Thrillers Book Reviews (page 5)

SHE'S NOT THERE by Joy Fielding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"This time, Fielding seems to be phoning in the thrills."
A toddler disappears from a Mexican hotel room, deepening the fissures in an already fractured family. Read full book review >
Death Comes to Lake Como by G.X. Chen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2016

"These resolute protagonists and self-proclaimed mystery buffs should certainly appeal to genre fans."
The latest murder case for amateur detectives Ann Lee and Fang Chen takes them on an intercontinental investigation in this thriller. Read full book review >

Memory Park by L. A. De Michiel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2016

"A meticulously plotted tale, headlined by two praiseworthy protagonists."
An Australian writer's fictional account of a serial killer catches the attention of a genuine murderer in De Michiel's (Orchestrated Fate, 2013, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >
The Smell of Money by Janet Kole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2016

"A witty tale with two retirees—a lawyer and a hit man—cleverly paralleled."
A senior partner at a Philadelphia law firm, whose colleagues may be trying to push him out, collides with a professional assassin in this thriller. Read full book review >
Out of the Storm by Carol Ashe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2016

"A solid, sexy thriller that should appeal to romance and crime-drama fans alike."
A debut novel mixes elements of mystery and romance to tell the story of a detective who must stay focused on her work in the heat of a passionate and unexpected encounter. Read full book review >

TRY NOT TO BREATHE by Holly Seddon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Great plotting, but the author's oddball imagery proves distracting."
Two unlikely friends—a woman left unresponsive by an attack when she was a teen and a divorced alcoholic—intersect in Seddon's psychological thriller. Read full book review >
THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"The idea of a woman who stands beside an alleged monster is an intriguing one, and very nearly well-executed here, if it weren't bogged down with other too-familiar plotlines."
A woman whose recently deceased husband was the prime suspect in a horrific crime struggles with how—and if—she wants to step out from behind his shadow. Read full book review >
THE ORION PLAN by Mark Alpert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Alpert, one of the best writers after Michael Crichton at transforming futuristic science into believable fiction, devises such a scary scenario here, it's a shame he doesn't develop it further."
In Alpert's latest nanotech thriller, a space probe from a solar system 200 light-years away lands with an explosive bang in a marginal area of Manhattan, infecting several park regulars with malevolent alien technology. Read full book review >
THE QUALITY OF SILENCE by Rosamund Lupton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Shrewdly commercial and seamed with some memorable descriptions of the polar wilds, Lupton's latest, though unsteady at times, delivers an engrossing wallop of readable escapism."
Can an intrepid mother and her plucky deaf daughter survive a perilous ride across a midnight polar landscape to find the missing-presumed-dead third member of their family? Read full book review >
BACK BLAST by Mark Greaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"The author also writes Tom Clancy novels with the imprimatur of the Clancy estate (Tom Clancy Commander in Chief, 2015, etc.), and this series is in the same style. Clancy fans will have a blast."
Fifth in the Gray Man series, this high-energy thriller pits a highly trained killer against a powerful and unexpected foe. Read full book review >
THE KING OF FEAR by Drew Chapman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Chapman again delivers a crisp thriller, tapping themes of our times that daily news has made commonplace. And once again he has left it open-ended, teasing us in anticipation of the next novel in series."
Terrorism, economic warfare, and "too big to fail" banks lend this thriller a sense of urgency. Read full book review >
The Secondary Target by Diane Lynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"Some tenacious police work, but the characterizations remain stale."
As a divorce attorney recovers from a brutal attack, an investigation reveals further complications in this romantic mystery/thriller. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >