Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 3)

TRAITOR'S GATE by Charlie Newton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"A Texas-size epic—think Wouk's Winds of War—with an amorphous conclusion perhaps portending a sequel."
Ranging from Oklahoma's Dust Bowl to a Mediterranean cauldron of conspiracies, Newton (Start Shooting, 2012, etc.) leaves noir behind to go into grand-scale Michener-mode.Read full book review >
DISCLAIMER by Renée Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"An addictive psychological thriller."
When a mysterious novel appears on her bedside table, a successful documentary filmmaker finds herself face to face with a secret that threatens to unravel life as she knows it. Read full book review >

THE SCARLET GOSPELS by Clive Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"Perhaps not the best jumping-on point into Barker's twisted universe, but a fun, gory roller-coaster ride for horror fans and a worthy ending for an iconic villain."
Horror master Barker (Absolute Midnight, 2011, etc.) brings down the lights on two of his most enduring creations: the Cenobite hell priest Pinhead and private eye Harry D'Amour.Read full book review >
Home Is Where Your Boots Are by Kalan Chapman Lloyd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"Featuring a heroine worth accompanying home, this brief yet punchy debut begs for a sequel."
A down-home attorney becomes an amateur sleuth in this quirky overture to the MisAdventures of Miss Lilly series. Read full book review >
THE ICE TWINS by S.K. Tremayne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"Tremayne ably spins numerous variations of the which-twin-is-really-dead idea, playing into the inherent creepiness of wholly identical twins like Kirstie and Lydia, indistinguishable even on a DNA level."
Still reeling from tragedy, the Moorcroft family leaves London for a remote Scottish island only to find their problems increase tenfold. Read full book review >

THE SWEETHEART DEAL by Polly Dugan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"There is tender romance here, but it's more richly a story of an old family falling away and a new one beginning."
In Dugan's second book (So Much a Part of You, 2014), a deal made by two drunk friends leads unexpectedly to true romance.Read full book review >
LITTLE BLACK LIES by Sharon Bolton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"In the end, what might have been a searching look into the fine line between mishap and crime ends in a cascade of improbability."
Bolton (A Dark and Twisted Tide, 2014, etc.) offers three different tellings of much the same tale, set in the stark beauty of the remote Falkland Islands.Read full book review >
THE WORLD IS A WEDDING by Wendy Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"The resolution, which involves witchcraft and violent melodrama, is likely to disappoint admirers of the author's debut."
A sequel to the British author's captivating debut, The Thoughts andHappenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals (2014).Read full book review >
CONVICTION by Kelly Loy Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"Both hopeful and devastatingly real. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
When 16-year-old Braden Raynor's father is arrested for a hit-and-run accident that leaves a police officer dead, every hidden secret is dragged into the light. Read full book review >
THE MOUNTAIN CAN WAIT by Sarah Leipciger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"Written with painfully nuanced care that displays affection for nature and the laconic, working-class characters, the result is not a cheerful read but genuinely moving."
In Leipciger's debut, a moody semitragedy set in Western Canada, the lives of a single father, who's never been able to express the love he feels for his children, and his son, who's made a catastrophic mistake and fears the consequences, circle around each other. Read full book review >
THE WELL by Catherine Chanter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"Chanter's poetry background is evident, as the beauty of her prose often outshines the strength of the plot, but the story is compelling if not wholly gripping."
An oasis in the midst of a countrywide drought sows more death than life in Chanter's intriguing debut. Read full book review >
LIFTED BY THE GREAT NOTHING by Karim Dimechkie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"A promising debut penned in vivid, suspenseful prose that gives a new spin to the classic tale of fathers and sons."
Twelve-year-old Max's father, Rasheed, is determined to give Max everything he longed for throughout his own childhood in Lebanon, but he can't prevent their growing alienation as Max becomes a teenager and seeks out his Lebanese heritage. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
author of RADIANT ANGEL
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >