Create Some Holiday Suspense with These 8 Seasonal Thrillers

by Karen Green

Surprises at Christmas are good, right? So there’s nothing better than winding down the day with one of these eight thrilling reads, each one full of suspense, surprises and a seasonal setting that adds to the intrigue!

 

Christmas Rescue at Mustang Ridge by Delores Fossen

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Sheriff Jake McCall is about to break the law. To find a bone marrow donor for his ailing baby girl, he’ll hack into WITSEC to track down Maggie Gallagher—the only person who could be a genetic match. Expecting to have to force Maggie against her will, Jake is unprepared for her willingness to help—and for the desire and hunger she arouses in him.

 

Yuletide Suspect (Secret Service Agents) by Lisa Phillips

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Nothing will stop Secret Service agent Liberty Westmark from warning her ex-fiancé that he’s wanted on a terrorism charge—not even gunmen determined to kill them both. She owes Tate Almers that. Partnering with Liberty again is the last thing Tate wants for Christmas, but with a mountain of evidence against him and both the feds and a rogue cartel behind him, Tate needs Liberty beside him.

 

Classified K-9 Unit Christmas (Classified K-9 Unit)

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Two stories in one!

A Killer Christmas by Lenora Worth

When FBI K-9 agent Nina Atkins thwarts an attempted murder, she becomes a target of the killer—the same hit man US Marshal Thomas Grant is tracking. Even caught in the crosshairs, Nina’s reluctant to share her case, but working with Thomas may be the only way to capture a murderer before she becomes his next victim.

Yuletide Stalking by Terri Reed

Determined to stop an arsonist with the help of his accelerant-detecting K-9 partner, FBI agent Tim Ramsey must protect the only witness. But when the criminal begins stalking Vickie Petrov, can Tim convince her to trust him…and help her survive to see another Christmas?

 

Her Rocky Mountain Hero (Rocky Mountain Justice) by Jennifer D. Bokal

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To keep her son from her ruthless in-laws, Viktoria Mateev went on the run. Now she’s teaming up with a man she can’t trust. Security expert Cody Samuels’ courage and bold gambits are a temptation Viktoria can’t resist—even as a risky sacrifice guarantees they may not survive to see another holiday.

 

Killer Colton Christmas (The Coltons of Shadow Creek)

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Two stories in one!

Special Agent Cowboy by Regan Black
When hackers strike Colton, Inc., they put executive Marie Meyers in their crosshairs. FBI agent Emiliano Ortega is charged with protecting the beautiful city girl on his ranch. But keeping their mutual attraction professional under the mistletoe is impossible…

The Marine’s Christmas Case by Lara Lacombe
When Dario Ortega meets Felicity Grant, the lovely marine-turned-PI spurns his advances. Instead, Dario offers his tech expertise to help Felicity solve the Colton, Inc., hacking. Working the case together softens Felicity’s steely heart and makes Dario rethink bachelorhood. But can they catch a killer Colton in time for Christmas?

 

Christmas on the Run (Mission: Rescue) by Shirlee McCoy

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Master gemstone cutter Carly Rose Kelley will do anything to keep her son safe, but with blackmailers insisting she forge priceless antique stones, she needs help. With Christmas days away, the desperate widow has only one hope—the brother-in-law she never met. Hostage rescue specialist Dallas Morgan never knew about his nephew or his estranged late brother’s wife. Now their lives are in his hands.

 

Mr. Taken (Mystery Christmas) by Danica Winters

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Whitney Barstow’s been traumatized by fire and is terrified that the arsonist sabotaging Dunrovin Ranch is a madman from her past. On the eve of the ranch’s Christmas festival, she needs Colter Fitzgerald’s firefighting skills. He wants no one but Whitney, body, soul and darkest secrets. But there’s still an arsonist to stop, before what makes the season bright is Dunrovin in flames.

 

Silent Night Threat by Michelle Karl

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None of her training prepares astronaut Natasha Stark for what she wakes up to three weeks after her ground-breaking space voyage: a target on her back—and no memories. But there’s something oddly familiar about the FBI agent who rescues her. Christopher Barton can’t believe he drew the mission of safeguarding his long-ago fiancée and her daughter—a child he has every reason to believe is his.

Do you enjoy a suspenseful Christmas surprise? Tell us what you’re looking forward to reading in the comments!

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