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Initial post: Aug 13, 2012 6:59:47 PM PDT
Kmp says:
I LOVE Karen Slaughter! I need another aurthor like her. I have read them all. I love books that are some what graphic but not to much. I love twist and turns and some sexuality. Any suggestions??

Posted on Aug 14, 2012 1:29:11 PM PDT
Starvation Lake series by Bryan Gruley.

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Cphe says:
There is Martina Cole - whose work I love.
Lately I have been reading

Betty Webb and her Lena Jones series. Some might say she is more a Mystery Author but

Desert Wives: A Lena Jones Mystery (Lena Jones Series) was one that I would class as a thriller/mystery. ....at least I thought so

Posted on Aug 14, 2012 3:45:37 PM PDT
Bkworm Bren says:
I just read The Keeper of Lost Causes: A Department Q Novel and thought it was very exciting. The sequel will be available for the kindle later this month!

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 4:09:41 AM PST
Sam says:
I've only read Broken by Karen Slaughter but I loved it - what's her best novel?
I've been blessed to read some great thrillers this year and here are my top five (that I've read this year - not released this year)

A Wanted Man
The Burning Soul
Meaning Of Theft
Good As Dead
Before the Poison

All brilliant crime novels - lets hope my 2013 is just as good!!

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 4:27:30 AM PST
I haven't read Karen Slaughter but read a lot of thrillers. This is one of my favorites among recent thrillers I've read: HUNTER: A Thriller (Dylan Hunter Thrillers Book 1)

Posted on Dec 9, 2012 11:09:36 AM PST
Kayleigh says:
I second Martina Cole although I personally found her books a bit of a heavy read: they're too realistic. :) Having said that, The Jump is one hell of a story and all the twists take your breath away until the very last moment. I applauded the ending, I couldn't see it coming!!!!

Chris Ryan is great, too.

Of what I've read recently, Vaughn Heppner is great, especially Accelerated, and it's VERY well-written. Another author in the same vein is Alex Bobl with his Memoria. A Corporation of Lies (An Action-Packed Techno-Thriller) I'm now reading From Manhattan with Love: A Novella (The Fifth Avenue Series) by Christopher Smith but I'm not sure. A bit too action-driven for me.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 8:08:08 AM PST
Mark A. York says:
Warm Front Give it a shot. Join the discussion.

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N. Gargano says:
I love this series...wonder why it is not more popular, I would hate to see the publishers give up on it!

I noticed this was not next to the post I replied too. Therefore makes no sense. I was talking about the Starvation Lake series. Great books.

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Posted on Jan 15, 2013 5:48:41 PM PST
THEY DIE ALONE is a noir crime story set in 1934 Chicago. Ross Duncan, the protagonist, is not a detective or policeman; he's a world-weary bank robber with a conscience. He is no saint, but he's trying to right things as he moves between rival mobsters and eludes the early FBI. There's a girl he wants to save, and partners he needs to satisfy. I'll warn you: this is a hardboiled, violent story, but has at its core a theme of redemption built around a Biblical passage that Ross Duncan stumbles upon as his partner lays dying. This is a new series!

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Posted on Jan 23, 2013 9:07:11 AM PST
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Old Rocker says:
when does a real person rec a book five times in an hour?

Posted on Jan 27, 2013 5:38:03 PM PST
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Elizabeth says:
SJ Watson's "Before I Go to Sleep" was a page turner, as is "Still Missing" and "Never Knowing" by Chevy Stevens. Also try Gillian Flynn's "Dark Places" and "Gone Girl". There's also a series from several years ago by David Wiltse. His protagonist is John Becker. May be hard to find, but if you can.....definitely highly recommended!!

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Posted on Mar 9, 2013 8:11:05 AM PST
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Miss M says:
More spam. Reported.

Posted on Mar 9, 2013 8:52:13 AM PST
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Posted on Apr 11, 2013 1:07:15 PM PDT
Here's a suggestion...and it's free right now!

I like to think it is a well-crafted, intriguing and action-packed read, with realism, but restraint in language and untasteful scenes that many readers will appreciate.

Ultimate Deception (Ultimate Jensen Novels)

Posted on Apr 11, 2013 1:50:37 PM PDT
TBond says:
The Return
5 stars Night Owl Reviews
The Return is the first in a series about the Christian prophecy of the eventual return of Jesus. I found the book to be a fascinating read, well-written and engaging. While it is similar to The DaVinci Code, it is at the same time quite different. I give this book 5 stars and encourage everyone to read it.

Posted on Apr 12, 2013 4:29:07 PM PDT
Cphe says:
@John M and TBond,

It's difficult to take those recommendations seriously when you've promoted them across multiple threads.

Which thread are they applicable to?

Recommending your own work is a bit biased don't you think?
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