Thrillers Book Reviews (page 4)

The Superyogi Scenario by James Connor
THRILLERS
Released: June 4, 2015

"A fun philosophical thriller featuring superheroes with yoga mats."
The supernatural meets the spiritual in this unusual, endearing thriller. Read full book review >
THE WAYS OF THE WORLD by Robert Goddard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"A sly, highbrow take on the espionage thriller with a rich background that lends sophistication to an already opulent story."
A former Royal Flying Corps pilot investigates his father's murder in Paris on the eve of the Treaty of Versailles. Read full book review >

COLLISION by William S. Cohen
THRILLERS
Released: June 2, 2015

"A good yarn for the issue it raises, although the tension doesn't crackle. A more apt title might be Near Miss."
A thriller from a former U.S. senator and defense secretary who clearly understands what he's writing about. Read full book review >
FREEDOM'S CHILD by Jax Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"A thrilling if excessively plotted debut."
Twenty years after going into witness protection, a woman's violent past comes back to haunt her. Read full book review >
HOVER by Anne A. Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Tightly written training scenes make for a smart, absorbing thriller when the reluctant heroine is put to the test."
A former U.S. Navy helicopter pilot's debut novel about a sailor who overcomes her fear of drowning to assist a Navy SEAL team on a top-secret mission. Read full book review >

THE FOLD by Peter Clines
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Fans of the author's popular novel 14 (2012) will want to pay particular attention, as these shared universes share other horrors as well."
A schoolteacher with unusual gifts is recruited by the Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects division to investigate a troubled project. Read full book review >
CHARLIE, PRESUMED DEAD by Anne  Heltzel
THRILLERS
Released: June 2, 2015

"An edgy thriller that keeps the guesses coming until the last word. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
When Charlie inexplicably takes his family's plane out for a joy ride and leaves behind only debris, everyone presumes he is dead—except for his girlfriends (yes, both of them). Read full book review >
FINDERS KEEPERS by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Reading a King novel as engrossing as this is a little like backing in a car with parking assist: after a while, you just take your hands off the wheel and the pages practically turn themselves."
There are suggestions throughout this second installment of a planned trilogy that King's motley, appealing trio of detectives from Mr. Mercedes (2014) have some bad juju in their collective future that may make the case here look like a relative afternoon at the mall.Read full book review >
STAY by Victor Gischler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Wait for the TV series. Or the graphic novel?"
Ex-Army stay-at-home dad David Sparrow taps into his inner warrior when his family is threatened by a crime lord. Men everywhere give a sigh of relief as he reclaims his masculinity. Read full book review >
PALACE OF TREASON by Jason Matthews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Although Matthews' technique of using food as a running theme (complete with recipes) doesn't always work, this is another must-read for fans of the spy genre."
A sexy Russian spy trained in the fine art of seduction and recruited as an American double agent helps set up a double-cross that could pit Russia against Iran in this blockbuster by former CIA operative Matthews. Read full book review >
A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS by Paul Tremblay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Tremblay expertly ratchets up the suspense until the tension is almost at its breaking point."
When a teenager exhibits early signs of schizophrenia, her parents turn not to traditional psychiatry but to a Catholic priest determined to drive out demons and a sleazy reality TV show eager to get the whole fiasco on tape. Read full book review >
PRESIDENTIAL DECLARATIONS by Douglas J. Wood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2015

"Readers who enjoyed Presidential Intentions won't be disappointed by this action-packed sequel."
A political thriller that explores the grim consequences of a cataclysmic terrorist attack on Washington, D.C. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sabaa Tahir
August 4, 2015

Sabaa Tahir’s novel An Ember in the Ashes reveals a world inspired by ancient Rome and defined by brutality. Seventeen-year-old Laia has grown up with one rule for survival: Never challenge the Empire. But when Laia’s brother Darin is arrested for treason, she leaves behind everything she knows, risking her life to try and save him. She enlists help from the rebels whose extensive underground network may lead to Darin. Their help comes with a price, though. Laia must infiltrate the Empire’s greatest military academy as a spy. Elias is the Empire’s finest soldier—and its most unwilling one. Thrown together by chance and united by their hatred of the Empire, Laia and Elias will soon discover that their fates are intertwined—and that their choices may change the destiny of the entire Empire. We talk to An Ember in the Ashes author Sabaa Tahir this week on Kirkus TV. View video >