Thrillers Book Reviews (page 4)

REVIVAL by Stephen King
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"No one does psychological terror better than King. Another spine-tingling pleasure for his fans."
In his second novel of 2014 (the other being Mr. Mercedes), veteran yarn spinner King continues to point out the unspeakably spooky weirdness that lies on the fringes of ordinary life. Read full book review >
THE SIEGE by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A genre-bending literary thriller worth the time."
Pirates; serial killings; steamy, unrequited love: Pérez-Reverte (Pirates of the Levant, 2010, etc.) imbues the sensational with significance.Read full book review >

INTO A RAGING BLAZE by Andreas Norman
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"There's plenty to like in this plausible and well-written tale."
An oddly named but engaging spy thriller translated from the Swedish. Read full book review >
SILENT SUSPECT by Tony Hawthorne
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"Strong characters, an intriguing story, and a brisk pace make for a highly readable legal thriller."
Hawthorne's debut novel follows a Cape Cod lawyer who defends a mute old woman with memory loss in her trial for a 50-year-old murder in a hostile Southern town. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 23, 2014

"The gripping conclusion to a spy series piloted by a relatable, enjoyable hero."
The intense, riveting final installment of Croft's (Operation Saladin, 2013, etc.)Mideast trilogy. Read full book review >

HILL COUNTRY RAGE by Patrick Kelly
Released: Oct. 22, 2014

"Joe may be a good CFO, but he's an even better detective and carries the mystery like a seasoned professional."
In Kelly's (Hill Country Greed, 2013) second thriller featuring Joe Robbins, the chief financial officer is determined to connect a shady businessman to a drug cartel after Joe's friend is murdered. Read full book review >
THE BUTTERFLIES' COAT by Ronald Williams
Released: Oct. 22, 2014

"An assiduous but emotionally vibrant thriller."
In Williams' (A Voice from the Tomb, 2013, etc.) thriller, a murder on a Caribbean island may be related to the construction of a plant to build fuel-efficient cars. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"'All of this killing has made him feel,' Carl's exhilarated to realize. Readers following him through this season of Breaking Bad reworked by the Coen Brothers will feel the whole gamut right along with him."
Think vigilante killers have it easy? Cleave offers a macabre, compelling demonstration of how Murphy's Law dogs the efforts of ex-cop Carl Schroder to give victims of violent crime the five minutes alone they crave with the criminals who've ruined their lives. Read full book review >
BLOND CARGO by John Lansing
Released: Oct. 20, 2014

"An unyielding pace, vigorous characters and explosive ending."
An LA private eye repays a debt when he agrees to find a mobster's missing daughter in Lansing's (The Devil's Necktie, 2012, etc.) second thriller to feature former NYPD detective Jack Bertolino.Read full book review >
DARK PRAYER by Natasha Mostert
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"A brainy, fast-moving thriller about memory and identity."
Tasked with investigating a young woman who has forgotten her identity, a man uncovers connections to a secret society. Read full book review >
IN BETWEEN DREAMS by Erin Kerr Rooks
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"A provocative fusion of suspense and sci-fi; as the mystery unravels, the reader learns that dreams may be as vital as reality."
In Rooks' psychological thriller, a Seattle journalist struggling with apparent narcolepsy and vivid dreams realizes there may be more to her subconscious than she knows. Read full book review >
TRUTH INSURRECTED by Daniel P. Douglas
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"A multigenre espionage tale that's unquestionably entertaining."
In Douglas' debut sci-fi thriller, an anonymous source puts a former FBI agent on the trail of a government conspiracy involving aliens. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Bill Browder
author of RED NOTICE
March 24, 2015

Bill Browder’s Red Notice is a nonfiction political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption. In 2007, a group of Russian law enforcement officers raided Browder’s offices in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fund’s companies had paid to the Russian government. Browder’s attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and uncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise. A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved, he was arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for a year. On November 16, 2009, he was led to an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear. “It may be that ‘Russian stories never have happy endings,’ ” our reviewer writes about Red Notice, “but Browder’s account more than compensates by ferociously unmasking Putin’s thugocracy.” View video >