning, and Rica’s world is full of bandits, terrorists, godders, and militias. Ever fearless, she’s working as a spy for the Coleman clan—arguably the most powerful family and casino in the salvaged city state of Sierra—headed up by the irresistibly elegant Jo, whose fierce will to protect her own borders drives her to action before anyone else sees what's coming.

On assignment, Rica learns the fabled city of Reno, long thought to have been totally destroyed, is a literal smoke screen. Smoke encases the city to disguise what lies beneath: the Rockymountain army, gathering strength within Sierra’s own borders, all under the thumb of an invisible leader known only as “Bane.” And they could attack Sierra at any time.

Torn between her allegiance to her home in Redwood and her work in Sierra, and between an old love and a new love, Rica embarks on a journey to try to unite Rockymountain’s enemies—in a world that doesn’t much trust allegiances—before time runs out.

But Rica’s adventures aren’t all action and gore. While the circumstances of post-apocalyptic chaos and gritty violence means Rica must be hardened, at times ruthless, and always on-guard, she’s also very soft—loving and above all loyal. More than anyone, she puts family first—even before self-preservation.

Shelley Singer’s futuristic vision of a world that’s both tech-savvy and falling apart, dangerous and still full of warmth is one of the series’ great charms, along with the competent yet caring Rica.

Readers who love .A. G. Riddle, Octavia Butler, and Susan Kiernan-Lewis’ Irish End Games should come ride shotgun in Rica’s floater car—fans of women’s adventure fiction and post-apocalyptic thrillers, especially with female protagonists, will adore Rica and the Blackjack Trilogy.

 

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The Silent Patient

by Alex Michaelides

 

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller

"An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy."
Entertainment Weekly

The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.

Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.

Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.

Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him....

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A Good Man Gone (Mercy Watts Mysteries Book 1)

by A.W. Hartoin


~Part of the USA Today Bestselling Series~

It’s summer in St. Louis and Mercy Watts is on vacation from her parents. The great detective and his nosy wife are on a cruise and Mercy thinks she’s off the hook for doing any investigating for them. But when a family friend has a fatal heart attack, Dad has one of his famous feelings and orders Mercy to look into it. Mercy tries not to get sucked in. She really does, but she’s her father’s daughter. Soon Gavin’s death leads to a more grisly one, the death of a bride on her wedding day. Can the two be connected? Was Gavin murdered? Now Mercy can’t stop. You do for family. That’s all there is to it.

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Where She Lies

by Michael Scanlon


Bloody brilliant... I was hooked.’ Ginger Book Geek ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Omg!! What an amazing and thrilling story!!!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Gripping.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Twist after twist after twist!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘All the stars from me.’ Rona Halsall ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I have never, ever read a whole book in one day… until now.’ Booked Up Girl ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

From a distance, it seemed as if she was sleeping. He noted the healthy sheen of her hair, her full cheeks. The boots – Timberland. His niece had a pair just like those. There was nothing to indicate how she had died. Still, there was no doubt. Beck knew in his bones that she had been murdered.

When a beautiful, local teenage girl is found strangled in the cold, dark woods a mile from town. The prime suspect is the seemingly-gentle drifter who found Tanya’s body.

Detective Finnegan Beck, recently demoted from his high-powered job in Dublin and relocated in disgrace to the small Irish town of Cross Beg, is the police officer in charge, and he seems to be the only person who can’t escape the feeling that Tanya wasn’t killed at random.

As he digs deeper into the shadows of Cross Beg, he begins to realise it isn’t the sleepy backwater he’d first believed. Everyone here has something to hide. Tanya had a boyfriend, whose name no one knew. A best friend with a loose relationship with the truth. And a habit she thought she’d kept hidden from everyone.

But, just as Beck believes he is making progress, the body of one of the suspects is found drowned in the river. Is the killer just getting started?

Everyone in the town seems to have something they would die to protect. But who has a secret they’d kill for?

This debut novel from a powerful new Irish voice is the first in a gripping series that will feature the brilliant, haunted Detective Finnegan Beck who won’t rest until justice is found. Perfect for fans of LJ Ross, Joy Ellis and Patricia Gibney.
 

Readers are loving Where She Lies:


‘A terrific book, hard to put down, with a jaw-dropping denouement. Highly recommended and I for one can't wait for the next instalment.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

A page turning, don't put it down, yes you will be up all night, kind of read… Scanlon does an amazing job with the story – this is an excellent read!SPW Writes, 5 stars

If you like the Harry Hole Series by Jo Nesbø, you shouldn't miss this one… A very impressive debut novel. Everything in this novel is just right: the characters, even the secondary ones are really well developed, the setting (a small Irish coast town), the mystery, the pace of the story, the writing, the balance between the gripping moments and humor. I can't recommend this book highly enough!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A great twisty, fast-paced read for me… The twist after twist after twist story was just … A very compelling read!’ Goodreads reviewer

Really kept me guessing, a sign of a really great novel… I would definitely recommend this book for others to read and can't wait for the next book with Finnegan Beck.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Really terrific, it was unique while still being dark and twisted.’ Goodreads reviewer

I was pulled into the story from the very beginning and every time I had to put the book down, I couldn't wait to pick it up again… All the stars from me and looking forward to the rest of the series.’ Rona Halsall

PowerfulAs riveting as it is surprisingA stunning debut with plenty of thrilling twists.’ Plucked from the Stacks, 5 stars

Gripping.. Deserves more than the 5 stars available.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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The Day of the Jackal

by Frederick Forsyth


THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH

The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable books such as The Manchurian Candidate and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold seem like Hardy Boy mysteries.”—The New York Times 

The Jackal. A tall, blond Englishman with  opaque, gray eyes. A killer at the top of his  profession. A man unknown to any secret service in the  world. An assassin with a contract to kill the  world's most heavily guarded man.

One  man with a rifle who can change the course of  history. One man whose mission is so secretive not  even his employers know his name. And as the  minutes count down to the final act of execution, it  seems that there is no power on earth that can stop  the Jackal.

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Capture

by Roger Smith

The truth is just the lie you believe the most

As four-year-old Sunny Exley drowns in the icy waters off a luxury beach house, her father, Nick, smokes weed on the shore and her mother, Caroline, is lost in the arms of a lover. Hidden on nearby boulders, rent-a-cop Vernon Saul watches the child die and chooses to act only when it is too late.

In the days following Sunny's death, gutted by grief and guilt, Nick falls under the spell of Vernon who presents himself as a friend in time of need. When the sinister Vernon's true motives are revealed, Nick is drawn into a spiral of manipulation and murder that leaves him fighting for his sanity and his life.

Praise for Capture

"A harrowing psychological page-turner. Gripping." The Times

"A stark reflection on the insidious nature of guilt and grief. One of the most deeply satisfying books I've read this year." Florida Times-Union

"The plot is operatic in its violence and tragedy and the characters are heartbreakingly real and immensely flawed. Smith's impeccable prose hits you on a physical level." Spinetingler Magazine

"Violent, chilling and as black as sin. Smith is a master of suspense." The Witness

"One of the most powerful reads you will find this year. Unmissable." Crimesquad

"A chilling read written with great power." Shotsmag

"An explosive, diabolical thriller." Paris-Match (France)

"Plunges us into a sea of  suffering and brutality. Terrifying." Le Figaro (France)

"Venomous and haunting." Liberation (France)

"A wild ride. Fasten your seat belts." Marianne Magazine (France)

"Excellent. Nobody can peel back the layers of damaged people and, indeed, a broken society, so poetically." crimefictionlover.com Top 5 Crime Novels of 2012

"Painfully realistic. Read it if you dare." The Big Issue

"Terrifying." Business Day

"Sends chills down your spine." The Citizen

"A brutal, bloody portrait of a broken society." Die Welt (Germany)

"A novel of existential force. Smith's best book to date." Title Magazine

"Roger Smith writes like the bastard child of Patricia Highsmith." Krimicouch(Germany)

"Murder, drugs, blood and horror are described in a style reminiscent of Joseph Conrad's    Heart of Darkness." Göttinger Tageblatt (Germany)

"A masterful thriller." Sonntagszeitung (Switzerland)

"A tough,captivating thriller. Not for the fainthearted." DRS3 (Swiss Radio)

"Magnificently written. High voltage!" Oön (Austria)

"The Best Crime Novel  of 2012." Dead End Follies

"The best thriller I've read this year." The Gamblers Blog Top 5 Books of 2012

Praise for Roger Smith

"Smith writes with brutal beauty." The Washington Post

"The master of the coolly-described nightmare." Der Spiegel

"Smith's writing is astonishing." The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"A master of suspense." The Sunday Times

"The shooting star of the crime scene." Radio Europe

"Smith has a unique ability to grab readers and plunge them headlong into his nightmare visions." The Times

"The crime genre's greatest tragedian." Spinetingler Magazine

"Smith captures a world where nothing is certain, least of all the rules of coexistence." Arte

"A leader in dark, relentless fiction." Marianne Magazine

"Smith writes coolly and with grace about unspeakable horror." The Argus

"He portrays a world that has lost all hope of redemption." Le Monde

"Nobody can peel back the layers of damaged people and a broken society so poetically." crimefictionlover.com

Roger Smith's novels are published in nine languages and two are in development as movies in the U.S. He has won the German Crime Fiction Award and been nominated for France's Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. He also writes espionage as James Rayburn and horror as Max Wilde. rogersmithbooks.com

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Made to Kill

by Sarah Noffke

 

Twelve Men Went Missing

Six months later they awake from drug-induced stupors to find themselves locked in a lab. On the night of a new moon, eleven of those men - possessing new gifts of speed, strength and inhuman powers - break out of their prison and race through the streets of Los Angeles. They disappear one by one into the night.

 

˃˃˃ Werewolves Are On The Loose

Mika Lenna - a powerful dream traveler and head of Olento Research - wants to control the world. To do that, he must create an army of assassins. Capturing the twelve men was easy, as was experimenting on them while keeping them in drug-induced stupors. But now all hell has broken loose - wolf-like men have been spotted across the nation, leaving fatal attacks in their midst. Mike must tear every city apart until his invaluable werewolves are back under his control.

 

˃˃˃ The Race Is On

The Lucidite Institute's main mission is to save the world from injustices. Their best agent, Adelaide Lewis, needs to find these mutated men and protect them and society, and fast. Adelaide realizes that she has to find the Alpha Wolf. Only once she's located him can she stop whoever is behind this experiment to create wild beasts out of human beings.

 

˃˃˃ Alpha Wolf has a taut storyline combined with action-packed scenes. This spellbinding YA supernatural fantasy is a must read for the young and not so young alike.

Scroll up and grab a copy today.

 


*This book was originally published as "Alpha Wolf" in the Oltento Research series with a different cover.

Books by this Author:
Genetically Altered Series:
Made to Kill, Book 1
Better Off Dead, Book 2
Hungry for Blood, Book 3
Born Bad, Book 4

The Reverians Series:
Defects, Book 1
Rebels, Book 2
Warriors, Book 3

The Lucidites Series:
Awoken, Book 1
Stunned, Book 2
Revived, Book 3

Vagabond Circus Series:
Suspended, Book 1
Paralyzed, Book 2
Released, Book 3

Ren Series:
Ren: The Man Behind the Monster, Book1
Ren: God's Little Monster, Book2
Ren: The Monster Inside the Monster, Book3
Ren: The Monster's Adventure, Book3.5
Ren: The Monster's Death, Book4

Soul Stone Mage Series:
House of Enchanted, Book 1
Dark Forest, Book 2
Mountain of Truth, Book 3
Land of Terran, Book 4
New Egypt, Book 5
Lancothy, Book 6
Virgo, Book 7

Ghost Squadron Series:
Formation, Book 1
Exploration, Book 2
Evolution, Book 3
Degeneration, Book 4
Impersonation, Book 5
Recollection, Book 6
Preservation, Book 7

Precious Galaxy Series:
Corruption, Book 1
Investigation, Book 2
Determination, Book 3
Obliteration, Book 4

 

 

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Existential: A SciFi Horror Thriller

by Ryan W. Aslesen


The Alaskan wilderness holds a nightmarish secret that threatens all of humanity in this epic sci-fi horror thriller. A book so scary that it requires a warning label, and a global phenomenon that is on track to sell over 1 million copies.

Looking for a blockbuster thriller that combines explosive sci-fi action with intense horror that will have you gripping the page with fear? Then look no further and standby for a roller coaster ride of terror.

It was supposed to be just another mission...

Buried deep in the rugged Alaskan wilderness lies a secret that could alter the future of mankind--a secret that billionaire Elizabeth Grey has invested millions in solving. But when the dig goes silent and all attempts at making contact fail, an elite team of battle hardened military contractors is brought in led by former Marine Max Ahlgren, a warrior haunted by his past.

While the mission to make contact and rescue a team of scientists and engineers working on an "archaeological" project seems like an easy payday, once on the ground, the team discovers the grizzly truth that this is no ordinary rescue. Max and his men find themselves in the fight of their lives against a nightmarish enemy like nothing they have ever seen. In what quickly becomes a struggle for survival, the world's greatest soldiers will encounter the universe's ultimate terror in a battle that puts all of humanity at stake.

No Backup.

No Escape.

No Hope.


Pick up your copy of Existential and embark on an epic journey that will leave your heart pounding with every page. The perfect combination of science fiction, explosive action, and intense horror, Existential is a can't-miss novel!

Terrifying, visceral, and deeply moving, Existential is a novel that will haunt you forever.

Warning: This book contains intense scenes of violence and horror. It isn't for the faint of heart. Reader discretion is advised.

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Dead Wrong (Blackmore Sisters Mystery Book 1)

by Leighann Dobbs


**** WINNER Best Mystery Romance - 2014 Indie Romance Convention Awards ****

There’s more than one secret in the old Blackmoore house. Some have been buried for a long time and some are sitting closer to the surface.

Morgan and Fiona Blackmoore enjoy their simple life in the sleepy ocean-side town of Noquitt Maine where they offer herbal remedies and crystal healing for locals and tourists alike.

...Until Morgan is accused of killing the town shrew, Prudence Littlefield.

Suddenly the girls find themselves scrambling to find the real killer while they battle a crooked Sheriff, planted evidence, and a long list of suspects that all had a reason to want Prudence dead.

Handsome Jake Cooper is new to the Noquitt Maine police force, which is exactly why Fiona Blackmoore doesn't trust him. But with time running out and the evidence against her sister piling up, Fiona has to make a choice - will she trust Jake with her sisters case ... and her own heart?

Add in an old mansion on the cliffs of Maine, an attic full of mysterious treasures, and a cat that has the uncanny ability to show up at exactly the right time and Fiona has her hands full proving the Sheriff's accusations about her sister being a murderer are Dead Wrong.

This is book 1 in the Blackmoore Sisters Cozy Mystery Series.

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The Scam: A Fox and O'Hare Novel

by Janet Evanovich et al


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Nicolas Fox is a charming con man and master thief on the run. Kate O’Hare is the FBI agent who is hot on his trail. At least that’s what everyone thinks. In reality, Fox and O’Hare are secretly working together to bring down super-criminals the law can’t touch. Criminals like brutal casino magnate Evan Trace.
 
Evan Trace is running a money-laundering operation through his casino in Macau. Some of his best customers are mobsters, dictators, and global terrorists. Nick and Kate will have to go deep undercover as high-stakes gamblers, wagering millions of dollars—and their lives—in an attempt to topple Trace’s empire.
 
It’s a scam that will take Fox and O’Hare from the Las Vegas strip, to the sun-soaked beaches of Oahu’s North Shore, and into the dark back alleys of Macau. Their only backup—a self-absorbed actor, a Somali pirate, and Kate’s father, an ex-soldier who believes a rocket launcher is the best way to solve every problem. What could possibly go wrong?

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The Snow Globe: A Psychological Thriller

by Tony Faggioli

In the four years since breaking off her engagement, Maggie Kincaid has fled from city to city, seeking to escape her ex-fiancé Michael’s relentless pursuit. Abandoned by a criminal justice system that cannot seem to protect her despite multiple restraining orders, she is ready to give up. But it isn’t that easy. Maggie’s dead grandmother keeps haunting her dreams, warning her in cryptic phrases of the future. Or is it the past?

Determined to end her ordeal one way or another, Maggie confronts Michael, and he disappears, seeming to have tired of the chase. Instead, the hunter has decided to make himself the hunted, in a way that no one could have imagined. Knowing both the depths of his psychosis, and the repeated failures of law enforcement to help her in the past, Maggie decides she has no choice but to go after him alone.

In a chase that takes her from New York to Washington, D.C. and into the deepest corners of her mind, Maggie Kincaid is about to learn that you can be stalked by things far worse than a love gone bad.


“A simply riveting read from cover to cover, "The Snow Globe" demonstrates author Tony Faggioli's genuine gift for narrative-driven storytelling of the first order.” – Midwest Book Review

"...pure, white-knuckle suspense..." - Kirkus Reviews

"Hitchcock would've loved this book." - Amazon 5 Star Review
 

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Never Speak: A Mystery Thriller (The Murderous Arts Series)

by John Manchester

 

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THE PAST WON’T STAY DEAD?


When an ex-cult member speaks out about his former cult leader, somebody from his old life seems determined to silence him by any means necessary. Can he stay one step ahead, or will the truth get buried...and him with it?

Ray Watts is an out-of-work artist living above his struggling gallery on the funky-chic side of Hudson, New York, and he’s just hit rock bottom. His muse has abandoned him, his girlfriend’s dumped him—and unless he pays his half of the mortgage on their house, he’s about to be homeless too.

But when Ray’s ex-wife dies in a fiery car crash, he’s suddenly reminded of the last time he hit rock bottom—of a time long ago when he and his wife were members of a cult. A cult ruled by a single, sinister commandment: NEVER SPEAK ABOUT WHAT WE DO.

Ray managed to escape the clutches of the cult’s fearsome leader, but his wife never did. And now she’s dead.

So Ray takes up with a new muse: he’ll publish a tell-all book about the old cult leader, who used to be a famous rock-and-roller, use the advance money to pay off his half of the mortgage, and all his problems will be solved.

Unless…

Unless that brick through his window was more than a random act of vandalism. Unless that burnt effigy was more than a practical joke. Unless the phrase NEVER SPEAK held more power than Ray realized—and that by writing his little exposé, he’s slowly bringing his troubling past back to life…one word at a time.

You’ll love Never Speak if you liked Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, You by Caroline Kepnes, Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson, and Whispers by Dean Koontz.

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Paris A Go-Go (The Havilah Gaie Series Book 2)

by Tracy Whiting

 

WHAT IF AN UNDERGROUND POLITICAL GROUP TRIED TO RECRUIT FOXY BROWN, PhD…?

Elegant Havilah Gaie is a worldly academic female sleuth who isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. Whiting’s breezy, sophisticated style keeps Havilah right in step with her self-image as “an academic version of Pam Grier’s characters: smart, quick on their feet, loyal with a keen sense of purpose.” She solves her mysteries with a blend of action and zee justly famous leetle gray cells. And ooo la-la! She is so à la mode! Like Parisian women, she always has just the right accessories stashed in her bag—pumps, scarf, a thick tome of intellectual erotica which doubles as a weapon…and she’s always ready for a quick change of international locale—this time from Paris to Venice, with a surprise journey on a famous train!

When a right-wing media personality is fished out of the Seine, two extremist factions start shooting at each other. Havilah, aka La Belle Américaine, has become a darling of the Parisian media, cast in the role of the voice of the left-wing American intellectual. Both groups try to use her as a pawn in the power struggle, and, after two more killings occur in her very presence, she becomes a suspect as well as a target.

Protection is close at hand, however, in the person of her current romantic interest, Thierry Gasquet, the handsome and debonair French police agent who protected her as a key witness during a murder investigation three months earlier..

Just as things are reaching the boiling point, Havilah’s Aunt Neet arrives in Paris for a visit. Classy, charming, and wise, she leaves the detecting to Havilah and Thierry, but takes Havilah’s life firmly in hand.

Everybody should have an Aunt Neet. She rolls (stylishly) with every punch, shooting, and change of venue, as Havilah and Thierry, now unsure of whom to trust in his agency, work together to solve the mystery—and do a little asskicking.

Sassy, savvy Havilah Gaie will appeal to fans of Attica Locke and of African-American sleuths like Charlotte Justice, Talba Walllis, Tamara Hayle, and especially Frankie Bailey’s Professor Lizzie Stuart—not to mention fans of Pam Grier! Set in Paris and Venice with a surprise journey on the Orient Express, this perfect blend of cozy mystery and action-adventure thriller will also delight those who enjoy international locales.

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Certain Justice (A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 4)

by Dennis Carstens


A PSYCHOPATH'S BACK ON THE STREETS--AND HE'S OUT FOR REVENGE…

Dennis Carstens serves up a graphic throwback legal thriller in his fourth Marc Kadella installment, and this one’s dripping with suspense, one part captivating courtroom drama, one part grisly serial killer murder mystery. Marc is confronted with his sordid professional past when a series of violent criminal cases are overturned—and some of the Twin Cities’ nastiest chickens come home to roost.

We promise: you’ll need to read this one to the end.

Thirteen years ago, Jimmy “Little” Oliver was an accomplished (altough diminutive) career burglar. He was no character out of Ocean’s Eleven, but he was reliable. And he knew how to case a joint. His partner was Howie “Big” Traynor, a bit younger than his cohort, and far more ruthless. Truth be told, Howie was a sociopath—and he scared the hell out of everyone, Jimmy included.

So when a home robbery-gone-wrong ended up in murder, Jimmy didn’t think twice before turning his partner in. And rising-star criminal lawyer Marc Kadella was saddled with Howie’s defense.

Marc was torn about his work for Howie—his first homicide case—but even he was relieved when Howie was put away for forty years… Until, a decade later, his case is re-opened. Seems the former tech in the BCA lab was falsifying DNA evidence to collude with cops in putting away suspected violent criminals. And now not only Howie, but a handful of wrongfully-accused felons, are back out on the streets.

Marc and his longtime buddy PI Tony Caravelli don’t buy Howie’s come-to-Jesus act. And when an appeals judge with ties to the overturned cases winds up crucified in his own front yard, they’re convinced a dangerous killer has been wrongfully exonerated.

Carsten’s wry dialogue and gritty realism shine here as Marc and his old friends in the police force band together to solve a series of brutal murders at the hands of a psychotic vigilante who isn’t slowing down. This is a unique kind of killer: one who knows the police force and takes a terrifying amount of pleasure in keeping them on their toes. One by one, lawyers and judges connected to the exonerated criminals turn up dead. And Marc’s pretty sure he’s next.

A heart-racing legal thriller reminiscent of iconic hard-boiled puzzlers by John Grisham, Richard North Patterson, and Erle Stanley Gardner. This one will keep you guessing all the way to its gripping conclusion…and shaking in your shoes.

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Famished: An Ash Park Novel (Volume 1)

by Meghan O'Flynn


A #1 AMAZON BESTSELLER

A macabre poem scrawled in blood. A girl with a secret. And a ruthless killer who'll stop at nothing to find her. 

"Thrilling, emotional, and depraved, with twists and turns you don't see coming."
~Kristen Mae, bestselling author of Red Water

"Fearless, smart writing and a plot that will stick with you."
~Beth Teliho, award-winning author of Order of Seven

STARVATION TAKES MANY FORMS

Ash Park, a run-down suburb of Detroit, might not be the most idyllic place to live, but for Hannah Montgomery, it's safe. At least, it feels that way until a serial killer starts dicing up women from the shelter where she volunteers. 

Hannah manages to convince herself the killings have nothing to do with her brutal past—but then her boyfriend is murdered in the same ruthless manner as the others. And the police think she may have had something to do with it.

The cops are right about one thing: Hannah is responsible. Because she knows who the killer is. Now she must face the fact that she brought a monster with her to Ash Park--and his appetite for blood is insatiable.

Everyone's hungry for something. 

Some are more famished than others.

Dark, gritty, and raw, Famished is an emotional roller coaster and an electrifying debut from bestselling author Meghan O'Flynn. If you like Chelsea Cain, James Patterson, or Caroline Kepnes, you'll LOVE Famished, the first book in the Ash Park series.

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One Night in Tehran: A Titus Ray Thriller

by Luana Ehrlich


He escaped from Iran; now, an assassin is stalking him in Oklahoma. 

Book 1 in a new series of thrillers featuring CIA intelligence officer, Titus Ray!

In Tehran, while hiding out from the Iranian secret police, CIA officer, Titus Ray, finds shelter with a group of Iranian Christians. Compelled by their unwavering faith, the battle-hardened agent becomes a believer shortly before they smuggle him out of Iran to freedom in Turkey.

Returning to the States, he discovers his Iranian mission failed because of political infighting within the Agency. After delivering a scathing indictment against the Deputy Director of Operations, he’s forced to take a year’s medical leave in Oklahoma.

Before leaving Langley, however, he discovers a Hezbollah hit man has targeted him for assassination. Now, while trying to figure out what it means to be a follower of Christ, he must decide if the Iranian couple he meets in Oklahoma has ties to the man who's trying to kill him, and if Nikki Saxon, a beautiful local detective, can be trusted with his secrets.

  • Trained in lies, he learns the truth!
  • Will it help him escape his past?
  • Can it change his future?
     
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Freedom Road

by William Lashner

 

He’s taking a dangerous path in search of his missing granddaughter—the only part of his life worth saving.

Oliver Cross is fresh out of jail. His plans for the future are to live out his days in regret, back pain, and a bottle of Lone Star. But when he finds out his granddaughter, a wild child who reminds him of his late wife, has vanished—bless her hell-raising heart—Oliver jumps parole. With a sketchy teen and an abandoned dog, he hits the blacktop to find her.

On the road and on the run from a vengeful Russian drug dealer, Oliver finds himself on a trip across America and into his own past, fueled by fumes from a Ford F-250 and a reason to live. But from an exclusive club in Chicago to a seedy commune in the Rockies, a series of disastrous choices sends Oliver spiraling further from his goal and deeper into danger. It’s a journey that could all end in redemption or a hail of bullets. And either’s okay by him.

 

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K-Town Confidential

by Brad Chisholm et al

 

“An enjoyable zigzagging plot, though it’s the rather sensational Holly who leaves the strongest impression.” –KIRKUS REVIEWS

Young lawyer Holly Park is hired to defend teenager Naomi Linser–charged with murder in the stabbing death of the local Councilman. The crime takes place in a gritty Koreatown 'room salon' with Naomi holding the murder weapon.

The case is tried in the L.A. media and everyone takes sides. The deeper Holly digs, the darker the secrets become. Holly risks everything to find the truth, only to learn that if she reveals it, Naomi goes to prison for life. If Holly keeps the secret, then Naomi may walk, but Holly will have betrayed her lover. No one will guess the plot twists in K-Town Confidential.

 

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Tubby Dubonnet Mysteries Vol 5-6 (The Tubby Dubonnet Series)

by Tony Dunbar

 

The FIFTH and SIXTH funny, offbeat, and surprising legal thrillers in the Tubby Dubonnet series.
CORRUPTION, MURDER, AND A REALLY GREAT PO’BOY…
“Take one cup of Raymond Chandler, one cup of Tennessee Williams, add a quart of salty humor, and you will get... Dunbar’s crazy mixture of crime and offbeat comedy.” -The Baltimore Sun


A New Orleans lawyer who'd rather eat, drink, and swap stories than get caught in court, Tubby Dubonnet, cleaving faithfully to his guiding principles “Never screw a client and never lie to the judge,” manages, in his own laconic fashion, to right many of the wrongs that beset his clients. In these late-series books, he’s experiencing the pride and satisfaction of new grandparenthood. And he’s taken on some additional civic duties, agreeing to co-chair the reelection campaign of his good friend, Judge Hughes.

But in Tony Dunbar’s books, New Orleans is The Big Sleazy squared. No one is safe, especially from their elected officials. Even if they are an elected official.

Half the fun of a Tubby Dubonnet book is watching his sly creator fit together a plethora of fascinating yet seemingly unrelated jigsaw pieces to form a picture you never saw coming. And the other half is hanging out with Tubby and his crew of eccentrics, sleazeballs, goofballs, and enticing, confusing babes in the Big Easy-to-Love. The food descriptions are no slouch either.


These are funny-hard-boiled mysteries with as many laughs as chills, because no matter how dire things get, Dunbar never loses his sense of humor:

"I think he's going to shoot us once we're out in the Gulf," Tubby whispered to the girl.
“His aura is green,” she agreed.

“Dunbar has an excellent ear for dialogue … His stylish take on Big Easy lowlife is reminiscent of the best of Donald Westlake and Elmore Leonard.” -Booklist


WHO WILL LIKE THESE: Fans of Tremé, softshell crab po’ boys, Domilise’s, the Upperline Restaurant…wait, let’s start over, it's not all about the food—ok, fans of legal mysteries, (particularly Parnell Hall’s Steve Winslow series and anything by Lia Matera), comic mysteries, Elmore Leonard, funny lawyer movies like My Cousin Vinny, TV shows like Ally McBeal and Night Court; and everyone’s favorite New Orleans yarn, Confederacy of Dunces.

Vol. 5: CRIME CZAR

It's a city of sin. And murder is only one of them.

Tubby Dubonnet can't forget the last words that escaped an old friend's lips, and he can't get out of the way of a political campaign that's turning rough. Obsessed with the idea that a shadowy crime boss may be pulling the strings that have cost good people their lives, Tubby is entering into a test of courage with the most violent men in New Orleans. And if that weren't dangerous enough, he’s just picked up the worst ally he could ever find: a beautiful prostitute gunning for revenge.

Vol. 6: LUCKY MAN

When the D.A. himself sets you up, you know you're going down…
So what if Judge Hughes shared a few special moments with Sultana Patel—why is this a matter of public interest? “The stench from that courthouse fills the city,” roars D.A. Marcus Dementhe. “Those hypocritical men and women who wear the robes are filthy with deception.” And Dementhe has a zany plan to snare them.

Hughes, happily, has had the good sense to hire epicurean lawyer Tubby Dubonnet, whose laconic air is belied by his zeal to protect his clients. And what a web they’re ensnared in!

“raffish charm and humor"-- The New York Times

 

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