Eight Thrilling Reads for the Season of Suspense
by Karen Green
Autumn is the perfect season for readers: shorter days mean longer evenings, staying inside, cozy and warm—with a book, of course! But autumn also lends the perfect backdrop to moodier reads; while the summer sun inspires light, happy book requests, the fall moves us into the shadows, where the unknown lurks.
Try these eight new suspenseful releases this autumn—some ringed by the specter of horror, some with the promise of a thrilling romance—and find out exactly what’s hiding in the shadows once the sun begins to set and the season of suspense begins.
Small-Town Face-Off (The Protectors of Riker County) by Tyler Anne Snell
Sheriff Billy Reed has tried to let his career be enough. But he could never forget Mara Copeland, the woman who left without a goodbye and hurt him without warning. Now she’s back, with criminals on her trail and a child in her arms. His child. Mara didn’t trust the future she and Billy could’ve had. Still, he’s the man she can turn to. He’ll do anything to protect their daughter, but will love be reason enough to forgive Mara and bring their family back together?
Shadows in the Night (The Finnegan Connection) by Heather Graham
A year after the chilling death of her mentor, criminologist Harley Frasier is still rattled. Secretly she’s suspected murder all along. FBI special agent Micah Fox is used to charging into dangerous territory to solve a case. Working with a civilian is new ground, though, especially when she’s as irresistible as Harley. He can’t say no to her sharp instincts and sexy smile. And with a threat closing in, there’s no way in hell he’ll leave her unprotected.
Her Rocky Mountain Hero (Rocky Mountain Justice) by Jennifer D. Bokal
When security expert Cody Samuels finds fugitive Viktoria Mateev in hiding, he can’t believe his luck. Turning her in will be the perfect revenge on the crime family who destroyed Cody’s DEA career. But, to his surprise, Cody is just in time to rescue Viktoria from assassins. To keep her son from her ruthless in-laws, Viktoria went on the run. Now she’s teaming up with a man she can’t trust, even though Cody’s courage and bold gambits are a temptation Viktoria can’t resist.
Gone in the Night (Honor Bound) by Anna J. Stewart
Psychologist Allie Hollister is still haunted by the unsolved murder of her childhood best friend. She never expects her past to meet her present when a young patient is abducted and the cold case is reopened. Allie knows she shouldn’t get involved, but the child’s uncle, firefighter Max Kellan, needs her as much as she needs him. Once, Max simply wanted to put his past to rest; now he demands nothing short of justice.
Undercover Amish (Amish Protectors) by Debby Giutsi
After Hannah Miller’s mother is murdered and her sisters go missing, someone comes after her. Now the only way she can survive is to entrench herself in an Amish community and rely on Lucas Grant, a former police officer who is planning to join the Amish faith, for protection. But when Lucas discovers that the criminals after them may be the people who killed his partner, the mission to take them down becomes personal.
Betrayed Birthright by Liz Shoaf
Abigail Mayfield hopes her stalker won’t follow her to Texas—until someone breaks into her new home, leaving behind a photo of her late parents with a mysterious child. When the threat escalates from break-ins to attempts on her life, FBI agent turned small-town sheriff Noah Galloway makes Abigail’s safety his personal mission. With the investigation taking them cross-country on the trail of her long-dead parents, the widowed single father can’t risk leaving his son an orphan. But Abigail needs him.
The Coldest Fear (Shades of Death) by Sharon Webb
Detective Bobbie Gentry has a monster to confront. The pain of losing her family and nearly her life to a criminal’s vile hunger is still fresh, but now she’s not alone; she has Nick Shade to trust. Nick treats the terror of his past with vengeance. He’s dedicated his life to hunting serial killers, and he’d give his last breath to save Bobbie.
Life of Lies by Sharon Sala
Sahara Travis is used to being worshipped by adoring fans, but after multiple attempts on her life, she reluctantly agrees to hire a security specialist for her protection. Former army ranger Brendan McQueen’s job is to keep the starlet safe and track down her would-be assassin. But when Sahara receives news that her estranged mother has been murdered and her father, the top suspect, is missing, Brendan quickly realizes this is much more serious than your average celebrity stalker.
Are you ready for the season of suspense? Let us know what you’re reading!