Thrillers Book Reviews (page 2)

EXTREME PREY by John Sandford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"An efficient and unremarkable treatment of a story that keeps threatening to leap the gap from paranoid fantasies to tomorrow's headlines."
Forget the Iowa caucuses. The real way to effect political change in the nation's heartland, according to Lucas Davenport's latest antagonist, is a carefully calibrated assassination. Read full book review >
THE DARKEST CORNERS by Kara Thomas
THRILLERS
Released: April 19, 2016

"An unsettling story of loss, lies, and violence lurking in the shadows of a small town. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Haunted by a decade-old murder, Tessa faces ghosts from the past that threaten her future. Read full book review >

NOBLE CHASE by Michael Rudolph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"A dandy debut novel featuring lawyers with both integrity and nautical skills."
A fast-moving legal thriller that's resolved on the high seas instead of in a courtroom. Read full book review >
THE EXILED by Christopher Charles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Edgy and satisfying. A sequel would be most welcome."
Under a pseudonym, the author of Jonah Man (2012) delivers a dark tale of a Brooklyn undercover cop who becomes a homicide detective in the Southwest.Read full book review >
THE LETTER WRITER by Dan Fesperman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Fesperman gives us a well-crafted novel steeped in the politics and street life of 1940s New York, and in the letter writer, he's created a character who will stay with you long after the last shot is fired."
Many mysteries play out on the big stage of World War II-era New York, where information is the currency of the times. Read full book review >

THE LAST MILE by David Baldacci
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Riddled with implausible situations and light on the research, this plodding tale is for die-hard Baldacci fans only."
Amos Decker, Baldacci's hulking former NFL player and one-time police investigator, is back for a case involving death row inmates, a brutal double murder, and a shattered sports career. Read full book review >
FLASH CRASH by Denison Hatch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2016

"A thriller that's a little too convoluted for its own good but succeeds at updating the Masters of the Universe mindset to the present."
In Hatch's debut novel, a Wall Street worker becomes the victim of an extortion scheme that ultimately forces him to confront his past. Read full book review >
STRIKE by Delilah S. Dawson
THRILLERS
Released: April 12, 2016

"Avoiding the 'middle book' syndrome of many series, this sequel is sure to be a hit with previous fans. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
The assigned kills from Hit (2015) may be over, but the danger still intensifies in this capitalist dystopia.Read full book review >
SUNSET CITY by Melissa Ginsburg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Despite some wistful passages about grief that showcase Ginsburg's background as a poet, Charlotte's story falls flat."
A young woman reconnects with her oldest but most troubled friend only to become swept up in the investigation of her brutal murder. Read full book review >
CLOSE YOUR EYES by Michael Robotham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Robotham's crime thrillers are at the top of the genre's food chain."
Beleaguered clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin's back as Robotham pits the brilliant, battered, and world-weary shrink against a killer who's not above stalking Joe's own family. Read full book review >
POISONOUS by Allison Brennan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"This novel, aptly named, won't win Brennan new fans but will doubtless please established ones."
Brennan (No Good Deed, 2015, etc.) trots out her newest character, muckraking investigative reporter Maxine "Max" Revere, who's back in California to solve another crime.Read full book review >
MOST WANTED by Lisa Scottoline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"The fairy-tale ending calls for some convenient coincidences and changes of heart, but Scottoline's legion of fans will be too relieved to object."
A Connecticut teacher's long-sought and hard-fought pregnancy turns into a nightmare when Scottoline (Corrupted, 2015, etc.) unleashes one of her irresistible hooks on her. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 5, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >