Best Kidnapping Thrillers Books
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Author: by Harlan Coben
Published at: Grand Central Publishing (March 16, 2021)
From a #1 New York Times bestselling author comes this thrilling story that shows what happens when a dead man’s secrets fall into the hands of vigilante antiherodrawing him down a dangerous road. Over twenty years ago, the heiress Patricia Lockwood was abducted during a robbery of her family’s estate, then locked inside an isolated cabin for months.
Patricia escaped, but so did her captors and the items stolen from her family were never recovered.Until now. On the Upper West Side, a recluse is found murdered in his penthouse apartment, alongside two objects of note: a stolen Vermeer painting and a leather suitcase bearing the initials WHL3.
For the first time in years, the authorities have a lead not only on Patricia’s kidnapping, but also on another FBI cold case with the suitcase and painting both pointing them toward one man. Windsor Horne Lockwood III or Win, as his few friends call him doesn’t know how his suitcase and his family’s stolen painting ended up with a dead man.
21st Birthday (Women's Murder Club, 21)
Author: by James Patterson
Published at: Little, Brown and Company (May 3, 2021)
Detective Lindsay Boxer vows to protect a young woman from a serial killer long enough to see her twenty-first birthday. When young wife and mother Tara Burke goes missing with her baby girl, all eyes are on her husband, Lucas.
He paints her not as a missing person but a wayward wifeuntil a gruesome piece of evidence turns the investigation criminal. While Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas pursues the story and M.E. Claire Washburn harbors theories that run counter to the SFPD’s, ADA Yuki Castellano sizes Lucas up as a textbook domestic offender …
Who suddenly puts forward an unexpected suspect. If what Lucas tells law enforcement has even a grain of truth, there isn’t a woman in the state of California who’s safe from the reach of an unspeakable threat.
3. The Power Couple: A Novel
Author: by Alex Berenson
Published at: Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (February 9, 2021)
From #1 New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award winner Alex Berenson comes a supercharged thriller about marriage and the dangerous secrets spouses keep. Rebecca and Brian Unsworth appear to have it all. A nice house in the suburbs of Washington, DC.
Two well-behaved, healthy teenage children. Important government jobsRebecca working in counterterrorism for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Brian serving as a coder for the National Security Agency. Their lives stand to improve even more as Brian, in his off-hours, has just developed and sold a highly profitable app.
However, the Unsworths’ marriage isn’t as perfect as it seems. After two decades together, they’ve drifted apart, talking little and having sex even less. Seeking to revive their strained relationship, they decide for their twentieth wedding anniversary to take their two kids, Kira and Tony, on a European getaway.
They have a blastuntil one night in Barcelona when Kira doesn’t come home from a dance club.She’s gone.Abducted. Over the course of a single weekend, the Unsworths will do everything possible to find heras Kira herself discovers just how far she’ll go to break free of the trap that’s been set for her.
4. The Couple Next Door: A Novel
Author: by Shari Lapena
Published at: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (May 30, 2017)
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERShari Lapena’s new thriller, AN UNWANTED GUEST, is available now! The twists come as fast [as] you can turn the pages. PeopleProvocative and shocking. Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Find HerI read this novel at one sitting, absolutely riveted by the storyline.
The suspense was beautifully rendered and unrelenting! Sue Grafton, New York Times bestselling author of XIt all started at a dinner party… A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighborsa twisty, rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives…
Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it alla loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night, when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately lands on the parents.
But the truth is a much more complicated story. Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they’ve kept for years.
5. The Moonlight Child
Author: by Karen McQuestion
Published at: NIGHTSKY PRESS (July 28, 2020)
I cannot recommend this book highly enough! It’s a definite must read. Goodreads Reviewer A gripping and emotional novel that will leave you wondering about the neighbors next door… On a cold January night, Sharon Lemke heads outside to see a lunar eclipse when she notices something odd at the house behind her backyard.
Through her neighbor’s kitchen window, she sees what appears to be a little girl washing dishes late at night. But the Fleming family doesn’t have a child that age, and even if they did, why would she be doing housework at this late hour?
It would be easy for Sharon to just let this go, but when eighteen-year-old Niki, a former foster child, comes to live with Sharon, she notices suspicious activity at the Flemings’ house as well. When calling social services doesn’t result in swift action, the two decide to investigate on their own.
6. Unspeakable Things
Author: by Jess Lourey
Published at: Thomas & Mercer (January 1, 2020)
Inspired by a terrifying true story from the author’s hometown, a heart-pounding novel of suspense about a small Minnesota community where nothing is as quietor as safeas it seems. Cassie McDowell’s life in 1980s Minnesota seems perfectly wholesome. She lives on a farm, loves school, and has a crush on the nicest boy in class.
Yes, there are her parents’ strange parties and their parade of deviant guests, but she’s grown accustomed to them. All that changes when someone comes hunting in Lilydale. One by one, local boys go missing. One by one, they return changedviolent, moody, and withdrawn.
What happened to them becomes the stuff of shocking rumors. The accusations of who’s responsible grow just as wild, and dangerous town secrets start to surface. Then Cassie’s own sister undergoes the dark change. If she is to survive, Cassie must find her way in an adult world where every sin is justified, and only the truth is unforgivable.
7. The Lost Village: A Novel
Author: by Camilla Sten
Published at: Minotaur Books; Reprint edition (March 23, 2021)
“Come for the mounting horror and scares, but stay for a devastating examination of the nature of family secrets.” – New York Times book reviewA Most Anticipated Book Goodreads * Publishers Weekly * Crime Reads * Popsugar * Bookish An Indie Next pick! A Library Reads Pick!
The Blair Witch Project meets Midsommar in this brilliantly disturbing thriller from Camilla Sten, an electrifying new voice in suspense. Documentary filmmaker Alice Lindstedt has been obsessed with the vanishing residents of the old mining town, dubbed The Lost Village, since she was a little girl.
In 1959, her grandmother’s entire family disappeared in this mysterious tragedy, and ever since, the unanswered questions surrounding the only two people who were lefta woman stoned to death in the town center and an abandoned newbornhave plagued her. She’s gathered a small crew of friends in the remote village to make a film about what really happened.
But there will be no turning back. Not long after they’ve set up camp, mysterious things begin to happen. Equipment is destroyed.People go missing. As doubt breeds fear and their very minds begin to crack, one thing becomes startlingly clear to Alice: They are not alone.
8. Not Dark Yet: A Novel (Inspector Banks Novels, 27)
Author: by Peter Robinson
Published at: William Morrow (March 16, 2021)
Robinson is an author with amazing empathy, a snare-trap ear for dialogue, and a clear eye for the telling detail. Michael ConnellyOne of the world’s greatest suspense writers returns with the 27th novel featuring the legendary detective Alan Banks in the mystery series Stephen King calls the best now on the market.
When property developer Connor Clive Blaydon is found dead, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his Yorkshire team dive into the investigation. As luck would have it, someone had installed a cache of spy-cams all around his luxurious home. The team hope that they’ll find answersand the culpritamong the video recordings.
Instead of discovering Connor’s murderer, however, the grainy and blurred footage reveals another crime: a brutal rape. If they can discover the woman’s identity, it could lead to more than justice for the victim; it could change everything the police think they know about Connor and why anyone would want him dead.
Meanwhile, tensions are rising between Banks and his friend, Zelda. A super recognizerable to recognize faces significantly better than most peopleZelda is determined to bring the men who abused her to justice. But stirring up the murky waters of the past will put her in far greater danger than ever before, and Banks worries that he won’t be able to stop her from plunging too deep before it’s too late.
9. NYPD Red 6
Author: by James Patterson
Published at: Grand Central Publishing (December 15, 2020)
In this heart-stopping thriller, a brazen kidnapper targets the most lavish New York City wedding of the seasonand takes “Here Comes the Bride” as an invitation. Reality star Erin Easton’s “Wedding of the Century” may have a cable crew documenting every extravagant bridal detail, but when “Airhead Easton” disappears from the reception, it’s no diva turn.
Her dressing room is empty but for a blood-spattered wedding gown and signs of a struggle. Detective Kylie MacDonald of NYPD Red, already on-scene as a plus-one, loops in her partner, Detective Zach Jordan to activate Level One mobilization for this PR nightmare.
But when Erin’s “proof of life” video makes it to airrather than to evidenceevery A-lister on the guest list becomes a target of suspicion …Or just a target.
10. Hideaway: A Novel
Author: by Nora Roberts
Published at: St. Martin's Press (May 26, 2020)
“Reading Hideaway is like a mini vacation, as Roberts transports you from the sun-drenched mountains of Big Sur to the rolling hills of Ireland to the bustling streets of New York City.” – Associated Press A family ranch in Big Sur country and a legacy of Hollywood royalty set the stage for Nora Roberts’ emotional new suspense novel, Hideaway.
Caitlyn Sullivan had come from a long line of Hollywood royalty, stretching back to her Irish immigrant great-grandfather. At nine, she was already a staryet still an innocent child who loved to play hide and seek with her cousins at the family home in Big Sur.
It was during one of those games that she disappeared. Some may have considered her a pampered princess, but Cate was in fact a smart, scrappy fighter, and she managed to escape her abductors. Dillon Cooper was shocked to find the bloodied, exhausted girl huddled in his housebut when the teenager and his family heard her story they provided refuge, reuniting her with her loved ones.
11. The Institute: A Novel
Author: by Stephen King
Published at: Scribner; First Edition (September 10, 2019)
A NEW YORK TIMES 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2019 SELECTION From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since It. In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV.
The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talentstelekinesis and telepathywho got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon.
They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, like the roach motel, Kalisha says. You check in, but you don’t check out. In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts.
12. Robert Ludlum's The Treadstone Exile (A Treadstone Novel)
Author: by Joshua Hood
Published at: G.P. Putnam's Sons (February 2, 2021)
Former Treadstone Operative Adam Hayes finds himself at the center of a web of warring factions and high-level secrets in the second novel in the Treadstone series, the newest addition to the Robert Ludlum universe. After the revival of Operation Treadstone, former agent Adam Hayes has retreated to Africa, determined to leave behind the black-ops CIA program behind for good.
As a former Treadstone operative, Hayes knows just how destructive the program can be, as it turns government agents into nearly superhuman assassins. But his quiet life in Africa changes irrevocably, when, while attempting to complete a charitable mission in Burkina Faso, Hayes is attacked by extremists.
Forced to make an unexpected landing, his plane is damaged and he is left in a hornet’s nest of trouble. In order to get back in the air, Hayes agrees to transport a passenger-Zoe Cabot, the daughter of a tech baron-to a small coastal city.
But just after Hayes completes his flight, Zoe is kidnapped. During his search for Zoe, Hayes funs afoul of multiple enemies, including a rogue Treadstone operative, all of whom are searching for him-and for the information about a wire transfer of millions of dollars bound for the relief effort in Burkina Faso.
13. Blink of an Eye (Kendra Michaels, 8)
Author: by Roy Johansen
Published at: Grand Central Publishing (February 2, 2021)
A #1 New York Times bestselling author and an Edgar Award winner team up to deliver this gripping new novel featuring investigator Kendra Michaelswhose observational skills are worthy of a modern-day Sherlock Holmes. Delilah Winter is one of the hottest pop stars on the planet, so how in the world was she kidnapped right in the middle of a show at the famous Hollywood Bowl?
If anyone can figure it out, it’s Dr. Kendra Michaels, who works with local and federal authorities on only the most impossible cases. Blind for the first twenty years of her life until a revolutionary surgical procedure allowed her to regain her sight, Kendra uses her powers of observationhoned during her years in the darkto detect what other investigators don’t.
She agrees to lead the race to rescue the young singer before time runs out. Joined by Jessie Mercado, the singer’s former bodyguard and a military hero, Kendra closes in on the hideout location but not before casualties mount up.
Desperate for leads, Kendra must set aside her personal feelings when agent-for-hire Adam Lynch also volunteers his special skills to aid in the search. But as the abductor’s true purpose becomes clear, the trio uncover a plot they never could have imaginedleading to a showdown they won’t soon forget.
Author: by Harlan Coben
Published at: Dutton; Reprint edition (April 9, 2019)
The bestselling author and creator of the hit Netflix drama The Stranger delivers a twisted #1 New York Times bestseller about a man whowith the best of intentionsopens the wrong door… Reporter Wendy Tynes is making a name for herself, bringing down sexual offenders on nationally televised sting operations.
But when social worker Dan Mercer walks into her trap, Wendy gets thrown into a story more complicated than she could ever imagine. Dan is tied to the disappearance of a seventeen-year-old New Jersey girl, and the shocking consequences will have Wendy doubting her instincts about the motives of the people around her, while confronting the true nature of guilt, grief, and her own capacity for forgiveness…
15. The Chain
Author: by Adrian McKinty
Published at: Mulholland Books; Reprint edition (September 22, 2020)
When a mother is targeted by a dangerous group of masterminds, she must commit a crime to save her kidnapped daughter – or risk losing her forever – in this “propulsive and original” thriller (Stephen King) that has won the Barry and Macavity Awards, and was named the ITWA Best Novel of the Year.
It’s something parents do every morning: Rachel Klein drops her daughter at the bus stop and heads into her day. But a cell phone call from an unknown number changes everything: it’s a woman on the line, informing her that she has Kylie bound and gagged in her back seat, and the only way Rachel will see her again is to follow her instructions exactly: pay a ransom, and find another child to abduct.
This is no ordinary kidnapping: the caller is a mother herself, whose son has been taken, and if Rachel doesn’t do as she’s told, the boy will die. “You are not the first. And you will certainly not be the last.” Rachel is now part of The Chain, an unending and ingenious scheme that turns victims into criminals – and is making someone else very rich in the process.