Thrillers Book Reviews (page 5)

THE WRONG MAN by Kate White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015

"While the whodunit aspects are fairly pedestrian, Kit makes for an intriguing heroine who holds her own."
Though she might suggest a bold accent wall to her clients, Manhattan interior decorator Kit Finn leads a quiet private life—until one wild night in Florida sets her on a different, far more dangerous course. Read full book review >
THE PRESIDENT'S SHADOW by Brad Meltzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015

"Unlike the previous installment (The Fifth Assassin, 2013), this one doesn't provide much in the way of exposition but instead throws you unceremoniously into the deep end. Fans will survive, but unwary newcomers had better watch their backs."
This third outing for the storied Culper Ring, sworn to protect the U.S. presidency, shows them doing what they do most: sniffing out conspiracies, falling for deceptions, and perpetuating that grandest of all American political institutions, the clueless double take. Read full book review >

HARD LATITUDES by Baron R. Birtcher
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 15, 2015

"Birtcher's latest is an agreeable but undercooked mystery about the sex trade."
In Birtcher's fourth Mike Travis novel, the Hawaii-based PI, reluctantly answering a cry for help from his brother, finds himself threatened by a Hong Kong sex-trafficking ring. Read full book review >
The Royal Secret by John Bentley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2015

"A dense, theory-packed book that will appeal to lovers of historical conspiracies but may leave mystery buffs cold."
Mysteries, conspiracies, hidden identities, and secret codes abound in this debut thriller, which shuttles readers between the modern day and Tudor England. Read full book review >
Murderer's Row by Ray Keating
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2015

"Action fans will find plenty to love here, from gunfights and murder sprees to moral dilemmas."
In Keating's (The River, 2014, etc.) latest thriller, the pastor/man of action returns, this time caught up in murder and deceit surrounding an independent baseball league in New York. Read full book review >

WORLD WAR MOO by Michael Logan
THRILLERS
Released: June 9, 2015

"If it all sounds slightly bonkers, it is—but Logan's unique combination of bombastic action sequences, off-kilter characters, and wild-eyed scenarios should please fans of speculative fiction and horror alike."
The stakes are raised when opposing forces threaten all-out war in the midst of the zombie apocalypse. Read full book review >
THE FIXER by Joseph Finder
THRILLERS
Released: June 9, 2015

"Finder returns with another thriller that will have you shaking your head over the protagonist's actions but still turning the pages to find out what happens next."
A struggling writer finds $3.4 million in cash in a crawl space in his old house, leading him to discover the truth about his stroke-ridden father. Read full book review >
THE SNOW KIMONO by Mark Henshaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Henshaw's prose shimmers as his narrative becomes ever more nuanced, complex, and misleading."
Henshaw creates a world of psychological complexity and emotional subtlety in a story that moves from Paris to Japan and back again. Read full book review >
CASH LANDING by James Grippando
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Andie's bridegroom, series regular Jack Swyteck, turns up in the last chapter to help slam the door on this zany, overlong caper. But it's hard to care which of these lowlifes ends up on top when they're all so despicable."
Thieves fall out over a fabulous jackpot that somehow isn't quite enough to go around. Read full book review >
THE BOMB MAKER'S SON by Robert Rotstein
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 9, 2015

"Guaranteed to appeal to nostalgia buffs who can't forget their activist days and fans of courtroom drama who demand surprise after surprise and don't mind seeing multiple cast members unmasked as radicals or undercover cops or killed off to provide them."
Defending an aging former radical who's turned himself in for a 1975 bombing proves to be a blast from the past for LA attorney Parker Stern (Reckless Disregard, 2014, etc.) in more ways than one.Read full book review >
Broken Angels by Russell Heath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"An auspicious mystery debut."
In this bleak Alaskan noir, an embittered, street-hardened woman is determined to find her estranged mother's killer. Read full book review >
The Last Torpedo by Frederick Von Burg
THRILLERS
Released: June 8, 2015

"Compelling goals, but this effort falls short of its mark."
In their debut thriller, Freund and Von Burg examine the murderous Nietzsche-inspired ideology that motivated committed Nazis. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Libba Bray
author of LAIR OF DREAMS
August 25, 2015

In Lair of Dreams, the second installment of Libba Bray’s bestselling young adult Diviners series, after a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities....Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer? “Weaving together a chilling mystery with a truly elusive solution, several poignant love stories, agonizing injustice, terrifyingly monstrous dreams, and even a cameo by legendary psychiatrist Carl Jung, this installment wraps enough up to satisfy but clearly sets the stage for more,” our reviewer writes in a rare starred review. “How will readers stand the wait?” View video >