Thrillers Book Reviews (page 7)

The Carswell Covenant by Steve Fisher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2016

"Some intriguing elements, but this sometimes-off-putting adventure lacks the zip a thriller needs."
In this debut thriller set in the early 2000s, an IT expert searches for a tomb explored by his Egyptologist grandfather and discovers startling revelations. Read full book review >
THE WOLF ROAD by Beth  Lewis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"A romp through the frozen woods on the trail of a killer who's also hunting you can be satisfying, but this debut is a rabbit snare that comes up empty time and again."
A girl on the run in a post-apocalyptic wilderness soon realizes that your past can not only haunt you, it can kill you. Read full book review >

THE TRAP by Melanie Raabe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"Despite the nicely done twists and turns, this melodramatic mess is hard to love."
German author Raabe puts together an intricately constructed story featuring a woman haunted by her sister's death. Read full book review >
PANACEA by F. Paul Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"An intelligent, intriguing, fast-moving blend of science fiction and thriller."
When Suffolk County medical examiner Laura Fanning completes post-mortems on two men in perfect condition, she soon learns that their perfect health traces back to a secret originating in the year 536 at an apostate Benedictine monastery isolated in the Pyrenees Mountains. Read full book review >
The Sixth Man by Ron Lealos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"A fresh, enjoyable crime novel that mixes its characters' base, murderous motivations with a twist of intrigue and history."
The specter of the Communist regime and the ghost of the Vietnam War loom large over this murder mystery set in present-day Vietnam. Read full book review >

Rosyland by Doug Ingold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"A skillfully written novel with plenty of intrigue, plot twists, and romance."
The need for revenge runs deep in Ingold's (Square, 2014, etc.) latest mystery/thriller.Read full book review >
Made Men by Bradley Ernst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2016

"A haunting historical backdrop provides a base for a triad of curious but irresistible characters."
Three boys, products of a Nazi geneticist's experiment, break free from their confines, with one of them becoming a proficient killer, in the second of Ernst's (Inhumanum, 2016) thriller series.Read full book review >
ALL THE MISSING GIRLS by Megan Miranda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"Feel free to give these missing girls a miss."
Miranda's thriller, told backward over a two-week period, finds heroine Nicolette "Nic" Farrell back home in Cooley Ridge to solve the 10-year-old case of her missing best friend, Corrine, as well as the fresh disappearance of neighbor Annaleise Carter. Read full book review >
COLLECTING THE DEAD by Spencer Kope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"Kope's fascinating debut will place Steps Craig alongside Walt Longmire, Jack Reacher, and Charlie Parker as an enduring literary hero."
A quirky hero who chases the worst of serial killers with a bit of supernatural help makes Kope's debut novel a winner. Read full book review >
Vendetta by Bert Silva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2016

"There's nary a dull moment in this complex, relentlessly plotted, if bloated, maritime potboiler sure to keep readers alert."
An energetic tale explores murder, revenge, and corporate deceit playing out on the high seas. Read full book review >
Red Rover, Perdition Games by L.E. Fraser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2016

"An absorbing tale that will delight mystery lovers and those who like a good dose of suspense."
Private eye Sam McNamara is back for a third adventure in Fraser's (Skully: Perdition Games, 2015, etc.) new thriller, investigating a crime that hits close to home and forces her to suspect her own friends. Read full book review >
Blood Horizon: The Novella by R.O. Sawyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2016

"A compulsively readable, taut thriller in which a strong protagonist risks her life—and her heart —to survive a madman's quest for vengeance."
A novella focuses on crime-world retribution. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jeff Chang
September 20, 2016

In the provocative essays in journalist Jeff Chang’s new book We Gon’ Be Alright, Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, personal writing, and cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. “He implores readers to listen, act, and become involved with today’s activists, who offer ‘new ways to see our past and our present,’ ” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A compelling and intellectually thought-provoking exploration of the quagmire of race relations.” View video >