Popular South American Thriller Books

Find thriller books written by authors from South America for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge. (11)


Child's Play by Carmen Posadas EN

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Luisa Davila is an established Spanish mystery writer who decides that her detective's next case will involve the suspicious death of a child at an elite private day school. However, following the death of one of her daughter's schoolmates, Luisa is troubled by memories of her own past.


Delirio by Laura Restrepo ES

Rating: 3 (2 votes)
Narrada detalladamente y con emoción, la historia principal se fragmenta en otras que se anudan a través de unos personajes llenos de matices que comparten el mismo telón de fondo: Pablo Escobar manejando los hilos y las vidas de todos, como si fuesen sus marionetas, haciéndoles bailar y saltar al son que él quiere tocar; y en el momento que lo quiere tocar. Ganadora del VII Premio Alfaguara de Novela 2004


El tiempo de las moscas by Claudia Piñeiro ES

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Inés sale en libertad, después de quince años presa por haber asesinado a Charo, la amante de su ex marido. Su vida ha cambiado, pero así también la sociedad: el avance del feminismo, las leyes de matrimonio igualitario y del aborto, el lenguaje inclusivo. Inés, una ama de casa tradicional y a quien la maternidad no le resultó algo feliz, entiende que debe ser práctica y adaptarse a la nueva realidad. Aunque le cueste. Se asocia con la única amiga que hizo dentro de la cárcel, la Manca, y ponen una empresa doble: ella se ... continue


Elena Knows by Claudia Piñeiro EN

Rating: 4 (14 votes)
In a single day, a journey across Buenos Aires reveals a daughter to her mother, a mother to herself, and the oppressive weight of received ideas to women connected by a fleeting encounter, twenty years before.


Jantar secreto by Raphael Montes PT

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Um grupo de jovens deixa uma pequena cidade no Paraná para viver no Rio de Janeiro. Eles alugam um apartamento em Copacabana e fazem o possível para pagar a faculdade e manter vivos seus sonhos de sucesso na capital fluminense. Mas o dinheiro está curto e o aluguel está vencido. Para sair do buraco e manter o apartamento, os amigos adotam uma estratégia heterodoxa: arrecadar fundos por meio de jantares secretos, divulgados pela internet para uma clientela exclusiva da elite carioca. No cardápio: carne humana. A partir daí, eles se envolvem numa ... continue


Kill the Next One by Federico Axat EN

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An audacious psychological thriller where nothing is what it seems. Ted McKay had it all: a beautiful wife, two daughters, a high-paying job. But after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor he finds himself with a gun to his temple, ready to pull the trigger. Then the doorbell rings. A stranger makes him a proposition: why not kill two deserving men before dying? The first target is a criminal, and the second is a man with terminal cancer who, like Ted, wants to die. After executing these kills, Ted will become someone else's next target, like a kind of suicidal daisy chain. Ted understa... continue


La pregunta de sus ojos by Eduardo Alfredo Sacheri ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Benjamín Chaparro es un funcionario judicial que todavía sigue obsesionado por la brutal, décadas de antigüedad violación y asesinato de una joven casada en su propio dormitorio. Mientras intenta escribir un libro sobre el caso, él revisita los detalles de la investigación. Cuando busca en el pasado, Chaparro también recuerda el principio de su largo, y no correspondido amor por Irene Hornos, por aquel entonces solamente una pasante, ahora una respetable juez.


Perfect Days by Raphael Montes EN

Rating: 5 (3 votes)
A twisted young medical student kidnaps the girl of his dreams and embarks on a dark and delirious road trip across Brazil in the English-language debut of Brazil's most celebrated young crime writer. Teo Avelar is a loner. He lives with his paraplegic mother and her dog in Rio de Janeiro, he doesn't have many friends, and the only time he feels honest human emotion is in the presence of his medical school cadaver--that is, until he meets Clarice. She's almost his exact opposite: exotic, spontaneous, unafraid to speak her mind. An aspiring screenwriter, she's working on a screenplay called Per... continue


Tender Is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica EN

Rating: 4 (35 votes)
Working at the local processing plant, Marcos is in the business of slaughtering humans—though no one calls them that anymore. His wife has left him, his father is sinking into dementia, and Marcos tries not to think too hard about how he makes a living. After all, it happened so quickly. First, it was reported that an infectious virus has made all animal meat poisonous to humans. Then governments initiated the “Transition.” Now, eating human meat—“special meat”—is legal. Marcos tries to stick to numbers, consignments, processing. Then one day he’s given a gift: a live specimen of the finest q... continue


The Hand That Feeds You by Mercedes Rosende EN

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The sequel to last year's much-lauded Crocodile Tears ("Reads like a marvellous mash-up of Anita Brookner and Quentin Tarantino." The Times). The attempted robbery of the armored truck in the back streets of Montevideo is a miserable failure. A lucky break for the intrepid Ursula who manages to snatch all the loot, more hindered than helped by her faint-hearted and reluctant companion Diego. Only now, the wannabe robbers are hot on her heels. As is the police. And a private detective. And Ursula's sister. But Ursula turns out to be enormously talented when it comes to criminal undertakings, an... continue