Best LGBT Thrillers Books
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1. Bath Haus: A Thriller
Author: by P. J. Vernon
Doubleday (June 15, 2021)
June 15, 2021
Stylish, smart, and scary as hell. Chris Bohjalian, #1 New York Times bestselling author “A nightmarish white-knuckler.” O, The Oprah MagazineOliver Park, a recovering addict from Indiana, finally has everything he ever wanted: sobriety and a loving, wealthy partner in Nathan, a prominent DC trauma surgeon.
Despite their difference in age and disparate backgrounds, they’ve made a perfect life together. With everything to lose, Oliver shouldn’t be visiting Haus, a gay bathhouse. But through the entrance he goes, and it’s a line crossed. Inside, he follows a man into a private room, and it’s the final line.
Whatever happens next, Nathan can never know. But then, everything goes wrong, terribly wrong, and Oliver barely escapes with his life. He races home in full-blown terror as the hand-shaped bruise grows dark on his neck. The truth will destroy Nathan and everything they have together, so Oliver does the thing he used to do so well: he lies.
What follows is a classic runaway-train narrative, full of the exquisite escalations, edge-of-your-seat thrills, and oh-my-god twists.P.J. Vernon’s Bath Haus is a scintillating thriller with an emotional punch, perfect for readers curious for their next must-read novel.
2. A Burning: A novel
Author: by Megha Majumdar
Vintage (June 29, 2021)
A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK! A New York Times Notable BookA National Book Award Longlist honoree and gripping thriller with compassionate social commentary (USA Today)Jivan is a Muslim girl from the slums, determined to move up in life, who is accused of executing a terrorist attack on a train because of a careless comment on Facebook.
PT Sir is an opportunistic gym teacher who hitches his aspirations to a right-wing political party and finds that his own ascent becomes linked to Jivan’s fall. Lovelyan irresistible outcast whose exuberant voice and dreams of glory fill the novel with warmth and hope and humorhas the alibi that can set Jivan free, but it will cost her everything she holds dear.
Taut, symphonic, propulsive, and riveting from its opening lines, A Burning is an electrifying debut novel about three unforgettable characters who seek to riseto the middle class, to political power, to fame in the moviesand find their lives entangled in the wake of a catastrophe in contemporary India.
3. The Very Nice Box
Author: by Eve Gleichman
Laura Blackett and Eve Gleichman are linguistic magicians, and their sparkling debut manages to expose the hollowness of well-being jargon while exploring, with tender care and precision, how we dare to move on after unspeakable loss … [They have] constructed a mirrored fun house, one that leads us down different paths, each masterfully tied up at the end, yet reflecting and refracting our own quirky selves.
New York Times Book ReviewA very funny debut and perhaps the most original office satire of the year. Washington PostFor fans of Elinor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and Severance: an offbeat, wryly funny debut novel that follows an eccentric product engineer who works for a hip furniture company where sweeping corporate change lands her under the purview of a startlingly charismatic boss who seems determined to get close to her at all costs …
Ava Simon designs storage boxes for STDA, a slick Brooklyn-based furniture company. She’s hard-working, obsessive, and heartbroken from a tragedy that killed her girlfriend and upended her life. It’s been years since she’s let anyone in. But when Ava’s new bossthe young and magnetic Mat Putnamoffers Ava a ride home one afternoon, an unlikely relationship blossoms.
Author: by Sarah Waters
Oliver Twist with a twistWaters spins an absorbing tale that withholds as much as it discloses.A pulsating story. The New York Times Book Review The Handmaiden, a film adaptation of Fingersmith, directed by Park Chan-wook and starring Kim Tae-Ri, is now available.
Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a “baby farmer,” who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thievesfingersmithsfor whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home.
One day, the most beloved thief of all arrivesGentleman, an elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a nave gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud’s vast inheritance.
Once the inheritance is secured, Maud will be disposed ofpassed off as mad, and made to live out the rest of her days in a lunatic asylum. With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan.
5. Meet Me in Another Life: A Novel
Author: by Catriona Silvey
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Gal Gadot! Inventive, bold and surprising … Builds in suspense and emotion, revealing itself page by page, layer by layer. Cleverly constructed and highly entertaining. CHARLES YURecommended by Popsugar Bustle Goodreads Tor Mashable BookBub io9 Gizmodo Lambda Literary BookRiot CrimeReads Debutiful The Nerd Daily and many more!
For fans of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue and Life After Life, a poignant genre-bending debut novel about a man and woman who must discover why they continue to meet in different versions of their livesa thrilling and imaginative exploration of the infinite forms of love and how our choices can change everything.
Thora and Santi have met before. Two strangers in a foreign city, Thora and Santi meet in a chance encounter. At once, they recognize in each other a kindred spiritsomeone who is longing for more in life than the cards they’ve been dealt.
Before their friendship can blossom, though, a tragic accident cuts their story short. They will meet again. But this is only one of the many connections they share. Like satellites trapped in orbit around each other, Thora and Santi will find each other again: as husband and wife; teacher and student; caretaker and patient; cynic and believer.
6. ROLL OVER AND DIE: I Will Fight for an Ordinary Life with My Love and Cursed Sword! (Light Novel) Vol. 2
Author: by kiki
Seven Seas Entertainment
January 28, 2021
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYECrooked adventurer Dein and his band of bullies continue to be a thorn in Flum’s side-especially when she rescues a strange, mutilated girl named Ink from some of Dein’s goons. Sweet Ink quickly endears herself to Flum and her companions, but the girl with the sewn-shut eyes comes with her own dark baggage.
Can Flum save her, or will her instinct to help another maiden in need lead to her own ruin this time?
7. Instinct (previously published as Murder Games)
Author: by James Patterson
Little, Brown and Company
June 26, 2017
A criminal behavior expert teams up with an NYPD detective to track down a criminal in the novel that inspired the hit CBS TV series starring Alan Cumming. Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote the book on criminal behavior. Literally: he’s a renowned, bestselling Ivy League expert on the subject.
When a copy of his book turns up at a gruesome murder scene-along with a threatening message from the killer-it looks like someone has been taking notes. Elizabeth Needham is the headstrong and brilliant NYPD Detective in charge of the case who recruits Dylan to help investigate another souvenir left at the scene: a playing card.
Another murder, another card… And now Dylan suspects that the cards aren’t a signature; they’re a deadly hint pointing directly toward the next victim. As tabloid headlines about the killer known as “The Dealer” scream from newsstands, New York City descends into panic.
With the cops at a loss, it’s up to Dylan to hunt down a serial killer unlike any the city has ever seen. Only someone with Dylan’s expertise can hope to go inside the mind of a criminal and convince The Dealer to lay down his cards.
8. They Never Learn
Author: by Layne Fargo
From the author of the raw, ingenious, and utterly fearless (Wendy Walker, USA TODAY bestselling author) Temper comes a dynamic psychological thriller about two women who give bad men exactly what they deserveperfect for fans of Killing Eve and Chelsea Cain.
Scarlett Clark is an exceptional English professor. But she’s even better at getting away with murder. Every year, Dr. Clark searches for the worst man at Gorman Universityprofessor, student, or otherwiseand plots his well-deserved demise. Thanks to her meticulous planning, she’s avoided drawing attention to herselfbut as she’s preparing for her biggest kill yet, the school starts probing into the growing body count on campus.
Determined to keep her enemies close, Dr. Clark insinuates herself into the investigation and charms the woman in charge. Everything’s going according to her master planuntil she loses control with her latest victim, putting her secret life at risk of exposure.
Meanwhile, Gorman student Carly Schiller is just trying to survive her freshman year. Finally free of her emotionally abusive father, all Carly wants is to focus on her studies and fade into the background. Her new roommate has other ideas.
9. Lies With Man (Henry Rios Mystery Series Book 8)
Author: by Michael Nava
April 27, 2021
Los Angeles, 1986.A group of right-wing Christians has put an initiative on the November ballot to allow health officials to force people with HIV into quarantine camps. It looks like it’s going to pass. Rios, now living in LA, agrees to be counsel for a group of young activists who call themselves QUEER [Queers United to End Erasure and Repression].
QUEER claims to be committed to peaceful civil disobedience. But when one of its members is implicated in the bombing of an evangelical church that kills its pastor, who publicly supported the quarantine initiative, Rios finds himself with a client suddenly facing the death penalty
10. Graffiti Red Murder: A Monica Spade Novel
Author: by Alexi Venice
June 30, 2021
“A highly original LGBTQ+ crime thriller with eye-popping doses of murder, mystery and romance.” BestThrillers. Com “This is one heart-thumping, page-turning suspense thriller no dramatic crime mystery enthusiast will want to miss. Make room on your shelf for this one.
The Monica Spade novels are one exciting series; I can’t get enough!” The Lesbian Book BlogA full-length STANDALONE crime thriller from award-winning author Alexi Venice. Recharged from a romantic spring break, Attorney Monica Spade is hired to represent a plastic surgeon whose patients are being murdered and spray-painted with a sinister message.
An impending deadline forces Monica to take matters into her own hands, so she dives into the serial murder case, dissecting clues from surgeries, chasing down leads from smarmy nightclubs, and drawing criticism from the police for interfering. In her personal life, Monica discovers her fiance, Shelby St. Claire, hanging out with a former flame, Coco Rivelli, the yogi sensation.
11. Of Secrets and Wolves: Winsford Shifters, Book 1
Author: by Alice Winters
10 hours and 13 minutes
Rowan My whole life, I’ve been taught to despise shifters. So when I’m hired to track two escaped convicts, I’m suddenly thrust into the world I hate – or thought I did. Yet I’m inexplicably drawn to the alpha of the pack, whose land the convicts may be hiding on.
He’s different than any shifter I’ve ever met – laidback and quick to laugh, caring, and protective, and makes me feel complete for the first time in my life. As secrets are revealed, I start to wonder if everything I’ve been raised to believe was a lie, though it may not matter, because it seems like someone wants us dead.
Quinn I’m no stranger to prejudice from humans, but it’s different when Rowan comes into my life. Though I shouldn’t let myself be distracted, I’m captivated by him. At first, he’s stiff, fighting to keep his misconstrued beliefs intact, but as I break down the wall he’s created, I’m able to show him a place among the fun chaos of my pack.
After one of my pack goes missing, it leaves Rowan and me racing to bring them home. The only way we’re going to survive this is if Rowan learns to accept the bond that’s growing between us – a bond that could give us the strength to put aside our reservations and give in to what both of us want.
12. Exquisite Corpse
Author: by Poppy Z. Brite
From the author of Lost Souls, Drawing Blood, and Wormwood comes a thrilling and chilling novel that bestselling author Peter Straub says serves as a guidebook to hell. To serial slayer Andrew Compton, murder is an art, the most intimate art.
After feigning his own death to escape from prison, Compton makes his way to the United States with the sole ambition of bringing his art to new heights. Tortured by his own perverse desires, and drawn to possess and destroy young boys, Compton inadvertently joins forces with Jay Byrne, a dissolute playboy who has pushed his art to limits even Compton hadn’t previously imagined.
Together, Compton and Byrne set their sights on an exquisite young Vietnamese-American runaway, Tran, whom they deem to be the perfect victim. Swiftly moving from the grimy streets of London’s Piccadilly Circus to the decadence of the New Orleans French Quarter, Poppy Z.
Brite dissects the landscape of torture and invites us into the mind of a killer. Exquisite Corpse confirms Brite as a writer who defies categorization. It is a novel for those who dare trespass where the sacred and profane become one.
13. From the Ashes: A Manhattan Sloan Thriller (A Manhattan Sloane Thriller Book 2)
Author: by Stacy Lynn Miller
January 14, 2021
After narrowly escaping fiery death in Out of the Flames, San Francisco police detective Manhattan Sloane and DEA Agent Finn Harper embark on something even more perilous: bringing to justice all those responsible for the murder of Sloane’s wife, and rekindling the love they had for each other as teens.
Both have the potential to burn them badlyand scar Sloane’s grieving stepdaughter, Reagan. Even as Sloane rediscovers that life without love is no life at all, she is learning that parenthoodespecially single parentingmeans making sacrifices. Can she have it all?
Finn and Reagan and the badge she has worn with honor for almost nine years? Or will a cartel drug lord bent on revenge force her to not only betray her consciencebut also fail to save the ones she loves?
A Manhattan Sloane Thriller.
Author: by Paul Ilett
October 29, 2014
The Amazon Multi-Genre Bestseller (July 2021). Journalist Valerie Pierce has secrets of her own, and they’re about to be exposed. Valerie Pierce has led a charmed life. For decades she has enjoyed the rewards of being a top newspaper journalist and columnist.
Influential, wealthy and connected, Valerie can make or break careers with just a few choice words. But superstar actor Adam Jaymes has a lifetime of grudges against Valerie and her colleagues at The Daily Ear newspaper. And all that bad blood comes to a boil when he launches a deliciously mischievous plot to publicize their own dark deeds in a ticking time bomb of scorching scandal.
Expos is a sensational thriller dripping with black humor. If you like characters you love to hate, sizzling satire, and hilarious surprises, then you’ll adore Paul Ilett’s red-hot story. Buy Expos for the full scoop today! Brilliantly observed and devilishly demanding.
Expos is a can’t-put-it-down riot. A triumph.” Jake Hook, TheGayUKGreat writing. A fantastic debut novel from a former journalist Jenny Green, The Sun
15. By Way of Sorrow (An Erin McCabe Legal Thriller Book 1)
Author: by Robyn Gigl
March 30, 2021
Emotionally resonantGigl is too astute and compassionate a writer to create cartoon villainy out of anti-trans attitudesquietly groundbreaking. The New York Times Book ReviewIn a fresh and riveting thriller debut, Robyn Gigl introduces Erin McCabe, a New Jersey criminal defense attorney doing her best to live a quiet life in the wake of profound personal changeuntil a newsworthy case puts both her career and safety in jeopardy …
Erin McCabe has been referred the biggest case of her career. Four months ago, William E. Townsend, Jr., son of a New Jersey State Senator, was found fatally stabbed in a rundown motel near Atlantic City. Sharise Barnes, a nineteen-year-old transgender prostitute, is in custody, and given the evidence against her, there seems little doubt of a guilty verdict.
Erin knows that defending Sharise will blow her own private life wide open, and doubtless deepen her estrangement from her family. Yet as a trans woman, she feels uniquely qualified to help Sharise, and duty-bound to protect her from the possibility of a death sentence.
16. SOCIOPATH: primadonna girl (SAGA: dreamlander)
Author: by L.A. Labuschagne
July 8, 2021
Raquel Blackcastle: teenage sociopath, part time magical girl, full-time self-proclaimed “fashionista extraordinaire”, frequent lesbian, amateur sitarist. Once, Raquel had it all, or at least everything she wanted. Talent in everything from silverwork to the sitar, a wardrobe stocked better than most designer stores, and a gorgeous girl who’s bank balance is only matched by her affection – she had it all.
But then, one day, her girlfriend’s millionaire parents confront Raquel over her poor treatment of their daughter. The argument escalates, murderously. Is it the end for the primadonna girl? Not yet, but now a police car is stolen, burning, and there’s a body stuffed in the trunk.
Only a step away from getting caught at any time, now Raquel must use her wits, charm, and all the occult power she can muster to not only salvage her reputation, but hide her ever-increasing number of crimes. If she fails, it’s more than just her carefully constructed mask of civility on the line.