I read a total of 110 books throughout 2015 – 34 nonfiction and 66 fiction. Today I’m sharing my top 12 fiction reads. These are in no particular order. Sorting my top 12 was challenging enough. Listing them in order of preference is an impossible task, given the uniqueness of genre and the differing preferences of my fickle moods.
Best Fiction Reads of 2015
This is dark, twisted, psychological suspense at its finest. Richard Thomas puts us right in the mind of a killer who isn’t quite sure if he exists.
Dark and disturbing, with a hero who is rough, raw, and broken. Richard Thomas has me convinced that he’s the master of psychological suspense.
A badass hero, characters with depth, twists and turns, and a shot of adrenaline. Chuck Barrett gives us a thriller that feels like dangling over the edge of a cliff, clinging with sweaty fingertip, while staring at a beautiful view.
In a world gone mad, John Rossett is the hero who risks his life to save strangers, while preserving his own humanity. Tony Schumacher’s alternate take on history feels all too real.
Complex, heartbreaking, hopeful, honest, literary magic. Suzanne Chazin brings us a story of families in turmoil that hits all the hot spots of current events.
A damaged family, fifty years of secrets and lies, true love, and an undercurrent of hope. Maria Savva expertly weaves an unforgettable story with characters we can relate to and believe in.
Mystery, suspense, and twists abound in the multi-layered story. Jenny Hilborne puts us in the mind of a victim and survivor of a brutal crime that goes unsolved.
Mystery, suspense, romance, and adventure, all wrapped up in a supernatural element of realism. Carmen DeSousa gives us memorable characters and a story we can believe in.
Characters that suck you in and make you care. A story with multiple layers, depth, and intensity that will make you smile and then shatter you inside. Tess Gerritsen weaves an unforgettable story exploring love, heartache, and maybe a bit of fate.
Emotional realism, grief, survivor’s guilt, and starting over. Lana Voynich writes a compelling story of life, friendship, and just the right amount of romance.
Captivating characters, compelling plot, thought-provoking content, and not a moment to breathe easy. Gregg Hurwitz gives us a complex character within a compelling, profound thriller.
Mystery, music, unexpected twists, hope, happiness, and heartache. Mitch Albom takes us on a mystical, emotional journey.
Thanks for reading. 🙂