5 Best Suspense Novels

While some are die-hard fans of romantic novels, there are many others who love the thrill, excitement and the amazing reading experience that they get out of suspense novels. For such avid readers, we bring some of the best suspense novels.

'The Hunt for Red October' by Tom Clancy

'The Hunt for Red October' by Tom Clancy

1. 'The Hunt for Red October' by Tom Clancy

One of the most celebrated suspense writers, Tom Clancy's 'The Hunt for Red October' is arguably a best buy for suspense lovers. The writing has been set during the times of the Cold War, where a high ranked Soviet submarine captain sets the stage for a nuclear crisis. Here steps in Jack Ryan, the protagonist of the novel, a CIA specialist who works along the course of the book to prevent a major war between the United States and the Soviet Nation. The novel takes us through a roller coaster ride of suspense at every bend with all the characters on the other side of the Atlantic involved trying to stop a disaster.

'Cujo' by Stephen King

'Cujo' by Stephen King

2. 'Cujo' by Stephen King

One of Stephen King's best works till date, 'Cujo' is a psychological horror novel. The story revolves around a 5 year old rabid St. Bernard by the name Cujo. Cujo is owned by the Cambers family settled in Castle Rock, Maine. The faithful and loving dog gets scratched by a bat and gets infected with rabies and turns into a merciless killing animal. Also, 'Cujo' brings forward the story of 4 year old Tad Trenton, his nightmares and his parents Donna and Vic.

'Disclosure' by Michael Crichton

'Disclosure' by Michael Crichton

3. 'Disclosure' by Michael Crichton

Disclosure is set in the modern times in the computer industry with the major themes being intrigue and deception. Tom Sanders, an employee of over ten years with DigiCom is on the verge of a promotion to head the division of Advanced Products. But to his shock, the post will be given to his old love Meredith Johnson. But Tom stays on and works for the company and soon uncovers some troubling secrets and the conflict between the two builds the suspense as come to the end of the novel.

'The Murder of Roger Ackroyd' by Agatha Christie

'The Murder of Roger Ackroyd' by Agatha Christie

4. 'The Murder of Roger Ackroyd' by Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie is recognized as one of the greatest author of detective stories. Christie's work take readers into a whole new world of suspense with her iconic character Hercule Poirot solving cases. This classic is about the mysterious death of the wealthy Rock Ackroyd. Hercule Poirot investigates the rural murder mystery with a brilliant last chapter. A must read for any detective novel lover.

'The Bourne Series' by Robert Ludlum

'The Bourne Series' by Robert Ludlum

5. 'The Bourne Series' by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne series is now globally famous with both the print and film edition capturing hearts. Robert Ludlum's Bourne series is full of suspense at every corner. The series revolves around Jason Bourne, an ex-CIA assassin suffering from amnesia. The journey of rediscovery takes the reader through a brilliant piece of work by this celebrated writer.


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