Thrillers Book Reviews (page 2)

CURIOUS MINDS by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"What's missing from the usual Evanovich solo and duet performances is low comedy. Beneath the obligatory trappings of the hero's non sequiturs and pet armadillo, there's surprisingly little in this wildly overscaled caper to tickle the funny bone."
Nancy Drew meets Goldfinger in this series kickoff from the indefatigable Evanovich and Emmy-winning TV writer Sutton. Read full book review >
ANY MINUTE NOW by Eric Van Lustbader
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"If Van Lustbader intends for Whitman and Red Rover to be serial players, he should avoid the fog of war and offer more focused narratives."
Joining the trend of blending a soupçon of fantasy into the action-adventure genre, Van Lustbader (The Bourne Ascendency, 2014, etc.) adds a Louisiana Santeria priest as a role player in a conspiracy against the "blackest of black ops" units, the Red Rover team. Read full book review >

God of the Internet by Lynn Lipinski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A deadly and exhilarating game of cat and mouse that has all the makings of an engaging series about fighting terrorists."
Homeland Security agents rush to prevent large-scale cyberwarfare in this thriller. Read full book review >
The People's House by David Pepper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"An engaging tale that looks at the grimy underbelly of American political power."
In this thriller, a reporter investigates the possibility that recent congressional election upsets are the result of a conspiracy. Read full book review >
Skin of Tattoos by Christina Hoag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2016

"A well-crafted, engaging novel about an ex-con trying to break free."
Hoag tells the story of a gang member's attempts to flee his life of crime in this debut novel. Read full book review >

The Devil's Analyst by Dennis Frahmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2016

"An original, but uneven technology thriller involving murder and a mysterious manipulator."
An obsessed stalker shadows a young man as his Internet company prepares to go public in the year 2000. Read full book review >
Crimson Park by C.J. Booth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2016

"A thriller with an endlessly twisty plot and plenty of lingering questions for a third book to answer."
A California cold-case division finds that the disappearance of a B-movie director/producer isn't nearly as straightforward as it initially seems in Booth's (Olive Park, 2011) sequel.Read full book review >
THE WIDOWER'S WIFE by Cate Holahan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"The result is one of those rare thrillers that really will keep you reading all night, especially if you pack it to take on your next Caribbean cruise."
A dogged insurance investigator suspects that a perfect wife's accidental death was anything but. He doesn't know the half of it. Read full book review >
PARADIME by Alan Glynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"The plot keeps moving with plenty of effective surprises, and the final chapters successfully navigate to an even darker tone. So the not-quite-resolved ending seems perfectly appropriate, even if you have to read it over to make sense of it."
The plot twists can get a little confusing in the latest high-tech sci-fi thriller from Glynn (The Dark Fields, 2001, etc.). But at least readers will never be quite as confused as Danny Lynch, the story's unlucky not-quite hero. Read full book review >
THE ACCIDENTAL AGENT by Andrew Rosenheim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Still, Alan Furst can breathe easy. Rosenheim's story has its merits, but it's slack, too full of banter, and not full enough of car chases, explosions, and dead Nazis to satisfy."
Junior G-man Jimmy Nessheim graduates to the big time, and the Gestapo and NKVD alike are taking notice. Read full book review >
The Panther Mountain Conspiracy by Dean Hosmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A brisk but assertive tale, with plenty of spies, killers, and double-crossings to satiate readers."
In Hosmer's debut thriller, American and Canadian law enforcement agents search for a physicist whose disappearance may be related to a weapons system he's developing. Read full book review >
Autonomy by Jude Houghton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2016

"An immersive novel that chillingly predicts a world in which life is something to be escaped rather than experienced."
Houghton (Songs of Seraphina, 2015) explores the difference between living and surviving in this sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >