Thrillers Book Reviews (page 4)

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 >
WARRIOR by Terry Irving
THRILLERS
Released: June 1, 2015

"A brisk, suspenseful adventure nestled in real, historical drama."
Irving's (Courier, 2015) historical thriller, the second in his Freelancer series, offers a provocative reinterpretation of the infamous Wounded Knee incident. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >