The Best New Serial Killer Thrillers

13 Oct 2016

When the nights grow longer and the darkness gets colder, there’s nothing to get your adrenaline pumping like a serial killer thriller. With serial killers it’s not about a personal attack or an argument that got out of hand, it’s about killing. A good serial killer thriller is a twisted, psychological tour of a sociopath committing the worst crimes imaginable. If you enjoy the presence of goosebumps, try these best new serial killer thrillers:


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Her Darkest Nightmare

Brenda Novak

Distinguished criminal psychiatrist Evelyn Talbot is the force behind Hanover House, a maximum-security facility located in a small Alaskan town. Her position puts her at odds with the local police force who believe Hanover is a threat to community. So when winter comes and a mutilated body comes with it, the police finally have proof that Hanover needs to go. Evelyn, though, fears that this is a personal message to her from the killer that still haunts her dreams.

Release date: August 30, 2016

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Reckless Creed: A Ryder Creed Novel

Alex Kava

In Chicago, a young man jumps from his thirtieth-story hotel room; along the Missouri river, a hunter and his son find a lake with dead geese; and in southern Alabama, Ryder Creed and his search-and-rescue dog find the body of a young woman who went missing and it appears she filled her pockets with rocks and walked into the river. Before long Ryder Creed and FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell will discover the ominous connection among these mysterious deaths. What they find may be the most prolific killer the United States has ever known.

Release date: September 27, 2016

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Without Mercy: A Body Farm Novel

Jefferson Bass

Forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton has been solving brutal murders for twenty-five years but none have been so bizarre as his last case: A set of skeletal remains is found chained to a tree on a remote mountainside. But just as the shocking case begins, the deadliest criminal Brockton has ever foiled escapes from prison. Sadistic serial killer Nick Satterfield is not just trying to kill Brockton though, he wants to make him suffer. Mainly by going after people close to him including his son, daughter-in-law, his grandsons, even his longtime graduate assistant Miranda. Can Brockton find Satterfield before it’s too late.

Release date: October 4, 2016

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Daisy in Chains

Sharon Bolton

Hamish Wolfe is a serial killer. But despite his conviction, he’s always stuck to his story—he’s innocent and he’s been wrongly imprisoned. And now he wants someone to investigate and, more importantly, to write his story. Maggie Rose is a notorious defense attorney and writer whose specialty is getting convictions overturned. At first, Maggie is reluctant to even acknowledge Hamish’s requests to meet, ignoring his letters. But this is a very charismatic and persuasive man, good-looking and intelligent. Eventually even she can’t resist his lure…

Release date: September 20, 2016

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The Criminal Lawyer

Thomas Benigno

Nick Mannino is a young, ambitious lawyer eager to prove he is better than the mobster dominated family he grew up in. His constant court battles is nothing more than a futile effort to hide his family’s vicious crimes. Now a serial killer is leaving female victims in burlap bags on the south shore beach of Long Island. And worse, he’s turned his attention to Mannino’s family. Will Mannino be able to save the ones he love while still maintaining his family secrets?

Release date: September 30, 2016

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Candles and Roses

Alex Walters

Detective Inspector Alec McKay, plagued by the loss of his daughter, is obsessing over a missing persons case that’s going nowhere when a new grisly serial killer makes his way onto the scene of the Scottish Black Isle. Bodies start appearing with a specific pattern: candles and roses are placed around all of them. While the police follow their own leads, McKay must untangle the web of truth and lies all while dealing with his own demons.

Release date: September 27, 2016

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