Kindle Unlimited Wishlist: Crime/Thrillers

I first discovered Kindle Unlimited in 2017 and I’ve definitely got my use out of it, however, I’ve pretty much always used it for reading romance (they have a great selection of indie romances!) but recently I’ve been coming across more and more thrillers on there. I keep adding new books to my wishlist on Amazon so I thought i’d share some of my most anticipated in case anyone else is looking for new thrillers to read!

Mark Edwards is an author i’ve been wanting to read for a while and while most of his novels have taken me interest, Follow You Home is the one i’ve heard the most about thus will most likely be my first of his. Also, this synopsis definitely sounds like it’s going to make for a rather creepy read.

It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime, a final adventure before settling down.

After a perfect start, Daniel and Laura’s travels end abruptly when they are thrown off a night train in the middle of nowhere. To find their way back to civilisation, they must hike along the tracks through a forest…a haunting journey that ends in unimaginable terror.

Back in London, Daniel and Laura vow never to talk about what they saw that night. But as they try to fit back into their old lives, it becomes clear that their nightmare is just beginning…

J.S Monroe has three novels available from KU but there’s one in particular that’s taken my eye which is The Other You. This book was just released earlier this year and i’ve seen some fantastic reviews from people I follow which has me eager to get to this one!

Kate used to be good at recognising people. So good, she worked for the police, identifying criminals in crowds of thousands. But six months ago, a devastating car accident led to a brain injury. Now the woman who never forgot a face can barely recognise herself in the mirror.

At least she has Rob. Kate met him just after her accident, and he nursed her back to health in his high-tech modernist house on the Cornish coast. When she’s with him, the nightmares of the accident fade, and she feels safe and loved.

Until, one day, she looks at Rob anew and knows, with absolute certainty, that he has been replaced by an impostor. Is she right? Have her old recognition skills returned? Or is it all in her damaged mind?

Stefan Ahnhem‘s book Victim Without a Face is the first novel in his Fabian Risk series, a Scandinavian thriller series that i’ve been hearing nothing but wonderful things about. Scandinavian thrillers are definitely a popular genre right now and one which I tend to really enjoy so this is most definitely an anticipated read of mine. Four books out, all available in KU.

Two men have been murdered. Both of them were school bullies when they were younger. Plenty of people would have wanted them dead. A single clue has been found at the scene: a class photo from 1982, with two faces neatly crossed out.

Fabian Risk is the lead detective on the case. He’s also one of the children in the photograph. As more people die, and more faces are crossed out, it becomes clear that a serial killer is targeting old classmates one by one. Fabian Risk thought he’d left his schooldays behind… Now he must confront his past if he is to find the killer before it’s too late.

Joanna Schaffhausen‘s The Vanishing Season is another first book in what looks to be a promising thriller series. This one follows the survivor of a serial killer and I do tend to love crime novels that follow someone with a dark past so it’s no surprise that this one caught my eye. Three books out so far, first two available in KU.

Fourteen years ago, teenager Ellery Hathaway was victim number seventeen in the grisly murder spree of serial killer Francis Michael Coben. She was the only one who lived.

Now Coben is safely behind bars, and Ellery has a new identity in a sleepy town where bike theft makes the newspapers. But each July for the last three years, locals have been disappearing. Then Ellery receives strange messages hinting that the culprit knows exactly what happened to her all those years ago. When she tries to raise the alarm, no one will listen, and terrified she may be next, Ellery must turn to the one person who might believe her story…

Dot Hutchison‘s The Butterfly Garden is book one in The Collector series and probably the book here that has been on my TBR the longest. I’ve heard that this one is particularly dark and disturbing which is exactly my kind of thriller so I really have no excuse for not having already picked this one up! Four book series, all available in KU.

Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees…and a collection of precious “butterflies”—young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.

When the garden is discovered, a survivor is brought in for questioning. FBI agents Victor Hanoverian and Brandon Eddison are tasked with piecing together one of the most stomach-churning cases of their careers. But the girl, known only as Maya, proves to be a puzzle herself.

As her story twists and turns, slowly shedding light on life in the Butterfly Garden, Maya reveals old grudges, new saviors, and horrific tales of a man who’d go to any length to hold beauty captive. But the more she shares, the more the agents have to wonder what she’s still hiding…

Katharine Johnson‘s The Suspects is a book that kept coming up in my Amazon recommendations but actually isn’t one i’ve heard anyone I follow mention, however, after reading the description and Goodread’s reviews I can definitely say it’s one that’s taken my interest.

Bristol, 1988.

Five young graduates on the threshold of their careers buy a house together in order to get a foot on the property ladder before prices spiral out of their reach. But it soon becomes the house share from hell.

After their New Year’s Eve party, they discover a body – and it’s clear they’ll be the first suspects. As each of them has a good reason from their past not to trust the police, they come up with a solution – one which forces them into a life of secrets and lies.But can they trust each other?

Lucinda Berry is another author i’ve been meaning to get to – I have The Perfect Child by her on my kindle which i’ve heard wonderful things about – but as soon as I read the synopsis for this one I knew i’d have to add this one to the TBR aswell. This one follows a woman who reappears after her disappearance years ago and I believe there’s some cult involvement which is always a fascinating subject to read about.

Kate Bennett vanished from a parking lot eleven years ago, leaving behind her husband and young daughter. When she shows up at a Montana gas station, clutching an infant and screaming for help, investigators believe she may have been abducted by a cult.

Kate’s return flips her family’s world upside down—her husband is remarried, and her daughter barely remembers her. Kate herself doesn’t look or act like she did before.

While the family tries to help Kate reintegrate into society, they discover truths they’ve been hiding from each other about their own relationships. But they aren’t the only ones with secrets. As the family unravels what happened to Kate, a series of shocking revelations shows that Kate’s return is more sinister than any of them could have imagine.