Thrillers Book Reviews (page 483)

THE WEDDING by Dorothy West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 1995

"Although written with the sure hand of a practiced short-story writer, this doesn't achieve the resonance of a deeply layered novel. (Book-of-the-Month/Quality Paperback Book clubs featured selections)"
Now in her 80s, West—founder of the Harlem Renaissance magazine Challenge and author of a novel and many short stories- -checks in with this pleasant if scattershot tale of the black bourgeoisie in a Martha's Vineyard community called the Oval. Read full book review >
FAITH by Len Deighton
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 4, 1995

A warmed-over Bernard Samson (Spy Sinker, 1990, etc.) thriller that is sorely lacking violence, action, sex, bad guys, espionage, and high technology. Read full book review >

IMPERFECT STRANGERS by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 1995

"Perfectly crummy. (Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selections)"
Plot-starved novelists could do worse than raid old Hitchcock films for stories, but they had better pilfer with greater skill than Woods (Heat, 1994, etc.) does in his craftless new thriller. Read full book review >
CROOKED MAN by Tony Dunbar
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 4, 1995

"Tubby and his town are fine company, but even the easiest mouthpiece in the Big Easy ought to have a tighter plot than this."
Everybody thinks New Orleans lawyer Tubby Dubonnet knows where to find the $950,000 the DEA missed when they caught Tubby's client Darryl Alvarez unloading bales of marijuana from a vanished boat. Read full book review >
BLACK CIPHER by Payne Harrison
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Even a late-plot zinger can't dispel the feeling that we've seen it all before."
A nerdy, conspiracy-addled romp through the intelligence agencies of East and West. Read full book review >

THE MARILYN TAPES by E.J. Gorman
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Deliciously slick."
Mystery veteran Gorman (Blood Moon, p. 666, etc.) sprays hot lead from the hip in this punchy historical thriller about a wild race to claim the secret recordings of the Blondest Hollywood Babylonian. Read full book review >
THE MAGIC BULLET by Harry Stein
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Truly a page-turner, with fascinating insights into the ethics of big medicine."
Stein (Hoopla, 1983) has himself a potential Big Book in his second novel, an engrossing and revealing medical thriller centering on breast cancer cure and the ruthless maneuvering to claim credit for the achievement. Read full book review >
THE SEVENTH ENEMY by William G. Tapply
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"S-162 doesn't even pass. (Author tour)"
What a persuasive guy Brady Coyne is! Read full book review >
THE WEATHERMAN by Steve Thayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"No mystery, but a rich, darkly overplotted saga that will wring you dry of tears for every last member of the sorry cast. (First printing of 60,000; Book-of-the-Month Club selection; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Minneapolis/St. Read full book review >
SLINGSHOT by Jack D. Hunter
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"All right, the characters, from barefoot millionaire Coop on down, have no more depth than Popsicle sticks, but wily old pro Hunter (Sweeney's Run, 1992, etc.) knows how to keep things hot for them."
What makes this whodunit more, or different, than a whodunit is that whoever killed journalist Matt Cooper's father may be out to overthrow the US government as well. Read full book review >
RELIC by Douglas Preston
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A thriller staged in the world's scariest building, with no room for the squeamish."
An eccentric, grisly, thoroughly original thriller sure to please doctoral candidates and gore junkies alike. Read full book review >
THE COLD ONE by Christopher Pike
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"The gory details make this adequately spooky, but the plot is too ludicrously far-fetched for the novel to be truly harrowing. (Author tour)"
Pike's (The Season of Passage, 1992, etc.) briskly paced new sci-fi/fantasy/horror endeavor. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jenny Han
July 6, 2015

In Jenny Han’s P.S. I Still Love You, Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing. View video >