Best Christian Mystery & Suspense Romance Books
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1. The Letter Keeper (A Murphy Shepherd Novel Book 2)
Author: by Charles Martin
June 8, 2021
Combining heart-wrenching emotion with edge-of-your-seat tension, New York Times bestselling author Charles Martin explores the true power of sacrificial love. Murphy Shepherd has made a career of finding those no one else couldsurvivors of human trafficking. His life’s mission is helping others find freedom …
But then the nightmare strikes too close to home. When his new wife, her daughter, and two other teenage girls are stolen, Murphy is left questioning all he has thought to be true. With more dead ends than leads, he has no idea how to find his loved ones.
After everything is stripped away, love is what remains. Hope feels lost, but Murphy is willing to expend his last breath trying to bring them home. Praise for The Letter Keeper:A man broken by events beyond his control accepts the challenge to walk dark ways in order to bring the lost and helpless home, but he comes close to losing himself in the process.
Despite the hardship and heartache, Martin’s story shines with the light of eternal hope. Davis Bunn, writing for Christianity TodayIt is unequivocally, hands down, a remarkable read. It’s everything you want (and a whole lot more) from a sequel … Y’all better get ready.
2. The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity
Author: by William P. Young
Mackenzie Allen Philips’ youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend.
Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack’s world forever. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question, “Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?” The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him.
You’ll want everyone you know to read this book!
3. When Crickets Cry
Author: by Charles Martin
April 2, 2006
Charming characters and twists that keep the pages turning. Southern LivingA man with a painful past. A child with a doubtful future. And a shared journey toward healing for both their hearts. It begins on the shaded town square in a sleepy Southern town.
A spirited seven-year-old has a brisk business at her lemonade stand. But the little girl’s pretty yellow dress can’t quite hide the ugly scar on her chest. Her latest customer, a bearded stranger, drains his cup and heads to his car, his mind on a boat he’s restoring at a nearby lake.
The stranger understands more about the scar than he wants to admit. And the beat-up bread truck careening around the corner with its radio blaring is about to change the trajectory of both their lives. Before it’s over, they’ll both know there are painful reasons why crickets cry …
And that miracles lurk around unexpected corners. Praise for When Crickets Cry: A testament to the power of wordsfrom Shakespeare and Longfellow to Ezekielto heal and empower humanity. Lynne Thomas, retail manager, Jekyll Books at the Old InfirmaryIf you read any book this year, this is the one.
4. A Distant Shore: A Novel
Author: by Karen Kingsbury
April 27, 2021
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Inspirational fiction superstar (Publishers Weekly) and #1 New York Times bestselling author of life-changing fiction returns with this high-stakes love story of danger, passion, and faith. She was a child caught in a riptide in the Caribbean Sea.
He was a teenager from the East Coast on vacation with his family. He dove in to save her, and that single terrifying moment changed both their lives forever. Ten years later Jack Ryder is a daring secret agent with the FBI and Eliza Lawrence still lives on that pristine island.
She’s an untainted princess in a kingdom of darkness and evil, on the brink of a forced marriage with a dangerous neighboring drug lord, a marriage arranged by her father. This time when Jack and Eliza meet, there’s a connection neither of them can explain.
Both their lives are on the line, and once again, the stakes are deadly high. Can they join forces in a complicated and dangerous mission, pretending to have a breathtaking lovewithout really falling? Sometimes miracles happen not once, but twicealong a distant shore.
5. The Brothers Karamazov
Author: by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Winner of the Pen/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation PrizeThe Brothers Karamasov is a murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and an exploration of erotic rivalry in a series of triangular love affairs involving the wicked and sentimental Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov and his three sonsthe impulsive and sensual Dmitri; the coldly rational Ivan; and the healthy, red-cheeked young novice Alyosha.
Through the gripping events of their story, Dostoevsky portrays the whole of Russian life, is social and spiritual striving, in what was both the golden age and a tragic turning point in Russian culture. This award-winning translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky remains true to the verbalinventiveness of Dostoevsky’s prose, preserving the multiple voices, the humor, and the surprising modernity of the original.
It is an achievement worthy of Dostoevsky’s last and greatest novel.
6. The Cottage on Ghost Lane: a romantic mystery thriller (The Beach House Mystery Series Book 1)
Author: by Christy Barritt
July 1, 2021
Each house has a history. Each person has a secret. Each turn of events leads to danger.Come back to me. Cole Dalton’s wife, Caroline, had the words etched onto a pendant for him. Each time he deployed overseas as a military bomb tech, she stitched the pendant into his uniform.
Cole returned safely from the battlefield … Only to bury his wife after a tragic car accident. Cole moves into their beachside cottage to both heal and find closure after Caroline’s death. But on the first day he arrives, he finds an intruder searching for something and desperate enough to kill.
Mysterious incidents continue to occur, leading Cole to ask: Was Caroline hiding something in the months before she died?But what?And why? As danger closes in and a storm lingers off the coast, Cole must find answers. But ghosts of the past have a stranglehold on him.
With his heart on the line, he must overcome the grief haunting him … Or his story will become part of his cottage’s tragic history.
7. Out of the Embers (Mesquite Springs Book #1)
Author: by Amanda Cabot
Revell (March 3, 2020)
March 3, 2020
Ten years after her parents were killed, Evelyn Radcliffe is once more homeless. The orphanage that was her refuge and later her workplace has burned to the ground, and only she and a young orphan girl have escaped. Convinced this must be related to her parents’ murders, Evelyn flees with the girl to Mesquite Springs in the Texas Hill Country and finds refuge in the home of Wyatt Clark, a talented horse rancher whose plans don’t include a family of his own.
At first, Evelyn is a distraction. But when it becomes clear that trouble has followed her to Mesquite Springs, she becomes a full-blown disruption. Can Wyatt keep her safe from the man who wants her dead? And will his own plans become collateral damage?
Suspenseful and sweetly romantic, Out of the Embers is the first in a new series that invites you to the Texas Hill Country in the 1850s, when the West was wild, the men were noble, and the women were strong.
8. Protective Custody: Hometown Heroes: Book 1
Author: by JL Crosswhite
February 8, 2017
She’s a key witness to a crime…… Now he must keep her aliveCan they avoid the danger that’s closer than they think? Play-it-safe magazine editor Heather McAlistair is in the wrong place at the wrong time. But doing the right thing may cost her everything.Including her life.
Detective Kyle Taylor is investigating a case that threatens to break his career. He can’t even go on a date without crime haunting him and the woman who’s captured his heart. With more than their future at risk, they must discern betrayal from trust, image from truth.
And stay alive while they’re at it. Protective Custody is the first book in the Hometown Heroes series. You will love this Christian romantic suspense, because no one can resist a great nail-biting page turners. Buy Protective Custody now.
Author: by Terri Blackstock
May 11, 2021
This gripping new thriller will leave you on the edge of your seat. A devastating explosion. Three best friends attend a concert. Only one makes it out alive. A trunk full of evidence. When police stop Dustin Webb with a warrant to search his trunk, he knows there’s been a mistake.
He’s former military and owns a security firm. But he’s horrified when the officers find explosives, and he can’t fathom how they got there. An attorney who will risk it all for an old friend. Criminal attorney Jamie Powell was Dustin’s best friend growing up.
They haven’t spoken since he left for basic training, but she’s the first person he thinks of when he’s arrested. Jamie knows she’s putting her career on the line by defending an accused terrorist, but she’d never abandon him. Someone is framing Dustin to take the fall for shocking acts of violence …But why?
Praise for Aftermath:In Aftermath, Terri Blackstock plumbs the depth of human emotion in the face of devastating tragedy, grief, and loss. Yet, she still manages to give readers her trademark suspenseful story, sweet romance, and hope for the future.
10. Night Moves: (Night Hawk Security Book 4) (Nighthawk Security)
Author: by Susan Sleeman
June 18, 2021
If you’re in his sightsCounty social worker, Natalie Dunn discovers a horrible secret about the father of her juvenile clients. The man not only killed one woman, but Natalie suspects he’s killed several others. She plans to go to the authorities, but before she can, the killer turns his sights on her.
Fearing for the lives of this man’s children, she removes them from their home and calls in former U.S. Marshal, Drake Byrd of Nighthawk Security to protect her and the children and help her prove their father is a ruthless killerYou’re as good as dead.
As they investigate, Drake learns the father is a former elite sniper and assassin, and he has done a professional job of hiding any evidence of his wrong doing. Drake vows to protect Natalie and the three childrenall of whom he has come to care forputting everything on the line for them.
When bullets start flying, can he save them all from a certain death?
11. Precarious Summer: Clean Romance Mystery (Northern Shore Intrigue Book 1)
Author: by Lyn Cote
March 26, 2020
The tourist season is the life-blood of little Winfieldnothing must make tourists stay away. Summer tourists flock to the southern shore of Lake Superior’s beautiful clean blue waters. Audra, a young single mom, opens a coffee shop-bakery. Her future and her little girl’s hinges on its success.
But Memorial Day, the first weekend of the all important summer tourist season, begins with an unwelcome bang. A trip wire detonates a fire. More booby-traps explode, destroying and frightening. These push the new sheriff to question whether he is up to this challenge.
Especially when the fires target people closest to Audra, a woman he thinks is amazing. The incidents pull them together and he can’t help being drawn to Audra. Can Audra and the sheriff break free of the past and have a future together?
And will he crack the case before someone, maybe Audra or her little girl, is severely injured ordies? Why not download this fast-paced romantic mystery today? Book one in a compelling series by a USA Today Bestselling Author!
12. The Cartel Deluxe Edition: Books 1-3
Author: by Ashley & JaQuavis
The port of Miami brings in millions of dollars’ worth of cocaine every year, and the Cartel controls eighty percent of it. The Diamond family is a force to be reckoned with, but all hell breaks loose when they lose their leader.
The most ruthless gangster Miami has ever seen, Carter Diamond, leaves behind a wife, twin sons, a daughter, and a secret. The secret is his illegitimate son, Carter Jones. When young Carter learns of his father’s death, he comes to town and is introduced to the legacy of the CartelMiamor is a woman who uses her beauty to enhance her skill as a contract killer.
She is the leader of The Murder Mamas. When her crew is hired to take down the Cartel, they get caught slipping, and Miamor loses her sister in the process. She is determined to get revenge. Unknowingly, she meets the son of Carter Diamond, and he immediately catches her heart.
She is sleeping with the enemy, and when she finds out, she is torn between love and revenge. Thus begins the saga of the Cartel, the New York Times bestselling series by street lit superstars Ashley & Jaquavis. Every book in the series is full of their trademark fast-paced drama, deceit, and plot twists that will leave you shocked.
13. Long Way Gone
Author: by Charles Martin
October 4, 2016
For anyone who has ever longed to go home again, Long Way Gone is a radical retelling of the prodigal son story that takes us from tent revivals to the Ryman Auditorium to the tender relationship between a broken man and the father who never stopped calling him home.
At the age of eighteen, musician and songwriter Cooper O’Connor took everything his father held dear and drove 1,200 miles from home to Nashville, his life riding on a six-string guitar and the bold wager that he had talent. But his wager soon proved foolish.
Five years after losing everything, he falls in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. But just as he realizes his love for Daley, Cooper faces a tragedy that threatens his life as well as his career.
With nowhere else to go, he returns home to the remote Colorado mountains, searching for answers about his father and his faith. When Daley shows up on his street corner twenty years later, he wonders if it’s too late to tell her the truth about his pastand if he is ready to face it himself.
14. Peril on the Ranch (Love Inspired Suspense)
Author: by Lynette Eason
Love Inspired Suspense
June 29, 2021
They’ll shield her newest chargeno matter what the cost. When an infant is abandoned on her ranch, foster mother Isabelle Trent will do anything for the childeven put her own life on the line. She might not know who left the little girl, but it’s clear someone’s after her and will kill to reach their target.
With Isabelle’s ranch hand, Brian Mac McGee, at her side, can she survive long enough to protect the baby? From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage.Danger.Faith.