Thrillers Book Reviews (page 5)

THE WORD EXCHANGE by Alena Graedon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"A wildly ambitious, darkly intellectual and inventive thriller about the intersection of language, technology and meaning."
Language becomes a virus in this terrifying vision of the print-empty, Web-reliant culture of the 22nd century. Read full book review >
CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION by Peter Robinson
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 25, 2014

"Robinson has won many awards for his Detective Banks novels (Watching the Dark, 2013, etc.), and with this latest, he demonstrates his mastery of the craft."
Robinson's latest Inspector Banks novel is an English murder mystery sure to please lovers of the genre. Read full book review >

PANIC by Lauren Oliver
THRILLERS
Released: March 4, 2014

"The only thing more terrifying than the game itself is not getting the chance to play it. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Oliver makes a white-knuckle return to realism that will have readers up until the wee hours. Read full book review >
THE RED ROAD by Denise Mina
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"In addition to the usual indelible character studies, Mina provides the most compelling plot of Alex's four cases to date, with a new round of revelations that makes the Glasgow cops the most corrupt since Philip Marlowe looked under all those rocks in Bay City, Calif."
Fourteen years after Princess Diana died in a Paris automobile accident, the date of her death still casts a long shadow over the Strathclyde Police, in the fourth book featuring detective Alex Morrow. Read full book review >
DO OR DIE by Suzanne Brockmann
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Enthralling and breathtaking."
Attorney Phoebe Kruger is tasked with negotiating client Ian Dunn's prison release, against his will, so he can rescue two kidnapped children, not realizing that doing so will set events in motion that will threaten dozens of lives—and a few hearts. Read full book review >

FEAR NOTHING by Lisa Gardner
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"If you think Gardner pulled out all the stops in D.D.'s previous cases (Catch Me, 2012, etc.), you ain't seen nothing yet. Better fasten your seat belt for this roller-coaster ride through family hell."
Recovering from a nasty fall down a flight of stairs, Detective D.D. Warren, of Boston Homicide, tangles with a pair of sisters who put her pain in a whole new perspective. Read full book review >
VATICAN WALTZ by Roland Merullo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"A fresh, moving portrait of religion as it could and should be. The cliffhanging finale offers hope that we will see more of Cynthia's odyssey in future books."
A young Massachusetts woman is prompted to share her messages from God with the Catholic Church hierarchy in Merullo's warmhearted addition to his series of unusual religious novels (American Savior, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >
THE HANGING JUDGE by Michael Ponsor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Ponsor's debut would make a great movie."
A legal thriller written by, and from the viewpoint of, a federal judge. Read full book review >
TATIANA by Martin Cruz Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Anyone who enjoys crime novels but hasn't read Smith is in for a treat. Read this book, then look for other Arkady Renko adventures."
In Smith's latest Arkady Renko novel, the Russian investigator seeks the truth about a young reporter's apparent suicide. Read full book review >
DRY BONES by Peter Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2013

"Gripping up to the end, the bookwhich takes its title from the old spiritual about everything being connected—will send readers who were new to Quinn back to his other books in the series."
Quinn's final installment in a spy trilogy that began with Hour of the Cat (2005) and The Man Who Never Returned (2010) sends New York PI Fintan Dunne on a secret wartime mission to Slovakia to rescue OSS officers from the last gasps of Nazi aggression. Read full book review >
AN ESSENTIAL DECEPTION by Brian A Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2013

"A truly impressive thriller debut in the vein of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code."
In this sprawling international thriller, an ancient secret society seeks domination over Western governments. Read full book review >
SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT by Craig Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"Unlike Walt's usual adventures (A Serpent's Tooth, 2013, etc.), this novella shuns mystery for a wild and dangerous adventure that will leave you both touched and breathless."
The day before Christmas finds Sheriff Walt Longmire of Absaroka County, Wyo., at loose ends, until a ghost from the past brings back long-forgotten memories. Johnson's Walt Longmire mysteries are the basis for an A&E drama series. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >