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Whether you need a beach read, an airplane read, or just something to peruse before bed (if you dare), there’s one category you can always count on: suspense books. These tales full of enigmatic intrigue and shocking twists have always enthralled readers, and they’ve become more popular than ever over the past few years. And if you’re a fan of suspense novels, you know that once you start reading them, you can’t stop. Luckily, we’re here to feed your addiction.

Here are the 5 best suspense books ever, from well-loved classics to exhilarating new titles.

1) The Girl on the Train

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cosy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life–as she sees it–is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?


2) Killing Floor

Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He’s just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he’s arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn’t kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn’t stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell.


3) The Guest List

Another murder. Another mystery.
The brand new thriller from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of The Hunting Party. On a remote island, guests gather for the wedding of the year – the marriage of Jules Keegan and Will Slater. Old friends. Past grudges. Happy families. Hidden jealousies. Thirteen guests. The wedding cake has barely been cut when one of the guests is found dead. And as a storm unleashes its fury on the island, everyone is trapped. All have a secret. All have a motive.


4) A Time for Mercy

Deputy Stuart Kofer is a protected man. Though he’s turned his drunken rages on his girlfriend, Josie, and her children many times before, the police code of silence has always shielded him. But one night he goes too far, leaving Josie for dead on the floor before passing out. Her son, sixteen-year-old Drew, knows he only has this one chance to save them. He picks up a gun and takes the law into his own hands. In Clanton, Mississippi, there is no one more hated than a cop killer – but a cop killer’s defence lawyer comes close. Jake Brigance doesn’t want this impossible case but he’s the only one with enough experience to defend the boy.

As the trial begins, it seems there is only one outcome: the gas chamber for Drew. But, as the town of Clanton discovers once again when Jake Brigance takes on an impossible case, anything is possible …


5) A Time To Kill 

A Time To Kill is available in paperback. The book has 672 pages. The language of the book in English and the author of the book is John Grisham. A ten-year-old African American girl is brutally raped and beaten by two white racist drunken men. In spite of committing such a heinous crime, the perpetrators remain unrepentant. This horrendous act unleashes mayhem in the town of Clayton, Mississippi where the story is set.

Carl Lee, the father of the wronged girl, is driven into a mad rage and decides to take the law in his hands in order to bring justice to his daughter. Armed with an assault rifle, he sets out to avenge the gruesome crime committed on his daughter and kills the culprits. He is arrested and is to be tried for capital murder.

This is a moving tale about a young defence lawyer, Jake Brigance, who decides to defend the black Vietnam war hero. The people of the town are divided in their opinion about the crime committed by Carl. The book takes you through a journey of the lawyer’s struggle to save his client. Also at stake is the young attorney’s life. The novel was published in the year 1992 by RHUK.


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