We are looking for the best Thriller, Suspense and Crime books of 2020. Chilling scenes, heart-stopping twists, intelligent mysteries and the best protagonists.

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Raw Ice Paperback, by Penny Wise

The book is the story of Aldolphus Jackson; an innocent child that was robbed of his emotion by the shadows of darkness. Raised by a mob figure named Airstead Gaddafi, Aldolphus learned the rules of the blood game and drug game. Born into a web of lies that will slowly untangle, he would be forced to make life altering choices. He was caught between street wars with the Japanese Mafia and a love-hate relationship with monogamy. Eventually he would be forced to choose between being a sacrificial lamb, or drinking the blood of the wolves.

The book is a nonstop roller coaster without brakes that has more twists than a murder mystery.


The 20th Victim, by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

Simultaneous murders hit LA, Chicago and San Francisco. SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer is tasked with uncovering what links these precise and calculated killings.

Lindsay discovers that the victims all excel in lucrative, criminal activity. As the casualty list expands, fear and fascination with this shocking spree provoke debate across the country.


Before Nightfall, by Kat Martin

Kat Martin is back with another thrilling Maximum Security novella filled with danger, suspense and one smoldering road trip to the mountains of Mexico!

When her best friend’s son is kidnapped, private detective Lissa Blayne drops everything to focus on the missing boy. Julie and Lissa have been close for years, so when Julie’s friend Colt Wheeler joins the investigation, Lissa bristles at the former ranger’s take-charge attitude. Lissa doesn’t need a man calling the shots, even if there is something about Colt’s protective side that has her tough exterior melting away. As Lissa and Colt take their search on the road, the tension between them slowly morphs into trust and understanding—and they’ll need both in order to outsmart the dangerous abductor they’re tracking. The only thing hotter than their attraction is the heat of the Mexican sun, but this road trip is no vacation…


Camino Winds, by John Grisham

Welcome back to Camino Island, where anything can happen—even a murder in the midst of a hurricane, which might prove to be the perfect crime . . .

Just as Bruce Cable’s Bay Books is preparing for the return of bestselling author Mercer Mann, Hurricane Leo veers from its predicted course and heads straight for the island. Florida’s governor orders a mandatory evacuation, and most residents board up their houses and flee to the mainland, but Bruce decides to stay and ride out the storm.


The Last Trial, by Scott Turow

At eighty-five years old, Alejandro “Sandy” Stern, a brilliant defense lawyer with his health failing but spirit intact, is on the brink of retirement. But when his old friend Dr. Kiril Pafko, a former Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, is faced with charges of insider trading, fraud, and murder, his entire life's work is put in jeopardy, and Stern decides to take on one last trial.