Thrillers Book Reviews (page 4)

THE HEIST by Daniel Silva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014

"With "a fallen British spy, a one-eyed Italian policeman, a master art thief, [and] a professional assassin from the island of Corsica," Allon's 14th caper is a fun read."
Stalwart Israeli agent Gabriel Allon goes in pursuit of stolen art and uncovers billions of dollars purloined by the Butcher of Damascus in this latest by master spycrafter Silva (The English Girl, 2013, etc.).Read full book review >
THE SECOND TREE by John Butziger
THRILLERS
Released: July 14, 2014

"An immensely promising start to a new thriller series."
Opportunity and opprobrium surround a new miracle fruit in the first volume of Butziger's planned series. Read full book review >

SAND AND FIRE by Tom Young
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2014

" A realistic portrayal of contemporary military action."
A Marine hero re-enlists to bring down a North African terrorist who's been orchestrating a string of chemical attacks.  Read full book review >
TOMORROW AND TOMORROW by Thomas Sweterlitsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2014

"Vividly and beautifully written but extraordinarily bleak."
An addict searches for the missing virtual traces of several women—including his dead wife—in this gritty sci-fi thriller, set in an unpleasantly plausible near-future dystopia.   Read full book review >
NEVER COMING BACK by Tim Weaver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"A promising debut that could have been better with defter editing."
Weaver, author of the popular U.K.–based David Raker series, brings his missing person investigator to American readers for the first time. Read full book review >

THE COMPETITION by Marcia Clark
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 8, 2014

"An all-too-timely tale that makes you long for the day it'll be outdated. Just the thing for readers whose appetites for stories of mass shootings haven't been sated by the daily news."
Ready for a fictionalized account of a mass shooting in a high school? Well, Clark is, though she comes a cropper in her attempt to rip another novel from headlines as painful as they are ubiquitous. Read full book review >
POWER PLAY by Catherine Coulter
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 8, 2014

"But the result, however action-packed, is less thrilling than her best."
Elite Washingtonians are bedeviled by scandals and murder attempts.   Natalie Black's fiance, George McCallum, Viscount Lockenby, was killed in a car accident that the British tabloids are intimating was suicide after Natalie supposedly threw him over. Read full book review >
THE DEAD WILL TELL by Linda Castillo
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 8, 2014

"No one who picks up Kate's stunning sixth case (Her Last Breath, 2013, etc.), a marriage of thriller and police procedural, will put it down unfinished."
A pair of cold cases turns hot for an Ohio police chief with an Amish background. Read full book review >
Enzan The Far Mountain by John Donohue
THRILLERS
Released: July 7, 2014

"Multilayered and satisfying, a welcome and well-developed addition to an accomplished martial arts series."
The fifth installment in an imaginative martial arts thriller series. Read full book review >
HOUSE RECKONING by Mike Lawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2014

"Fast, assured and as refreshingly unsentimental as Joe himself."
Now that he's tangled with every kind of Beltway lowlife imaginable (House Odds, 2013, etc.), fixer Joe DeMarco reaches over the miles and years to go after the man who killed his father. Read full book review >
DON'T TALK TO STRANGERS by Amanda Kyle Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"All the twists and turns readers of Williams (Stranger in the Room, 2012, etc.) have come to expect, though the sketchy development of the minor characters makes the big reveal less effective."
An erudite investigator is an outsider in the small town where she's been hired to catch a child predator. Read full book review >
HURRICANE FEVER by Tobias S. Buckell
THRILLERS
Released: July 1, 2014

"So don't wait for a dark and stormy night to read this novel; you'll have plenty of fun."
A stormy, aptly named thriller set in the Caribbean of the near future. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Darcie Chan
August 25, 2014

During the week Darcie Chan returns to Mill River, Vermont in her new novel The Mill River Redemption, we talk to the former indie writer about her career as a bestseller published by a major house. View video >