What’s more terrifying than a kidnapping thriller? From the reasoning behind the abduction to the person responsible, there are so many layers of these thrillers to pull back before you get all your answers. If you love to ride along and solve kidnapping cases, then these stories are ones that you’ll definitely sink your teeth into.
Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna
In the first of a series featuring bounty hunter Alice Vega, a mother desperate for answers hires Vega to investigate the kidnapping of her two young daughters after they disappear from a strip mall in Pennsylvania. When the local police department is unable to be much help due to being short staffed and dealing with a drug epidemic, Vega joins a former cop named Max Caplan, who is avoiding a scandal, to bring the two girls home.
Unmissing by Minka Kent
Merritt Coletto thinks she has the perfect life—until her husband Luca’s first wife, Lydia arrives on their doorstep. Lydia went missing for ten years and was believed to be dead. Lydia tells Merritt and Luca about her kidnapping and the horrific life she’s been living for the past decade, and Merritt and Luca are more than willing to help Lydia get back to a normal life. The longer Merritt is around Lydia, though, the more she finds herself uncomfortable and questioning how truthful Lydia’s story is.
The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
Mia Dennett was born to a prominent Chicago Judge as a father and a socialite as a mother. And in an unfortunate series of events, Mia finds herself alone in a bar flirting with a stranger named Colin Thatcher, and Colin has one goal that night: to kidnap Mia. When the plan takes an unexpected turn, Colin finds himself hiding Mia in a cabin in the woods and avoiding the employers who hired him to kidnap Mia in the first place. Meanwhile, Mia’s mother and Detective Gabe Hoffman will stop at nothing to bring Mia home.
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
Annie O’Sullivan was a thirty-two-year-old realtor the day a van pulled up to her open house and she was abducted. Combining dual timelines—one as the year Annie spent captive in a cabin and the other beginning her reunion with her old life—Still Missing is a shocking and terrifying tale of survival that you don’t want to miss.
Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier
Marin and her husband Derek are a successful couple with the perfect life, until the day their son Sebastian is kidnapped. A year later, the police have no leads, the media is no longer covering any stories regarding Sebastian, and the private investigator she has hired has no news regarding her missing son—but he has discovered Derek is having an affair. Determined to not lose her husband, Marin begins a deadly cat-and-mouse game in which she is determined to win.
No Exit by Taylor Adams
College student Darby Thorne is traveling home when she’s caught in a blizzard in the Colorado mountains and pulls into a rest stop with a handful of strangers waiting out the storm. In the parking lot, Darby finds a little girl locked in an animal cage in the back of a van. Trapped by the blizzard, Darby must try to save the little girl on her own, as she comes to the conclusion one of the strangers she’s been trapped with is responsible for the kidnapping.
Find Her by Lisa Gardner
Flora Dane was kidnapped seven years ago on spring break and spent 472 days with her captor, enduring both psychological and physical torture. Since her return to society, she’s spent five years trying to go back to her normal life. Now, Detective D.D. Warren is called to a crime scene involving a dead man—and Flora, the woman who killed him. When Flora is connected to three other victims, D.D. must investigate if Flora is a vigilante, or just constantly in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Cemetery Girl by David Bell
Tom and Abby Stuart couldn’t have been happier with their marriage, careers and family, including their daughter, Caitlin. But everything came crashing down the day Caitlin disappeared, and as the years went on, their hopes of her coming home diminished. Four years after her abduction, Caitlin is found alive and refuses to give her parents or the police any information as to what happened to her. Determined to know what happened to his daughter, Tom decides to take the case into his own hands, and uncover the truth about what really happened to Caitlin.