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Thrillers are characterized by fast pacing, frequent action, and resourceful heroes who must thwart the plans of more-powerful and better-equipped villains. Literary devices such as suspense, red herrings and cliffhangers are used extensively. Thrillers often overlap with mystery stories, but are distinguished by the structure of their plots. In a thriller, the hero must thwart the plans of an enemy, rather than uncover a crime that has already happened. Thrillers also occur on a much grander scale: the crimes that must be prevented are serial or mass murder, terrorism, assassination, or the o...more

Most Read This Week Tagged "Thriller"

Mud Vein
Panic
The Martian
Don't Look Back
The Weight of Blood
Cockroaches (Harry Hole, #2)
King and Maxwell (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell #6)
The Bear
The Bird Eater
Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, #18)
Ripper
Galveston
A Circle of Wives
Cross My Heart (Alex Cross, #21)
Apple Tree Yard
The Atlantis Gene (The Origin Mystery, #1)
Vicious
Gemini
The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter, #1)
Code Zero (Joe Ledger, #6)
An Officer and a Spy
Killing Ruby Rose
The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1)
The Silent Wife
The Winter People
NYPD Red 2 (NYPD Red #2)
You Should Have Known
The Gods of Guilt (Mickey Haller, #5)
NOS4A2
I've Got You Under My Skin: A Novel
Six Years
Lexicon
Killer
Into the Darkest Corner
Slated (Slated, #1)
The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1)
Nearly Gone
Perfect Lies (Mind Games, #2)
The Expats
In the Blood
I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent, #1)
The Swan & the Jackal (In the Company of Killers, #3)
The Innocent (Will Robie,#1)
Sister
Two Graves (Pendergast, #12)
Touch & Go
Mind of Winter
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Dear Killer
Gone (Michael Bennett, #6)
Archetype
A Wanted Man (Jack Reacher, #17)
Confessions: The Private School Murders (Confessions, #2)
The Affair (Jack Reacher, #16)
Reviving Izabel (In the Company of Killers, #2)
Parasite (Parasitology, #1)
The Never List
The Girl with All the Gifts
Deadline (Newsflesh Trilogy, #2)
Missing You
Night Film
After I'm Gone
Concealed in Death (In Death, #38)
Influx
The Accident
Fire & Flood (Fire & Flood, #1)
Destroyer Angel (Anna Pigeon, #17)
Fear Nothing (Detective D.D. Warren, #7)
The Troop
Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy, #1)
Keep Quiet
Innocence
We Were Liars
The Shining Girls
Private L.A. (Jack Morgan, #3)
The Hit  (Will Robie, #2)
The Collector
All the Truth That's in Me
Dangerous
Stone Cold (Joe Pickett, #14)
Police: A Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole, #10)
Her Dark Curiosity (The Madman's Daughter, #2)
Ball & Chain (Cut & Run, #8)
The Naturals (The Naturals, #1)
The Wicked Girls
The Cairo Affair
Brilliance
Before We Met
Thankless in Death (In Death, #37)
Daemon (Daemon, #1)
Cartwheel
The Snowman (Harry Hole, #7)
Second Honeymoon (Honeymoon, #2)
White Fire (Pendergast, #13)
This Dark Road to Mercy
Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1)
The Forgotten (John Puller, #2)
Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers, #1)
Exposure (Virals, #4)
NYPD Red (NYPD Red, #1)

Laura Lippman
Laura Lippman The Girl in the Green Raincoat (Tess Monaghan, #11)
Her Favorite Crime Novels: Pregnant P.I. Tess Monaghan is stuck on bed rest but still fighting crime in The Girl in the Green Raincoat. The author shares her favorite crime novels to read in bed.
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Jonathan Maberry
When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week, then there's either something wrong with your skills or something wrong with your world. And there's nothing wrong with my skills.
Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero

Scott Sigler
That sure as fuck ain't no cow
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