GLOW by Ned Beauman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A respectable effort to play with the thriller form that gets bogged down by those very same thriller mechanics."
A new club drug tangles a scenester in a global conspiracy in this quirky tale of love and corporate overreach. Read full book review >
THE GHOST SHIFT by John Gapper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"An insider's peek into hidden Chinese culture with a complex storyline, Gapper's novel works on every level."
Gapper (A Fatal Debt, 2012, etc.) sweeps readers inside today's China in his latest thriller.Read full book review >

SERPENTS IN THE COLD by Thomas O'Malley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"This is a bone-crunching, gut-wrenching novel that captures the atmosphere of a city in decay and its inhabitants. It delivers noir fiction like we always want it to be."
A dark thriller in which two misfits take on the corrupt Boston political system with revenge as their mantra. Read full book review >
MARK OF THE BEAST by Adolphus A. Anekwe
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Thriller fans comfortable with mixing science and the book of Revelations might enjoy this one, but others will have a devil of a time liking it."
A thriller that tries in vain to marry science and the Bible. Read full book review >
NEAR ENEMY by Adam Sternbergh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"The machinations of all this sinister reality remain rather abstract and thus wind up having far more interest to Spademan than to the reader."
Spademan—the garbageman-turned-noir hit man introduced in Sternbergh's first novel, Shovel Ready (2014)—returns to save New York from a terrorist threat.Read full book review >

COLD COLD HEART by Tami Hoag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"A top-notch psychological thriller."
In Hoag's (The 9th Girl, 2013, etc.) latest, talented young newscaster Dana Nolan is left to navigate a psychological maze after escaping a serial killer.Read full book review >
SECOND LIFE by Paul Griner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"A near miss about the secret underground of body brokers."
A woman who knows far more than most about what lies beyond death must use her specific skill set to recover the body of a childhood friend. Read full book review >
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Even the most astute readers will be in for a shock as Hawkins slowly unspools the facts, exposing the harsh realities of love and obsession's inescapable links to violence."
Desperate to find lives more fulfilling than her own, a lonely London commuter imagines the story of a couple she's only glimpsed through the train window in Hawkins' chilling, assured debut, in which the line between truth and lie constantly shifts like the rocking of a train. Read full book review >
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW by Elisabeth de Mariaffi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"With so many thrillers cheaply exploiting violence against girls and women, de Mariaffi's (How to Get Along With Women, 2012) treatment of the topic, through Evie's vulnerable yet empowered voice, is refreshingly reverent."
In Canadian writer de Mariaffi's debut mystery, a 1982 abduction and murder teaches girls growing up in Toronto how to be afraid. Read full book review >
THE CARRIER by Sophie Hannah
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Fans will love the endlessly knotty complications; those unable to commit their full attention to the problem at hand may well quit in exhaustion before the denouement."
The smothering of a supremely unlikable woman provokes a conspiracy, a false confession, a hysterical outburst and round upon round of sifting through the evidence by DC Simon Waterhouse and his wife, DS Charlie Zailer (Kind of Cruel, 2013, etc.).Read full book review >
BONITA AVENUE by Peter Buwalda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"His strength are sustained scenes that will linger in memory after other parts of the brain have given up on fitting together the pieces of this puzzler."
A family saga that is variously compelling, trashy and horrific, this debut has rough edges and plausibility problems—not unlike the Stieg Larsson trilogy—and movie written all over it. Read full book review >
A JOURNAL OF THE CRAZY YEAR by Forrest Carr
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 12, 2015

"A great case made for the idea that the end isn't nigh—it's already here."
A pandemic helps humanity destroy itself in this wry apocalyptic thriller. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sharyl Attkisson
author of STONEWALLED
January 13, 2015

Who’s been hacking investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s computers? Computers that turn themselves on in the night, make strange noises, then shut themselves down. Whoever is doing it is using highly sophisticated spyware available only to our top intelligence agencies. Is someone sending Attkisson a message? In Stonewalled, Attkisson describes how, through more than 30 years as an award-winning investigative reporter, she uncovered wrongdoing by those in power, whether major corporations, government officials, or presidential administrations of both parties. But when she started looking into stories involving the Obama administration’s mistakes and misjudgments in a series of high-profile cases, she was confronted with the administration’s use of hardball tactics. “A deep, nuanced and indignant indictment of the players who have made investigative journalism harder to conduct, even if those actors are other journalists,” our reviewer writes. View video >