Top 10 Tuesday — Seriously Bad Bad Guys

1 Nov

This week’s TTT topic, bad guys you love to hate, was a no-go for me. I read a lot of suspense, and I usually cheer when the bad guys die or at least get put in jail. 😉 These books generally feature serial killers, terrorists, drug/human traffickers — basically seriously bad bad guys. I did a search of my posts with bad guys and creep-factor as the search terms. Yikes! I found a few that won’t give you nightmares, but some need a nightlight on as you read. I hope you find a book with bad guys to love.

For more bloggers’ bad guy vibes, check out That Artsy Reader Girl.

Top Books Featuring Seriously Bad Bad Guys

Chasing The White Lion by James R. Hannibal

Coming of Winter by Tom Threadgill

The Deadly Shallows by Dani Pettrey

Fatal Code by Natalie Walters

Legacy of Lies by Christy Barritt

Life Flight by Lynette Eason

Night Fall by Nancy Mehl

Obsession by Patricia Bradley

Over The Line by Kelly Irvin

Present Danger by Elizabeth Goddard

17 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Seriously Bad Bad Guys”

  1. lydiaschoch November 1, 2022 at 9:30 am #

    They all sound so dangerous!

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-unlikable-characters-you-cant-help-but-love/

    • rbclibrary November 1, 2022 at 9:52 am #

      They are! Just what a bad guy should be. 😉

  2. anovelglimpse November 1, 2022 at 11:06 am #

    So bad they’re almost good!

    • rbclibrary November 1, 2022 at 11:11 am #

      So bad they are chillingly real. 😳

  3. Emily Jane November 1, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

    An interesting list. I will have to look into them further!

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    My post:
    https://budgettalesblog.wordpress.com/2022/11/01/top-ten-tuesday-unlikable-characters-you-cant-help-but-love/

    • rbclibrary November 2, 2022 at 10:42 am #

      Thanks for sharing your TTT!

  4. Mareli Thalwitzer November 1, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

    The Deadly Shallows is on my TBR, now I’m even more eager to read it soon!

    Elza Reads

  5. bookbabenails November 1, 2022 at 1:41 pm #

    Nice take on the prompt! I sometimes love a very bad character, but it’s all in how they’re written.

    My TTT: https://bookbabenails.wordpress.com/2022/11/01/top-ten-tuesday-unlikeable-characters/

    • rbclibrary November 2, 2022 at 10:43 am #

      Yes! Thanks for including your TTT!

  6. masterspj November 1, 2022 at 3:05 pm #

    The titles and covers all give creepy vibes. A book I read a few years ago that is full of bad people (men and women), is Sold by Patricia McCormick.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
    http://readbakecreate.com/highest-rated-books-on-my-tbr/

    • rbclibrary November 2, 2022 at 10:43 am #

      I’ll look into that one.

  7. Cindy Davis November 1, 2022 at 6:55 pm #

    Great list!! I have read most of these 🙂

    • rbclibrary November 2, 2022 at 10:43 am #

      I knew you probably had. We have similar reading tastes.

  8. Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys November 1, 2022 at 11:11 pm #

    I’m a suspense and thriller reader as well and love a strong terrible character. I don’t know any of these books or authors – that may have to change! I’ll check them out.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys
    https://www.bookshelfjourneys.com/post/ttt-unlikable-characters

    • rbclibrary November 2, 2022 at 10:44 am #

      I hope you do. And thanks for sharing your TTT.

  9. Susan November 2, 2022 at 4:03 pm #

    Same. I like to see villains get what’s coming to them! I haven’t read any of these books, but I love mysteries and thrillers so I’ll have to take a closer look at them.

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

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