Thrillers Book Reviews (page 5)

COLLECTING THE DEAD by Spencer Kope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"Kope's fascinating debut will place Steps Craig alongside Walt Longmire, Jack Reacher, and Charlie Parker as an enduring literary hero."
A quirky hero who chases the worst of serial killers with a bit of supernatural help makes Kope's debut novel a winner. Read full book review >
Vendetta by Bert Silva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2016

"There's nary a dull moment in this complex, relentlessly plotted, if bloated, maritime potboiler sure to keep readers alert."
An energetic tale explores murder, revenge, and corporate deceit playing out on the high seas. Read full book review >

Red Rover, Perdition Games by L.E. Fraser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2016

"An absorbing tale that will delight mystery lovers and those who like a good dose of suspense."
Private eye Sam McNamara is back for a third adventure in Fraser's (Skully: Perdition Games, 2015, etc.) new thriller, investigating a crime that hits close to home and forces her to suspect her own friends. Read full book review >
Blood Horizon: The Novella by R.O. Sawyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2016

"A compulsively readable, taut thriller in which a strong protagonist risks her life—and her heart —to survive a madman's quest for vengeance."
A novella focuses on crime-world retribution. Read full book review >
Limboland by Leigh Goodison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2016

"A tightly woven medical thriller fusing justice for abuse victims with the tapped power of the mind."
Goodison's (The Jigsaw Man, 2015, etc.) second volume in the St. Augustus Chronicles centers on two half sisters who may be psychically linked. Read full book review >

Rum Luck by Ryan Aldred
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2016

"Amateur gumshoes bolstered by a tropical setting and the added pressure of trying to sustain a business."
In this debut thriller, a Canadian man purchases a Costa Rican beachside bar, but cops are more interested in him as a suspect in the previous owner's murder. Read full book review >
Rio Street Kid Stargazer by Craig S. Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2016

"A commendable genre piece with grounded, convincing characters."
A Rio de Janeiro orphan and an American hoping to reconnect with his roots cross paths with each other and with a powerful drug lord in Wilson's (Dating for Life, 2013) crime thriller.Read full book review >
BRIGHTON by Michael Harvey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"Sharp as the blades used to gut the guilty and innocent alike, Harvey's fierce stand-alone is a blood-soaked tribute to finding your past and living with the consequences."
A reporter returns to the violent Boston suburb of his youth when a series of murders appears linked to his past. Read full book review >
WE WERE KINGS by Thomas O'Malley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"The authors deliver noir done well in dark-city descriptions and a cast of damaged characters but fall short on delivering a thrill."
Tough guys in a tough town as the Irish Republican Army wages war in 1950s Boston. Read full book review >
Color of Blood by Keith Yocum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"A scary, smart, sweet, sexy CIA tale."
Returning to work after his wife's death, a CIA investigator leaves on assignment for Australia, where he encounters danger, romance, and, unexpectedly, poetry. Read full book review >
Artifice by Mark Eugene Dall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2016

"The romance becomes off-putting, but the remainder of this art-world thriller zings."
A lost painting attributed to Rembrandt resurfaces, sparking a pursuit by rich collectors, criminals, and the rightful heir. Read full book review >
Amanojaku by Damien Lutz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2016

"A multilayered protagonist and stellar setting help guide this sci-fi narrative to an unforgettable coda."
In 2040, a former convict with an implant to stave off violent impulses finds himself in the midst of a plan to take down a corporate empire in Lutz's (Book Hunter, 2015, etc.) sci-fi thriller.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >