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The faster the pace, the more enjoyable the thriller, it seems. A serial killer is on the loose who believes beauty is only skin deep, and one FBI investigator is determined to catch him. A crusading journalist teams up with a troubled, tattooed genius hacker to solve the forty-year disappearance of the youngest member of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden. Astonishing corruption coupled with exceptional iniquity is only the tip of the iceberg. What they uncover leads from secret societies to world class conspiracies. A breathtaking secret is hidden in labyrinthine puzzles that Langdon and Neveu must decipher while avoiding an adversary bent on their destruction at every turn. A reporter investigating a string of murders is killed in Los Angeles, while a medical intern suddenly disappears in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
The Sunday Times has pulled together the best 50 crime and thriller novels of the past five years. Sansom, these are the books that have made our hearts race and our pulses jump. See the list online at www. We wanted to celebrate this fantastic selection of crime books and have collected them together here for you to enjoy. Heartstone by C. England is at war.
Patricia Highsmith was a master of macabre scenarios and the grand dame of the psychological thriller.
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Sometimes you get in the mood for a little suspense, and there's no better way to scratch that itch than with a killer book—literally. Thrillers never fail to get your heart pumping, getting you turning the page at warp speed while also delivering an oddly satisfying uneasiness about what's to come.
The one thing that unites all suspense novels is, of course, the tantalizing buildup of suspense. Here are the 50 best suspense books ever, from well-loved classics to exhilarating new titles. Perhaps the best-known murder mystery of all time, And Then There Were None absolutely epitomizes suspense. Ten strangers meet on an isolated British isle at the behest of their oddly absent hosts. Christie brilliantly immerses the reader in the fear and paranoia of the guests as they try to determine who among them is the killer… before their time runs out.
Rachel always observed a woman from her train as she passed the suburbs. But what happens when this woman goes missing? Rachel feels compelled to solve the mystery and stumbles upon dark, shocking truths in the process. The narration keeps you gripped and it's a truly chilling read. I stayed up all night finishing it!