Thrillers Book Reviews (page 3)

Girl on the Run by Daryl Wood Gerber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2016

"Readers will be shocked by this exciting, fast-paced thriller's twists and turns."
Gerber (Fudging the Books, 2015, etc.) offers a dark suspense novel filled with desperation and cat-and-mouse games.Read full book review >
THE 14TH COLONY by Steve Berry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Longer than it needs to be but Berry gunfights his way entertainingly enough to the save-the-world conclusion of this formulaic yarn."
Cotton Malone of the Magellan Billet, the Justice Department's elite intelligence group, once again yanks the U.S. back from the precipice of annihilation. Read full book review >

FAMILY JEWELS by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"A low-stakes, low-octane thriller that seems to have been cobbled together entirely from dead ends."
Between rounds of international intrigue and blood feuds (Scandalous Behavior, 2016, etc.), even superheroes need a little down time, and Woods provides some for New York cop-turned-attorney-turned-world's policeman Stone Barrington in his latest outing.Read full book review >
THE GIRL FROM HOME by Adam Mitzner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"An engrossing little gem that starts slow and gets better."
A Wall Streeter on the way up digs himself a huge hole in attorney Mitzner's (Losing Faith, 2015, etc.) latest offering.Read full book review >
ORCHIDS AND STONE by Lisa Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"Read it for the characters, but don't expect much from the mystery/thriller."
In Preston's debut novel, a tough, wounded woman discovers that in helping others, she can also help herself make peace with great family loss. Read full book review >

The Dolphin by Craig Bennett Hallenstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"Stark and harrowing, with a troubled protagonist's inner turmoil magnified by a tangible evil."
In this debut thriller, a man's decadelong registration as a sex offender sparks police interest following a 7-year-old girl's murder in New Orleans. Read full book review >
Too Greedy to Live by Ad Long
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"A tensely written tale of class conflict that can't transcend its flat characters and uncomplicated agreement with violence."
Long's debut novel fuses thriller-style writing with an examination of wealth inequality. Read full book review >
COLD BARREL ZERO by Matthew Quirk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016

"A lethal game of cat and mouse fuels Quirk's third and best novel, a military spy thriller in which one all-out conspiracy is met by another."
Former combat medic Tom Byrne finds himself in the ultimate squeeze when he's caught between the FBI, which falsely arrests him for stealing government secrets, and a Special Ops veteran he once fought with who's accused of committing terrorist acts. Read full book review >
TWISTED RIVER by Siobhán MacDonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"A vacation studded with dark revelations that readers will relish."
Two families trade homes for the vacation of a lifetime, but there's grim baggage to unpack in this tricky debut thriller. Read full book review >
THE SEARCHER by Christopher Morgan Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"Suspenseful from start to finish, with plenty of regional color informing the narrative, Jones' third spy thriller is a flawless piece of storytelling."
When his estranged friend and fellow corporate spy for hire Ben Webster disappears in the republic of Georgia, Ike Hammer puts his life at risk searching for him in the treacherous mountains bordering Russia. Read full book review >
FAR FROM TRUE by Linwood Barclay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"Barclay's sequel to Broken Promise (2015)—the third book in the series will reveal why the number 23 turns up in all kinds of bad situations here—trades in thrills for black humor. But it's a crowd-pleaser nonetheless from one of the most reliable craftsmen in crime fiction."
During the local drive-in's last-ever triple feature, a mysterious explosion topples the screen, killing four people. It's not the only bizarre incident shaking up the New York town of Promise Falls, a popular suicide spot where all lives seem at risk. Read full book review >
ONLY EVER YOU by Rebecca Drake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"Unlikable people and unlikely situations redeemed by decent writing and the only truly appealing character in the book: a little dog named Cosmo."
A Pittsburgh woman finds she's the prime suspect when her daughter's kidnapped in Drake's dark psychological thriller. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 5, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >