Thrillers Book Reviews (page 5)

BROKEN MONSTERS by Lauren Beukes
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Beukes gave us a time traveling serial killer in The Shining Girls, and the monsters in her latest tale, whether they're real or imagined, will keep you up all night."
A genuinely unsettling—in all the best ways—blend of suspense and the supernatural makes this a serial-killer tale like you've never seen. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A thriller that's rigorous and efficient, much like its professional protagonist."
In Hollifield's debut action-thriller, an assassin's involvement with the widow of his latest target takes an unexpected turn when other hired killers target him. Read full book review >

THE MARK by A. A. Peterson
Released: Sept. 10, 2014

"Stark and somber, like the protagonist's profession, but with a brooding ambience that will leave an imprint in readers' minds."
In Peterson's debut thriller, a contract killer's latest assignment puts him in danger and leaves him torn between revenge and protecting a woman he's only just met. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Considering its level of mayhem, it's remarkable that so few mystery writers have drawn on Nicaragua as a fictional setting. So Gannon's dank, dense, tangled debut is doubly welcome."
Journalist/teacher Gannon's first novel takes readers back to 1986, when Nicaragua is torn by civil war, American intervention, mass executions and the odd serial killer. Read full book review >
GANGSTERLAND by Tod Goldberg
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Clever plotting, a colorful cast of characters and priceless situations make this comedic crime novel an instant classic."
Targeted by both the feds and his bosses in the Chicago mob after messing up on the job, a prolific hit man hides out in Las Vegas as, of all things, a rabbi. Read full book review >

Vivienne's Blog by Stephen K Leaton
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"The narrator may be unreliable, but the stories she tells, as well as her own, are infinitely appealing."
Leaton's debut psychological thriller takes place in the fractured mind of Vivienne Coroth, who, believing herself a descendant of Faeries, may be plotting revenge against her ex-lover and his new wife. Read full book review >
RUNNING FOR THE HOUSE by Howard Kleinhendler
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"An entertaining, if shallow, thriller."
An aspiring congressman is unwittingly a pawn in a complicated game of political espionage. Read full book review >
LEGACY by Ellery A. Kane
Released: Sept. 5, 2014

"A dark, emotional story about rebellion, closely in the tradition of the Divergent and Legend trilogies."
In this dystopian thriller, a teenage girl is sent by her scientist mother to bring valuable information to those in rebellion against the totalitarian government. Read full book review >
SOUTH OF GOOD by Randall Reneau
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An effervescent ride chock-full of memorable action and characters."
A Texas sheriff tries to take down a drug lord pushing cocaine across the Mexican-U.S. border and winds up dodging bullets in Cuba and the Cayman Islands in Reneau's (Ruby Silver, 2014, etc.) latest thriller. Read full book review >
WHITEWASH by Stan Gordon
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A fast-paced, gripping cross-cultural crime novel."
A police procedural thriller set on an Apache reservation in 1935. Read full book review >
THIS ISN'T EASY FOR ME by Julian Berengaut
Released: Aug. 27, 2014

"An unusually structured, thoroughly researched and deeply felt work that creates an intimate portrait of two women and the decades they have thoughtfully inhabited."
In Berengaut's (The Estate of Wormwood and Honey, 2012) second novel, two women discuss love, physics, infidelity, polyamory, mathematics, the Holocaust and the importance of family. Read full book review >
ASSASSIN'S GAME by Ward Larsen
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A must-read for anyone looking for the next great assassin saga."
To save his missing wife, a lethal Israeli assassin is pulled back into action Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >