Thrillers Book Reviews (page 3)

THE BOOK OF MIRRORS by E.O. Chirovici
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A smart, sophisticated murder puzzle sure to please the more literary-minded aficionados of the form."
Forget about it. Read full book review >
GUNMETAL GRAY by Mark Greaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"At about 500 pages, this one is fat, fast, and fun. Clancy's spirit lives on."
The latest high-energy entry in the Gray Man series (Back Blast, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >

FATAL OPTION by Chris Beakey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A character-driven tale that maintains its sincerity even in its most nerve-wracking moments."
In Beakey's (Double Abduction, 2007) thriller, an investigation into a tragic accident during a blizzard reveals a string of secrets—including a murder.Read full book review >
THE LAST NIGHT AT TREMORE BEACH by Mikel Santiago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A sadly squandered setting and a protagonist who's more abrasive than empathetic make for a lackluster story of things, real or imaginary, that go bump in the night."
A struggling composer tries to get away from it all at a remote Irish beach house, but a chance weather event seems to imbue him with special powers that give him disturbing views of future events. Read full book review >
THE UNDESIRED by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Rest assured that the guilty and the innocent alike will share every punishment Sigurdardóttir can dish out."
As in The Silence of the Sea (2016), Iceland's Queen of Crime juggles two sets of crimes in two time frames to produce a slow-burning, bone-chilling tale. Read full book review >

A DIVIDED SPY by Charles Cumming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"The prolific Cumming insufficiently preps the reader on the hero's back story but writes with ruefully brittle intelligence and keeps the twists coming."
A British agent lures a closeted Russian superspy into the open by befriending his spurned secret lover. Read full book review >
HEARTBREAK HOTEL by Jonathan Kellerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Entertaining as the conscientious excavation of ancient misdeeds is, it all ends up having disappointingly little to do with the motive and the culprit in the unlikely murder of the tale's most charming character."
Child psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware (Breakdown, 2016, etc.) deals with his oldest client yet, a deceptively sweet old lady who gently importunes him to provide his services but dies without explaining why. Read full book review >
TINDERBOX by Rachel Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2017

"An exciting tale that offers an entertaining mix of action and romance."
An American archaeologist in Africa uncovers a dangerous conspiracy while investigating the discovery of a lifetime in Grant's (Poison Evidence, 2016, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >
ROCK PAPER SCISSORS by Matty Dalrymple
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2017

"A deadly game involving a dangerous girl that does have a winner: the reader."
A secret fertility experiment goes wrong in this thriller. Read full book review >
NK3 by Michael Tolkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A competently constructed but often spiritless novel that doesn't fulfill the intriguing premise of a world brought down by the loss of memory."
In a fast-moving thriller that turns Los Angeles into a post-apocalyptic playground, Tolkin (The Return of the Player, 2006, etc.) weaves numerous storylines into a dark take on the aftermath of disaster. Read full book review >
RUSH OF BLOOD by Mark Billingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Billingham, creator of DI Tom Thorne (Die of Shame, 2016, etc.), provides a stand-alone that's both creepy and shocking as he probes a friendship with complexities even the friends can't fathom."
Trouble in paradise follows three British couples back home. Read full book review >
ZODIAC by Sam Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"The use of astrology, while intriguing, is not enough to hang an entire novel on, let alone an entire fictional society, and Wilson's efforts to whip up suspense around the multiple murder case fall as flat as his characters."
A serial killer is on the loose in a society ruled by its citizens' zodiac signs. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >