Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 9)

THE COLOUR OF MEMORY by Geoff Dyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"Random sharp insights and images are studded inside this leisurely and oddly innocent chronicle of British Gen-X slackers."
Dyer, the prolific British essayist and novelist who now lives in the U.S. and won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Otherwise Known as the Human Condition (2011), published his first novel—an impressionistic, affectionate portrait of a group of 1980s British bohemians—in the U.K. in 1989. Read full book review >
THE THREE by Sarah Lotz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"An engaging thriller with clues that will keep you guessing."
Lone survivors from different plane crashes spark apocalyptic fears. Read full book review >

COLD SHOT by Mark Henshaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"Tense, suspenseful and loaded with immersive detail."
The Iranians are doing something shady in Venezuela, and it's up to the CIA's Burke and Stryker to put a stop to it. Read full book review >
FEAR by Gabriel Chevallier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"In tone, much of this novel feels very modern."
A French novel originally published in 1930 suggests that war is hell, in any century, in any country. Read full book review >
THE DEVIL'S WORKSHOP by Alex Grecian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"Grecian's novel is the third in his Scotland Yard's Murder Squad series (The Black Country, 2013, etc.). Justice and punishment are the deeper themes, and the characterization is superb. Saucy Jack may be one of the most disturbing characters ever written on the page—again."
A historical thriller that moves quickly and surely, bringing Jack the Ripper back from the realm of nightmare to the streets of London. Read full book review >

BLACK LAKE by Johanna Lane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"Lots of symbolic portent—the past, the sea, the family—and an overcomplicated narrative structure attempt to turn an elemental melodrama into a novel with more literary weight."
Financial threats to a family estate in the Irish countryside abruptly leave a man and woman empty nesters without their nest. Read full book review >
THE LINCOLN MYTH by Steve Berry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"All action all the time as Malone once again yanks civilization back from the precipice."
In Berry's (The King's Deception, 2013, etc.) latest, retired secret agent Cotton Malone is drafted from his Copenhagen bookstore to battle a conspiracy, one threatening the U.S. Constitution. Read full book review >
GLORIOUS by Jeff Guinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"This first of a trilogy is more L'Amour entertainment than Lonesome Dove epic, but it's good fun nonetheless."
The Wild West comes alive in this novel of prospectors, desolate cavalry posts, rotgut saloons and Apache raiders. Read full book review >
RESISTANT by Michael Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"Palmer (Political Suicide, 2012, etc.) doesn't spend much time developing female characters. But in the doctor hero's latest adventure, he's tender as well as tough, and you have to cheer him on in his fight to save the friend who helped save him."
A physician races the clock and a ferocious disease to save a friend's life. Read full book review >
THE FROM-AWAYS by CJ Hauser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"Hauser's style is expressive, clever and compelling, and she offers readers a thoughtful and engaging debut."
Two young women trying to find their places in the world settle in a small coastal town in Maine and discover purpose, friendship and acceptance. Read full book review >
THE CHRONICLE OF SECRET RIVEN by Ronlyn Domingue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"Secret Riven's tale will charm patient lovers of fantasy but likely frustrate readers looking for a thrilling adventure."
Deep within a realm of fantasy, a silent girl keeps a secret even she doesn't know the measure of. Read full book review >
ABOVE THE EAST CHINA SEA by Sarah Bird
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"An admirable study of war's impact on and legacy in an underdiscussed place."
The devastating Battle of Okinawa looms large in the lives of two young women—one who lived through the carnage, another who is absorbing its spiritual aftereffects. Read full book review >