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Welcome! If you love edge-of-your-seat suspense, captivating adventure, flawed characters struggling with real matters of faith, and swoony, sweet romance, you’ve come to the right place. Be the first to hear about giveaways, new releases, and all my writing news by joining my newsletter.

Latest Release

Can unearthed bones solve a ten-year-old cold case?

Returning home isn’t easy for forensic anthropologist Laney Hamilton, especially when it means examining bones that could belong to her long-missing best friend—the sister of the man she once loved. But now someone wants Laney dead, and her ex-boyfriend, police sergeant Ryan Mitchell, must shield her. As the predator stalks them, can Laney and Ryan finally uncover the tragic truth about their past?

Coming Next Summer
Hunted in the Wilderness

Watch this space for more info about my next book, coming June 28, 2022! Framed and on the run, a wealthy heiress crash lands in North Cascades National Park and teams with a widowed wilderness ranger to survive the elements and her armed pursuers.

New Interview

This past summer I had the fun experience of chatting with the awesome ladies of the Suspense Squad. You can check out the zoom interview below!

Latest Awards

Fatal Flashback is a 2020 HOLT Medallion double finalist, winning awards of merit in the Short Inspirational and Best First Book categories.


Praise for Buried Evidence and Fatal Flashback

“There is plenty of action throughout [Buried Evidence]. The main characters are richly developed, and believable. The plot is as twisty as a pretzel. And, while there are clues as to who the serial killer is, you will not guess who else is involved in the terror of this mystery. It’s a very good read, and one that will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole way through. – B&N.com reviewer

“[Buried Evidence] ticked all the boxes for a good suspense and the ending was a shocker! I love it when an author can keep all the puzzle pieces scattered until the very end and then bring it to a fast-paced adrenaline-fueled conclusion. Vanhorn had me on my toes the entire time wondering what was going to happen next.” – Amazon.com reviewer

“I love well-written suspense and Kellie Van Horn’s Fatal Flashback did not disappoint. The suspense is tight, the characters are real, the romance is sweet, and the setting is unusual but felt just right.” – Amazon.com reviewer

“I was riveted right from the gripping opening scene through to the swoonworthy epilogue. I feel like one very indulged, very happy reader. :-)” – Goodreads.com reviewer


About Kellie

Kellie VanHorn is an award-winning author of inspirational romance and romantic suspense. She has college degrees in biology and nautical archaeology, but she’s always found her sense of adventure most satisfied by a great story. .

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Did You Know?

Kellie writes young adult books too as Kellie Michelle Parker. To find out more about her YA SFF and thrillers, visit her other website, where you can also find her writing blog.

Visit Kellie’s YA Site