Thrillers Book Reviews (page 5)

Ghost of a Shadow by Andrea Engel
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"An otherworldly setting, grounded by irresistible melodrama and an unshakeable protagonist worth rooting for."
A Florida teen unhappy at home and tormented by bullies at school discovers a dreamlike world where she can escape and that may be more real than she knows in this YA fantasy debut. Read full book review >
I Am Your New Poison by Lucas James
Released: Dec. 10, 2015

"An unreliable narrator maintains a dubious tone that still manages to electrify."
James' psychological thriller debut offers the tale of a young woman in an interrogation room, recapping a drug-fueled crime spree spanning nine U.S. states. Read full book review >

Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"A well-written novel, but the intricate plot teeters precariously on a rash of bad decisions made by otherwise street-smart people."
A beautiful former combat medic takes on Miami's bad guys in Hawken's (Tequila Sunset, 2014, etc.) tale of honor, betrayal, and international intrigue.Read full book review >
TIPPING POINT by David Poyer
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"First-class storytelling by a master of the genre."
A hair-raising yarn of the sea and a U.S. Navy cruiser on the cusp of war. Read full book review >
THE ABSOLUTION by Jonathan Holt
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"In spite of a few scenes that stop the novel in its tracks by explaining complicated details about banking and computer viruses through dialogue, Holt's finale has more than enough rapid-pulse action—and compelling insight into Italy-U.S. relations—to keep the pages turning."
In the final book of the Carnivia Trilogy, named after the anonymous virtual world created by disfigured genius Daniele Barbo, American intelligence analyst Holly Boland and Italian cop Kat Tapo reunite to investigate dark government conspiracies. Read full book review >

Cold-Blooded by Lisa Regan
Released: Dec. 4, 2015

"A delightful detective who more than earns and deserves her own series.
In Regan's (Hold Still, 2014, etc.) thriller, Philadelphia private investigator Jocelyn Rush takes the reins of a cold case from a terminal ex-homicide detective who needs help finding the killer before he dies.Read full book review >
Red Ochre Falls by Kristen Gibson
Released: Dec. 4, 2015

"A good combination of romantic entanglement and shrewd investigation."
In Gibson's debut thriller, a young woman tries to prove that her friend's suicide was murder and stumbles onto a conspiracy. Read full book review >
MEMORANDOM by Anders de la Motte
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Following up his popular Game Trilogy (Bubble, 2014, etc.), de la Motte keeps the reader guessing in this tale of an amnesiac cop and an informant whose very existence we sometimes doubt."
His memory erased by a stroke and a violent car crash, Stockholm police intelligence officer David Sarac is pressured from all sides—not all of them as friendly as they appear—to dredge up information pointing to the whereabouts of his top informant. Read full book review >
Last Stop: Paris by John  Pearce
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"An exhilarating journey that will satisfy the most avid thriller reader."
A full-throttle adventure through modern Europe and the Mediterranean in a book that's part thriller, part mystery, and all rollicking ride. Read full book review >
Death of a Messenger by Robert B. McCaw
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A tautly paced, impressively accomplished police procedural marking the beginning of a promising mystery series."
Hawaii forms the lush backdrop for a veteran detective's attempt to foil a grisly murder plot involving priceless looted artifacts. Read full book review >
ProxyWar by DS Kane
Released: Nov. 27, 2015

"The latest adventure in a series that only grows more engaging with each installment."
In the sixth book in Kane's (Baksheesh Bribes, 2015, etc.) Spies Lie series, a motley crew of spies, hackers, and mercenaries unites to stop China and Russia from declaring war on the United States.Read full book review >
Fractures by Will James
Released: Nov. 26, 2015

"A beautiful dose of carnal mayhem set in Purgatory."
This debut fantasy thriller finds an assassin taken out of the killing game only to be thrust into a surreal plot to dethrone a deity. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >