Thrillers Book Reviews (page 4)

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 >
DEATH LOGS IN by E. J. Simon
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"An action-laden plot and another open ending will have the series collecting many more fans."
CEO Michael Nicholas may have survived gangsters out for blood, but he's still in danger, facing assassination attempts and corporate takeover in Simon's (Death Never Sleeps, 2013) latest thriller. Read full book review >
NEVER LOOK AWAY by Armstrong Millamena
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Lighthearted and emphatically entertaining, even with a serial killer in the mix."
In Millamena's debut thriller, a young college student tormented by a serial killer must find a way to stop him—even though the killer's already dead. Read full book review >
Blood Line by John J. Davis
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Sharply written and starring characters readers will be happy to meet again."
This debut thriller finds an entire family on the run from those who would sell bleeding-edge technology to the highest bidder.In Park City, Georgia, Ron and Valerie Granger work for INESCO, a family-owned research company that develops technology for the U.S. government. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 13, 2014

"A story and protagonist shrouded in mystery run through with suspense and espionage."
In Adams' debut techno-thriller, a cunning mathematical genius in Baltimore has to prove he's not a mole working for North Korea by exposing the real one. Read full book review >
THE DELTA by Tony Park
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Don't expect damsels in distress in this novel. Do expect a thrill ride that won't disappoint."
A fast-moving thriller starring a female mercenary in a great setting, along with violence and a dollop of sex. Read full book review >
THE MADNESS OF JULY by James Naughtie
Released: Oct. 2, 2014

"An intertwined exploration of love and family loyalty, political ambition and international intrigue."
In his fiction debut, British journalist Naughtie offers a double-twisting spy drama worthy of his countryman le Carré. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >