What are the best suspense thriller books?

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    #1Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    Gone Girl is a 2014 psychological thriller by Gillian Flynn. It tells the story of Nick Dunne and his wife Amy, and revolves around whether or not Nick was involved in his wife's disappearance. This is a tale of vengeance and deceit.

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    Stephanie Hunter
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This was a good read. It kept my attention and had a few twists."
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    #2The Girl on the Train

    The Girl on the Train

    The Girl on the Train is a psychological thriller wherein Rachel, the protagonist, takes the same train on her everyday commute. She always catches a glimpse of a couple from the window of the train, and one day when she witnesses something terrible.


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    Daniel Foster
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "really good , i really enjoy suspence "
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    #3And Then There Were None

    And Then There Were None

    And Then There Were None is Agatha Christie's world-famous mystery thriller where ten strangers are lured to an island mansion by the mysterious U.N.Owen. That evening, one of the guests is found murdered. The tension escalates as the survivors realize the killer is among them and preparing to strike again.

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    Abel Baltazar
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "This is a great solution because it is a highly recommended book on Amazon. It has a lot of reviews and is written by a great author."
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    #4Rebecca

    Rebecca
    Working as a lady's companion, the heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Her future looks bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Max de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. She accepts, but whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to the ominous and brooding Manderley, the new Mrs de Winter finds Max a changed man. And the memory of his dead wife Rebecca is forever kept alive by the forbidding housekeeper, Mrs Danvers...
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    Jin Ding
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "I read this book and it truly is a classic. It's not a modern suspense thriller, but if you have an open mind you'll enjoy it like I did. I recommend finding a hard copy book. It just makes it more real."
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    #5The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is a crime fiction novel published in 2005. This book tells the story of Mikael Blomkvist and his struggle to redeem his honor by solving a murder for a wealthy family.

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    Shreyas Malik
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "Did the butler do it or maybe it was the gardener, the suspense is killing me. I love suspense thriller novels because they leave you on the edge of your seat. This link is a great book to add to my collection of great suspense thriller novels. "
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    #6Killing Floor (Jack Reacher)

    Killing Floor (Jack Reacher)
    Killing Floor by Lee Child is the first book in his Jack Reacher series which was originally published in 1997. This suspense thriller novel follows the story of Jack Reacher as he searches for the murderers behind his brother's death.
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    Helen Lee
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "This is a pretty good suspense thriller book. After reading, I wanted to read more of the Reacher series. "
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    #7The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)

    The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)

    The Da Vinci Code is a novel about Robert Langdon's journey in finding the Louvre. He will face many challenges that includes decoding cryptic messages that involves Leonardo Da Vinci's paintings. 

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    César Zavala
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This book, quite frankly, disappointed me because of all of its historical inaccuracies. Dan Brown forced me to suspend belief a little too much for my liking, which made the book too unrealistic for me to really get behind. "
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    #8The Surgeon (Rizzoli and Isles)

    The Surgeon (Rizzoli and Isles)

    The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen is a suspense crime fiction novel published in 2001. This book follows the story of a lurking psychopath known as "The Surgeon" who's out on a killing spree, victimizing women in their sleep. 

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    Jonathan Simmons
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "I do not usually like to read thriller books but The Surgeon (Rizzoli and Isles) surprised even me. I was kept on the edge of my seat turning pages late into the night. I usually do not find myself that enthralled by books but this story really kept me on the hook."
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    #9Long Lost

    Long Lost

    Long Lost by David Morrell is a mystery and suspense thriller novel originally published in 2002. This book follows the story Brad Denning and a haunting memory he experienced 25 years ago.

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    Aaron Bishop
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "This is a pure suspense novel, a great page turner. Morrell isn't interested in any great insights into human nature, just entertaining, and he succeeds well. "
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    #10Inferno (Robert Langdon)

    Inferno (Robert Langdon)

    Inferno is the follow-up book of the Robert Langdon series after The Lost Symbol. This historical mystery suspense thriller fiction is first published in 2013 by Doubleday. 

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    #11Altar of Eden

    Altar of Eden

    Altar of Eden is a standalone science thriller by New York Times bestselling author James Rollins featuring a Louisiana veterinarian Lorna Polk and some very odd captured animals.

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    Jeffrey Mendoza
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "If you are looking for a good beach read and you are not familiar with James Rollins, then you are in for a treat. Rollins books are always interesting, often exciting, and generally fast paced international thrillers. If you are a James Rollins reader, you may be disappointed that this book is not part of his Sigma Force series."
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    #12Survival of the Fittest

    Survival of the Fittest
    Survival of the Fittest is a mystery and suspense fiction novel written by Jonathan Kellerman and it was first published in November 1997. This book belongs to the author's Alex Delaware series. It was followed by Monster in 1999.
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    Amanda James
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Survival of the Fittest is a really good suspense novel that can definitely capture the reader's attention. But the suspense thriller category is one packed with older classics that hold up well and modern classics that are truly magnificent reads. While this book is certainly worth checking out, it does not reach the upper echelon of the genre."
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    #13Sunburn (Fear Street)

    Sunburn (Fear Street)

    Sunburn is the nineteenth book in Fear Street series by R. L. Stine. A beach vacation is in Claudia's mind when she accepted Marla's invitation for the weekend. But accidents start to happen and Claudia is out to find the truth.

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    Christopher Bennett
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "If you're a fan of RL Stine you'll like this as it's typical RL Stine. If you're not, well you won't. I found it to be okay, nothing extraordinary but nothing terrible. I probably would have enjoyed it a lot more as a kid."
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    #14Hello, Darkness

    Hello, Darkness

    Hello, Darkness is a romantic mystery suspense fiction novel written by Sandra Brown. This thriller fiction is first published in 2001 by Pocket Books. 

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    Michelle Rose
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is one of Sandra Brown's disappointing books for me. I was not interested past the first chapter."
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    #15Mariposa

    Mariposa
    Mariposa is a science fiction thriller book written by Greg Bear that was published on November 1, 2009 by Vanguard Press. The story is set in an American society driven to fall financially with crushing debt.
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    #16Two Little Girls in Blue

    Two Little Girls in Blue

    Two Little Girls in Blue is a thriller novel by bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark. It tells the story of telepathy between twin girls, Kelly and Kathy, who gets kidnapped by the "Pied Piper" for a ransom of eight million dollars.

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    Paul Lucas
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This book is good for anyone looking for a light read but not lacking in depth. There is plenty of substance to hold your attention without going overboard. It's not a masterpiece, but if you enjoy books this is one you can pick up anytime. "
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    #17Killer

    Killer
    Killer is the 29th book in Jonathan Kellerman's bestselling psychological thriller series for adults, the Alex Delaware series. It was published in 2014. It became a New York Times bestseller. It is about a police consultant trying to save a little girl.
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    Raymond Carlson
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "fits topic but i know of better"
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    #18Dark Hollow (Charlie Parker)

    Dark Hollow (Charlie Parker)

    Dark Hollow is the second book in the Charlie Parker series written by John Connolly which follows the story of a former New York City detective Charlie Bird Parker who returns to uncover the legacy of evil which has haunted Maine citizens. 

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    Anthony Chapman
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "The Dark Hollow was a pretty fun read. It's the second book in the series so if you read the first one, you'll definitely want to see what happens from where you left off. If you love the Mystery / Thriller genre I'd recommend giving the Charlie Parker series."
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    #19Consent to Kill (Mitch Rapp)

    Consent to Kill (Mitch Rapp)

    Consent to Kill by Vince Flynn is a thriller fiction novel originally published in 2005. This is the seventh book by Flynn and it is preceded by Memorial Day. It follows the story of Mitch Rapp - a CIA super agent.

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    Brenda Cunningham
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "These type of books I'm not really into. The genre alone bothers me for some reason."
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    #20The 19th Wife

    The 19th Wife

    The 19th Wife is a historical fiction novel written by David Ebershoff first published in 2008 by Random House. This suspense novel is about Ann Eliza Young's life. 

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    Gerald Douglas
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This books takes some Mormon history and historical figures and mixes it with a modern-day fictionalized account of plural wives and murder. A bit too weird even for my tastes in fiction."
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    #21Toxin

    Toxin

    Toxin by Robin Cook is a thriller novel originally published in 1998. This book follows the story of a surgeon who just recently divorced with his wife and his attempt to save his daughter from E.Coli infection. 

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    Lori Little
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "My coworker recommended me this thriller and I absolutely loved. It's perfect for those who like medical dramas and suspense and thrill. It kept me gripped throughout, couldn't keep the book down till I finished it."
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    #22Dead Zero (Bob Lee Swagger)

    Dead Zero (Bob Lee Swagger)
    Dead Zero is an action thriller fiction and the seventh book in Bob Lee Swagger series written by Stephen Hunter. It is first published in 2010 by Simon & Schuster.
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    Marie Sandoval
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "A tale of revenge from a Marine sniper in Afghanistan who is betrayed during a mission. Action, suspense and even a few twists. This is another book in a series for readers of a military genre. "
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    #23Wish You Were Dead (Thrillogy)

    Wish You Were Dead (Thrillogy)

    Wish You Were Dead is a young adult mystery suspense thriller and the first book in Thrillogy series written by Todd Strasser. This horror fiction novel is first published in 2009 by Egmont USA. 

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    Gloria Mendez
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "If you know young person who likes suspense and horror, give them this book. High school students are disappearing. Who is responsible? Who will be next? The suspense will keep your attention to the last page."
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    #24White Fire (Pendergast)

    White Fire (Pendergast)
    White Fire is the thirteenth book in the collaborative, thrilling, crime, and mystery series for adults by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. It was released in late 2013. It is about a woman who is accused of killing a number of people in a spa resort.
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    Marilyn Kim
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This book seems promising. However, it is the 13th book in a series of books. I hate not starting at the beginning. I also think the number 13 is such bad luck. Don't kill people with your mad mojo."
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    #25Muscle Memory (Brady Coyne)

    Muscle Memory (Brady Coyne)

    Muscle Memory by William G. Tapply is a mystery fiction and legal story originally published in 1999. This is the 16th book in Tapply's Brady Coyne series. It was followed by the Scar Tissue in 2000.

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    Joe Wheeler
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "One of the darker books in the Brady Coyne series, William Tapply brings the heat once again in Muscle Memory. Each situation is more intense and has more of a mystery aspect to it. I like the mob involvement in this story and how Mick the basketball player tries to figure out a way out of this mess. One of the better reads in the series for sure. "
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    #26Atlantis Found (Dirk Pitt Adventures)

    Atlantis Found (Dirk Pitt Adventures)

    Atlantis Found by Clive Cussler is an action-adventure and thriller novel originally published in 1999. This is the fifteenth book in Cussler's Dirk Pitt Adventures series. It is preceded by Flood Tide and followed by Valhalla Rising.

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    Lorenzo Arreola
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I have to hand it Cussler here. The Dirk Pitt Adventures are pretty entertaining and engaging reads. I needed something that was tried and true and would keep me engaged throughout the entire series, and this definitely delivered. This is one of his most popular and well known series for a reason."
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    #27The Nothing Man

    The Nothing Man

    The Nothing Man is a fictional crime/mystery novel written by Jim Thompson. The Nothing Man was published on October 15, 1997 by Vintage. The Nothing Man revolves around a man named Clinton Brown.  

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    Amanda Castro
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I was looking for a good suspense thriller book and I came across The Nothing Man at my local library. I started it that Friday night and it was finished by the end of the weekend. This story was so suspenseful I could not put it down. The twists and turns the plot took was just what I was looking for in a book. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for the same. "
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    #28Trial Run

    Trial Run
    Trial Run is a mystery and thriller fiction book written by Dick Francis. It was published on September 7, 2004 by G. P. Putnam's Sons. It follows the story of the horseman Randall Drew as he helps a Russian royal family.
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    Chen Xie
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "trial run is a bestt suspense thriller book . anyone need good experience then go and read this book."
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    #29Perfect Nightmare

    Perfect Nightmare

    Perfect Nightmare is a standalone horror fiction written by John Saul which centers on mother Kara Marshall after her daughter Lindsay disappears from her bedroom during the night. 

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    Jennifer Price
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I'm a big fan of thriller and suspense novels, and I was looking for a new one to start in on. This one is pretty good. It fulfills my requirements, even if it's not the most well-written book ever."
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    #30Killer Weekend (Walt Fleming)

    Killer Weekend (Walt Fleming)

    Killer Weekend (Walt Fleming) is a suspense-thriller fiction book written by Ridley Pearson, published on July 10, 2007 by Putnam Publishing Group. It follows the story of Liz Shaler as she returns to Sun Valley.

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    Mary Stone
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Killer Weekend was a book I could not put down. Careful reading it before going to bed, because just one more chapter may become done with the book in one night."
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    #31The Breach (The Breach Trilogy)

    The Breach (The Breach Trilogy)

    The Breach is the mystery-thriller novel that skyrocketed author Patrick Lee into becoming one of the best authors in the thriller universe. It is the first action-filled book from a The Breach Trilogy and was published on December 29th, 2009 by Harper. 


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    Martha George
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "If you like suspense, violence and gore then this trilogy is for you. I read some before going to bed which was a big mistake. No sleep that night. It really keeps you in suspense which I like. But way too much violence and gore. "
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    #32Flying Finish

    Flying Finish
    Flying Finish is a mystery-thriller fiction book written by Dick Francis, published on August 1, 1999 by Jove. It follows the story of Henry Grey, an amateur pilot as he meets Gabriella in Italy.
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    Justin Grant
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "This book was something that was forced on me, I had to do a report on it for school and I wasn't a fan of the sound of the book when I started but as I started reading it I realized how good the writing was and how much the characters were actually moving me. This is one of those books that will creep up on you, at first you might not think it's great but the setup is so well done that by the end of it you're fiending for more."
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    #33Innocence

    Innocence

    Innocence is a thrilling suspense novel by award-winning and bestselling author Dean Koontz. It was published in late December and became a New York Times bestseller. It is about a man and a woman trying to hide from the civil world.

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    John Chang
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Seems great at first but as you move along it's more of the same old. It's not hard to guess what is going to happen next and too often you're exactly right. A so-so book but if you've read many suspense novels you're already read this one."
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    #34Brain

    Brain
    Brain by Robin Cook is a thriller novel first published in 1981. This book envisions how a future of humans hard-wired with computers in their brain will be. Brain is preceded by Sphinx and followed by Fever.
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    Xiang Pan
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "looks interesting, reviews are not that bad"
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    #35Term Limits

    Term Limits

    Term Limits by Vince Flynn is a political thriller novel originally published in August 1997. This is the first political fiction book ever written by Flynn. Term Limits is followed by Transfer of Power.

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    Philip Brown
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "My girlfriend has been really wanting to do some dual reads to gether and she picked out Term Limits from the thriller section of the store. I finished the book around the same time as her and we both liked the book a lot."
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    #36In the Dark of the Night

    In the Dark of the Night

    In the Dark of the Night is a standalone horror fiction written by John Saul which centers on a family staying in a haunted summer house where teenager Jack discovers a classic room with questionable contents on the property. 

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    Irma Duarte
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "One of my favorite books of all time. Saul leaves you guessing. It never goes the way you would think. This one is especially full of terror."
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    #37Chromosome 6

    Chromosome 6
    Chromosome 6 by Robin Cook is a medical thriller novel originally published in 1997. This book tells the story of pathologist Jack Stapleton and his colleague, Laurie Montgomery. Chromosome 6 is a New York Times Bestseller.
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    Margaret Mills
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "Robin Cook is a well-known author, but this book does not have rave reviews. I'd venture to say there are better suspense thriller books out there. "
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    #38Caught In The Light

    Caught In The Light

    Caught In The Light is a fictional mystery/thriller novel written by Robert Goddard. This fictional mystery/thriller novel was published on March 16, 1999 by Corgi.

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    Justin Woods
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "All the way back from the year 1999. This is a great pre-911 mystery. The suspense is crackling. The air of mystery is reigned page by page. It all leads to a conclusion that will blow your mind's socks of. Trust me. I've read 'em all, and this is a good one. You don't want to miss it."
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    #39Body Rides

    Body Rides

    Body Rides by Richard Laymon is a speculative horror fiction novel originally published in 1996. This book tells the story of Neal saving a woman from an assault who gave him an enchanted reward that allows Neal to experience "body rides".

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    Mary Sims
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This will keep you on the edge of your seat!"
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    #40The Explorer's Code (John Sinclair Mystery)

    The Explorer's Code (John Sinclair Mystery)

    The Explorer's Code is a mystery thriller fiction and the first book in John Sinclair Mystery series written by Kitty Pilgrim. This action suspense romance book is published din 2011 by Scribner. 

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    Juan Sullivan
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I love thrillers and The Explorer's Code is one of the best books I've read lately. This is the first book in the John Sinclair Mystery series. This has become one of my new favorite series. After reading this first book, I went back and ordered the other 2. This is a very good series and I know I'll read it again in the future."
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    #41Natchez Burning (Penn Cage)

    Natchez Burning (Penn Cage)

    Natchez Burning is the fourth book in bestseller Greg Iles' thrilling crime and suspense series, the Penn Cage series. It is also the first book in the Natchez Burning trilogy. It was originally published in April 2014.

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    Laura Rios
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This is a good book for a person looking for a thriller book. You can tell just by looking at the book cover that it has a mysterious feel to it."
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    #42Closure

    Closure

    Closure – Gripping FBI Crime… Agent Jessica Resario’s compulsion to protect teens from online predators only puts her life into the hands of a serial killer. Old ghosts, secrets and an inevitable attraction to her boss, Tom, send her on an emotional roller coaster. Jess has mysteries of the past to solve and a serial killer to catch. Perhaps then she can confess her love… Forbidden continues the cyber-crime series.

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    Saanvi Chavan
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Closure written by Angela Ford is a thriller set in the world of the FBI, with a predator that is preying on teens. This book is full of suspense and really takes you on an emotional rollercoaster."
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    #43I, Sniper (Bob Lee Swagger)

    I, Sniper (Bob Lee Swagger)
    I, Sniper is an action mystery thriller fiction and the sixth book in (Bob Lee Swagger series written by Stephen Hunter. It is first published in 2009 by Simon & Schuster. 
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    #44All Around the Town

    All Around the Town
    All Around the Town is a psychological thriller novel by multi-award-winning author, Mary Higgins Clark. It tells the story of Laurie Kenyon, who becomes the prime suspect in the death of her English professor.
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    Paul Barrett
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is for those who like to read suspense books and see whether they find the prime suspect guilty or not. Is English Professor, Laurie Kenyon, guilty?"
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    #45Come Out Tonight

    Come Out Tonight

    Come Out Tonight by Richard Laymon is a mystery suspense and horror fiction novel originally published in 1999. This book tells the story of Duane and his girlfriend Sherry who was abducted by a perverted psychopath.

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    Joyce Ramos
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "A book that will keep you on the edge of your seat!"
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    #46Hunting the Midnight Shark

    Hunting the Midnight Shark
    Hunting the Midnight Shark is a thriller fiction novel written by Conrad Brasso. This action fiction novel is first published in 2013 by Klug Publishing Group, LLC. 
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    Melissa Larson
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book is well-written and very addictive. It's hard to put the book down. Great suspense and unexpected events throughout. "
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    #47Into Hell's Fire

    Into Hell's Fire
    Into Hell's Fire is a suspense thriller fiction novel written by Douglas Cavanaugh. This war-themed fiction book is first published in 2012 by Kirostar Publishing. 
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    Shirley Sullivan
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is a great book. If you like action/thrillers, you should try this book. It is very intense and definitely a thriller. If you like war and combat movies and books, you are sure to enjoy this read. It brings your thoughts and imagination to a new level. I would suggest this book for both men and women. It will take you away from your own reality for a while and have you deep in thought and concentration."
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    #48The Manhattan Hunt Club

    The Manhattan Hunt Club
    The Manhattan Hunt Club is written by John Saul which centers Jeff Converse who is falsely convicted of murder and declared dead when he was being transferred to prison. However, in reality, he was moved into an underground tunnel of Manhattan. 
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    Sharon Green
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "The Manhattan Hunt Club was an intriguing surprise. I will pass this book on to other to read because it is so good."
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    #49Dark Road Home (Maplecreek Amish Trilogy)

    Dark Road Home (Maplecreek Amish Trilogy)

    Dark Road Home by Anna Carlisle is a mystery fiction and suspense-thriller novel originally published in 2016. This is the first book in Carlisle's Maple Creek Amish Trilogy. It is followed by All the Secret Places: A Gin Sullivan Mystery.

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    Austin Hill
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "The Amish setting is the main appeal of the book. The writing relies heavily on interest in Amish culture rather than the actual skill of the author."
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    #50Behind Closed Doors

    Behind Closed Doors

    Susan R. Sloan's Behind Closed Doors is a suspense-drama novel about a love gone wrong. The novel about Valerie O 'Connor's struggles as an abused wife published on October 1st, 2005 by Warner Books (NY).

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    Lucy Yang
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I'm addicted to suspense thrillers, so I'm always looking for a new one to check out. This one has not disappointed! Great return on my query."
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    #51The Sentinel

    The Sentinel

    The Sentinel by Gerald Petievich is a mystery fiction and suspense-thriller novel originally published in 2003. This book has a film adaptation directed by Clark Johnson which was released in April 2006.

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    Andrew Mitchell
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "A lot more intriguing than I thought it would be. It is a very entertaining and addictive read. It is one of the most scariest book I have ever read. It is highly recommended. "
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    #52Clean Kill (Kyle Swanson Sniper)

    Clean Kill (Kyle Swanson Sniper)
    Clean Kill (Kyle Swanson Sniper) is a military thriller fiction written by Jack Coughlin and Donald A. Davis. It is first published in 2010 by St. Martin's Press. 

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    Diane Hall
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I love a good thriller. I love action and adventure. Clean kill by Kyle Swanson Sniper is perfect on both counts. In clean kill, a military thriller, every page digs you deeper into the excitement of the story. If you love thrillers, you will love this book."
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    #53Vicious Circle: A Novel of Complicity

    Vicious Circle: A Novel of Complicity
    Vicious Circle: A Novel of Complicity by Robert Littell is a mystery fiction and suspense-thriller novel originally published in June 2005 by The Overlook Press. This book tells the conflict between two countries among other political factors.

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    Albert Munoz
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I read Littell's Vicious Circle, but I quit about half-way through. There was far too much dialogue and exposition, probably 90 percent of the book was just characters explaining very simple ideas to each other."
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    #54Raise the Titanic! (Dirk Pitt Adventures)

    Raise the Titanic! (Dirk Pitt Adventures)

    Raise the Titanic! by Clive Cussler is an adventure-fiction and techno-thriller novel originally published in 1976. This book belongs to Cussler's Dirk Pitt Adventures series. It is preceded by Iceberg and followed by Vixen 03.

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    Harini Jaiteley
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "Raise the Titanic! (Dirk Pitt Adventures) is the best suspense thriller book I have read in a long time, what a page turner! The whole series is breathtaking in its scope. I highly recommend this book for people who like to read thrillers. "
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    #55Silent Night

    Silent Night

    Silent Night is a suspense novel by Mary Higgins Clark, also known as the "Queen of Suspense." It tells the story of seven-year-old Brian, who went on an unexpected adventure after he followed the thief who stole his mother's wallet.

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    John Davis
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "The plot and characters are believable. I read the book in one sitting because it's hard to put it down. It's a short read, suspenseful and entertaining. This is one of the best creations of the Queen of Suspense."
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    #56The Devil Colony (Sigma Force)

    The Devil Colony (Sigma Force)

    The Devil Colony is the seventh book in the Sigma Force series written by New York Times bestselling author James Rollins which dares to answer a frightening question at the heart of America. 

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    Jaime Delgado
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "The Devil Colony is a fantastic book if you are into historical based fantasy novels. What I love about this book is you start with history, then it leads into scientific facts, and then some mystery is revealed in the current day. Every page leaves you wanting more and leaving you unable to put the book down. Such a great read! "
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    #57Pray for Silence: A Thriller

    Pray for Silence: A Thriller

    Pray for Silence: A Thriller by Linda Castillo is a mystery fiction and suspense-thriller novel originally published in 2010. This is one of the books by Castillo featuring character Kate Burkholder. It is followed by Breaking Silence.

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    Kenneth Clark
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I had finished some books I was reading and was looking for a new suspenseful book to read. A friend had recommended Pray for Silence, and I wound up checking it out. It definitely was a great ride and had me staying up at all hours to finish it! I would definitely recommend it for people looking for a new thriller-style book."
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    #58Coma

    Coma

    Coma by Robin Cook is a thriller novel originally published in 1977. This is book tells the story of a medical student named Susan Wheeler and her co-trainees in the Boston Memorial Hospital. Coma is a New York Times Bestseller.

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    Danielle Little
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "Robin Cook provides a decent mystery, thriller & suspense book that thrives in the medical field. Susan Wheeler is a medical student getting her feet wet. Soon she realizes after two patients go under anesthesia and don't wake up she needs to look and dig further into this."
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    #59The Never-Open Desert Diner

    The Never-Open Desert Diner

    The Never-Open Desert Diner is the first book in the mystery fiction series Ben Jones written by James Anderson which centers on the love story between Ben Jones and Claire.

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    Walter Peterson
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I was given this book by a friend as this usually isn't the genre of book I read, but she really liked it so I gave it a chance, and I'm very glad I did. The characters are gritty and both they and their dialogue are real, as are the situations they find themselves in and how they have to deal with it. I found it hard to put down, always a good thing in a book."
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    #60Separation of Power

    Separation of Power

    Separation of Power by Vince Flynn is a political thriller novel originally published in 2001. This is Flynn's fourth novel featuring CIA superagent - Mitch Rapp. It is preceded by The Third Option and followed by Executive Power.

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    Emma Xu
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I really enjoy that the characters in this book are also in other novels, so that once you get attached to them you can enjoy other adventures. This is actually the fourth in the series, so it may be most beneficial to start from the beginning of the series. This particular series is political and in nature and more realistic, rather than horrific."
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    #61The Stake

    The Stake

    The Stake by Richard Laymon is a speculative horror fiction novel originally published in 1990. This book tells the story of a writer, Larry Durban, together with his neighbor as they decided to explore a ghost town.

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    Alexander Pierce
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Wonderful thriller book that had me on the edge of my seat"
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    #62Lost City (The NUMA Files)

    Lost City (The NUMA Files)

    Lost City by Clive Cussler is a thriller novel originally published on July 22, 2004. This book belongs to Cussler's The NUMA Files series. It is preceded by White Death and followed by Polar Shift.

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    Patricia Ford
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Lost City (The NUMA Files) is an amazing suspense thriller book with great character building. It was a quick read because I couldn't stop reading it."
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    #63The Damnation Game

    The Damnation Game

    The Damnation Game by Clive Barker is a horror fiction novel published in 1985. This book follows the story of a gambling convict named Marty Strauss hired to be a personal bodyguard of a wealthy man involved in supernatural events.

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    Henry Sandoval
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "Before there was the drek of Stephanie Meyers, there was Clive Barker. This is my go to reading when I get stuck manning the booth at the convention. Especially now, with Digg reader dying, and needing something to entertain me, this is perfect."
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    #64Where Are the Children?

    Where Are the Children?

    Where Are The Children? is a suspense thriller novel by acclaimed author Mary Higgins Clark. It tells the story of Nancy Harmon, whose past comes back to haunt her by getting framed for the disappearance of her two children.

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    Raymond Sullivan
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Going again with Mary Higgins Clark. This covers the topic well for suspense thriller as this author has all bases covered with this novel. Very high rating with a good number of reviews, this author successfully fulfills the topic provided."
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    #65The Venetian Betrayal (Cotton Malone)

    The Venetian Betrayal (Cotton Malone)

    The Venetian Betrayal by Steve Berry is a spy fiction and thriller novel originally published in 2007 by the Ballantine Books. This is the third book in Berry's Cotton Malone series. It is followed by The Charlemagne Pursuit.

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    Socorro Martínez
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I think thriller stories should stay in the present or not use historical figures. Although this seemed like a good book, my boyfriend is a history nerd and if we talked about this story he would just tell me how inaccurate it was. It is hard to follow a story that doesn't fit history. I wouldn't put this in the "best suspense thriller books" at all. I would rather read a Stephen King novel if I wanted a suspense thriller."
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    #66Walking Back the Cat

    Walking Back the Cat

    Walking Back the Cat by Robert Littell is a suspense-thriller and spy fiction novel originally published in 1996 by the Overlook Books. This book follows the story of three big agencies - KGB, CIA, and Apaches - as they join forces to end a vicious crime.

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    Vishal Subramanium
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Walking Back the Cat is a very hard to put down spy thriller. I quite enjoyed it and have read a few more by this author."
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    #67The King's Deception (Cotton Malone)

    The King's Deception (Cotton Malone)

    The King's Deception by Steve Berry is a suspense-thriller and historical fiction novel originally published in June 2013. This is the eighth book in Berry's Cotton Malone series. It is preceded by The Jefferson Key in 2011.

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    Bryan Lee
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Highly reviewed and rated. Thrilling and suspense genre. "
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    #68The Day of the Jackal

    The Day of the Jackal
    The Day of the Jackal is a historical mystery suspense thriller fiction written by Frederick Forsyth. It is first published in 1971 and about an assassin named Jackal. 
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    Grace West
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Good fun book. Takes a bit few too many liberties with historical accuracy, though."
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    #69Time to Hunt (Bob Lee Swagger)

    Time to Hunt (Bob Lee Swagger)

    Time to Hunt is a mystery action thriller fiction and the third book in Bob Lee Swagger series written by Stephen Hunter. This suspense fiction novel is first publsihed in 1998. 

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    Dong Zhou
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Stephen Hunter did a great job with Time to Hunt, the third book in the Bob Lee Swagger series. In it, Bob the Nailer meets his mortal enemy again. I highly recommend this book if you want a suspenseful thriller. I enjoyed this one the most out of the series."
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    #70Shadows

    Shadows

    Shadows is a standalone horror fiction written by John Saul which centers on a school called the Academy were gifted or cursed children with extraordinary minds are attending it, however, something mysterious is happening within its premises.  

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    Austin Alvarez
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "A very suspenseful and original horror/psychological thriller novel. "
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    #71Before the Fall

    Before the Fall
    Before the Fall by Noah Hawley is a mytery fiction and suspense-thriller novel originally published in May 2016. This book is an Edgar Award for Best Novel winner. It was also nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards.
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    Wayne Diaz
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Before the Fall is a great read if you enjoyed the Fargo series and want to to be kept on your toes. This ais a real page turner with super character development, and lots of twists and turns. A mysterious plane crash is decribed at its best - go for it."
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    #72Blood of Heaven (Fire of Heaven)

    Blood of Heaven (Fire of Heaven)

    Blood of Heaven is a Christian suspense thriller fiction and the first book in Fire of Heaven series written by Bill Myers. It is first published in 1996. 

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    Frances Rose
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Very thought provoking. Characters seemed realistic. Interestingly twist on Christ's suffering for us from someone you wouldn't expect to take his image on."
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    #73Mean Streak

    Mean Streak

    Mean Streak is a romantic mystery suspense fiction novel written by Sandra Brown. This adult thriller fiction is first published in 2014 by Grand Central Publishing. 

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    Benjamin Thomas
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Mean Streak might just be the best suspense thriller book I've ever read! I've been a fan of the author for quite some time and was not disappointed. It was indeed thrilling and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time reading it. I'll be on the lookout for books released by this publisher as well."
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    #74Seizure

    Seizure
    Seizure by Robin Cook is a medical thriller novel first published in 2003. This book follows the issue of advanced therapeutic cloning. Seizure is at Number 6 for The New York Times Best Seller List in 2003.
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    Larry Hopkins
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "Seizure is a typical suspense thriller book. If you like the genre, you will probably enjoy this one, but it is nothing groundbreaking or particularly original. I liked it, but it is definitely not the author's best work. It is entertaining, but not too memorable."
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    #75Stillhouse Lake

    Stillhouse Lake

    Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine is a psychological fiction and suspense-thriller novel originally published in July 2017. This book was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Mystery & Thriller.

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    Zachary Watson
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Stillhouse lake seems to be the spooky, eery, cereal killery book thats bound to put me on the edge of my seat for a full on thrill ride. Also with a seemingly complex plot line, I'd say this is the perfect category for my suspense thriller book needs."
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    #76Deep Six (Dirk Pitt Adventures)

    Deep Six (Dirk Pitt Adventures)

    Deep Six by Clive Cussler is an adventure-fiction and techno-thriller novel originally published in 1984. This book belongs to Cussler's Dirk Pitt Adventures series. It is preceded by Night Probe! and followed by Cyclops.

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    Adam Mason
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "An ejoyable book overall, Deep Six is quite the thriller, involving the president on the high seas, that disappears! While it was written much earlier, it's quite prescient of political events in the not too distant past."
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    #77Transfer of Power

    Transfer of Power

    Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn is a political thriller book orginally published in 1999. This book is the second published book of Flynn followed by The Third Option. It tells the story of Mitch Rapp - a CIA super agent.

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    Jason Cooper
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "I'm thrilled to have discovered this writer. Technical as Tom Clancy and familiar with the machinations of our government. It's easy to forget I'm reading fiction!"
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    #78Bullets and Train

    Bullets and Train

    Adeeris Ghayan's Bullets and Train is an action-thriller novel on terrorism and wars in the Middle East. The action-packed page-turner was self-published on July 4th, 2014.

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    Kenneth Coleman
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "I know this is free and all, but honestly I'd rather just pay for a good book instead of reading a mediocre one for free. This book was kind of sloppy and boring and not very suspenseful. I'd ask for my money back, but...yunno. "
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    #79Acceptable Risk

    Acceptable Risk

    Acceptable Risk by Robin Cook is a medical thriller book published in 1994. This novel follows the story of a scientist named Edward Armstrong who is doing a medical test and decided to inject to himself the drugs that he is working on.

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    Héctor Mora
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "It's very predictable, kind of hokey and too silly for a thriller of any kind. There's some intriguing material in the backstory, but once the plot gets going it's so heavy handed as to verge on the ridiculous. "
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    #80The Doomsday Key (Sigma Force)

    The Doomsday Key (Sigma Force)
    The Doomsday is the sixth installment of the Sigma Force series written by the New York Times bestselling author James Rollins. This is a fiction, thriller, suspense book which people would enjoy. 
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    Vicky Li
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "The Sigma Force series is a pretty well-written action/adventure series with well developed characters and story-lines that wander through the annals of history aligning James Rollins' imagination with authentic, usually violent, events and locations. I loved this novel as much due to the Native American story line, as well as the significant time spent with the iconic Painter Crowe, and the environmental angle from the First People's point of view based on their mythologies. The author has honed his craft revealing a sagacious perceptiveness with this thought provoking tale of morality and corruption. I quite enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to readers."
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    #81The Brotherhood of the Rose

    The Brotherhood of the Rose

    The Brotherhood of the Rose by David Morell is a mystery thriller and spy fiction novel originally published in 1984. This is the first book in Morrell's trilogy followed by The Fraternity of the Stone.

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    Jeremy Munoz
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "The Brotherhood of the Rose is a great thriller story. The suspense and action had me on my toes, and the characters were very interesting. I've read even more of this author's work and enjoyed it all."
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    #82The Priest's Graveyard

    The Priest's Graveyard
    The Priest's Graveyard by Ted Dekker is a suspense-thriller and mystery fiction novel originally published in 2011. This book tells the story of a former drug addict - Renee Gilmore - and her lover who suddenly disappeared.
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    Andrea Nichols
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I picked up The Priest's Graveyard looking for some light summer entertainment. What I got was an engrossing, fast-paced thriller I couldn't put down. The characters stay with you long after the story is told. I've already ordered more of the author's work and can't wait to get started!"
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    #83Slow Heat in Heaven

    Slow Heat in Heaven

    Slow Heat in Heaven is a contemporary romantic mystery suspense fiction novel written by Sandra Bworn. This adult fiction is first published in 1988. 

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    Diana Burke
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "a really good book filled with suspense by a good writer"
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    #84Act of Treason (Mitch Rapp)

    Act of Treason (Mitch Rapp)

    Act of Treason by Vince Flynn is a suspense thriller and political fiction novel originally published in 2006. This seventh book features CIA superagent - Mitch Rapp. It is preceded by Consent to Kill and followed by Protect and Defend.

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    Samantha Turner
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Really great post Cold War reading. I was so sad to hear Vince Flynn had died recently, because I want more! These aren't high literature, but if you're looking for good political thriller, this is the series for you. Of course, if you're just trying Mitch Rapp books, start with something a little earlier in the series. I think they're easier to build on."
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    #85The Charlemagne Pursuit (Cotton Malone)

    The Charlemagne Pursuit (Cotton Malone)

    The Charlemagne Pursuit by Steve Berry is a spy fiction and thriller novel originally published in 2008. This is the fourth book in Berry's Cotton Malone series. It was followed by The Paris Vendetta.

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    Magdalena Garduño
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Steve Berry weaves a great story with historical facts. Cotton. It's a thrill ride; part Indiana Jones, part 007. Lots of History and Archeological pieces throughout. Topic fits. "
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    #86Showdown (The Paradise Novels)

    Showdown (The Paradise Novels)

    Showdown by Ted Dekker is a psychological fiction and mystery suspense-thriller novel originally published in 2005. This is the first book in Dekker's The Paradise Novels series. It is followed by Saint.

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    Cynthia West
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Showdown, written by Ted Dekker is the first book in the The Paradise series. This is a great historical thriller that is set in the Rocky Mountains, it will enthrall you and keep you guessing."
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    #87The Romanov Prophecy

    The Romanov Prophecy
    The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry is a suspense-thriller and fiction novel originally published in 2004. This book was preceded by The Amber Room which was published in 2003.
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    Katherine Gardner
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "The Romanov Prophecy is such a great book. If you are looking for a suspense thriller that will keep the pages turning like I was then this is the book for you. Set in Russia in the near future at a time when the people have decided to return from a democracy to a dictator with all the inner working of government and spies and murder plots this will keep you guessing. I could not put it down."