Thrillers Book Reviews (page 3)

SHADOW RITUAL by Éric Giacometti
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 25, 2015

"Though far from subtle, Giacometti and Ravenne's series kickoff has abundant visceral appeal."
An international odd couple tracks a cabal of neo-Nazi assassins. Read full book review >
SOMEONE IS WATCHING by Joy Fielding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2015

"Still, the mystery is not the point in Fielding's work: A page-turning ride with a likable protagonist is, and here, she succeeds admirably."
A detective searches for her rapist in Fielding's latest thriller. Read full book review >

THE STRANGER by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 24, 2015

"Coben can always be relied on to generate thrills from the simplest premises, but his finest tales maintain a core of logic throughout the twists. This 100-proof nightmare ranks among his most potent."
Another one of Coben's got-it-all New Jersey dads finds out that his wonderful wife has been hiding a whopper of a secret from him—a secret whose trail leads to even more monstrous revelations. Read full book review >
THE BULLET by Mary Louise Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"Brilliant, beautiful Caroline's astonishingly bad decisions, coupled with her over-the-top reactions as events play out, make her a less-than-sympathetic protagonist in this unbalanced tale of love, perfidy and violence in Hotlanta."
Like Kelly's first novel (Anonymous Sources, 2013, this sophomore effort centers on a beautiful woman who inadvertently becomes involved in a dangerous, high-stakes situation that soon becomes a matter of life or death.Read full book review >
THE STOLEN ONES by Owen Laukkanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"Thriller fans will enjoy this one. Laukkanen is a first-class storyteller."
From start to finish, a fast-moving and satisfying thriller starring a likable if unlikely duo. Read full book review >

ESCAPE FROM BAGHDAD! by Saad Hossain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"A gonzo adventure novel that shreds the conventional wisdom that pulp can be pigeonholed."
In the dark days leading up to the Iraq War, two black marketeers blunder into an ancient conspiracy involving a secret sect of Islamic mystics. Read full book review >
BONE BOX by Jay Amberg
THRILLERS
Released: March 14, 2015

"A generally well-written, fast-paced thriller that follows in the footsteps of The Da Vinci Code and Indiana Jones."
A novel of danger and adventure about an archaeological discovery that threatens to rewrite biblical history. Read full book review >
The Shape-Shifters by Peter Goldman
THRILLERS
Released: March 14, 2015

"Precarious politics take precedence over murder in this striking genre entry."
Private eye Max Christian helps a friend who's running for Congress and enters a seedy world of murder, drugs, and politics in Goldman's (The Last Minstrel Show, 2012, etc.) latest thriller. Read full book review >
Oversight by Thomas Claburn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 14, 2015

"An invigorating sci-fi mystery that's so plugged in it may leave readers' brains buzzing."
An investigator uncovers a conspiracy to launch a viral attack in Claburn's (Reflecting Fires, 2001) sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >
THE FLOOD by David Sachs
THRILLERS
Released: March 12, 2015

"An engaging and ultimately devastating disaster novel."
A disabled cruise ship, packed with refugees and fleeing a tsunami, finds anything but smooth sailing in Sachs' thriller. Read full book review >
LIFE OR DEATH by Michael Robotham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015

"Terrific storytelling that won't win Robotham many friends in the Lone Star State."
Australian novelist Robotham travels to Texas for this prison-break tale with a twist. Read full book review >
LACY EYE by Jessica Treadway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015

"A worthwhile story marred by a terrible title."
Treadway checks in with this novel about family, emotional wounds and blind love. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Luis Alberto Urrea
April 21, 2015

Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Luis Alberto Urrea’s latest story collection, The Water Museum, reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar-award winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice. Urrea has also recently published a poetry collection, Tijuana Book of the Dead, mixing lyricism and colloquial voices, mysticism and the daily grind. We talk to Urrea about both of his new books this week on Kirkus TV. View video >