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Christian romantic suspense novels you’ll want to read.

Here are my top ten recent reads by romantic suspense authors.

As a Christian romantic suspense reader and author, I’ve learned to appreciate the intricacies of a well-crafted story combining mystery, thrilling suspense, and heart-pounding romance. Christian suspense authors include inspirational themes to take readers a meaningful faith-filled journey within the confines of an action-packed adventure. Whether it’s the story of two people finding a second chance at love while being chased by a serial killer or another involving a mysterious and powerful adversary and a woman on the run, these Christian fiction books offer unique stories full of page-turning suspense and love stories that will leave you breathless. If you are looking for Christian fiction book that will keep you on the edge of your seat, then pick up one of these riveting Christian romantic suspense novels today.

Here are a few reviews the best ones I’ve read recently (not including my own titles):

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Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble

I read the first book in this series quite a few years ago and loved it, but I’m only now getting around to reading the second one. It was a fabulous read filled with suspense and intrigue. I did have the mystery figured out (mostly), but I enjoyed watching it all unfold. Colleen Coble has a way of pulling me into her stories.

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Shattered by Dani Pettrey

Excellent book. This was a real page turner for me. I was intrigued throughout as the unfolding mystery kept me glued to the page.

I’ve been looking forward to Jake and Kayden’s story since finishing book one, but it looks like first I need to read Gage and Darcy’s story since it’s the next in the series. The suspense is killing me!

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Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason

In all honesty, I had trouble getting into this book (way too many characters and POV introduced too early) at first, but I love Lynette Eason’s writing, so I kept reading. Once I was a quarter of the way through, I was hooked. The story was action-packed, but it also had an emotional side that was at times raw and heart-wrenching.

This was definitely worth reading. I highly recommend.

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The Escape by Lisa Harris

This was a well-written, well-edited book. I enjoyed it thoroughly. It was light on romance, but the suspense thread was strong.

My only actual problem with it was that it didn’t wrap up all the threads. There was a cliffhanger to get you to buy the next book. I prefer books that are complete in and of themselves. While the main storyline was completed, another was introduced near the end.

This is only the second book I’ve read by this author, but I expect to read more.

The Souls of Lost Lake by Jamie Jo Wright

The Souls of Lost Lake by Jamie Jo Wright

This book had some gruesome details, but it was an excellent story overall.

I was kept in suspense throughout as to how the story would wrap up. There was no obvious answer, so I had to keep reading to see how it would all come together in the end.

I recommend this story to someone who likes redemptive stories, but doesn’t mind reading a suspense/thriller that almost borders on horror… not quite, but it skirts the edges.

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Traces of Guilty by Dee Henderson

I had not yet read Full Disclosure when I read this book. I would recommend reading that one first. There were numerous references to things that happened in that book.

I’m also not a fan of the comma splice sentence structure used througout this novel, but I got used to it the longer I read. It took me some time to get into this one, but once I did I was hooked.

This is not the Christian suspense I was expecting. It is a police procedural/mystery with barely a hint of danger or suspense. That said, I liked the book and will likely read the next one in the Evie Blackwell Cold Case series.

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The Cottage on Ghost Lane by bestselling author, Christy Barritt

I enjoyed this read.

Despite its title, this novel has no actual ghosts in it, which was a relief. I’ll be honest, I almost didn’t read it because of the title, but I’m glad I did.

This book has grief, reconciliation, international intrigue, political plots, hitmen, and more. The spiritual element was on the lighter side in this one, but it was present.

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Cold Case Double Cross by Jessica R. Patch

This is one of the best books I’ve read this year.

There was one thing that bothered me in this book though… a supposedly trained agent wouldn’t part with her gun so much. She leaves it on the entryway table at a cop’s house. Then she leaves it on the kitchen floor at her grandmother’s house. She leaves it on her own entryway door another time. I would think the only she would part with her gun would be if she was sleeping or showering and if she was sleeping, it would be nearby (i.e. on or in the nightstand).

This one wasn’t too easy to figure out. It was suspenseful, and the author did a wonderful job of weaving faith and forgiveness into the storyline.

Jessica Patch has made it to my top authors list.

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Perilous Persuit by Kathleen Tailer

This is one of the better love inspired suspense stories that I’ve read. It was well-written and well-edited. The history between the main characters made the love story more believable and the action was almost non-stop, but allowed some breathing room.

I highly recommend you give it a read.

Deadly Deceit by Natalie Walters

This was another excellent Natalie Walters book. It has suspense, romance, forgiveness, and healing with just a touch of humor. Looking forward to reading the next one in the series.

You can find more of my reviews on my GoodReads and BookBub profiles.

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