The list author says: "I've read some truly terrible suspense novels. I always finish them (no matter how bad they are) but I've found myself thinking--where was the plot? Who were the characters? How did that even get published!? Here are a list of books that really make the cut. Good plot, great characters to love, and the sortof genius required to write a good thriller. It takes a lot for me to give a mystery a thumbs up."
"I read this and became hooked on the Rizzoli and Isles series by Gerritsen. I think I read them all in the span of about a month--they are that good. I now am one of those people that pre-order her new books long before they publish."
"Absolutely the best of the Kensie & Gennaro series (Gone Baby Gone is another title in this series that you may have heard of). What makes this seris great is the characters (Angela & Patrick) and the intensity of the stories."