Contemporary Thrillers

The Secrets of Paradise Bay by Devon Vaughn Archer

the-secrets-of-paradise-bay.JPGDevon Vaughn Archer’s The Secrets of Paradise Bay is a mainstream suspense novel about a rivalry between two brothers, one recently released from prison, a beautiful wife who betrays her own husband to be with the last person he would ever suspect, and a vengeful minded man who plots to kill them all.

Clyde Lancaster just got out of prison after serving time for a violent assault. He accepts his rich brother Trey’s offer to stay with him till getting back on his feet.

Ivana Kendall-Lancaster was not looking for trouble when her handsome brother-in-law moves in, but she gets it and more as their mutual attraction leads both to dark places neither wanted to go.
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The Honest Assassin by C. J. Carver

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Caroline Carver has just released her latest novel, The Honest Assassin, third in the series featuring Jay McCauley, the ex Army Captain who works for TRACE, specialising in finding missing persons. The Honest Assassin is published by Severn House and is Caroline’s seventh thriller.

When Jay’s friend, MI5 agent Mac Blake is arrested for murder, she launches and investigation that soon turns ugly. Her old boss is assassinated and her family threatened, but Jay is gutsy and isn’t going to give up without a fight. As she begins to uncover a sinister secret, Jay is unaware that something worse lies ahead; an assassin has been set on her trail.
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Snowbound by Blake Crouch

snowbound.jpgBy Scott Nicholson

Author Blake Crouch headed north for his new novel Snowbound.

For Will Innis and his daughter, Devlin, the loss was catastrophic. Every day for the past five years, they wonder where she is, if she is–Will’s wife, Devlin’s mother–because Rachael Innis vanished one night during an electrical storm on a lonely desert highway, and suspected of her death, Will took his daughter and fled.
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The Ocean Dark by Jack Rogan

By Don Helin

the-ocean-dark.JPGIn his debut novel The Ocean DarkJack Rogan writes a novel so thrilling that a Who’s Who of thriller writers made the following comments:

The Ocean Dark by Jack Rogan is gale-force-ten of a thriller, blending furious suspense with brilliantly speculative science to create a riveting story of violence and mayhem on the high seas.  Wow!” —  Douglas Preston, co-author of Relic and Cemetery Dance.

“Jack Rogan’s, The Ocean Dark, demands to be devoured in one sitting.  A bloody, brilliant thriller centered on a horror rising from the darkest myths and legends.  Read it with all the lights on in the house.  You’ve been warned.” —  James Rollins, New York Timesbestselling author of The last Oracle.
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The Prophecy by Chris Kuzneski

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Recently I sat down with Chris Kuzneski to talk about his latest novel, The Prophecy.

Part of your writer’s journey is quite similar to mine in that I too regaled my classmates at a young age with my stories. I’m curious as to whether you put your aspirations to become a published author aside while toiling away at a “real” job? Or were the stories playing out all along in the private theater of your incredible mind?
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The Whisper by Carla Neggers

the-whisper.jpgFrom New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers comes The Whisper, a spellbinding tale of suspense, romance and that most timeless of crimes: murder.

It was meant to be an adventure–a night alone on a remote Irish island. Archaeologist Sophie Malone never expected to find Celtic treasure or to end up in a fight for her life in a dark, desolate cave. Now, a year later, she’s convinced answers to the mysteries of that night lie in Boston. Is the recent violence there connected to her night of terror? Who has the priceless gold artifacts that disappeared from the cave…and who is responsible for the whispers she heard in the dark?
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They’re Watching by Gregg Hurwitz

they're-watching.JPGGregg Hurwitz’s latest novel involves a struggling scriptwriter who “wants the limelight a little too badly and gets the attention in a way he doesn’t anticipate.” In the novel, They’re Watching, Patrick Davis walks to out his porch, picks up his morning newspaper and a package containing an unmarked DVD slides out. When he watches it, he discovers that he and his wife are being filmed, that someone is stalking them and recording them inside their house using hidden cameras. And it’s just the first of many DVDs he will receive.
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Midnight Angels by Lorenzo Carcaterra

midnight-angels.JPGBy Dana Granger

Internationally best-selling author Lorenzo Carcaterra’s latest novel, Midnight Angels, doesn’t hit the bookshelves until July 6, but it’s already gone into its second printing based on pre-orders.

And if the reviews of the swift-moving thriller set in Florence, Italy, are any indication, readers are in for a treat.

“This superior religious artifact quest thriller from Carcaterra (the author of Sleepers) careens through the streets of Florence with quick stops at various museums and galleries for interesting sidebars on the life and work of Michelangelo,” according to the rave review in Publishers Weekly.
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