9 Romantic Suspense Thriller Books You Must Read This Year


Curated Romantic Suspense Thriller Reading Lists

Romance books are perfect when you want to just stay in, get comfy, and read.

However, if you get bored with the sweet romantic stories and are looking for a romance that's more on the darker side, you will love our list of new romance suspense novels. Make sure to add them to your list.


The Deadly Travellers

Dorothy Eden

New York Times- bestselling author Dorothy Eden is known for her suspense thriller books. In the year 2013, she published her nail biter novel The Deadly Travellers.

It’s a story of a little girl who suddenly vanishes on the train. Even Kate, the main character, was assailed by doubt and fear. Will she find the little girl? You have to read the book to find out.

The book is ideal if you are looking for an easy-to-follow romantic suspense thriller. The story is quick and moves as fast as the train that Kate is on. It's a lovely addition to your reading list.

Ugly Score: 72%


Down in New Orleans

Heather Graham

Down in New Orleans is a thrilling romantic suspense novel by Heather Graham, the author of the bestselling and award-winning series Krewe of Hunters. The book was first published in 1965, but it is still widely considered a romantic suspense must-read.


The story revolves around Ann and Jon Marcel. Accused of the murder of a stripper, Jon must rely on his close friend and ex-wife Ann to help him. And when Ann tries to help her ex-husband, she steps into a shadowy and sensual world in New Orleans and finds herself fighting for her own life.

The mystery, the romance, and the sub-plot of ex-lovers reuniting make it an excellent thriller story.

Ugly Score: 71%


The Thing About Love

Julie James