Thrillers Book Reviews (page 5)

IRAN by Nicholas Borelli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2016

"Not the most likable protagonist but watching him confront danger may garner interest in his previous tales."
In Borelli's (At Last Reconciled, 2013, etc.) latest thriller, a New York lawyer gets caught up in a U.S. operation to neutralize weapons-grade material hidden in Iran. Read full book review >
Black and White by Jerri Blair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2016

"A long but energetic tale that's rife with drama and mystery, both in and out of the courtroom."
A Florida lawyer has the chance to help a former client on trial for murder in Blair's (College Football Etiquette, 2015, etc.) legal thriller set in the late 1970s.Read full book review >

THE PASSENGER by Lisa Lutz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Lutz provides some great suggestions for going on the lam (a lot of hair dye and car switching is involved), but at its core, this is a novel about identity: a slippery notion which depends upon both how the world sees us and how we see ourselves."
With her latest books, Lutz is deep in thriller territory, and she writes like she's happy to be there. Read full book review >
The CleanSweep Conspiracy by Chuck Waldron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"A promising thriller with a provocative premise, but one that lets the cat out of the bag a bit too early."
In Waldron's (Lion's Head Deception, 2013, etc.) conspiracy thriller, a power-hungry businessman hatches a plot to institute martial law in Toronto, and the only people who can stop him are a blogger, a reporter, and a cameraman.Read full book review >
Driller by M. S. Holm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 29, 2016

"A bleak novel remarkable for its linguistic acrobatics and hardscrabble charisma."
A thriller pits a single mother, her young son, and a drifter against all that the Mexican wilderness can send their way. Read full book review >

What She Knew by Nadine Galinsky Feldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 29, 2016

"A predictable but entertaining story about friendship and financial schemes."
A Wall Street executive's life changes drastically when her firm takes a huge hit during the Bernard J. Madoff scandal. Read full book review >
THE SOUL WHISPERER by J.M. Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2016

"An entertaining, if unpolished, old-school adventure with deep philosophical roots."
In this first novel from self-help and spiritual nonfiction author Harrison (We Are All One, 2015, etc.), a young married couple's European getaway turns into a perilous hunt for a mystical relic. Read full book review >
Confederates in Canada by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2016

"A compelling and historically sound tale that follows a Union spy.
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A Civil War-era thriller that revolves around espionage and romance. Read full book review >
I'M TRAVELING ALONE by Samuel Bjørk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Bjørk constructs a plot like a jigsaw puzzle with many pieces, and somehow it all works."
Children stolen and dressed like dolls before they're murdered bring suicidal detective Mia Kruger out of hiding and back to police work in Bjørk's complicated, yet compelling, tale. Read full book review >
THE CAPITALIST by Peter Steiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Morgon's fifth adventure impresses both as thriller and morality play, building a memorable and complex tapestry of greed and culpability."
When a retired CIA operative goes after a Machiavellian investment expert, it's personal. Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 5, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >