Book Genre: Thriller

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Stephen King
BeeGeeJay
5

I can understand why some reviewers and usual devotees of Stephen King wouldn't like this novel. But fans of mystery/thrillers might like Mr. Mercedes a lot.  Bill Hodges, the retired Detective who is the protagonist in this novel is the kind of curmudgeon who is hard not to like. He’s a...

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Jasper Fforde
Bailey
2

When I first read the synopsis of this book I was overly excited as it sounded like a novel I would love - my favorite literary characters come to life in this thrilling, alternate reality, mystery. It was the perfect mix of fantasy and reality. However, I struggled to finish the story. The main...

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Ian Fleming
Bailey
3

Welcome to the world of espionage in Fleming’s first novel about James Bond, 007. In order to stop Le Chiffre, the paymaster of the terrorist group SMERSH, Bond must best him at a high stakes poker game. Explosions, love, torture, car chases, and the unexpected await you, dear reader.

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J. S Law
Becker
3

This debut submarine thriller will have you feeling the confinement and pressure of doing a murder investigation in a confined space under the ocean. Special Investigator Dan Lewis has a past and a reputation that lead to her being requested to investigate a suicide onboard the Royal Navy...

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Sandra Brown
Emily
3

Crawford Hunt is prepared to fight the good fight, he made a mistake years ago when he was wracked with grief at his wife's death and nowhe wants to fix it. Texas Ranger Hunt is going to court today to get his little girl back, at least that was the plan. While on the witness stand in Judge...

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S. J Bolton
Kerry
5

Eerie contemporary mystery set in the English countryside. Has all of the ingredients of a spooky thriller - a lonely village on the moors, a nearby graveyard, creepy local customs, relatable characters and the unsolved disappearance of a young girl. Add to that, repeated sightings of a...

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David Morrell
lisab
4

David Morrell is back with Thomas De Quincey, the opium eater and his daughter Emma. This time there is a serial killer who is killing off members of the English upper class and appears to be working his/her way towards Queen Victoria.  A suspenseful novel that gives the reader a good...

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Ruth Ware
Rachel F
4

This thriller, set in a remote English vacation home, will chill fans of Gone Girl and Girl on the Train. A winter "hen do" (bachelorette party) gets weird right from the start, when a long ago best friend invites Nora (or is it Lee or Leanora) to her pre-marital girls weekend. 

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Jessica Knoll
KristinR
3

Here's the thing about Luckiest Girl Alive: it's fluff.  It's being billed as some kind of thriller, but it really fails to live up to that claim.  Once I realized this, however, and just accepted that I was reading some kind of Sara Shepard -esque drama, I... enjoyed it.

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Barry Lyga
Kristen M
5

"I Hunt Killers" by Barry Lyga follows the life of 17 year old Jasper Dent, son of the infamous serial killer Billy Dent. As a child, Jasper was witness to his fathers violent serial killing lifestyle. When most children learned to tie their shoes and ride bikes, Jasper was learning how to...

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R. L. Stine
CoCo Supreme23
1

I grew up reading R.L. Stine and loved his books, so when I came across A Midsummer Night’s Scream I was excited to read this for two reasons:  R.L. Stine was the author and it was a spin on A Midnight Summer Night’s Dream.  Needless to say, I was disappointed beyond belief by this...

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Kazuaki Takano
Becker
3

Translated from the Japanese, this thriller spans the globe (The Congo, Japan, The United States) and tackles issues such as human evolution, whether war/genocide defines our species, and power. A 1975 report detailed the ways humans might become extinct, including nuclear war. Now, one of those...

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Chelsea Cain
Becker
4

I knew that Chelsea Cain was a popular thriller author, but I didn't pick up one of her books until after I saw her being interviewed for an NPR show. I liked the way she talked about One Kick, the opener to a new series for her, and the way she talked about her characters. One Kick begins the...

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Shane Kuhn
ShellyB
4

This book is a violent, action-packed thriller with assassins, intrigue, and plenty of twists and turns!  The Intern’s Handbook starts out as a sort of guide for new assassins, written by an assassin about to retire (age out) of a company that sends its employees to businesses disguised as...

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Douglas J Preston
lisab
3

Gideon Crew, a former thief with a PhD and living on borrowed time has been hired by a secret organization for various dangerous missions.  The latest mission is stealing a page from the Book of Kells which turns out to be a special treasure map.   This title is the 3rd in the...

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Barry Lyga
CoCo Supreme23
4

I have read many Young Adult novels however; I have not read any in the thriller/horror genre.  Recently, I  read, I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. Jasper “Jazz” Dent is the son of the Lobo’s Nod most notorious serial killer; Jazz has witnessed horrific crime scenes – from a criminal...

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Chelsea Cain
Colleen
4

A wonderfully pulpy thriller that I couldn't help but read in one sitting. Kick was abducted as a child and spent five years with a "family" of pedophiles. Her return to her family at the age of 11 was a national sensation.  Since then, she has spent the last 10 years trying to forget her...

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Carlos Ruiz Zafón
lisab
4

Oscar Drai is a 15 year old boarding school student in Barcelona in the early 1980s. He disappears for a week and this is the tale of where he went beginning with his meeting of the mysterious Marina and her father.  Dark and suspenseful, the book is a classic horror story that begins in a...

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Nathan Edmondson
Becker
4

What is Natasha Romanov doing when she's not out saving the world with the Avengers or using her unique talents in service to S.H.E.I.L.D.? She'd probably rather you not know. She's private like that. But here we get to follow her exploits in trying to atone for her past as a K.G.B. assassin....

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Ed Brubaker
Becker
4

Globe trotting spy action that follows who everyone thinks was the secretary to the director of the Allied Reconnaissance Commission, but, as we learn, who has a past that is more action-packed. The story takes place from the 1950s to the 1970s (the 70s being "the present"), so the spies aren't...

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Mike Carey
Becker
4

The Hungries have taken over the planet, but Melanie and her friends are safe in a boarding school, going to class every day, learning from different teachers after being escorted there by armed guards. But they're not really treated like the children in the stories their teachers read to them....

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Douglas J Preston
lisab
3

An artificial intelligence called Dorothy is developed for a mission to the Kraken Sea on the moon Titan. Dorothy escapes following a catastrophe and the novel follows the attempts by the good and bad guys to capture her. Dorothy is very similar to the computer in the television show “Person of...

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Ryan Gebhart
Kristi
3

13 year old Tyson can't wait for his hunting trip with his grandpa Gene. He wants to get his own elk and prove he's tough like his beloved grandpa. But the weekend they are supposed to go Tyson's dad tells him they are moving grandpa into an assisted living facility hours away instead. Grandpa...

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Samantha Hayes
KristinR
5

Honestly, I could not put this book down. And when I did, I couldn't get it out of my head!

Claudia, desperate for a baby of her own, finally finds herself pregnant and nearing her due date just as her husband, James, is about to leave for a top-secret military mission. Being exhausted...

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Simon Spurrier
Becker
4

Have you ever felt like we're all just numbers, being watched over by the great cosmic accountant? Welcome to the world of Numbercruncher. In this genre-mashup graphic novel (the creator describes it as a "metaphysical black-comedy romantic crime noir thriller"), genius Richard Thyme dies young...