7 Must-Read Kindle Thrills & Suspense

If You Tell

Gregg Olsen

This book is the true story of the horrors that 3 sisters survived & 3 others did not. It is full of evil and is difficult to read. From a sociological & psychological perspective, it is a book that many may read, simply because they want there to be a definitive point where the abuser & murderer becomes what they are. I’ve worked with children like S. K. (I refuse to use her name to bring more attention to her), they are absolutely convinced that they have never done anything wrong. It’s always someone else at fault. They have not done anything to deserve where they are in life. Things would have continued, as they caused destruction of other’s will to live, to be safe, to be loved. Abusers can twist every feeling & memory. They can convince others that the abuse they suffer is their own fault. My thoughts and prayers are with the young women & the families of those who died. I wish I had not read this book. I will have nightmares myself & I did not have to live through life with this horror. – Amazon Reader

In the Heart of the Fire

Dean Koontz

Nameless has visions of the past. Crimes that have been committed, Sherrie Russell Stoakes is his next target. Terrorizing a small town. People either go missing or end up dead, most times both. Nameless uses his visions to Guide him. He can’t remember his own past or even his own name but when he sees other people’s past he has to help make the future a better place for others who are or may become involved.

 

Typical Dean Koontz, straight to the point and heart of the story. Very quick read but so engrossing I didn’t want to put it down! Brilliantly written as always 🙌.  – Tina

The Girl Beneath the Sea

Andrew Mayne

When part time police diver Sloan McPherson surfaces to find a fresh murder scene, she’s thrust into a world where she (and by proxy her daughter) are a potential taget of cartel violence. Turning to assistance from law enforcement (within her precinct and without), she realizes local and federal authorities believe shes behind the crime, or are ready to assist in framing her for it.

 

From this set up we enter a taut thriller in South Florida set amongst international espionage, corrupt law enforcement, violent drug cartels and one family with a past of treasure hunting and drug running.

 

If you enjoy thrillers this book is for you. The pacing is tense, the turns are logical and there are characters you want to spend weeks with

A Minute to Midnight

David Baldacci

An Atlee Pine Thriller is a gross understatement. One the first page I was hooked and the last page left me wanting the next book now. Atlee is not a woman who uses feminine whilst to find her man (or woman). She charges when needed and lays back when time allows. She is on a quest to find out what happened to her twin who was abducted when they were children and she is also on a hunt for a serial killer stalking a small Georgia town. How are the crimes connected to Atlee, the town and each other

Devoted

Dean Koontz

I have read about 95% of Dean Koontz’s books over the years, having been a fan of his since the 1970s. He uses elements of his book “Watchers” and changes them for this book. In Watchers, there was a super intelligent golden retriever (created in a lab) that is repeated in this book. The crazy and violent apes of “Watchers” come to life in the form of a human in this book. Then there are the usual formula that Koontz uses in all of his books: a possible romance; the ongoing, never ending battle between good and evil; the government and its continuing attempts to be at the top of the food chain; a local sheriff who may or may not be on the take; and so on. I still find enough differences in his writing to enjoy his books. They are full of adventure and have a morality based around the idea of the family in them that I find refreshing. Koontz’s books are never dated and I have gone back and reread many because of the timelessness he writes into them. Odd Thomas is probably my favorite character, with Jane Hawks following closely behind, perhaps because these characters appear in a series of texts. – Legaldiva

Storm's Fury

Mary Stone

Storm’s Fury follows FBI Special Agent Amelia Storm’s race to find Lelia before it is too late to save her. Lelia had been kidnapped by human traffickers and had been missing for four years. The plot is very detailed not only about Lelia’s situation but also about Amelia’s path to finding her and stopping the kidnapping ring.

This novel brings to light the growing problem of human trafficking and the effort to stop it without being preachy.

A secondary plot line concerns problems with Amelia’s younger sister, Lanie. This illustrates Amelia’s childhood in Chicago and explains how she knows certain people in the city.

I find Mary Stone’s work to get better and better. Co-writer Amy Wilson proves she is also an excellent writer with the skill and imagination to create a plot that makes readers aware of an intolerable crime that is only growing worse without graphic details. The characters are believable and, as always, this novel leaves the reader looking forward to the next one. Do not miss this book.

Walk the Wire

David Baldacci

I particularly liked the return of Will Robie, Jessica Reel and Blue man. It must be challenging to make the coming together of straight laced FBI agent with the darker side of The State work, but David Baldacci manages to achieve it. Ripping tale but I feel that Amos Decker and Alex Jameison need to be developed a little more into tougher characters. It is still not clear if Decker is overweight and flabby or if he chas become fitter. As an FBI Agent i’m surprised he didn’t carry his gun at all times and Alex Jameson should have become a little tougher following the previous books. I still really enjoyed the book. – Keith