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Best Fiction of 2012: Thrillers

  • FICTION

    CLIFF WALK

    MAY 22, 2012

FICTION

CLIFF WALK

by Bruce DeSilva

As in Mulligan’s hard-nosed debut, the real star here is Providence, which the author knows intimately. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    GONE GIRL

    JUNE 5, 2012

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

GONE GIRL

by Gillian Flynn

One of those rare thrillers whose revelations actually intensify its suspense instead of dissipating it. The final pages are... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE SURVIVOR

    AUG. 21, 2012

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE SURVIVOR

by Gregg Hurwitz

A fine thriller that succeeds on every level. How often do you read about a hero who just wants to die in peace? Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ISTANBUL PASSAGE

    MAY 29, 2012

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

ISTANBUL PASSAGE

by Joseph Kanon

With dialogue that can go off like gunfire and a streak of nostalgia that feels timeless, this book takes its place among... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE PROPHET

    AUG. 7, 2012

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE PROPHET

by Michael Koryta

A compulsively readable novel about brothers on opposite sides of life. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    DEFENDING JACOB

    FEB. 1, 2012

FICTION

DEFENDING JACOB

by William Landay

Landay is yet another lawyer-turned-writer, and it’s inevitable that he’ll be compared to Scott Turow, but this novel... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE PROFESSIONALS

    MARCH 29, 2012

  • FICTION

    YOUNG PHILBY

    NOV. 13, 2012

  • FICTION

    PHANTOM

    OCT. 2, 2012

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

PHANTOM

by Jo Nesbø

Where earlier novels provide a better introduction to Hole, this one best takes the full measure of the man. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SAY YOU'RE SORRY

    OCT. 2, 2012

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

SAY YOU'RE SORRY

by Michael Robotham

Subtle, smart, compelling and blessed with both an intelligent storyline and top-notch writing, this book will grab readers... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE FALLEN ANGEL

    JULY 17, 2012

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE FALLEN ANGEL

by Daniel Silva

It’s a grand entertainment to watch Silva putting Gabriel Allon’s skills to work, whether shedding blood or daubing varnish.... Full review >

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