Thriller

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 ov
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Where They Found Her
Black Iris
The Dead Lands
Within These Walls
House of Echoes
I Am Her Revenge
The Sympathizer
Do Not Disturb (Deanna Madden, #2)
The Memory Painter: A Novel
Your Next Breath
Boring Girls
Hit (Hit, #1)
Compulsion (Max Revere, #2)
Predator One (Joe Ledger, #7)
Omega City (Omega City, #1)

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  • Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon
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    Second Chance
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    Release date: Jun 01, 2015
    Second Chance - Crime fiction

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    Memory Man (Amos Decker, #1)
    The Stranger
    Luckiest Girl Alive
    Gathering Prey (Lucas Davenport, #25)
    The Girl with All the Gifts
    Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
    Every Fifteen Minutes
    Wayward (Wayward Pines #2)
    The Good Girl
    Where They Found Her
    Vanishing Girls
    The Dead List
    I Am Pilgrim (Pilgrim, #1)
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    Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1)
    Gone Girl
    The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
    Deception Point
    Digital Fortress
    Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
    The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #1)
    The Silence of the Lambs  (Hannibal Lecter, #2)
    Jurassic Park
    The Girl on the Train
    The Elephant Tree
    The Zombie Room
    The Firm
    Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1)

    Laura Lippman
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