Sensitive characters, layers of secrets, and intense action all characterize books written by Greg Iles. If you enjoy books by Greg Iles, here are some readalikes .
Animosity by David Lindsey
Ross Marteau is reknowned for his sensual sculptures of rich women. After a relationship goes sour, he departs Paris to return to his Texas hometown, where irresistible Celeste Lacan requests he make a sculpture of her sister, Leda. Soon he’s involved with both women. There is an eerie tension among Ross, C leste and Leda, which heightens when a murder disturbs the calm of San Rafael.
A Killer’s Kiss by William Lashner
Victor Carl was engaged to a woman named Julia. She was beautiful and elegant and Victor always assumed she’d burn him, which she did. Now she is back. Julia’s husband has been murdered, her fingerprints are all over the crime scene, and $1.7 million in cash is missing. Julia is suddenly in desperate need of a fall guy. Is that why she turned up on Victor’s doorstep? Victor Carl is no longer fighting to rekindle a lost love. He’s fighting to save his life.
Got the Look by James Grippando
FBI agent Andie Henning is tracking a ruthless kidnapper plaguing south Florida, one who’s out to prove that all human life can be valued in dollars and cents. Enter attorney Jack Swyteck. He has a new girlfriend, Mia, and life is good — until she goes missing. Then Jack gets a one-two punch: he discovers that his lover is married, and her rich husband gets a ransom demand that pegs Mia as the kidnapper’s latest victim. Feeling deceived, Jack at first resists getting involved. But as secrets about Mia’s strange marriage and mysterious past unfold, Jack is in for a twisty ride that may bring him face-to-face with a madman.
Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter
The sleepy town of Heartsdale, Georgia, is jolted into panic when Sara Linton, the town’s pediatrician and coroner, finds Sibyl Adams, a young college professor, dead in the local diner. But it’s only once Sara starts to perform the postmortem that the full extent of the killer’s brutality starts to become clear. Police chief Jeffrey Tolliver — Sara’s ex-husband — is in charge of the investigation, and when a second victim is found he has to face the fact that Sibyl’s murder wasn’t a single personal attack: They’re dealing with a killer who is terrorizing rural Grant County.
Running Blind by Lee Child
Jack Reacher faces a baffling puzzle. Who is the exceptionally crafty villain murdering women across the country, escaping the scenes and leaving no trace of evidence? There is only one certainty: there is a new kind of killer out there, one so calm, cautious, and careful that even the brilliant Reacher is left running blind.
Sins of the Brother by Mike Stewart
Tom McInnes, a hard-nosed Mobile, AL, lawyer, vows to find the culprit of his younger brother’s murder. Living with his wealthy, distant parents, he learns about his brother’s gambling debts, cocaine habit, “trailer-park” girlfriend, run-ins with the law, and ultimate death on the river. Tom abruptly becomes a target, too, as his computer is trashed and attempts are made on his life. Family conflicts, rural Southern characters, big-city lawyer tactics, and an intriguing plot make this a suspenseful read.
Some other authors you may want to consider:
Harlan Coben, Robert Crais, Jeffery Deaver, Ridley Pearson, John Sandford