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Thriller / suspense

See below for a selection of the latest books from Thriller / suspense category. Presented with a red border are the Thriller / suspense books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Thriller / suspense books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Before Familiar Woods

Before Familiar Woods

Author: Ian Pisarcik Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2020

The Graves of Whitechapel

The Graves of Whitechapel

Author: Claire Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2020

In the gripping new novel by the author of The Fourteenth Letter, a lawyer in Victorian London must find a man he got off a murder charge - and who seems to have killed again . . . Victorian London, 1882. Five years ago, crusading lawyer Cage Lackmann successfully defended Moses Pickering against a charge of murder. Now, a body is found bearing all the disturbing hallmarks of that victim - and Pickering is missing. Did Cage free a brutal murderer? Cage's reputation is in tatters, and worse, he is implicated in this new murder by the bitter detective who led the first failed case. Left with no other alternative, Cage must find Pickering to prove his innocence. His increasingly desperate search takes him back to the past, to a woman he never thought to see again, and down into a warren of lies and betrayals concealed beneath Holland Park mansions and the mean streets of Whitechapel - where a murderer, heartbreak and revenge lie in wait. PRAISE FOR CLAIRE EVANS 'Exuberant plotting and witty prose. Great fun' The Times 'A darkly brilliant romp packed with intrigue and romance . . . curl up and prepare to become immersed' Heat 'If you enjoyed Kate Mosse's Labyrinth or Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist, then chances are you're going to love this new thriller' Hello Magazine 'Claire Evans has created a cast of deliciously sinister and mysterious characters. A hugely satisfying read' Good Housekeeping 'I stayed up far too late reading this night after night. IT WILL GET YOU HOOKED' Herald Sun 'Claire Evans's debut novel is exciting, ingenious' Good Reading Magazine 'Will keep you guessing' Crime Fiction Lover 'The Fourteenth Letter is well researched, well plotted, well written and a jolly good read' Promoting Crime Fiction blog 'A delicious and surprising debut novel. Thrilling' Love It Magazine 'Builds to a shattering conclusion - it will repay your patience over and again. this is a superb story, well worth the read' Crime Review 'A truly thrilling read, and I will be looking out for this author's next book. Highly recommended' MyShelf (blog)

Where Eagles Dare

Where Eagles Dare

Author: Alistair MacLean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2020

The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. Now reissued in a new cover style. One winter night, seven men and a woman are parachuted onto a mountainside in wartime Germany. Their objective: an apparently inaccessible castle, headquarters of the Gestapo. Their mission: to rescue a crashed American general before the Nazi interrogators can force him to reveal secret D-Day plans.

Woman 99 A Novel

Woman 99 A Novel

Author: Greer Macallister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2020

To Keep You Safe A gripping and unpredictable new thriller you won't be able to put down

To Keep You Safe A gripping and unpredictable new thriller you won't be able to put down

Author: Kate Bradley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

For fans of Now You See Her and Sleep comes a nail-biting suspense thriller that asks: how far would you go to save a child that isn't yours? You don't know who they are. You don't know why they're hunting her. But you know she's in danger. What do you do? When teacher Jenni Wales sees 15-year-old Destiny's black eye, she's immediately worried. Destiny isn't your average student: she's smart, genius IQ smart, and she's in care. But concern turns to fear when Jenni witnesses an attempt to abduct Jenni from school. Who are these men and what can Destiny know to make them hunt her? With those around her not taking the threat seriously, Jenni does the only thing she can think of to keep Destiny safe: she takes her.

The Paper Wasp

The Paper Wasp

Author: Lauren Acampora Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

'Acampora is an original' Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City An electrifying debut novel of two women's friendship, a haunting obsession and twisted ambition, set against the feverish backdrop of contemporary Hollywood. Abby Graven is a dreamer. She dreams her way through her small, lonely life - hiding back at her parents, working at the grocery store. At night, she collects tabloid clippings that taunt her with Elise - her best friend, now Hollywood's hot new starlet. When a school reunion throws Elise in her path, Abby seizes her chance. With feverish certainty, she boards a one-way flight to LA to become Elise's assistant and enters her gauzy realm of film sets and glamorous actors. But behind Elise's glossy magazine veneer, she is drowning in Hollywood's vicious social cycle. Ever the devoted friend, Abby conceals her own burning desire for greatness. For she is smarter than Elise. More talented. A true artist. And as she edges closer to her own ambitions, Abby can see only one way to make her dream come true. Propelled by seductive, unstoppable force, The Paper Wasp slashes through the dark side of Hollywood and the treacherous intimacies of female friendship, pursuing a heroine of blazing artistic vision and blinding drive.

You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

Author: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

From Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, the authors of the top ten bestseller The Wife Between Us and An Anonymous Girl, comes You Are Not Alone - a gripping novel about a group of women who appear to have the perfect lives, but all is not what it seems . . . Shay Miller has three strikes against her: no job, no apartment, no love in her life. But when she witnesses a perfectly normal looking young woman about her age make the chilling decision to leap in front of an ongoing subway train, Shay realizes she could end up in the same spiral. She is intrigued by a group of women who seem to have it all together, and they invite her with the promise: You are not alone. Why not align herself with the glamorous and seductive Moore sisters, Cassandra and Jane? They seem to have beaten back their demons, and made a life on their own terms - a life most people can only ever envy. They are everything Shay aspires to be, and they seem to have the keys to getting exactly what they want. As Shay is pulled deeper and deeper under the spell of the Moore sisters, she finds her life getting better and better. But what price does she have to pay? What do Cassandra and Jane want from her? And what secrets do they, and Shay, have that will come to a deadly confrontation? You are not alone: Is it a promise? Or a threat?

The Sleepwalker

The Sleepwalker

Author: Joseph Knox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

'He said he didn't remember killing them...' As a series of rolling blackouts plunge the city into darkness, Detective Aidan Waits sits on an abandoned hospital ward, watching a mass murderer slowly die. Transferred from his usual night shift duties and onto protective custody, he has just one job... To extract the location of Martin Wick's final victim before the notorious mass murderer passes away. Wick has spent over a decade in prison, in near-total silence, having confessed to an unspeakable crime that shocked the nation and earned him the nickname of The Sleepwalker. But when a daring premeditated attack leaves one police officer dead and another one fighting for his life, Wick's whispered last words will send Waits on a journey into the heart of darkness... Manipulated by a reticent psychopath from his past, and under investigation from his new partner, Detective Constable Naomi Black, Waits realises too late that a remorseless contract killer is at work. Can Aidan Waits solve his last case before fleeing justice? Or will his name be next on the hit list?

Stop At Nothing

Stop At Nothing

Author: Michael Ledwidge Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

THEY MADE HIM A TARGET. HE'LL MAKE THEM PAY. 'FLAWLESS...Michael Ledwidge has the gift.' James Patterson, world's bestselling author. When a private jet crashes into the Caribbean sea, diving instructor Michael Gannon is the only person on the scene. Finding six dead men and a suitcase full of cash and diamonds, Gannon assumes he's the beneficiary of a drug deal gone wrong. However, it seems one of the passengers was the Director of the FBI - despite the official story that he died of natural causes in Italy. Suddenly pursued by a shadowy cabal of the world's most powerful and dangerous men, Gannon will only survive if he unravels a terrifying conspiracy. But those determined to kill him will learn that Gannon's past holds its own deadly secrets...and the hunters soon become the prey. One man will stop at nothing to survive in this pulse-racing thriller that will grip fans of Lee Child, David Baldacci, James Patterson and Gregg Hurwitz.

You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

Author: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

From Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, the authors of the top ten bestseller The Wife Between Us and An Anonymous Girl, comes You Are Not Alone - a gripping novel about a group of women who appear to have the perfect lives, but all is not what it seems . . . Shay Miller has three strikes against her: no job, no apartment, no love in her life. But when she witnesses a perfectly normal looking young woman about her age make the chilling decision to leap in front of an ongoing subway train, Shay realizes she could end up in the same spiral. She is intrigued by a group of women who seem to have it all together, and they invite her with the promise: You are not alone. Why not align herself with the glamorous and seductive Moore sisters, Cassandra and Jane? They seem to have beaten back their demons, and made a life on their own terms - a life most people can only ever envy. They are everything Shay aspires to be, and they seem to have the keys to getting exactly what they want. As Shay is pulled deeper and deeper under the spell of the Moore sisters, she finds her life getting better and better. But what price does she have to pay? What do Cassandra and Jane want from her? And what secrets do they, and Shay, have that will come to a deadly confrontation? You are not alone: Is it a promise? Or a threat?

The Elephant of Surprise

The Elephant of Surprise

Author: Joe R. Lansdale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Hap and Leonard are an unlikely pair - Hap, a self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard - a tough-as-nails Black, gay, Vietnam vet and Republican - but they're the closest friend either of them has in the world. After years of crime-solving companionship, something's changed: Hap, recently married to their P.I. boss, Brett, is now a family man. Amidst the worst flood East Texas has seen in years, the two run across a woman who's had her tongue nearly cut out, pursued by a heavily armed pair of goons. Though she can't talk much, on account of the tongue, it turns out the girl survived a mob hit, and the boss has come to clean up the mess. On a chase that blows even the East Texas swampgrass back, Hap and Leonard must save the girl, and vanquish her foes, before the foes get them first. With a new case to solve, and a brand-new challenge to their relationship, will Hap and Leonard's friendship survive? Will Hap and Leonard survive? With Lansdale's trademark humor, whip-smart dialogue, and plenty of ass-kicking adventures to be had, you won't want to miss Hap and Leonard's latest.

The Bad Place

The Bad Place

Author: M.K. Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

A Times Crime Book of the Month. 'Everything a police procedural should be: sharp, funny, moving and tremendously exciting' The Times. 'Absorbing and twisty' Mark Edwards. The newspapers called it The Bad Place. A remote farm out on the Thames estuary, where six children were held captive for two weeks. Five of them got out alive. That was twenty years ago. Now adults, they meet up annually to hold a vigil for their friend who died. The only rule is that no-one can talk about what happened the night they escaped. But at this year's event, one of them witnesses a kidnapping. A young girl, Sammi, is bundled into a van in front of their eyes. DI Sasha Dawson, of Essex Police, is certain that the key to finding Sammi lies in finding out the truth about The Bad Place. But she also knows that with every second she spends trying to unlock the past, the clock ticks down for the missing girl... Is history repeating itself? Is one of the five responsible? Or is someone sending them a twisted message? PRAISE FOR THE BAD PLACE: 'Dark, gripping and fast paced, The Bad Place grabs a hold and won't let you go ... Addictive summer reading' Katerina Diamond. 'Superb, smart, seat-edge stuff. DI Sasha Dawson is a brilliant creation' William Shaw. 'Utterly compelling and brilliantly realistic, The Bad Place is Mark's best book yet. One that will appeal to crime fans everywhere' Lisa Hall.