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Allison Brennan

USA flag (b.1969)

For thirteen years Allison Brennan worked as a consultant in the California State Legislature before leaving to devote herself fully to her family and writing. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, and International Thiller Writers. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Dan, and their five children.

Genres: Mystery, Paranormal Romance, Thriller, Romantic Suspense
New Books
January 2023

Don't Open the Door
(Regan Merritt, book 2)
   1. The Prey (2005)
   2. The Hunt (2006)
   3. The Kill (2006)
   1. Speak No Evil (2007)
   2. See No Evil (2007)
   3. Fear No Evil (2007)
7 Deadly Sins
   0.5. Deliver Us From Evil (2007)
   1. Original Sin (2010)
   2. Carnal Sin (2010)
2.5. Ghostly Justice (2011)
   3. Mortal Sin (2014)
   Ghostly Justice (2014)
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Lucy Kincaid
   0.5. Love Is Murder (2011)
   1. Love Me to Death (2010)
   2. Kiss Me, Kill Me (2011)
   3. If I Should Die (2011)
   4. Silenced (2012)
   5. Stalked (2012)
   5.5. Reckless (2013)
   6. Stolen (2013)
   7. Cold Snap (2013)
   8. Dead Heat (2014)
   9. Best Laid Plans (2015)
   10. No Good Deed (2015)
   11. The Lost Girls (2016)
   12. Make Them Pay (2017)
   13. Breaking Point (2018)
   14. Too Far Gone (2018)
   14.5. Storm Warning (2019)
   15. Nothing to Hide (2019)
   16. Cut and Run (2020)
   17. Cold as Ice (2020)
   Two to Die For (2017)
   Vacation Interrupted (2018)
   No Way Out (2020)
   A Deeper Fear (2021)
Max Revere
   0.5. Maximum Exposure (2014)
   1. Notorious (2014)
   2. Compulsion (2015)
   3. Poisonous (2016)
   4. Shattered (2017)
   5. Abandoned (2018)
   North of Nowhere (2023)
   What You Can't See (2007) (with Roxanne St Claire and Karin Tabke)
   Betrayed (2017) (with Bill Baber, D V Bennett, Stephen Cody, Jeanmarie Collins, Terri Lynn Coop, Leland Dirks, Shane Gericke, Pat Gibbons, Elizabeth Heiter, Kathryn Jane, DB Jones and Brenda Kennedy)
   Birds of Prey (2022) (with Kelley Armstrong, Ace Atkins, C J Box, Harlan Coben, S A Cosby, Robert Dugoni, Tess Gerritsen, Heather Graham, Gregg Hurwitz, Kathy Reichs and Hank Phillippi Ryan)
Short stories
Ghostly Justice (2011)

Allison Brennan recommends
All the Pretty Girls (2007)
(Taylor Jackson, book 1)
J T Ellison
"Everything a great crime thriller should be."
The Remains of the Dead (2007)
(Ghost Dusters, book 1)
Wendy Roberts
"I thoroughly enjoyed Wendy Roberts' fantastic mystery. Fun, compelling, and completely satisfying. I can't wait for the next installment."
No One Heard Her Scream (2008)
(No One, book 1)
Jordan Dane
"Hot romance and cold suspense. Intense and satisfying."
The Unseen (2009)
Alexandra Sokoloff
"Atmospheric, spooky, intense... a chilling supernatural thriller."
One Scream Away (2009)
(Sheridan , book 1)
Kate Brady
"Kate Brady's debut novel is everything romantic suspense should be: scary, sexy, pulse-pounding, and page-turning. Remarkable characters, pitch-perfect pacing, and a memorable villain make ONE SCREAM AWAY a standout book. A winner."
Stolen Seduction (2010)
(Stolen , book 3)
Elisabeth Naughton
"If you like Indiana Jones and Romancing the Stone, you'll love Naughton's dazzling romantic adventure."
A Kiss to Kill (2010)
(Passion For Danger, book 3)
Nina Bruhns
"Suspense just got a whole lot hotter!"
Risk No Secrets (2010)
(Black Ops , book 5)
Cindy Gerard
"Gerard's deadly Black Ops series kicks romantic adventure inro high gear."
Down Among the Dead Men (2010)
Robert Gregory Browne
"Browne's thrillers are lean, mean and thoroughly entertaining."
Unspeakable (2010)
(Tracers, book 2)
Laura Griffin
"Top-notch romantic suspense!"
Shiver of Fear (2011)
(Guardian Angelinos, book 2)
Roxanne St Claire
"Sexy, sizzling, heart-stopping romantic suspense."
Hidden (2012)
(Bone Secrets, book 1)
Kendra Elliot
"A page-turning blend of romance, thrills, and danger! Hidden is a winning debut from a new star in romantic suspense."
Ruthless (2013)
(Faces of Evil, book 6)
Debra Webb
"Debra Webb is a master storyteller."
A Shot of Red (2014)
Tracy March
"A twisty, page-turning thriller that has it all: suspense, duplicity, romance, and a compelling heroine you'll root for. Exhilarating!"
Fallen (2014)
Leslie Tentler
"Taut, page-turning suspense and heart-stopping romance: Leslie Tentler is a rising star of romance suspense."
Buried Agendas (2014)
Donnell Ann Bell
"Suspense, romance...Donnell Ann Bell is a terrific storyteller."
Honour Bound (2016)
(Montana Hamiltons, book 6)
B J Daniels
"B J Daniels is at the top of her game...The perfect blend of hot romance and thrilling suspense."
The Last Thing She Ever Did (2018)
Gregg Olsen
"Gregg Olsen pens brilliant, creepy, page-turning, heart-pounding novels of suspense that always keep me up at night. In The Last Thing She Ever Did, he topped himself."
The View from Rainshadow Bay (2018)
(Lavender Tides, book 1)
Colleen Coble
"Prepare to stay up all night with Colleen Coble. Coble's beautiful, emotional prose coupled with her keen sense of pacing, escalating danger, and very real characters place her firmly at the top of the suspense genre. I could not put this book down."
Before We Were Strangers (2018)
Brenda Novak
"Brenda Novak's seamless plotting, emotional intensity, and true-to-life characters who jump off the page make her books completely satisfying. Novak is simply a great storyteller."
Invisible (2019)
(Paul McGrath, book 1)
Andrew Grant
"Paul McGrath is not just a janitor—he’s a terrific new hero in what promises to be a fantastic and original series by Grant. Paul may be invisible, but his results are not, in this intense mystery thriller that will leave you wanting more. In a word? Awesome."
The Nowhere Child (2019)
Christian White
"The Nowhere Child is compelling and intense. The alternating chapters between past and present are perfectly paced and masterfully written to maximize suspense and lead us down a path of love, hate, redemption, and--ultimately--hope. I literally could not put this book down until I turned the last page. The best debut novel I've read in years."
The Lovely and the Lost (2019)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
"Knife-edged suspense, a fantastic, plot, and authentic characters--both human and canine. The Lovely and the Lost grips you from the first page and holds you until the very end."
The Look-Alike (2020)
Erica Spindler
"In a word: riveting. An intense psychological thriller about love, betrayal, mental illness, and fear; a twisty, atmospheric suspense that will have you questioning the troubled heroine and flipping pages to find out what happened. Spindler is at the top of her game."
Cross Her Heart (2020)
(Bree Taggert, book 1)
Melinda Leigh
"Melinda Leigh has topped herself—and goes to the top of my must-read author list. Cross Her Heart is everything I love in a thriller, and Bree Taggert is everything I love in a heroine. READ THIS BOOK. You won’t be able to put it down."
A Bad Day for Sunshine (2020)
(Sunshine Vicram, book 1)
Darynda Jones
"A Bad Day for Sunshine is everything you want from Darynda Jones … and more! Laugh-out-loud funny, intensely suspenseful, page-turning fun with a sassy new heroine you will love. Prepare to be hooked by this witty, sexy, and thrilling new series from one of my favorite authors!"
A Dangerous Breed (2020)
(Van Shaw Mystery, book 5)
Glen Erik Hamilton
"Van Shaw is one of the most interesting and loyal heroes in fiction today. Once again, Hamilton pens a complex, twisty tale that maybe Shaw's most dangerous-and emotional--case to date. Atmospheric and taut, A DANGEROUS BREED is a winner."
Her Last Breath (2021)
Hilary Davidson
"One part thriller, one part domestic suspense, and one part family drama result in a fantastic story of love and betrayal, loss and redemption. Tightly written, compulsively readable, with flawed characters I both rooted for and feared for. I loved this book."
The Night She Went Missing (2022)
Kristen Bird
"Pitch perfect suspense...The best debut I've read this year."

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