Thrillers Book Reviews (page 4)

DANCING WITH THE TIGER by Lili Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Well written but seriously undisciplined."
An unwieldy cast of bad characters scrambles across Mexico after Montezuma's funerary mask in a thriller with pretensions by memoirist Wright (Learning to Float, 2002). Read full book review >
WOLF LAKE by John Verdon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"The case is a bit cluttered, Gurney's drawn-out ratiocinations slow the pace at the end, and Verdon's straightforward prose doesn't effectively evoke the tale's dark setting. Still, the notion of shared nightmares holds the reader start to finish."
Standard isolated-inn thriller with notes of horror and hints of the supernatural. Read full book review >

THE ASSET by Shane Kuhn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Formulaic but still fun. Not a bad recipe for a quick thriller fix."
A thriller that addresses the threat of nuclear terrorism against U.S. cities. Read full book review >
BABY DOLL by Hollie  Overton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Overton, while capturing the unique bond shared by identical twins, never manages to maintain narrative momentum beyond a series of heartfelt vignettes."
Held captive for eight years, a woman and her young daughter escape only to find that the outside world can be as frightening as their locked room. Read full book review >
ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"A repugnant narrator, even an unreliable one, makes it difficult to focus on the true victim, one who is crushed under the weight of this ridiculous plot."
The traumatic memories of a teenager's rape are medically erased, but lingering thoughts of the attack remain, infecting everyone in her close-knit community. Read full book review >

A MURDER OF CROWS by Terrence McCauley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Not a bad read, especially for those who believe that anything goes when fighting terrorists. But it's interesting what some perceive as heroism."
A fast-moving spy-versus-spy thriller featuring the return of James Hicks (Sympathy for the Devil, 2015). Read full book review >
The Sterling Forest by John Fenzel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2016

"A well-paced espionage tale that centers on the slow unraveling of a complex mystery."
A newly elected U.S. congressman, before he's ever sworn in, travels to Europe to uncover his family's secret history as Lithuanian resistance fighters in Fenzel's (The Lazarus Covenant, 2009) thriller. Read full book review >
Best Served Icy by Jay Fitzpatrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2016

"Solid political-thriller action that's more focused than Burk's previous adventure."
U.S. President Tommy Burk faces off against vengeful killers targeting infamous public figures in Fitzpatrick's (Fear Itself, 2014) thriller sequel.Read full book review >
The Carswell Covenant by Steve Fisher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2016

"Some intriguing elements, but this sometimes-off-putting adventure lacks the zip a thriller needs."
In this debut thriller set in the early 2000s, an IT expert searches for a tomb explored by his Egyptologist grandfather and discovers startling revelations. Read full book review >
THE WOLF ROAD by Beth  Lewis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"A romp through the frozen woods on the trail of a killer who's also hunting you can be satisfying, but this debut is a rabbit snare that comes up empty time and again."
A girl on the run in a post-apocalyptic wilderness soon realizes that your past can not only haunt you, it can kill you. Read full book review >
THE TRAP by Melanie Raabe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"Despite the nicely done twists and turns, this melodramatic mess is hard to love."
German author Raabe puts together an intricately constructed story featuring a woman haunted by her sister's death. Read full book review >
PANACEA by F. Paul Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"An intelligent, intriguing, fast-moving blend of science fiction and thriller."
When Suffolk County medical examiner Laura Fanning completes post-mortems on two men in perfect condition, she soon learns that their perfect health traces back to a secret originating in the year 536 at an apostate Benedictine monastery isolated in the Pyrenees Mountains. 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 >