Thriller Book Recommendations!

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Do you like reading thriller books? Check out these thriller books by self-published/small press authors!

Funicular – What is truth when the past is a lie

After his life is threatened, DI Bob Dixon leaves London hoping for the quiet life in the northern village of Saltburn-by-the-Sea. But when he takes on the case of young Lizzy Scraggs, missing since a huge tide hit Saltburn six years earlier, he embarks on an investigation that will push him to the very edge of reason.

Out on the beat, Bob learns the legend of the funicular car that left the top of Saltburn’s famous cliff lift many years ago carrying two passengers, and arrived at the bottom empty save for an abandoned ticket. And every big tide since has seen another local child disappear.

Feeling increasingly manipulated by a shadowy nemesis, Bob struggles to make sense of the seemingly impossible clues before him. How can the dead live again? Who is the tortured man haunting the churchyard in nearby Marske? And with the next massive tide just hours away, can Bob solve the puzzle and bring an end to the tragedy of Saltburn’s missing children?

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Room 119 – The Whitby Trader

High-flying trader Dean Harrison has it all – the London penthouse apartment; the fast car; the beautiful wife. But when the threads of Dean’s life start to unravel, they do so with alarming speed. Following the advice of a frail stranger,

Dean sets off for Welnetham Hall Hotel and is plunged into the mysterious world of Room 119 – a world where nothing makes sense. How does everyone in the hotel know his name? Why does he travel there on a train line that shut down over fifty years ago? And who is the sinister man in black who pursues him wherever he goes?

As he gradually pieces together the puzzle of Welnetham Hall, Dean is forced to re-evaluate his life and realises that nothing is more important to him than his wife and daughter. Desperate to get back to them, he vows he would lay down his life for the people he loves.

It’s a promise he may have to keep.

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"I haven't forgotten what you did!"

Carson Bates ran away from Cypress Creek to hide from his dark and troubled past—his father was the serial killer known as “The Man in the Woods”. Twenty-two years later, a simple text message reveals that his secrets have caught up with him.

The freshly slain bodies of two teenage girls have been discovered in the woods of Cypress Creek, and the methods in which the girls were killed are identical to the those that were found nearly twenty-two years earlier. The now retired detective who worked the first case has long suspected that Carson Bates knew more than what he revealed during interrogations; Now is his chance to prove it.

Carson returns to Cypress Creek to finally face his past, but it is soon clear that Carson isn’t the only person in that small-town that is harboring dark secrets about that night in the woods.

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The odious Jeanette Sobriquet is dead and her granddaughter, Fizzy, is too relieved to grieve. Unfortunately for her, when Fizzy announces her refusal to attend the abusive woman's funeral, her life becomes a living nightmare. Now, she has demons, ghosts, and the threat of homelessness hunting her down, all demanding she caves into the dead woman's iron will.

Bar owner, Affidious Dixon, is forced to carry out Fizzy's dead grandmother's last requests; otherwise, the ghost of the Bosnian war criminal that is following him around will murder his mother.

The Grimy & the Greedy is a comedic paranormal thriller about one woman's fight to save herself from tyrannical death customs and one man's journey to save his mother from pure evil.







GOLD MEDAL winner in the HORROR category of the New York City Book Awards.

"conflicted characters and shocking twists [...] leave the reader guessing until the intensity filled ending."

"The horrors promised in the book’s description had no way of preparing me for what I was about to read."

Scotland, 1924 - After a man gets arrested with an unconscious boy in his car, detectives Gow and McKenzie unexpectedly find themselves at odds with each other. McKenzie makes a leap and wants to investigate the link with a nearby abandoned village, while Gow tries to cut off the investigation. But things turn ugly quickly when they discover the involvement of a child that doesn’t appear to be entirely natural.

Child of the Moon is a gripping mystery, hiding an unspeakable horror that will alter the lives of everyone involved.




When Briony Campbell confesses to killing her boyfriend, an apparently straightforward crime soon turns into a baffling mystery. Haunted by demons from his past, lawyer S.J. Robin is assigned to the case. But as confusion – and the body count – rises, he’s forced to question who is guilty and who is innocent. Can he see justice served and hold on to the woman he loves?












Clarity Through Chaos

This all-American family is about to go up in flames. In Stella’s life, everything is going along pretty well. She has a great new house, a good-looking husband, and a baseball-loving teenage son. Life is busy, but whose isn’t? She is thinking maybe her marriage is feeling a bit stale. Stella’s life is about to get exciting and not in the way she had hoped for.











One Clear Shot: Claire’s Story

Claire's world is everything, but normal.
In Will she finds the part she is missing.
Can Claire bring their two worlds together…
Without getting everyone killed?













The future… is here. Gregory Simpson brings you "The Quantum Contingent", a globe-trotting, techno-spy thriller with pop-culture references and even its own Spotify playlist! This novel is set in richly detailed locations around the globe and features today's technologies extrapolated for tomorrow, including cryptocurrency, drones, and SpaceX rocket ships.

In 2028, a mysterious group known as The Quantum Contingent has achieved true quantum computing capabilities. The Quantum Contingent have their sights set on achieving immortality for a select few who will chart humanity's destiny. They are willing to hold the world's governments hostage to achieve their goals.

Jack and Sarah are sibling spies who work with Quotient, a mysterious, independent spy agency whose secret advantage is also quantum based. They find themselves taking on a desperate mission to race across the globe at a frenetic pace to stop this nefarious group and their anonymous founder!


An implant with the potential to save humanity, but only if in the right hands.

The UK’s blood reserves vanish overnight.

The government’s response – make blood currency.

The stolen blood is sold by dealers seemingly controlled by a mysterious implant.

Ginley & Sara, two rival political journalists with opposing agendas cover the government’s handling of a country thrust into crisis.

As they find out more about the blood heist and the implant, the more they have to put their differences aside and work together to unravel a colossal conspiracy, risking their loved ones’ lives, and all that they’ve ever known, in the process.



"Batman, Captain America and John Wick mashed together with the cutting edge of real genetics and weaponry"

Samuel Knight is a brilliant but undersized and underachieving high school senior that lives in luxury as the son of wealthy doctors. His biggest problems are deciding whether to attend college or live off his parents' money; a complicated relationship with his best friend Chloe; worrying about driving the right car to impress his classmates, and ducking his high school bully, Marko.

His biggest problems--until his parents are brutally murdered and Samuel witnesses it.

Samuel decides to accept a family friend's offer of assistance and become a vigilante to exact vengeance on his parent’s murderers. He enters a world of military training and weapons—and of organized crime, drug dealers and killers for hire.

He must decide whether he can be the cold-blooded killer that the job requires.

His mission, one that would normally be an idle fantasy for an angry teen, is made all too real by his father's final legacy: a bioengineered super-soldier drug with the potential to transform Samuel into an apex predator: the ultimate killing machine.

The first in a brand new series, following a unique super hero and his quest for retribution in our brutal, modern world.

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Downtown is a desolate place.

When Arty Donovan, a serial killer with an insatiable appetite, continually ends up in Downtown on a quest to murder a man in a cornfield, he becomes puzzled in his perpetual deja vu.
Following a fugue state in which Graf Donovan , a doctor who lives a life of extravagance, murders a young woman, his world is sent spiraling into a bloody frenzy beyond his wildest imagination. The key to his bloodlust compels him to search for his brother and a psychiatrist he seems to be drawn to.

Their lives become entangled as his estranged brother becomes more prominent in his life and the bodies begin to pile up. Graf soon realizes that his life hangs in the balance and he has to unravel his own mind before time runs out. It’s survival of the fittest, and only one brother can come out on top.

Free on Kindle Unlimited





When a pastor's daughter is pursued by a stalker, she must hold tightly to her faith as the menacing presence closes in.

Raylee, a pastor's daughter, just wants to get through the last two years of high school. But it's not easy when you're an outsider. Or when the most popular girl in school's goal is to make your life miserable.

Or when someone starts to STALK you. . .

When classmate Paul befriends Raylee, she is determined to ignore Crystal's ploys. And when new student Billy arrives, Raylee finds herself drawn to his mysterious side. But Crystal is determined too, and she will do whatever it takes to keep him from Raylee and to ensure that the rest of Raylee's high school years remain angst-ridden.

Raylee must cling to her FAITH in God more than ever, because someone lurks in the shadows, watching her, leaving scary clues, someone who wants to set her on edge. But why? Is it Crystal and her clique, or worse, someone she trusts?

Exclusive Edition: Over 60 pages of deleted scenes!

Book #1 is a clean mystery suspense appropriate for young adult and up.


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