Thrilling Reads By Women

There has been quite a resurgence of thrillers written by women as of late. Each month, Jenn Lawrence will spotlight those can't-miss thrillers. This month's feature includes family tragedies, sensual mysteries and a compilation hot enough to compete with the impending summer weather!
playing dead

Playing Dead

by Julia Heaberlin

Tommie McCloud is a child psychologist still reeling from the loss of her father. She receives a letter from a complete stranger who claims that Tommie was abducted over thirty years ago. She wants to believe it's untrue, but Tommie soon realizes that her life, as she knew it, was a complete lie. With no one to turn to to find out answers, Tommie is forced to begin her investigation. The truth she reveals is more horrific than she could have ever imagined, finding herself tied to the slaughter of a family in Chicago. Her investigation into her past opens up old wounds, revealing threats that still remain.

Love is Murder

Love is Murder

by Sandra Brown

This book is an original collection by 30 of the hottest voices in romantic suspense including Lori Armstrong, Alexandra Sokolof, Heather Graham and many more. You'll love this sizzling hot compilation certain to keep your heart pounding this summer.

Beautiful Sacrifice

Beautiful Sacrifice

by Elizabeth Lowell

Lina Taylor is an archaeologist who has spent her entire career studying Mayan artifacts. She divides her life between the classroom and going on digs in South America. When valuable Mayan artifacts go missing, Lina is called upon by Hunter Johnston, a former immigration officer, to assist in tracking down the missing pieces. The missing pieces are soon tied to a group of fanatics set on ushering in the end of the world as predicted by Mayan legend. Full of adventure, mystery and a bit of sensual romance, this novel is a perfect steamy summer weekend read.

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Gabby June 04, 2012 | 1:43 PM

It's pretty cool too see all these female authors defying the genre stereotypes. You go girls! I love a good thriller novel, especially when it's summer and I have a lot more time to kill. I'll have to check some of these ladies out this summer by the pool, hopefully it'll make those lazy summer days a little more exciting!

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