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Thrills with Kills

5 Books | by Jordan Christensen Jordan Christensen

Some of my favorite thriller genre novels

Cross Her Heart

Cross Her Heart

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From the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes, now a Netflix sensation! WARNING: Will keep you up all night Lisa tells lies. Most of them are small white lies intended to make the life of her daughter, Ava, easier. But her biggest lie of all about to be exposed. Because Lisa is lying to everyone. Lisa isn’t who she says she is. Lisa isn’t even called Lisa at all. Her real name is Charlotte Nevill and as a child she was convicted of the brutal murder of her half-brother, Daniel. Someone out there knows the truth. They’re determined to make Lisa pay. And they won’t stop until everything she loves is destroyed. ‘Brilliantly clever and compelling, loved it!’ B A Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors ‘A pacy, twisty thriller that will hook you with its first few pages’ Stylist ‘Cross Her Heart is about three interesting women and some nasty men. To say more would reveal a powerful plot’ The Times ‘Heart-breaking in places, twisty as hell’ C.L. Taylor, author of Strangers ‘Sarah Pinborough does it again with this disturbing descent into a heart of darkness’ Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home ‘A powerful, twisty thriller’ Michelle Frances, author of The Girlfriend ‘Once the first reveal hits you in the face, you’ll be lucky if you can put the book down to go to bed... and if you can get to sleep when you do’ Independent ‘A dark and compulsive read’ Woman & Home

The Whisper Man

The Whisper Man

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**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**"WORKS BEAUTIFULLY... If you like being terrified, The Whisper Man has your name on it."—The New York Times, Editor's Pick"SUPERB"—Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review"BRILLIANT... will satisfy readers of Thomas Harris and Stephen King."—Booklist, Starred Review"POIGNANT AND TERRIFYING"—Entertainment WeeklyIn this dark, suspenseful thriller, Alex North weaves a multi-generational tale of a father and son caught in the crosshairs of an investigation to catch a serial killer preying on a small town.After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes a fresh start will help him and his young son Jake heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town. Featherbank.But the town has a dark past. Twenty years ago, a serial killer abducted and murdered five residents. Until Frank Carter was finally caught, he was nicknamed "The Whisper Man," for he would lure his victims out by whispering at their windows at night.Just as Tom and Jake settle into their new home, a young boy vanishes. His disappearance bears an unnerving resemblance to Frank Carter's crimes, reigniting old rumors that he preyed with an accomplice. Now, detectives Amanda Beck and Pete Willis must find the boy before it is too late, even if that means Pete has to revisit his great foe in prison: The Whisper Man.And then Jake begins acting strangely. He hears a whispering at his window...

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER - The thrilling first book in the Millenium series featuring Lisbeth Salander: "Combine the chilly Swedish backdrop and moody psychodrama of a Bergman movie with the grisly pyrotechnics of a serial-killer thriller, then add an angry punk heroine and a down-on-his-luck investigative journalist, and you have the ingredients of Stieg Larsson's first novel" (The New York Times). Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.

Cari Mora

Cari Mora

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A resilient young woman must outwit a sadistic psychopath in this pulse-pounding thriller from the author of The Silence of the Lambs, a "master still at the top of his strange and chilling form" (Wall Street Journal).Twenty-five million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront. Ruthless men have tracked it for years. Leading the pack is Hans-Peter Schneider. Driven by unspeakable appetites, he makes a living fleshing out the violent fantasies of other, richer men.Cari Mora, caretaker of the house, has escaped from the violence in her native country. She stays in Miami on a wobbly Temporary Protected Status, subject to the iron whim of ICE. She works at many jobs to survive. Beautiful, marked by war, Cari catches the eye of Hans-Peter as he closes in on the treasure. But Cari Mora has surprising skills, and her will to survive has been tested before.Monsters lurk in the crevices between male desire and female survival. No other writer in the last century has conjured those monsters with more terrifying brilliance than Thomas Harris. Cari Mora, his sixth novel, is the long-awaited return of an American master.

Ninth House

Ninth House

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A LOCUS AWARD FINALIST!The mesmerizing adult debut from Leigh Bardugo, a tale of power, privilege, dark magic, and murder set among the Ivy League eliteGalaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most prestigious universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. Their eight windowless “tombs” are the well-known haunts of the rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street’s biggest players. But their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living.

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