Thrillers Book Reviews (page 4)

POISONOUS by Allison Brennan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"This novel, aptly named, won't win Brennan new fans but will doubtless please established ones."
Brennan (No Good Deed, 2015, etc.) trots out her newest character, muckraking investigative reporter Maxine "Max" Revere, who's back in California to solve another crime.Read full book review >
MOST WANTED by Lisa Scottoline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"The fairy-tale ending calls for some convenient coincidences and changes of heart, but Scottoline's legion of fans will be too relieved to object."
A Connecticut teacher's long-sought and hard-fought pregnancy turns into a nightmare when Scottoline (Corrupted, 2015, etc.) unleashes one of her irresistible hooks on her. Read full book review >

Soledad by D.L. Young
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2016

"Many readers have seen this dusty, bleak future before, but a poignant journey with a tenacious protagonist exudes freshness."
In this dystopian thriller, a woman traverses a barren, treacherous wasteland in search of the only man with answers to her parents' fate. Read full book review >
Girl on the Run by Daryl Wood Gerber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2016

"Readers will be shocked by this exciting, fast-paced thriller's twists and turns."
Gerber (Fudging the Books, 2015, etc.) offers a dark suspense novel filled with desperation and cat-and-mouse games.Read full book review >
THE 14TH COLONY by Steve Berry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Longer than it needs to be but Berry gunfights his way entertainingly enough to the save-the-world conclusion of this formulaic yarn."
Cotton Malone of the Magellan Billet, the Justice Department's elite intelligence group, once again yanks the U.S. back from the precipice of annihilation. Read full book review >

FAMILY JEWELS by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"A low-stakes, low-octane thriller that seems to have been cobbled together entirely from dead ends."
Between rounds of international intrigue and blood feuds (Scandalous Behavior, 2016, etc.), even superheroes need a little down time, and Woods provides some for New York cop-turned-attorney-turned-world's policeman Stone Barrington in his latest outing.Read full book review >
THE GIRL FROM HOME by Adam Mitzner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"An engrossing little gem that starts slow and gets better."
A Wall Streeter on the way up digs himself a huge hole in attorney Mitzner's (Losing Faith, 2015, etc.) latest offering.Read full book review >
ORCHIDS AND STONE by Lisa Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"Read it for the characters, but don't expect much from the mystery/thriller."
In Preston's debut novel, a tough, wounded woman discovers that in helping others, she can also help herself make peace with great family loss. Read full book review >
The Dolphin by Craig Bennett Hallenstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"Stark and harrowing, with a troubled protagonist's inner turmoil magnified by a tangible evil."
In this debut thriller, a man's decadelong registration as a sex offender sparks police interest following a 7-year-old girl's murder in New Orleans. Read full book review >
Too Greedy to Live by Ad Long
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"A tensely written tale of class conflict that can't transcend its flat characters and uncomplicated agreement with violence."
Long's debut novel fuses thriller-style writing with an examination of wealth inequality. Read full book review >
Justifiable Evil by Mario J. Pabon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"An engaging opus, packed with action and conspirators, that gains punch and steam after a sluggish start."
An array of players instigates a three-pronged terrorist attack in Puerto Rico in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
COLD BARREL ZERO by Matthew Quirk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016

"A lethal game of cat and mouse fuels Quirk's third and best novel, a military spy thriller in which one all-out conspiracy is met by another."
Former combat medic Tom Byrne finds himself in the ultimate squeeze when he's caught between the FBI, which falsely arrests him for stealing government secrets, and a Special Ops veteran he once fought with who's accused of committing terrorist acts. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >