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Kimberly Belle

Kimberly Belle is the bestselling author of four novels: The Last Breath, The Ones We Trust, The Marriage Lie, and Three Days Missing. Her third novel, The Marriage Lie, has been translated into a dozen languages and was a semi-finalist in the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Mystery & Thriller. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, Kimberly worked in marketing and nonprofit fundraising before turning to writing fiction. She lived for over a decade in the Netherlands and currently divides her time between Atlanta and Amsterdam.

Genres: Mystery

Kimberly Belle recommends
The Blackbird Season (2017)
Kate Moretti
"A spellbinding tale of long-held secrets and small-town scandal, The Blackbird Season is one of those stories that sneaks up on you, each chapter building steadily to an ending that will haunt you long after you turn the last page."
The Blind (2017)
A F Brady
"Madness is at the heart of A.F. Brady's gritty, gripping The Blind, in which a psychologist navigates her own inner demons while attempting to care for her patients... with devastating results. The reader gets a front-row seat for her unraveling, which unfolds like a slow-motion train wreck-one where you can't look away. Sly, dark, and completely enthralling, The Blind is a knockout debut."
Here We Lie (2018)
Paula Treick DeBoard
"With Here We Lie, Paula Treick de Board spins a mesmerizing tale of two former best friends and one shocking secret. Suspenseful and evocative, with pitch-perfect prose and pacing, Here We Lie is a story that resonates long after the last word. An engrossing read."
The Neighbors (2018)
Hannah Mary McKinnon
"Filled with a tangled web of twists and turns, The Neighbors is a gripping, edge-of-your-seat story all the way to the shocking end."
The Elizas (2018)
Sara Shepard
"Clear your calendar; The Elizas is a clever, creepy mystery you’ll want to swallow in one sitting. Five enthusiastic stars!"
Not Her Daughter (2018)
Rea Frey
"Will make you miss your bedtime, guaranteed."
Leave No Trace (2018)
Mindy Mejia
"A boy missing for ten years emerges from the Minnesota wilderness in Mindy Mejia's spellbinding page-turner, LEAVE NO TRACE. Dark and atmospheric, with palpably vivid details and complex characters harboring plenty of secrets, Leave No Trace is the perfect combination of gorgeous prose and edge-of-your-seat storytelling. Clear your calendar, this is a book you'll want to swallow in one sitting. A stunner!"
Before We Were Strangers (2018)
Brenda Novak
"Secrets and family drama are at the heart of Brenda Novak's Before We Were Strangers, in which a woman returns to her small Texas hometown determined to uncover the truth about her mother's disappearance. Novak's fans will devour this one, and the relentlessly twisty plot will win her some new fans, as well. This is the kind of book best swallowed in one sitting: suspenseful, surprising, and 100% addictive."
Hunting Annabelle (2018)
Wendy Heard
"Wendy Heard's Hunting Annabelle is the best kind of psychological thriller-dark and twisted with a generous side of creepy. I had no idea where this story was going, only that I was rooting for Sean, the tortured hero whose search for Annabelle means releasing his own inner demons. Gritty, intense, and 100% surprising, Hunting Annabelle is one hell of a wild ride."
I'll Never Tell (2019)
Catherine McKenzie
"When it comes to psychological thrillers, lies and dark family secrets are the very best kind, and Catherine McKenzie handles them both with skill in I’ll Never Tell, a riveting story of siblings linked by long-ago tragedy. Suspicions swirl, and the truth is revealed in steady, page-turning increments that culminate in a whopper of an ending. A smart and surprising story you won’t want to miss."
Layover (2019)
David Bell
"Layover opens on an ingenious setup: a chance, romantic meeting in an airport with a woman who turns out to be missing. Bell starts with a bang then dials up the suspense to full-throttle, lobbing twist after twist....Smart and highly addictive, this one should come with a warning: don't start until you're prepared to read straight through."
Pretty Revenge (2019)
Emily Liebert
"Old wounds reopen with a vengeance in the latest from Emily Liebert, an irresistible page turner set against the glamorous backdrop of moneyed New York. Pretty Revenge twists its way through a riveting tale of blame and obsession, where revenge isn’t as neat or pretty as it seems. The perfect summer beach read."
The Patient (2019)
Steena Holmes
"A therapist with a serial-killer patient is at the heart of Steena Holmes’ latest, The Patient. Holmes starts with a bang, then builds the action steadily, a gradual unfolding of secrets and truths that will have you constantly rethinking who is the killer. A brilliant psychological thriller that will mess with your mind."
Behind Every Lie (2020)
Christina McDonald
"Christina McDonald follows up her smashing debut The Night Olivia Fell with another winner. McDonald starts with a bang, then builds the action steadily, a gradual unfolding of secrets and lies that will have you constantly switching alliances. Read it like I did, in one sitting and straight through to the end, because you won't want to put this one down."
Have You Seen Me? (2020)
Kate White
"Kate White has done it again. Her latest novel, Have You Seen Me? stars Ally, who shows up at her old job with no memory of why she shouldn’t be there. White starts with a bang and keeps the suspense high throughout, weaving together a labyrinth of buried memories and disturbing revelations that blur the lines between what's true and what’s not. An addictive, up-all-night stunner."
Stories We Never Told (2020)
Sonja Yoerg
"Stories We Never Told is a beautifully told story of love and obsession, a gradual unearthing of long-held secrets that can unravel even the happiest of marriages. Yoerg has a real talent for creating compelling and complex characters who wrestle with real-life situations, leaving the reader wondering who to root for until the very end. Yoerg should be on every reader’s radar."
The Wife Stalker (2020)
Liv Constantine
"I promise you won’t see it coming."
All the Broken People (2020)
Leah Konen
"Leah Konen hits it out of the park with her debut suspense, All the Broken People, in which a faked death goes horribly awry. Konen delivers with Lucy, who escapes to rustic Woodstock for a fresh start, only to discover her new neighbors are harboring disturbing secrets of their own. A sly, up-all-night thriller that ends with a surprising bang."
The Last Flight (2020)
Julie Clark
"I'm a sucker for suspense stories crafted around an airplane crash, and Julie Clark's The Last Flight lived up to the hype and then some. Clark starts with a bang then keeps the pace at full throttle, deftly weaving two seemingly separate stories into one wild and entertaining ride. The perfect combination of beautiful prose and high suspense, and an ending that I guarantee will catch you off guard."
The Last Wife (2020)
Karen Hamilton
"Original, surprising, and addictive all the way to the very last page."
The Best of Friends (2020)
Lucinda Berry
"In The Best of Friends, Berry starts with a heart-stopping bang—the dreaded middle-of-the-night phone call—then delivers a dark and gritty tale that unfolds twist by devastating twist. Intense, terrifying, and at times utterly heartbreaking. Absolutely unputdownable."
The Monsters We Make (2020)
Kali White
"Kali White's The Monsters We Make had me hooked from page one...A nail-biter with a dark, atmospheric heart."
For the Best (2020)
Vanessa Lillie
"Lillie follows up her smashing debut Little Voices with another winner, this time exploring just how far a person will go to keep old secrets buried. For the Best is dark and gritty, starring a host of damaged characters who blur the line between what’s true and what’s not. A slow-burn, moody mystery that will keep you on your toes."
Girl Gone Mad (2020)
Avery Bishop
"Old grudges resurface with a vengeance in Avery Bishop’s Girl Gone Mad, where former it girls are dying off one by one. This twisty tale of bullying, toxic teenage friendships, suspicions, and obsessions will keep you glued to the pages all the way to the unexpected ending. An addictive debut where revenge isn’t as neat or pretty as it seems."
If I Disappear (2021)
Eliza Jane Brazier
"A clever, sinister read with a surprising sting in the tail."
Call Me Elizabeth Lark (2021)
Melissa Colasanti
"A long-ago vanished child, a still grieving mother, a woman on the run with her young son, and a truckload of family secrets…these are the ingredients for Colasanti’s Call Me Elizabeth Lark. Say goodbye to sleep and read it like I did, under the covers and straight through. A disturbing thrill ride crackling with tension."
You'll Thank Me for This (2021)
Nina Siegal
"When I heard Nina Siegal’s You’ll Thank Me for This was based on the Dutch tradition of dropping kids in the forest to find their own way home—yes, it’s real, and yes, it still happens—I pushed it to the tippy top of my pile. What begins with every parent’s worst nightmare quickly evolves into a twisty, stay-up-too-late stunner, a tense and atmospheric tale that will make you take another look at the people you think you know."
Her Three Lives (2021)
Cate Holahan
"What begins with a brutal home invasion turns even darker in this deliciously twisted thriller. In Her Three Lives, Holahan escalates the suspense with each new discovery, shining a spotlight on divided loyalties and a family stretched to the breaking point. Holahan is three steps ahead the whole time, expertly stripping away each character's secrets until the shocking conclusion."
Just One Look (2021)
Lindsay Cameron
"Fast paced and thrillingly tense, Just One Look is a terrifying tale of obsessive love that will have you changing all your passwords."
Lies We Bury (2021)
Elle Marr
"A twisted mashup of Room and a murder mystery, Marr’s Lies We Bury is a story that creeps into your bones, a sneaky tale about the danger of secrets and the power the past holds to lead us into a deliciously devious present. Say goodbye to sleep and read it like I did, in one breathless sitting."
Ruby Falls (2021)
Deborah Goodrich Royce
"Ruby Falls will sweep you headfirst into the life of Eleanor Russell, an actress setting up house in the glamorous Hollywood Hills with her handsome new husband, Orlando. Secrets abound in this bang of a book, a haunting tale sure to give readers chills. A stunner with some serious Gothic vibes."
No More Words (2021)
(No More, book 1)
Kerry Lonsdale
"Kerry Lonsdale is back and better than ever with this multilayered tale about three siblings torn apart by a series of tragic events. Nuanced and smart, filled with characters with real emotion and depth, No More Words is everything you’ve come to love from the master of domestic drama. A mesmerizing beginning to a new trilogy that will have you one-clicking the next in the series."
Such a Good Wife (2021)
Seraphina Nova Glass
"In Such a Good Wife, Seraphina Nova Glass weaves a deliciously dark tale starring Melanie, a loving and overworked mother and wife having an affair with the handsome Luke...until he turns up dead. If you think you've figured out the culprit, think again. A sly and pulse-pounding murder mystery set in steamy Louisiana."
A Fire in the Night (2021)
Christopher Swann
"Swann really delivers with his latest, a solid murder mystery starring Nick, a grieving former professor with a secret past and an orphaned niece who shows up on his doorstep. Tense and action-packed, with an ending that will make your heart stop, A Fire in the Night is a nail-biter with a Southern twang."
The Summoning (2021)
J P Smith
"I love a story with a touch of paranormal, and The Summoning delivers in a suspense novel starring Kit, an out-of-work actress who survives by faking seances for family members of 9/11 victims...until the voices of the dead grow real. A dark and murky slow-burn that will take you by surprise."
The Neighbor's Secret (2021)
L Alison Heller
"I love it when a thriller hits me in the funny bone, and The Neighbor's Secret did just that. Smart and darkly comedic, with nuanced characters delivering whip-smart dialogue, this story will have you grinning as you race through the pages. An absorbing tale that delivers some juicy surprises."
Everything We Didn't Say (2021)
Nicole Baart
"Nicole Baart is a master of crafting family dramas around a compelling mystery, and in Everything We Didn’t Say she expertly weaves past and present into a journey to the truth of a decades-old murder case. Creepy and atmospheric, with vivid and emotional prose, this slow-burn will have you thinking twice about the people you know."
The Overnight Guest (2022)
Heather Gudenkauf
"An isolated farmhouse, a deadly snowstorm, and a small child found in the snow - those are the ingredients for Gudenkauf's latest up-all-night thriller. Scrupulously plotted and layered with multiple narratives that culminate in some explosive surprises, The Overnight Guest is Gudenkauf at her best. A chilling and heart-stopping stunner."
One Little Word (2022)
Audra McElyea
"It's not easy to hit me with a twist I don't see coming, but Audra McElyea did it in One Little Word, a clever and compelling tale from an author to watch."
In Her Defense (2022)
(Riversedge Law Club, book 1)
Amy Impellizzeri
"Impellizzeri delivers in In Her Defense, intricately weaving a psychological suspense and a gripping legal thriller into one bang of a book. A twisty, winding road of deceit, betrayal, and the extent to which someone will go to conceal the truth. I gobbled it up."
The Vicious Circle (2022)
Katherine St John
"St. John sweeps us away to another exotic locale in The Vicious Circle, this time to a remote part of the Mexican jungle. Sveta inherits her uncle's entire estate including Xanadu, a cult-like wellness center run by a charismatic but dangerous leader. As the jungle closes in, the story takes several sinister turns, and St. John is a clever master of surprise. Luscious and addictive, The Vicious Circle is a fast-paced and incredibly seductive read."

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