Thrillers Book Reviews (page 5)

PRETTY BABY by Mary Kubica
Released: July 28, 2015

"This book will give insomniacs a compelling reason to sit up all night."
Things go dangerously wrong when a middle-class wife and mother impulsively opens her home to a homeless teen and her tiny baby in Kubica's sophomore novel. Read full book review >
THE OTHER SON by Alexander Söderberg
Released: July 25, 2015

"A thriller with plenty of vectors but a better sense of direction than its predecessor."
A clearer picture of a fuzzy moral universe emerges in the middle of this thriller trilogy shot through with bad cops, good gangsters, and Scandinavian chill. Read full book review >

Zaphram, The Hidden Jewel by Gail Parker
Released: July 24, 2015

"A solid second entry, with more on the way."
A highly intelligent woman with superhuman powers and extensive combat training is kidnapped in order to help a team of terrorists find the world's greatest treasure in the sequel to Hidden 12, Intelligence Required (2014).Read full book review >
THE DEVIL'S BAG MAN by Adam Mansbach
Released: July 21, 2015

"Books like Colson Whitehead's Zone One and Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven can keep their erudite social allegories—we'll be over here gobbling popcorn and waiting to see if Mansbach can keep this up."
Just the blood-soaked, demon-ravaged, terrifying sequel to The Dead Run (2013).Read full book review >
Hunting Evil by Walt Branam
Released: July 17, 2015

"An entertaining tale bolstered by outstanding characters, both recurring and new."
Retired Army Ranger Tom Wolfe and wife Terry return to take down evil billionaire Vernon Crassman in Branam's (Alaska Gold, 2014) action-thriller.Read full book review >

The Mercy by Barbara DeShong
Released: July 15, 2015

"An often riveting tale in which solving a murder helps the protagonist learn more about herself."
An Austin, Texas-based psychologist looks into a childhood friend's murder and uncovers secrets that could prove fatal in DeShong's (Too Rich and Too Thin, Not an Autobiography, 2015) thriller.Read full book review >
The Flight of the Mayday Squadron by Steve A. Madison
Released: July 15, 2015

"Christian-pleasing epic of conspiracy and war."
Madison offers an alternate history of the Vietnam War in this debut Christian thriller. Read full book review >
BOMBS AWAY by Harry Turtledove
Released: July 14, 2015

"Definitely worth a try for Turtledove fans and armchair warriors in general."
Alternate-world warrior extraordinaire Turtledove (Last Orders, 2014, etc.) delivers the opening barrage of a new speculative conflict: What if President Harry Truman had ordered nuclear weapons to be used in the Korean War?Read full book review >
Released: July 14, 2015

"Not one of the genre's great yarns, but it's still a fun read for fans of classic espionage."
A fast-moving noir spy thriller featuring a hard-ass protagonist who's great with a gun. Read full book review >
Black Dawn by Cristin Harber
Released: July 14, 2015

"Sure to appease readers interested in romance, but Harber supports it with a solid thriller foundation.
A hacker stuck in a destructive relationship fends off terrorists all while being wooed by a handsome fellow hacker in Harber's (Hart Attack, 2014) romantic thriller. Read full book review >
The Long Squeeze by Paul N. Stam
Released: July 11, 2015

"Nick is an action fan's dream, with the smarts and charm of an exemplary character who warrants a third installment of the series."
A forensics accountant and former fed looking into the death of an FBI pal may have exposed an imminent terrorist attack in the second in Stam's (The Trust Company, 2012) thriller series. Read full book review >
Released: July 9, 2015

"An entertaining romp but from an author who's done more stylish work."
The brilliant criminal mind of Hobbs' debut, Ghostman (2013), returns to stake his claim to some precious gems—and potentially bigger game.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
John Sandford
author of SATURN RUN
October 6, 2015

Saturn Run, John Sandford’s new novel, is quite a departure for the bestselling thriller writer, who sets aside his Lucas Davenport crime franchise (Gathering Prey, 2015, etc.) and partners with photographer and sci-fi buff Ctein to leave Earth’s gravitational field for the rings of Saturn. The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope—something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don’t decelerate; spaceships do. A flurry of top-level government meetings produces the inescapable conclusion: whatever built that ship is at least 100 years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively and bring it back will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete. A conclusion the Chinese definitely agree with when they find out. The race is on. “James Bond meets Tom Swift, with the last word reserved not for extraterrestrial encounters but for international piracy, state secrets, and a spot of satisfyingly underhanded political pressure,” our reviewer writes. View video >