Thrillers Book Reviews (page 5)

LOOK PAST by Eric Devine
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A solid serial-killer thriller for horror fans who'd like to root for the queer kid. (Thriller. 13 & up)"
Sweet, popular Mary, the pastor's daughter, has been viciously murdered, and the killer makes it clear that it's because of her relationship with Avery, a transgender boy. Read full book review >
WITHOUT MERCY by Jefferson Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Despite a contrived denouement and some saggy, draggy passages, Bass (The Breaking Point, 2015, etc.) balances anthropological instruction with a twisty tale of suspense in the 10th Body Farm case."
A scientist who's more savvy about human remains than human relationships finds his own distinguished person threatened. Read full book review >

ETERNAL SONATA by Jamie Metzl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Social issues, cool not-so-far-in-the-future gadgets, and a well-paced plot add up to a good read."
This sequel to The Genesis Code (2014) explores the high-stakes world of biotech. Read full book review >
Silent Source by James Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A promising thriller that ably handles its medical mysteries but lags in its narrative structure and character development."
In Smith's debut mystery, a former scientist investigates a string of mysterious deaths occurring across Atlanta. Read full book review >
Bleedback by G. Griffith-Dickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"An incredible political thriller that's also a primer on current Middle Eastern conflicts."
This debut novel presents an alternate portrait of the Middle East after Osama bin Laden's death, while also stressing the need to bridge interfaith gaps. Read full book review >

The Fireproof Girl by Loretta Lost
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A well-written, serpentine, breezy thriller centered on themes of belonging, abandonment, and the emotional struggle of parentless children."
An adventuresome tale of two co-dependent foster kids who become unraveled when one is found murdered. Read full book review >
COFFIN ROAD by Peter May
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A thoroughly entertaining yarn."
A man washes ashore in the Outer Hebrides, the pages of his memory completely blank, while in Edinburgh a troubled teen suspects her father did not, as she was told, commit suicide. Read full book review >
Quantum by Dean De Servienti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2016

"Smart sci-fi with a much-desired object that's far more engaging than the average MacGuffin."
Various agencies hunt six scientists who've gone into hiding after unearthing an ancient artifact of indeterminate origin in De Servienti's (Life Turns, 2016, etc.) sci-fi thriller.Read full book review >
In the Shadow of the Witch by Brian White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2016

"A cautionary dystopian tale about the redemptive qualities of retribution."
White (Strands, 2016) examines the narrow difference between justice and revenge in this paranormal thriller.Read full book review >
Negative Buoyancy by Richard Burkhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2016

"A swiftly paced novel about the human cost of environmental greed."
In this debut thriller, two lake explorers discover a deadly environmental peril. Read full book review >
ONLY DAUGHTER by Anna Snoekstra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A premise that could collapse in a light breeze coupled with telegraphed plot twists make for an uninspired entry in the psychological thriller category."
After her arrest, a woman claims to be a long-missing teenage girl and finds herself living the vanished girl's life only to become ensnared in trying to unravel the truth behind her disappearance. Read full book review >
THE VANISHING YEAR by Kate Moretti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Fans of twisted thrillers featuring complex female characters will devour Moretti's latest."
A woman tries to hide—and outrun—her past in this fast-paced thriller from Moretti (Binds That Tie, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >