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Best In Suspense is a blog dedicated to reviewing the best in suspense, action-packed thriller novels. Kelly Underwood is a freelance writer, avid reader, and coffee connoisseur. Check out BestInSuspense.com for book recommendations that will keep you up all night in suspense.

  • The Escape

    I can’t think of a single thing The Escape by Lisa Harris was missing when it comes to that crazy, intense, life-or-death suspense on every page. The story centers around two US Marshals, Madison James and Jonas Quinn. They are paired up for a prison transfer. Their plane crashes and one of the prisoners escapes. The Marshalls must capture the fugitive before he kills again

  • Soul Raging

    For Fans of Intense Suspense and Action Soul Raging is nail-biting suspense right down to the last page.  This is the conclusion of the series, and you’ll want to read Storm Rising and Kings Falling first. This story picks up… Read More ›

  • Point of Danger

    I love the plot twists in this book! Lots of red herrings made me think just about anyone could be the culprit.

  • Backlash

    I loved End Game, and somehow Back Lash is even better! Rachel Dylan brought more action, more danger, and all the plot twists I could handle.

  • The Red Ribbon

    Another novel in the True Color series – this one tackles The Hillsville Courthouse Massacre of 1912. Pepper Basham sets readers right into the historical setting through her attention to the scenery, customs, and dialect of the times. The true crimes story spills all of the details about some feuding families in an Appalachian mountain town. A seemingly innocent kiss at a corn-shucking contests leads to a bloody massacre, with outlaws on the run and a small town thrown into the spotlight.

  • Nine

    Nine by Rachelle Dekker drops readers into the middle of the action. A woman and a teenager are being chased through the woods by men with guns. The girl barely escapes but has no memories of who she is and only a vague idea of who she can trust. Zoe Johnson finds the lost girl, Lucy, and takes her in. But Zoe doesn’t realize that Lucy is no ordinary girl and the entire government will stop at nothing to bring Lucy back into their custody.

  • The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus

    The novel enchants readers from the start. Jaime Jo Wright has an amazing way with words. The backdrop of the circus brings out incredible imagery – yet it’s almost a behind the scenes tour for the reader

  • Two Reasons To Run

    Two Reasons to Run by Colleen Coble brings readers back to Pelican Harbor. Note: It helps to read One Little Lie first, as Two Reasons to Run picks up a few weeks later. Jane and Reed’s relationship is on shaky ground, while Jane tries to get to know her son. But naturally Jane finds herself smack in the middle of another mystery.

  • Minutes to Die

    Minutes to Die by Susan Sleeman takes readers deep into homeland security investigations. The Red team is comprised of several different agencies responsible for tracking down terrorists and keeping Americans safe. Kiley Dawson heads up the investigation as all signs point to a massive terrorist attack to take place on the anniversary of 9/11. Her team races the clock to find the suspects and stop them.

  • Acceptable Risk

    Acceptable Risk by Lynette Eason should come with a warning label. “You might lose sleep when you can’t put this book down.” This story had me hooked from start to finish, with intriguing characters and a complex, action-packed plot.

  • The Black Midnight

    The Black Midnight mixes historical fiction, romance and suspense into an intriguing novel. Anne Walters is a Pinkerton detective by day, but is secretly a British royal. She wants to live her life outside of family obligations. She gets assigned to Texas to work with Isaiah Joplin to hunt down a serial killer.

  • Set the Stars Alight

    Set the Stars Alight transports readers into an unbelievable setting, with incredible characters and an enchanting story. Lucy Clairmont searches for a long-lost ship which disappeared centuries ago. But she stumbles on so much more as she follows a trail of breadcrumbs her father left her in the form of fairy-tale-like stories.