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Descent is a literary thriller as beautifully written as it is suspenseful. The Cormoran Strike novels gave me such an adrenaline rush that. The Sunday Times has pulled together the best 50 crime and thriller novels of the past five years. From Lee Child to Gillian Flynn, Gerald Seymour to C. J. Thriller Mystery eBooks. Online shopping for Crime, Espionage, Psychological, Legal, Political, Historical & more eBooks in the Kindle store at everyday low.
What ensues is an eye-opening investigation that reveals painful truths about the crime, Steve's father, and the family he loved and lost. From the creator and showrunner of the BBC series Luther comes a gritty thriller about promises and second chances. Diagnosed with terminal cancer and approaching death, Kenny Drummond sets out to right all his past wrongs. But when he reaches the name of his former schoolmate Callie Barton, all his attempts to locate her come up empty.
Kenny vows to find out what happened to Callie—but does he have enough time? Loosely based on the Parker-Hulme murder seen in the Kate Winslet film Heavenly Creatures , Harriet Said stars two bored teenage girls who go embark a disturbing mission: They're going to woo the much-older and married Peter Biggs. But how far will they go to achieve their goal?
Well, it's up to whatever Harriet says—and what she says will surely incite life-shattering terror. Fans of the movie Single White Female will recognize a familiar trope in this thrilling novel by Gillian White: Martha and Jennie are neighbors and occasional frenemies, with Martha on top and Jennie struggling to fit in. But when the tables are suddenly turned, this harmless friendship turns into a dark obsession that doesn't end well.
Helen Stone's year-old protagonist is an anti-heroine straight out of the Amy Dunne handbook: To her insufferable boss, Stephen, Jane is just a normal Midwesterner—hard-working, reliable, and good-natured.
While she plays the role of his dutiful manager, she secretly plots his demise—and as far as she's concerned, the more brutal, the better. In fact, they're lurking in her own backyard Ever since their younger sister vanished more than 20 years ago, Claire and Lydia have lived separate lives.
If the person you love was abducted, would you flee to safety or pursue their kidnappers? For Kristine Rush, the answer is clear—she'd stop at nothing to bring the criminal to justice.
This award-winning thriller contains two interwoven narratives: One takes place in , as inspector George Bennett attempts to solve the case of a missing English girl. The second is set in the present day, where journalist Catherine Heathcote aims to write a book about the case.
But when Bennett stonewalls Heathcote just before her book's publication, she suspects that Bennett hasn't given her the full story From the creator of Fargo comes this New York Times bestseller about the survivors of a plane clash—a down-on-his-luck painter and the 4-year-old son of one of the prominent families killed.
In this award-winning psychological thriller, college student Lana Granger is a compulsive liar who has always gotten away with her fabrications. But when she starts babysitting for a manipulative year-old boy, Luke, she knows she's met her match—and perhaps her downfall. The disappearance of Lana's best friend requires bigger lies than she's ever told before. They might convince the police of her innocence, but Luke won't be so easily fooled. Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel, Let Me Die in His Footsteps takes place in the lavender fields of s Kentucky, where year-old Annie ventures into forbidden territory on a nighttime stroll.
Time is running out. What could possibly go wrong with that? A little romance, a tricky mystery, and a whole lot of chocolate define this bestselling series. Along the way, she finds handsome sexy Frenchman Laurent Dernier to help with the search. In this first in series, Merle inherits a house in the Dordogne when her husband suddenly dies, and goes there with her teenage son to fix it up and sell it.
Secrets abound, and Merle must navigate French justice to save herself. Suspense, romance, wine! Yeah, I was as skeptical as you probably are, but somehow it all works. I couldn't stop tearing through the pages to see how Gerritsen brought everything together in the end. What a whirlwind! The novel begins with a young woman trapped in a box suspended in an empty warehouse, naked with a bowl of dog food, waiting and listening to the rats coming for her.
From here you are introduced to a unique French detective investigating murders around Paris who has twisted demons of his own. Nobody in the book is who you think they are. Will Alex escape? How is she connected to the detective? Fast-paced, intricate, and utterly compelling — you won' be able to put it down. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children, Rob Ryan.
He is gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours. Twenty years later, an eerily similar tragedy gives Rob, now a Dublin Murder Squad detective, the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past.
French has a powerful way of playing with the characters' minds — which in turn messes with yours!
The beautiful bride Serena is cruel, cunning, and seductive. She will clearcut native forests, her enemies, and anything in her way. In her, Ron Rash has created one of literatures best villainesses, an icon of primal, bloodless terror. Who is she, and what is her connection to the teacher's new pupil, a beautiful heiress?
Told from multiple perspectives, The Woman in White builds into a thrilling tale of mistaken identity, psychological drama, dark desires, and haunting Gothic horror. I had no idea where it was going. I flipped through the pages so rapidly they could have caught fire.
A veritable forefather of the genre, it's unbelievable how modern this feels despite being published in The Woman in White is a masterpiece that everyone should read. What do you do when you learn that the sister you thought committed suicide as a teenager is actually alive and living under a new identity?
I would freak the fuck out. And when the pierced and tattooed computer savant Lisbeth Salander joins him, together they unearth layers and layers of secrets and scandals that permeate the highest levels of society, from politics to finance to the legal system itself--at the bottom of which lies unimaginable cruelty perpetrated on the weak.
In the course of these three shocking, unputdownable thrillers, we encounter one of the most heroic of survivors, as she battles some of the most heartless villains ever imagined. This the by far the most gripping series I've ever read. Finishing the last book left me in a book hangover for many days. Disturbing, shocking and hands-down brilliant. It wasn't until after I finished that I realized how much I'm going to miss these characters.
The magic of Stieg is unconquerable. As far as Las Vegas goes, this set-up might not even sound that strange: But throw enough prostitutes, psychopaths, and South African fairy tails into the mix, and you have yourself a dizzying funhouse mirror-version of a crime novel that leaves you spinning — and grinning — throughout.
For starters, this book is downright bizarre! You spend the first pages in a state of utter confusion, but somewhere along the line it just draws you completely into the life of the geeks and the circus! By the end you care so much about Oly that you are racing through in hopes she gets the happy ending you wish for, while scared to continue in case she doesn't!
Not a stereotypically suspenseful novel, but I was gripped till the end.
A mysterious beast is stalking the halls and basement of the New York Museum of Natural History in the days leading to a huge exhibition. Museum officials insist on running things according to plan and, as you can imagine, terror ensues. The back story is incredibly well-written, and there are so many things that click into place along the way that feel like personal victories for the reader as well.
I found myself holding my breath countless times. Plus, the twist at the end will blow your mind. Told in alternating past and present perspectives, this novel follows the main character Lee as she is forced out of her beloved seclusion to attend a childhood friends bachelorette weekend.
What should be a fun few days of drinks and old memories takes a tragic turn as Lee wakes up in a hospital room with an armed guard at the door.
It's there that she learns someone didn't make it through the night — and the armed guard isn't for her protection, it's because she might be a suspect. Secret societies, puzzles and codes, kidnapping, noetic science, and a cryptic chase through the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.
Oh my! And a smart guy in a tweed jacket? Uh, yes please! I couldn't flip the pages fast enough. I've never been more enthralled by a plot or worried about a fictitious person. When you finally pick your eyes up off the pages, it feels like you're coming out of a literary dream coma.
In the wake of an alien apocalypse on Earth, Cassie is fighting against all odds to rescue her little brother from Them. Action, chaos, romance, and constant edge-of-your-seat suspense abound.
The 5th Wave is a web of never-ending action from start to finish. The plot is amazing and Rick Yancy has a way of helping the reader stay two steps ahead of the characters — but it's by no means predictable. I actually had to put the book down on a few occasions because it was too intense! But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky.
There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle. OK, I didn't think I was into fantasy until my sister gave me the first book in this series — and then I was hooked.
Jemisin creates such a dark, twisted, and vibrant world, filled with so many compelling characters — you'll never want to leave!
Wolf in White Van is a gripping novel, told from the perspective of Sean Phillips, creator of Trace Italian, "a game of strategy and survival! But everything goes awry when high school students Lance and Carrie take their play outside the game and into the real world, and Sean is forced to take responsibility for these two children.
Wolf in White Van is structured in reverse order, each chapter taking you a step backward into Sean's life. The suspense builds subtly, leading to a totally unexpected conclusion.
This is unlike any book I've ever read. Into the Darkest Corner grabbed me from the beginning and held me — literally shaking — to the end. It's about a survivor of abuse who goes through daily rituals to try to keep herself safe. Every time she opens the door to her apartment, you're terrified with her that he'll be waiting for her. You also learn the backstory that led to the abuse, which makes the book even more scary and suspenseful. The Secret in their Eyes starts with the reopening of a decades-old unsolved rape and murder — and only gets more dark and twisted from there.
The twist at the end totally threw me — it seriously took me multiple days to recover. I love mysteries and read many, so it is somewhat surprising that one of the most suspenseful books in my memory is not a traditional mystery at all. Rebecca tells the story of the disappearance of a man's first wife through the eyes of his second wife. It is both gripping and disturbing, working slowly, creeping towards a most startling conclusion.
Why that strange and frightening housekeeper?
What are the noises coming from the attic? Daphne Du Maurier ramps up the atmospheric anxiety and fear masterfully. This gripping novel follows the Dodson's multi-day hunt to find their missing 3-year-old daughter amid the looming destruction of their land.
As the government plans to flood out their rural Tennessee town to modernize and bring electricity to more inhabitants, the Dodsons enter a battle against time and nature itself.
Throw in a cast of truly unforgettable, well-developed characters, and you've got a story which brings tears and audible gasps, engrossing any reader and staying with you long after the last page is read. Ahhh yes, the good ol' days of seedy '60s Los Angeles police corruption and calamity around every corner.
Even if grit and noir aren't your thing, Mosley writes with so much personality and punch that you'll be hooked from the first page. Catastrophe turns teenage gamer Zack Lightman into the reluctant hero Earth doesn't deserve but desperately needs.