Thrillers Book Reviews (page 5)

DEATH LOGS IN by E. J. Simon
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"An action-laden plot and another open ending will have the series collecting many more fans."
CEO Michael Nicholas may have survived gangsters out for blood, but he's still in danger, facing assassination attempts and corporate takeover in Simon's (Death Never Sleeps, 2013) latest thriller. Read full book review >
NEVER LOOK AWAY by Armstrong Millamena
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Lighthearted and emphatically entertaining, even with a serial killer in the mix."
In Millamena's debut thriller, a young college student tormented by a serial killer must find a way to stop him—even though the killer's already dead. Read full book review >

Blood Line by John J. Davis
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Sharply written and starring characters readers will be happy to meet again."
This debut thriller finds an entire family on the run from those who would sell bleeding-edge technology to the highest bidder.In Park City, Georgia, Ron and Valerie Granger work for INESCO, a family-owned research company that develops technology for the U.S. government. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 13, 2014

"A story and protagonist shrouded in mystery run through with suspense and espionage."
In Adams' debut techno-thriller, a cunning mathematical genius in Baltimore has to prove he's not a mole working for North Korea by exposing the real one. Read full book review >
THE DELTA by Tony Park
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Don't expect damsels in distress in this novel. Do expect a thrill ride that won't disappoint."
A fast-moving thriller starring a female mercenary in a great setting, along with violence and a dollop of sex. Read full book review >

THE MADNESS OF JULY by James Naughtie
Released: Oct. 2, 2014

"An intertwined exploration of love and family loyalty, political ambition and international intrigue."
In his fiction debut, British journalist Naughtie offers a double-twisting spy drama worthy of his countryman le Carré. Read full book review >
STONE THE DEVIL by Jac Simensen
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Should appeal to fans of political intrigue who demand visceral and intellectual gratification."
In this political thriller, disparate characters act out—whether voluntarily or through trickery—a plot hatched by wealthy and powerful men hoping to turn the tide of history in their favor. Read full book review >
TWIN RIVER II by Michael Fields
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"This grisly thriller will sink its teeth right in you."
Fields' sequel to Twin River (2013) sees a killer for hire enter the lives of two troubled Pennsylvania teens. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A fast, satisfying psychological thriller. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Strange things are afoot at an elite school for artistic geniuses that is also the setting for a reality television show. Read full book review >
LIFE DELUXE by Jens Lapidus
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Through it all, Lapidus wastes no opportunity to explore the labyrinthine affinities between his heroes and villains. Better put aside the whole weekend for this guided tour of his Swedish hell."
The conclusion to Lapidus' monstrously ambitious Stockholm Noir trilogy (Never Fück Up, 2013, etc.) is every bit as dark, sprawling, rambunctious and volcanic as you'd expect.Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Bill Browder
author of RED NOTICE
March 24, 2015

Bill Browder’s Red Notice is a nonfiction political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption. In 2007, a group of Russian law enforcement officers raided Browder’s offices in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fund’s companies had paid to the Russian government. Browder’s attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and uncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise. A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved, he was arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for a year. On November 16, 2009, he was led to an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear. “It may be that ‘Russian stories never have happy endings,’ ” our reviewer writes about Red Notice, “but Browder’s account more than compensates by ferociously unmasking Putin’s thugocracy.” View video >