Okay, suspense novels are actually in season all of the time, but looking at the July print edition of BookPage, you’d think we suddenly just discovered the genre. On pages 8-9, you’ll find:
- Our Whodunit column (which appears in every issue). This month, Bruce Tierney recommends Long Gone (Alafair Burke), Adrenaline (Jeff Abbott), The Wreckage (Michael Robotham) and The Hypnotist (Lars Kepler)
- An extended mystery feature highlighting “more chills and thrills for mystery fans”: Never Knowing (Chevy Stevens), A Death in Summer (Benjamin Black) and The Girl Who Disappeared Twice (Andrea Kane)
- A Q&A with Benjamin Black (aka John Banville) about his fourth detective novel featuring Garret Quirke
In honor of our summer love affair with suspense novels, this week we’re giving away one of our July favorites: Adrenaline, about a CIA agent who is suspected of treason at the same time that his wife disappears—and his house blows up. (Yikes.) According to Bruce, this novel “is all about pace, and a high-speed pace at that . . . Don’t start reading Adrenaline just before bedtime!”
TO ENTER: Leave a comment and tell us the name of your favorite suspense novel.
CONTEST DETAILS: The prize is one copy of Adrenaline. Three winners will be chosen by random.org from among entries received by 6 pm CST on July 8.
ETA: Congrats to our winners, Irene, Lucy and Gabriel! Their favorite suspense novels are Jussi Adler-Olsen’s The Keeper of Lost Causes, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, and Arturo Perez-Reverte’s The Club Dumas, respectively. Thank you to all who entered this week’s contest!
Contest is now closed.