Thrillers Book Reviews (page 7)

Family Business by Colin Beckett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2016

"Paul's a memorable lead, but it's the largely unknown killer who makes the grandest impression."
A sheriff and his ex-detective pal chase a vindictive serial killer menacing North Carolina's Outer Banks in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
HIDE AWAY by Iris Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"As in many of Johansen's novels, readers are left dangling when it comes to Cara's fate and must purchase the next one to find out what happens."
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan's back in the game in perennial bestseller Johansen's latest bloody action thriller. Read full book review >

SLEEPING GIANTS by Sylvain Neuvel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Like the giant alien artifact in the story, this novel is so much more than the sum of its parts—a page-turner of the highest order!"
This stellar debut novel—revolving around a top-secret project to assemble the ancient body parts of a giant humanoid relic buried throughout the world by aliens—masterfully blends together elements of sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction. Read full book review >
EXTREME PREY by John Sandford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"An efficient and unremarkable treatment of a story that keeps threatening to leap the gap from paranoid fantasies to tomorrow's headlines."
Forget the Iowa caucuses. The real way to effect political change in the nation's heartland, according to Lucas Davenport's latest antagonist, is a carefully calibrated assassination. Read full book review >
Winning Texas by Nancy Stancill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Even if she's not a crime-solver, the beguiling protagonist should attract readers just as much as she attracts trouble and men."
Texas reporter-turned-editor Annie Price once again finds herself immersed in deceit, political conflict, and murder in Stancill's (Saving Texas, 2013) thriller.Read full book review >

Vile Means by Steve Dimodica
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2016

"A smart, layered spy thriller."
Dimodica (Covert Matters, 2015, etc.) crafts an intricately plotted spy game.Read full book review >
The Untold Story of Edwina by Lynne Handy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2016

"A mystery novel with a sympathetic protagonist whose apparent descent into madness makes her no less riveting."
A poet writing a posthumous biography of a horror-novelist colleague gets caught up in an investigation of bones found buried on the author's property in Handy's (Spy Car and Other Poems, 2016, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >
THE DARKEST CORNERS by Kara Thomas
THRILLERS
Released: April 19, 2016

"An unsettling story of loss, lies, and violence lurking in the shadows of a small town. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Haunted by a decade-old murder, Tessa faces ghosts from the past that threaten her future. Read full book review >
NOBLE CHASE by Michael Rudolph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"A dandy debut novel featuring lawyers with both integrity and nautical skills."
A fast-moving legal thriller that's resolved on the high seas instead of in a courtroom. Read full book review >
THE EXILED by Christopher Charles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Edgy and satisfying. A sequel would be most welcome."
Under a pseudonym, the author of Jonah Man (2012) delivers a dark tale of a Brooklyn undercover cop who becomes a homicide detective in the Southwest.Read full book review >
THE LETTER WRITER by Dan Fesperman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Fesperman gives us a well-crafted novel steeped in the politics and street life of 1940s New York, and in the letter writer, he's created a character who will stay with you long after the last shot is fired."
Many mysteries play out on the big stage of World War II-era New York, where information is the currency of the times. Read full book review >
THE LAST MILE by David Baldacci
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Riddled with implausible situations and light on the research, this plodding tale is for die-hard Baldacci fans only."
Amos Decker, Baldacci's hulking former NFL player and one-time police investigator, is back for a case involving death row inmates, a brutal double murder, and a shattered sports career. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >