Thrillers Book Reviews (page 2)

A MURDER OF CROWS by Terrence McCauley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Not a bad read, especially for those who believe that anything goes when fighting terrorists. But it's interesting what some perceive as heroism."
A fast-moving spy-versus-spy thriller featuring the return of James Hicks (Sympathy for the Devil, 2015). Read full book review >
The Sterling Forest by John Fenzel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2016

"A well-paced espionage tale that centers on the slow unraveling of a complex mystery."
A newly elected U.S. congressman, before he's ever sworn in, travels to Europe to uncover his family's secret history as Lithuanian resistance fighters in Fenzel's (The Lazarus Covenant, 2009) thriller. 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 >
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 >
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 >
Rum Luck by Ryan Aldred
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2016

"Amateur gumshoes bolstered by a tropical setting and the added pressure of trying to sustain a business."
In this debut thriller, a Canadian man purchases a Costa Rican beachside bar, but cops are more interested in him as a suspect in the previous owner's murder. Read full book review >
BRIGHTON by Michael Harvey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"Sharp as the blades used to gut the guilty and innocent alike, Harvey's fierce stand-alone is a blood-soaked tribute to finding your past and living with the consequences."
A reporter returns to the violent Boston suburb of his youth when a series of murders appears linked to his past. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >