Here’s to the serial killer plot lines. The stories that keep us reading all night long because you have to read every last word to get to the end. Otherwise you’ll never sleep. Some suspense novels bring intensity to a whole new level, with intricate plots that will stick in your mind long after you put the book down.
Here are a few of my favorite over-the-top, adrenaline-fueled suspense novels.
The Pawn by Steven James
Book one in the Patrick Bowers Thriller series has to be one of the creepiest serial killer novels I’ve ever read. The fast-paced story follows Special Agent Patrick Bower, who specializes in environmental criminology. He chases a serial killer who leaves chess pieces as his calling card. If you want intense and nail-biting suspense, this is the book to pick up. I might have have double checked all of my doors and windows after reading this to make sure they were all locked. The Pawn is on Kindle Unlimited, and I highly recommend the entire series, if your nerves can handle it.
Mind Games by Nancy Mehl
The book lives up to it’s name. I wound up thinking about Mind Games long after I finished, going back and looking for details I missed along the way. The story involves Kaely Quinn, FBI Behavioral Analyst, as she tracks a serial killer that has targeted Kaely. She struggles with her own past, as her father was a notorious serial killer. Now Kaely tries to get into the mind of her nemesis before he claims his next victim. Mind Games is available on Kindle Unlimited, and you’ll want to make sure you have plenty of time set aside to read this as you won’t want to put it down.
Web of Deceit by Susan Sleeman
The story starts off right in the middle of all the action. Kaitlyn Knight’s twin sister is brutally murdered right in front of her by her sister’s own husband. Years later, he resurfaces and taunts FBI Agent Kait with a trail of clues leading to dead bodies. She races against the clock to stop him before more people turn up dead. This novel has a serial killer is incredibly complex and smart. Several parts are told from the killer’s viewpoint and the crimes he commits are seriously twisted. This novel keeps you speed reading to the end!
Feel free to add to this list in the comments. Send me your recommendation for intense suspense!