Thrillers Book Reviews (page 3)

EVERLAST by Richard Bard
Released: Dec. 6, 2014

"High-speed espionage thriller with sci-fi touches that'll have readers impatiently waiting for the next installment."
The first volume of a two-part thriller series brings back Jake Bronson, who's determined to find out why an unknown group has been abducting his family and friends, in Bard's (Beyond Judgment, 2013, etc.) latest. Read full book review >
IRÈNE by Pierre Lemaitre
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A book that no matter how fast the reader connects the dots still produces a bombshell that's both brilliant and diabolical."
Though this isn't the first of Lemaitre's books to be translated into English—that would be Alex (2013)—this was the first he wrote, and it introduces his unique and unforgettable police investigator, Commandant Camille Verhœven.Read full book review >

THE BLUE FOLIO by Matt McMahon
Released: Nov. 20, 2014

"A political thriller for readers on both sides of the aisle."
This debut political thriller explores the consequences of ushering in and maintaining a less corrupt U.S. government. Read full book review >
A CASE OF GREED by Don L. McCarty
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"A solid thriller at its best in lawyer mode."
In McCarty's (Jonathan's Travails, 2012) legal thriller, a retired California attorney tries to settle a murdered man's vast estate, but a trio of avaricious lawyers stands in his way.Read full book review >
HIS JUST DESSERTS by John Raymond Williams
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"A subdued but positively absorbing murder mystery."
In Williams' debut thriller, a man plots to evade taxes by cheating a casino—a scheme that goes horribly wrong when someone ends up dead. Read full book review >

REVIVAL by Stephen King
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"No one does psychological terror better than King. Another spine-tingling pleasure for his fans."
In his second novel of 2014 (the other being Mr. Mercedes), veteran yarn spinner King continues to point out the unspeakably spooky weirdness that lies on the fringes of ordinary life. Read full book review >
THE SIEGE by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A genre-bending literary thriller worth the time."
Pirates; serial killings; steamy, unrequited love: Pérez-Reverte (Pirates of the Levant, 2010, etc.) imbues the sensational with significance.Read full book review >
INTO A RAGING BLAZE by Andreas Norman
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"There's plenty to like in this plausible and well-written tale."
An oddly named but engaging spy thriller translated from the Swedish. Read full book review >
SILENT SUSPECT by Tony Hawthorne
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"Strong characters, an intriguing story, and a brisk pace make for a highly readable legal thriller."
Hawthorne's debut novel follows a Cape Cod lawyer who defends a mute old woman with memory loss in her trial for a 50-year-old murder in a hostile Southern town. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 23, 2014

"The gripping conclusion to a spy series piloted by a relatable, enjoyable hero."
The intense, riveting final installment of Croft's (Operation Saladin, 2013, etc.)Mideast trilogy. Read full book review >
HILL COUNTRY RAGE by Patrick Kelly
Released: Oct. 22, 2014

"Joe may be a good CFO, but he's an even better detective and carries the mystery like a seasoned professional."
In Kelly's (Hill Country Greed, 2013) second thriller featuring Joe Robbins, the chief financial officer is determined to connect a shady businessman to a drug cartel after Joe's friend is murdered. Read full book review >
THE BUTTERFLIES' COAT by Ronald Williams
Released: Oct. 22, 2014

"An assiduous but emotionally vibrant thriller."
In Williams' (A Voice from the Tomb, 2013, etc.) thriller, a murder on a Caribbean island may be related to the construction of a plant to build fuel-efficient cars. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >