Young Adult Mysteries & Thrillers Books

Visions: The Mystical Encounter Series: Volume 1

Book One of Thrilling Trilogy "Gifted or cursed? A yearning to be normal. And an unsolved murder refusing to be ignored. This is where the mysteries begin..." Heather Reiner isn't your typical teenager. Her abilities reach far beyond the norm, and she's just beginning to discover the possibilities. Growing up different from her peers hasn't been easy. Ridiculed by classmates, Heather moves to another state, but soon realizes she can't run from a problem that begins within. A guy from her new school, Barry, is captivated the first time he sees her. Determined to know her better, he learns her layers of complication run deep. With persistence, he chips away at her shield until each protective layer starts unveiling itself. Heather wants a chance to be normal, but secrets never stay hidden forever. They reveal themselves when least expected. Is normalcy obtainable, or will the mystery about herself be discovered? And if discovered, will Barry be like everyone else and turn away?

Covert Affairs

In this Special Limited Edition duet, you'll meet two bold young women, lives derailed by destiny, determined to find justice.

False Truth, by award winning NYT and USA Today Bestselling author Diane Capri, rookie TV reporter Jordan Fox gets only one chance to stop the killers who murdered her mother before they return to finish what they started.

Spy Girl, by USA Today Bestselling author Jillian Dodd, Huntley Bond is removed from Spy Academy and tasked with her first mission: protect the Prince of a sovereign country and hone her spy craft skills to exact revenge on her mother's assassin.

The Paradise Beach Mysteries: Whitehaven Beach: Volume 1

Megan and Marcus can't wait for the summer holidays to begin at Bexhill-on-Sea, where their own incredible beach hut, Parry, doubles as a high-powered rocket ship. Before long, they are heading for Australia on a thrilling mission. As secret agents, they must confront a dangerous gang to try and save a beautiful beach from certain environmental ruin. When they spot a massive crocodile mysteriously devouring all the famous white soft sand on Whitehaven Beach, things start to go seriously wrong. Marcus sees Megan being swallowed by the reptile and does not hesitate to plan a daring rescue operation. Skilfully, he helps her to escape, but as they are planning how to recover the stolen sand, the thieves return and the two young agents find themselves in great danger. Will Whitehaven Beach be lost forever? Secret agents everywhere are invited to step inside the amazing Bexhill-On-Sea beach hut of The Paradise Beach Mysteries and join Marcus and Megan Morgan, as they travel at the speed of light to far-away top-rated world beaches, in a quest to save them from environmental ruin.

A Hairy Tail (The Hairy Tail Series Book 1)

Hannah needed a project to get her through the long summer. Signing up at the local animal shelter, she finds exactly what she needs in the sad, lost dog Basil.

She sets her sights on finding his owner, promising him he would be reunited with his family. What she didn't anticipate was being distracted by her gorgeous co-volunteer, Harry.

Overcoming her inner shyness, Hannah needs to reel in Harry the hottie, find Basil's owner, and try to be a normal teenager for her mother. And do all this before the summer ends.

Love, paws, and fur balls abound in this fun short story that is bound to make your tail wag.

Also in the Hairy Tail Series:

A Hairy Tail

A Hairy Tail 2

A Hairy Tail 3

A Hairy Tail 4

A Hairy Tail Collection (All 4 stories in one place)

Another Hairy Tail

Another Hairy Tail 2

Another Hairy Tail 3

Another Hairy Tail 4

Another Hairy Tail Collection (All 4 stories in one place)

Heist: Volume 1

Can one decision change the past? Jack Brodie has a sixth sense that someone has been watching him. Following him. One night he travels back in time to one of the world's largest art heists, the Gardner Museum Heist. Why that one moment in time? And what does it mean for Jack? When he returns, his world is different. His best friend is rougher, meaner. His dad hasn't been around in years. And then there's Jetta. The girl who took over his heart the moment she stepped into his life. No one is safe. Each time Jack goes back to the heist to fix his mistakes, he returns to face the fallout. Disaster strikes in the present until Jack must make a choice. His family and his own happiness. Or the girl he loves. Except, he learns that his sixth sense was right. Someone has been watching him and wants him dead.

Stalk Me: Volume 1 (The Keatyn Chronicles)

Welcome to the crazy, addictive life of Keatyn in this USA TODAY bestselling series! Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed. Her life is following the script she wrote for the perfect high school experience. She's popular, goes to the best parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most-coveted lunch table. She's just not sure she wants it anymore. Because, really, things aren't all that perfect. Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a scam. Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to. It's exhausting always trying to look and act perfect. And, deep down, she isn't sure if she has any true friends. To add to the drama, her movie star mom has a creepy stalker. A hot, older man flirts with her and tells her they should make a movie together. And she's crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating him would mean committing social suicide. So she writes a new script. One where all the pieces of her life will come together in perfect harmony. But little does she know, there's someone who will do anything to make sure that doesn't happen.

Detective Riker - Night of the Vampire: A crime to solve (The Vampire Trilogy Book 1)

Detective Harry Riker, London's most infamous gumshoe, is getting long in the tooth and going heavy on the booze, and his chances to snag that dream case and cash out to an early island retirement are just about over.

Until the vampires show up.

Out of nowhere, police begin finding victims whose bodies have been massacred who've been entirely drained of blood. When the government gets involved in the case, Riker sees his chance for a once-in-a-lifetime payday.

Can the overweight, out-of-shape, private detective, Riker lead government agents to take on a rogue vampire splinter cell before they murder the royal family and take over the country?

Despite himself, this aging, over-the-hill detective might be just the hero his nation needs.

Enjoy this humorous free novella and join the crazy ride as London's finest Private detective, Harry Riker, is hot on the heels of the deathly vampires, and also hot on the heels of a vampire romance with the stunning Jane. With his unique brand of wit, bravado, brilliant use of dialogue and genuine likeable anti-hero roguish charm, Riker leads you through the edgy underbelly of London. This free novella will have you laughing out loud as you join in with the action, romance and mystery leaving you wanting more of the great private detective, Harry Riker.

About the author: Mixing genres as only he can, London novelist Steven Loton's latest book on the misadventures of everyone's favorite private eye is a tour de force tornado of old-school noir fiction and today's best supernatural thrillers, mixed with brilliant comedy, wit, this novella is a thrilling action packed ride.

The author of the groundbreaking Kai-Me-Rah and Jungle Shark, Loton injects his gift for observation and razor-sharp action into the latest misadventures of Riker - who could be the city's best detective, if only he could get out of his own way.

A Spy Like Me: Volume 1 (Circle of Spies)

Games can be deadly. Eighteen-year-old Savvy Bent expects fireworks on her first date with Malcolm - in Paris! Except over a picnic of sparkling cider and strawberry tarts, a sniper shoots at them. That's only the beginning. From the top of the Eiffel Tower to the depths of the catacombs, Savvy must sneak, deceive, and spy to save her family and friends and figure out whether Malcolm is one of the bad guys before she completely falls for him.

Kota: Meeting Sang #1 - The Academy Ghost Bird Series

From the USA TODAY bestselling The Academy: Ghost Bird series, comes a different look at the very beginning. Read Introductions with a whole new perspective--the boys'.

Kota Lee has been trying for weeks to get the girl up the street to notice him. She's beautiful and intriguing, but seems incredibly shy. Too shy. Every time he tries to get close, she dodges him, like a skittish little bird, flittering away out of his reach.

Troubled by her haunted looks, he's tried to give her some space, respect her need for solitude. Still, he can't forget those eyes that are haunted and--he thinks--maybe hiding secrets.

One dark night as thunderclouds are rolling in, he's driving home late and spots her standing in the road. It's too late for her to be out for a walk and the pack on her back tells him what she's doing: she's about to run away.

She could get hurt, or worse, disappear forever. He can't let her go; he'd never forgive himself if he did.

Sound of Snowfall: A Ghost Bird Series Winter Short Story (The Academy Ghost Bird Series)

From USA TODAY Bestselling Author, C.

L. Stone.Sang and the boys share in a delightful winter morning in this slice of life story from the popular Academy Ghost Bird series.

This short story is an inside look at Sang as she enjoys a day off with Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North.

The Academy, Playful

Touch of Mischief: A Ghost Bird Series Halloween Short Story (The Ghost Bird Series Book 7)

With Homecoming and everything else that's been going on in their world, everyone is on edge. But what better time to take in a few Halloween traditions like watching scary movies and carving pumpkins? Maybe kissing can be a new Halloween tradition now that Sang has joined the crew...



Follow Sang and Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North in this short slice of life story leading up to the homecoming dance.



The Academy, Eerily Spooky



Warning - if you haven't yet read House of Korba, this story will give away mild spoilers - read at your own peril!

The Blue Jinx

Thirty-year-old Nikhil has been selected to work for his dream company. He is raring to go and wants to give his best to his dream company. He meets his boss's beautiful daughter Samara and falls for her. A life which seems like a bed of roses becomes a nightmare when he learns that someone has raped and murdered Samara's mother, two years back. The brutal fact is hidden by his boss. Samara thinks her mother passed away because of cancer. If Nikhil tells Samara truth, he will lose his job. If he tells Samara truth, will she believe him? Will he even tell Samara truth? Will the truth cost Nikhil his true love for Samara? What if he loses Samara's friendship?



Also, Nikhil's life is in constant terror because of Samara's mother ghost. Is Samara's mother ghost real, or just an imagination of Nikhil's guilty mind; of hiding truth from Samara?



Who has killed Samara's mother? Why is Nikhil's boss hiding his wife's murder truth from his own daughter? Is this ghost real, or just an imagination of Nikhil's guilty mind? Why is Samara's mother ghost haunting Nikhil?



The psychological thriller story is turmoil between fact and imagination.

Teen Adventures (Book 1) - Lost Parents

Called into his Headmaster's office, young Jake is told his parents have gone to hospital because they might have caught Ebola. Refusing to go home with a teacher he dislikes, Jake escapes and tries to track down his Mum and Dad with the help of his best mate Skirrmish and his kid sister. But they aren't in hospital. So where are they? Where have the Thornton children's parents gone?

This is an easy to read teen adventure. Many current teen books are a lot to wade through, being popular with adult readers too. This is a lighter, fast moving story, written from the viewpoint of two young teenage boys and one girl on the point of becoming a teenager. It is written for kindle and kindle fire with a few colour illustrations to enjoy.

Captive: Volume 1 (Behind the Stars)

Rippler: Book One in the Ripple Series: Volume 1

Discovering she can turn invisible terrifies Samantha, especially when she learns a geneticist wh....

Before The Fall (The Aron Angels Book 1)

This is a short story prequel to A World Without Angels.

Before angel Jerome fell to Earth, he was just an ordinary angel in the village. And before Leila started her adventure, she was a prisoner in her own home as the world crumbled around her.

In the prequel to A World Without Angels, see how life was for the angel and his girl before the adventure began.

The Bonds of Blood: Volume 1

***ACCLAIM FOR THE BONDS OF BLOOD*** "I couldn't put the first book down! I read it in one weekend." Cinnamon Hollow "I love the way the author describes all of the amazing scenery and the creatures. I feel like I am right in the book with all of these people." mistee dawn "It had a driving story that induced a lot of just. one. more. page syndrome." Brooke *** The Revenant Wyrd Saga is a new adult dark fantasy series featuring: Working systems of magic with sorcerers, druids and other awesomeness. Lots of dwarves, elves and fae with a few dragons Top notch fantasy novels Necromancers In the world of Saracin, the Goddess damns the earth that killed her two beloved angels and tears it into six realms. As a reminder of their transgression, each person is branded with a stigmata on their palms as testament of their home realm and their separation from the Goddess. Thirty years later, in the Holy Realm, Jovian, Angelica, Amber, and Joya, quadruplets whose mother died in childbirth, have just reached their 21st spring and are now adults. When terrible visions depicting the downfall of their family stir within Jovian and Angelica, they struggle to make sense of what they have seen while trying to live a normal life. After Amber is kidnapped in the night, her three siblings are drawn into a dangerous pursuit across the Great Realms to find her. With every step they uncover more mystery surrounding their families past, and something far worse--an ancient enemy that could threaten their hope of ever seeing Amber alive again. Download the free fantasy book, THE BONDS OF BLOOD today, and get lost in get lost in the wyrd!"

Everyone Keeps Secrets

In Too Deep (#Hackers)

One talented hacker. One dead body. One explosive secret. When one reckless night leads Farris Barnett to the dead body of a classmate, she's as willing as everyone else to write it off as a suicide. That is, until cryptic messages start coming in from someone who knows the truth, and they want Farris on the case. Putting her hacker skills to work, she begins to unravel the life of a victim who might just have been the guiltiest of them all. Her personal life in turmoil, Farris turns to the only person she can trust to help her get to the bottom of things-a friend on the verge of becoming much more. Together, they confront a killer with a secret not even she could have decoded. The biggest bombs, the ones that do the most damage, are the ones you never see coming.

Losing Charley: Volume 1 (Full Circle)

After a horrific breakup with Dylan Sloan, the bad boy of the Dixon High Swim team, Charley Rice loses the confident swimmer she once was. Her best friend, Cash Montgomery is the only one who truly knows what happened that night and is a constant source of strength. After a summer of questioning who she wants to be, Charley decides to put the past behind and leave the small town of Grassy Pond to stand on her own two feet again. While Charley is living her life to the fullest at college she meets Joe Olsen and falls head over heels. But one letter is about to change everything and this time Cash isn't there to help her. Will she be able to escape her past and on her own? Will she run home to Cash? Or will she find comfort in the arms of Joe?

Tuppenny Hat Detective

Was the old Star Woman murdered? Young Billy Perks, who found her body, is sure she was, but the authorities disagree. Their haste to close the file heightens Billy's suspicions. He and his pals Yvonne Sparkes, and Kick Morely, decide to investigate, unwittingly awakening a long hidden killer and unearthing secrets of wartime conspiracy and betrayal. Written for adult and teenage readers, Tuppenny Hat Detective is a gentle, nostalgic mystery story, set in Sheffield, England, as the city struggles to recover from World-War-Two.

Shadeland: Volume 1 (The Ethereal Crossings)

One year after the designated "Eidolon Revolution" and all the other-world demons have been exposed, seventeen year old Liv Burnett is still the same, apathetic person she ever was. And when a woman dies in her home town, Liv doesn't think anything of it, choosing to focus on more normal things; things like just graduating high school and moving in with her life-long friend, Luke. But soon Luke is thrown into jail on the sole reason that he isn't human and has been labeled as the Ellengale Nightstalker for crimes he didn't commit. Trying to figure everything out Liv realizes she has picked up her own stalker by the name of Jared; an aggressive but alluring man who claims he's trying to find the real killer too. Taking a chance she normally wouldn't, Liv follows Jared down dangerous roads in hopes of saving not only her friend, but the lives other women in town.

Molly of Mars: The Syndicate Series

Rebel Heart

Deviation (Breaking the Pattern)

Fans of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders will enjoy Deviation, award-winning author P.D. Workman's gut-wrenching story of Henry's battle against neglect and abuse. "You're a good kid, Henry." Everyone knew that he was a good guy; geeky, responsible, hard-working. Henry has had a lot to deal with in the past. Now, as he should be focusing on his schooling and preparing himself for the future, he is hindered by abuse, the challenge of raising his baby brother while dealing with his mother's deep depressions, and the return of a ghost from the past Henry has tried his best to forget. But it seems that Henry can't avoid the nastiness of life. As hard as he tries, it's one more disaster after another as his life spirals out of control. Can Henry escape the darkness, or is he doomed to be consumed by it? By the author of Ruby, Between the Cracks, a winner of the Top Ten Best Books for Teens 2015 award, this poignant account of Henry's descent into darkness will challenge you to look at youth crime in another light. Praise for Deviation -- I was caught up in the twists and turns of the plot from the beginning of Deviation and was still surprised at the end. -- This book could actually happen. That is what makes it so scary! I am really looking forward to the next book in the series. I am thoroughly intrigued and want to see what happens next. -- "Deviation" will play on your emotions and feed your doubts as you follow Henry through his many troubles and trials. Praise for P.D. Workman "Every single one of [P.D. Workman's] books has spoken to me in ways no one or almost anything else has. And I have found strength in the books I've read." "The way that P.D. Workman writes just flows amazingly and allows the reader to get really invested in a book."

Ruby, Between the Cracks

If you asked Ruby, she'd tell you she's happy with her life. She's tough and independent and doesn't depend on anyone else. The road that has led her here has not been easy, and she's blocked a lot of it from her memory. But things aren't as rosy as she would have everyone believe, and the road ahead of her is filled not only with gangs, drugs, and depression, but other challenges that Ruby hasn't even imagined. -You know it's a great book when you have to keep reminding yourself that the characters are not real people. I really cared about Ruby, and she gave me some bad moments. I desperately hoped her story would have a happy ending. - "Ruby" exposes the complex and brutal relationship between mental illness, poverty and abuse ... a page turner I had to finish - "Ruby" really put me through the wringer and I actually had to put it down a few times because I needed to return to reality ... There was no chance I was going to stop reading until I knew how the story ended! ... I seriously can't wait for book two!