Thrillers Book Reviews (page 3)

Hill Country Siren by Patrick Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2016

"A laudable showing featuring an unconventional detective who's impossible to dislike."
Freelance chief financial officerJoe Robbins gets hired by a famed musician to look into a potential scam and becomes embroiled in a murder case in Kelly's (Hill Country Rage, 2014, etc.) latest series thriller.Read full book review >
Lifethreat by B.J. Meehan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2016

"A skillfully rendered but overly ambitious medical thriller."
A mysterious disease is gradually sterilizing men, and a federal health worker struggles to find out why in this debut novel. Read full book review >

BOUNTY by Michael Byrnes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Charles Bronson's Death Watch meets the Internet, with little of the hand-wringing melodrama that might suggest."
Vigilantism goes viral in this thriller about a website that pays bounties for the killing of unpunished child abusers, financial scammers, human rights violators, and other bad actors. Read full book review >
DARK MATTER by Blake Crouch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Suspenseful, frightening, and sometimes poignant—provided the reader has a generously willing suspension of disbelief."
A man walks out of a bar and his life becomes a kaleidoscope of altered states in this science-fiction thriller. Read full book review >
YOU WILL KNOW ME by Megan Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Abbott proves herself a master of fingernails-digging-into-your-palms suspense."
Abbott's latest thriller (The Fever, 2014, etc.) is about everyday lives changed forever by an exceptional individual—in this case an Olympic gymnastics hopeful. Read full book review >

GUILTY MINDS by Joseph Finder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Finder shows off his top-notch storytelling skills, moving with ease from high places to low in the nation's capital."
Hired to clear the chief justice of the United States of dallying with a call girl, Boston-based investigator Nick Heller becomes entwined in a complicated scheme that leads to murder. Read full book review >
THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by Ruth Ware
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Too much drama at the end detracts from a finely wrought and subtle conundrum."
Ware (In A Dark, Dark Wood, 2015) offers up a classic "paranoid woman" story with a modern twist in this tense, claustrophobic mystery. Read full book review >
FALL FROM GRACE by Tim Weaver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Readers who despair after a hundred pages that all the plotlines Weaver has launched can't possibly fit together are strongly urged to persist. They do indeed all fit together, and the monstrous pattern that emerges is as devastating as in any of Ross Macdonald's nightmares."
Missing persons specialist David Raker (Never Coming Back, 2014, etc.) goes hunting for a vanished copper and finds a whole lot more in this endless, deeply felt, un-put-downable thriller. Read full book review >
THE HEMINGWAY THIEF by Shaun Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Some thrillers have and some have not. This is one of the latter."
The theft of an original Hemingway manuscript leads to the possible discovery of the author's famous lost briefcase full of stories in this south-of-the-border caper. Read full book review >
REVOLVER by Duane Swierczynski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Though this novel is dotted with fine details, its ambitious structure gets in the way of narrative momentum."
The murder of two policeman in mid-1960s Philadelphia has reverberations for successive generations of cops in Swierczynski's latest thriller (Canary, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >
SOVEREIGNTY by Anjenique Hughes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"A well-crafted thriller that offers both a warning and hope for the future."
A dystopian sci-fi YA novel about a teenager whose unexpected discoveries hold the promise of a revolution against a totalitarian regime. Read full book review >
Deadly Risks by Lew Paper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2016

"Catnip for conspiracy theorists and fans of fast-paced thrillers."
Murder by jungle lion gets this CIA-laced story off to a rousing start. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >