Thrillers Book Reviews (page 2)

RAMPAGE by Alan Brenham
THRILLERS
Released: July 4, 2015

"Precise and unequivocally gripping; an edge-of-your-seat ride from beginning to end."
In Brenham's (Cornered, 2014, etc.) latest thriller, cops in Austin, Texas, face off against a former convict on a vengeance-driven, murderous crime spree. Read full book review >
WHAT DOESN'T KILL HER by Carla Norton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"In spite of allowing the second entry in the series to tap into emotional back stories that might better have been saved for later, Norton writes smart characters and cleverly leaves herself room for a sequel."
A kidnapping victim must use her insight into her former captor to catch him after he escapes from a psychiatric hospital. Read full book review >

WHITE CROCODILE by K.T. Medina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"A heart-rending look at a culture decimated by the cruelty of the Khmer Rouge."
Mysterious disappearances, danger, and death converge against the exotic backdrop of post-Khmer Rouge Cambodia in Medina's debut effort. Read full book review >
GHOST FLEET by P.W. Singer
THRILLERS
Released: June 30, 2015

"Overall not a bad read, but it probably won't keep readers up late—at least not without a few stim tabs."
A speculative thriller that imagines the next world war. Read full book review >
GRENDEL'S GAME by Erik Mauritzson
THRILLERS
Released: June 30, 2015

"A tepid addition to the Scandinavian crime-fiction shelf."
A killer who professes to enjoy the taste of human flesh goes up against a Swedish cop in this debut thriller. Read full book review >

THE ENGLISH SPY by Daniel Silva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"This page-turner deepens Allon's legend and illuminates more of his shadowy world, all while cementing Silva's place among the top tier of spy thriller writers."
Gabriel Allon may be a talented, world-renowned restorer of classic paintings, but he's willing to kneecap a Russian spy if necessary. Read full book review >
Drink Dirt Eat Stone by Kyle Fleishman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 30, 2015

"A violent, thrilling mystery hampered at times by overly gruesome exposition."
A debut novel following a former hit man who tries to eliminate old enemies before the past catches up with him. Read full book review >
FOUR SEATS by Aaron Cooley
THRILLERS
Released: June 25, 2015

"A scorching pace makes this savvy thriller a quick read."
In Cooley's (Shaken, Not Stirred, 2013) legal thriller, a U.S. Supreme Court policeman uncovers a conspiracy while searching for the people who bombed the Supreme Court. Read full book review >
Skully, Perdition Games by L.E. Fraser
THRILLERS
Released: June 21, 2015

"A fast-paced mystery featuring plenty of excitement."
Kidnapping, murder, and mind games are afoot in Fraser's (Simon Says, 2014) latest thriller, which revisits PI Sam McNamara as she tackles a new case.Read full book review >
THE ULTIMATUM by Dick Wolf
THRILLERS
Released: June 16, 2015

"Another solid thriller by Wolf, who is proving as dependable a novelist as a TV producer."
In Wolf's third Jeremy Fisk thriller, a sniper using a specially equipped drone is randomly killing people in New York. He promises to continue doing so until a leaker of police intelligence materials, who has been taken into custody, is released. Read full book review >
TIN MEN by Christopher Golden
THRILLERS
Released: June 16, 2015

"An enjoyable and almost plausible peek into a future world under American protection."
A futuristic thriller that mixes science fiction, world politics, and gobs of action. Read full book review >
THE WRONG MAN by Kate White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015

"While the whodunit aspects are fairly pedestrian, Kit makes for an intriguing heroine who holds her own."
Though she might suggest a bold accent wall to her clients, Manhattan interior decorator Kit Finn leads a quiet private life—until one wild night in Florida sets her on a different, far more dangerous course. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >