6 Brilliant Suspense Novels by New Authors to Read This April

The crime and suspense thriller genre is hot property right now thanks to authors like Val McDermid, Gillian Flynn, Karin Slaughter and others. The genre is hot, and as such it’s difficult to break into but today we’re recommending six suspense/crime novels by debut authors that we think are worth your time!

All of these novels are by debut authors, and they should all have you on the edge of your seat from the very first page, as all the best suspense novels do!

If you’re a fan of the genre, we hope you can find some new authors in this list and hopefully some new and enjoyable thrillers to get stuck into too! As always, authors need your reviews and so do we so if you’ve read one of these books, or any book you’ve loved, tell us all about it.

The Luminous Dead

The Luminous Dead is set in a near-future mining colony where a journey to the depths of the mine is key to unlocking the fate of a missing woman.

Ghost Manuscript

With a Gothic theme and a bookseller’s tale, this compelling thriller follows the story of rare book authenticator Carys Jones as her biggest client is committed to an asylum.

Come and Get Me

An intrepid journalist confronts a small town’s dark secrets in Come and Get Me, a breakneck thriller for fans of Tess Gerritsen and Julia Keller.

Tornado Weather

Deborah Kennedy tells the story of a five-year old girl who goes missing in a small town, a place where everyone knows something different about her disappearance and about each other.

The Binding

The Binding brings together aspects of folk tale, fantasy, romance, and mystery into an epic tale that defies category or, really, description.

Confessions of an Innocent Man

Author David R. Dow is the founder and director of the Texas Innocence Network, is an expert in wrongful incarceration. This is his debut novel!



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