Best Suspense Books for $5.99 or Less



I am so excited to share these books with you. I read each of them and can promise they are all page-turners and will capture your interest within the first few pages.

Also good news, they are under $5.99 on Kindle!



I just finished The Housemate by C.L. Pattison last night and really enjoyed it. I immediately checked to see if the author wrote another book but she (he?) hasn’t.  I knew right away that something sinister was afoot the minute the book began.

Best friends Megan and Chloe have finally found the perfect house.  And when they meet Samantha, she seems like the perfect housemate but Megan thinks there might be more to Samantha than meets the eye. Why is she so secretive? Where are her friends and family? And why is she desperate to get close to Chloe?

When strange things start happening in the house, Megan and Chloe grow more and more alarmed. They soon realize that letting a stranger into their home – and their lives – might be the worst idea they’ve ever had…

This book will keep you guessing!

Read it for $1.99



I have really enjoyed every book I’ve read by author Shalini Boland, you can’t go wrong with any of her novels. The Marriage Betrayal did not disappoint. I know when I settle in with a book by Shalini that I am going to be entertained.

Faye Townsend has planned the perfect summer trip for her family. But returning to the small seaside town her husband grew up in does not go to plan, the rain pours and the long days become stifling. And then the unthinkable happens…

Her husband Jake and her six-year-old son Dylan go for an early morning walk along the beautiful, windswept clifftops. They don’t come back.

As the hours tick by, Dylan’s red baseball cap is found on the beach and Faye finds herself being questioned by the police. They want to know everything about the man she married – is Faye ready to face her husband’s dark past? Or will she have to confront her own secrets first?

$3.99 on Kindle, a bargain for such a good book!



The Dream House by Jess Ryder was a great suspense! Another winning thriller that will have you reading well into the night. So many times I want to go to bed but stay up very late so I can keep reading. I want to know what’s going to happen! Especially when the book is as riveting as this one.

When I first set eyes on Westhill House with its breath-taking views of the sea I knew it was the perfect place for a fresh start. 

The place may be falling apart, but it can be fixed with some tender loving care. And as Jack and I work to repair this beautiful building, maybe we can repair our relationship too. Maybe we can make Westhill House a refuge from all the tragedies that came before.

Lori has come to Westhill House for shelter too. She says it used to be a place where women went for safety. How can I turn her away, when violence waits for her outside these high walls? But the longer Lori stays, the more time Jack spends away. And the more she helps me restore the house, the more secrets start to be revealed.

Like the children’s drawings under the wallpaper in the back bedroom. The hidden papers underneath the floorboards in the turret room. But why does Lori know so much about Westhill House, if she’s never been here before? What does she really need protection from?

Get it here for 99 cents! 



I’m a big fan of Sue Watson! The Woman Next Door and her other thriller, Our Little Lies were both excellent and you can’t go wrong with either book but right now I’m highlighting The Woman Next Door which kept me wondering what was going to happen next? I always try to figure out what the author is going to do, where is she taking us on this literary journey?

Lucy has a kind and adoring husband, a job she loves as a teacher, and a house on Mulberry Avenue with floaty curtains and the softest bed linen. After her troubled childhood, she knows life will never be perfect, but it’s pretty close.

She’s also got Amber, right next door. They never run out of things to talk about. Even if Amber’s life – with her high-profile job and handsome, wealthy boyfriend – is more glamorous than Lucy’s.

But then Amber starts to hint that her life isn’t all it seems, and when she comes to Lucy, terrified, saying that she’s getting threatening messages, Lucy promises to protect her.

The closer Lucy gets to anyone, the harder it is to keep her past to herself. But Amber’s boyfriend has left her just when she needs him most, and she doesn’t have anyone else.

Lucy knows all too well that people aren’t always what they seem. Sometimes they have secrets. And they’d do anything to keep them. Lucy’s still sure: she can trust her friend… can’t she?

$3.99 right now, less than a large Frappuccino and way more enjoyable!


Don’t Ever Tell by Lucy Dawson is described as “An absolutely unputdownable, nail-biting psychological thriller” and I have to agree! I really did not want to put the book down for even a second because I was so into it! 

This is a story about Charlotte – a mother and a wife with the perfect job, the perfect life… at least, that’s how it looks from the outside.

But behind closed doors, the marriage is breaking, and Charlotte’s husband Tris doesn’t even know how much. He has no idea what Charlotte has planned for him, who she has found, why she has hired someone to pretend to be her. But he doesn’t have long to wait to find out…

Whenever I am reading a good book like this one, I am always eager to get back to it and rush through the things I need to get done so I can sit down and read! I typically read at night and love having something (a book) to look forward to at the end of the day.

$3.99 on Kindle


Date Night by Samantha Hayes was just published and is FREE if you have Kindle Unlimited. If you don’t, it’s only 99 cents so you absolutely have to get your hands on this one. I loved it from beginning to end.

What I really liked was seeing a plot that I have not seen before. I read so much that oftentimes I feel plots recycled again and again. Especially after Gone Girl came out, every book featured an unreliable narrator and some kind of dark, creepy vibes to it.

But this one, it’s exciting and keeps the reader guessing.

Returning early from a disastrous date night with my husband, I know something is wrong the moment the wheels crunch the gravel drive of our home. Inside, the TV is on and a half-eaten meal waits on the table. My heart stops when I find our little girl is alone in the house and our babysitter, Sasha, is missing…

Days later, when I’m arrested for Sasha’s murder and torn away from my perfect little family, I’ll wish I had told someone about the threatening note I received that morning.

I’ll hate myself for not finding out who the gift hidden inside my husband’s wardrobe was for. I’ll scream from the rooftops that I’m innocent – but no one will listen.

I will realize I was completely wrong about everything that happened that night…But will you believe me?

SO GOOD. Get it now!


One of the reasons I liked The Doctor by Lisa Stone was because not only have I never read a book like it, but I don’t think I could have ever even conceived of this plot! It’s insane.

When Emily and Ben move in next door to Dr Burman and his wife Alisha, they are keen to get to know their new neighbours. Outgoing and sociable, Emily tries to befriend the doctor’s wife, but Alisha is strangely subdued, barely leaving the house, and terrified of answering the phone.

When Emily goes missing a few weeks later, Ben is plunged into a panic. His wife has left him a note, but can she really have abandoned him for another man? Or has Emily’s curiosity about the couple next door led her straight into danger?

This would make such a good movie, I can envision it as a Lifetime movie on a Saturday night. Get it now, $2.99