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James Hankins

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USA Today bestselling author James Hankins's newest novel of suspense, A BLOOD THING, came out on June 5, 2018. Each of his previous thrillers (including THE PRETTIEST ONE, SHADY CROSS, BROTHERS AND BONES, and more) spent time in the Kindle Top 100 and became Amazon #1 bestsellers, while THE PRETTIEST ONE reached #1 across all categories in the Kindle Store. SHADY CROSS received a coveted starred review from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews gave BROTHERS a starred review and named it to their list of Best Books of 2013. (PLEASE NOTE that there are others who publish under the name James Hankins, so please see James's website for a complete list of his books.)

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James Hankins Linda, thanks so much for your kind words. I appreciate you leaving a review, which you no doubt know is very helpful to authors. More importantly, I …moreLinda, thanks so much for your kind words. I appreciate you leaving a review, which you no doubt know is very helpful to authors. More importantly, I thank you so much for taking the time to let me know how much you enjoyed SHADY CROSS. I am being completely sincere when I say that hearing from readers who enjoy my books is by far my favorite thing about being a writer. A message like yours truly makes my day. Thank you again, and happy reading. ~ James(less)
James Hankins I love this question, Crumb, because I get to talk about other people's books. There are so many great authors out there writing thrillers and horror-…moreI love this question, Crumb, because I get to talk about other people's books. There are so many great authors out there writing thrillers and horror--you can't go wrong with anything by Greg Iles, Nelson DeMille, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Harlan Coben, etc.--but I do have a few very favorites.

The first thriller that comes to mind is BLACK CROSS, by Greg Iles. It's exciting while, at the same time, it's very moving. Wonderfully written book and my favorite thriller of all time. Next, I highly recommend Ken Follett's THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE. It's everything a taut thriller should be.

As for horror, Stephen King is the master and my favorites are SALEM'S LOT and PET SEMATARY. Genuinely creepy, terrific books.

Thanks so much for the question, Crumb. ~ James(less)
Average rating: 3.74 · 20,887 ratings · 1,571 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Prettiest One

3.67 avg rating — 11,905 ratings — published 2015 — 10 editions
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Brothers and Bones

3.79 avg rating — 3,357 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
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Shady Cross

3.76 avg rating — 2,632 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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The Inside Dark

3.85 avg rating — 924 ratings — published 2017 — 6 editions
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Drawn

3.88 avg rating — 854 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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A Blood Thing

4.07 avg rating — 634 ratings — published 2018 — 7 editions
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Jack of Spades

4.01 avg rating — 583 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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