Each book on this list represents an author’s backlist or the whole series because these were not flash in the pan favorites of one and done for me. They also represent a mere tip of the iceberg, so to speak. The order is random and I restrained myself from gushing ad nauseum for your sake.
Black Amber by Phyllis A. Whitney
I was addicted after my first one and I hold her responsible for giving me a few thrills and my love for romantic suspense. Atmospheric and slow build to a crisis point. These are older and come from a different time so for those who wish to venture in, they will feel dated and what I consider a modern historical time/setting.
Cut & Run by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux
My first M/M with a strong thriller element that took me and two snarky, opposites FBI agents on the trail of a cunning serial killer. The series only got better and provided a new thrilling adventure each time for Garrett and Grady.
Closer Than You Think by Karen Rose
A sadistic serial killer stalking the shadows of Cincinnati’s streets and has targeted psychologist Faith Corcoran. I got the heebie jeebies in this nail biter and became a fast fan of the dark, gritty psychological thrillers paired with police procedural in these books.
Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
I’m a relatively new fan of this series having only started them in January 2018, but I love these gritty futuristic police procedurals with the tough female cop spearpointing a team of equally great people. And, Roarke! Who wouldn’t love reading about him?
Say You’re Sorry by Melinda Leigh
Another new fan love with my first reading of this book in August 2018. Morgan and Lance were instant favorites as a team of criminal lawyer and private investigator proving a young man’s innocence while up against a ruthless killer.
Are any of these on your favorites’ list?
What are some of your favorite thrilling reads?