Thrillers Book Reviews (page 5)

Tahoe Dark by Todd Borg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Once again, Borg hits all the right notes for fans of classic detective fiction in the mold of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald, and Robert B. Parker."
A Tahoe, California-based private detective investigates a kidnapping and an armored-car heist and discovers a surprising link between the two in Borg's (Tahoe Blue Fire, 2015, etc.) 14th series thriller.Read full book review >
Tip Of The POTUS Spear by William Bunting
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"An adventure featuring able characters immersed in full-tilt action, with an open ending that promises even more.
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The U.S. president's newly formed anti-terrorist group pits former Navy SEALs against South American cartels and assassins in Bunting's (Maiyun, 2016, etc.) latest thriller.Read full book review >

Autonomy by Jude Houghton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2016

"An immersive novel that chillingly predicts a world in which life is something to be escaped rather than experienced."
Houghton (Songs of Seraphina, 2015) explores the difference between living and surviving in this sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >
Hill Country Siren by Patrick Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2016

"A laudable showing featuring an unconventional detective who's impossible to dislike."
Freelance chief financial officerJoe Robbins gets hired by a famed musician to look into a potential scam and becomes embroiled in a murder case in Kelly's (Hill Country Rage, 2014, etc.) latest series thriller.Read full book review >
Lifethreat by B.J. Meehan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2016

"A skillfully rendered but overly ambitious medical thriller."
A mysterious disease is gradually sterilizing men, and a federal health worker struggles to find out why in this debut novel. Read full book review >

BOUNTY by Michael Byrnes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Charles Bronson's Death Watch meets the Internet, with little of the hand-wringing melodrama that might suggest."
Vigilantism goes viral in this thriller about a website that pays bounties for the killing of unpunished child abusers, financial scammers, human rights violators, and other bad actors. Read full book review >
DARK MATTER by Blake Crouch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Suspenseful, frightening, and sometimes poignant—provided the reader has a generously willing suspension of disbelief."
A man walks out of a bar and his life becomes a kaleidoscope of altered states in this science-fiction thriller. Read full book review >
YOU WILL KNOW ME by Megan Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Abbott proves herself a master of fingernails-digging-into-your-palms suspense."
Abbott's latest thriller (The Fever, 2014, etc.) is about everyday lives changed forever by an exceptional individual—in this case an Olympic gymnastics hopeful. Read full book review >
Confessions of a Day Trader by Lloyd Free
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2016

"A technically challenging and narratively undisciplined novel but a philosophically astute look at the foibles of modern capitalism."
A financial thriller that chronicles the exuberance of quick stock market success and the devastation of greed. Read full book review >
GUILTY MINDS by Joseph Finder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Finder shows off his top-notch storytelling skills, moving with ease from high places to low in the nation's capital."
Hired to clear the chief justice of the United States of dallying with a call girl, Boston-based investigator Nick Heller becomes entwined in a complicated scheme that leads to murder. Read full book review >
THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by Ruth Ware
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Too much drama at the end detracts from a finely wrought and subtle conundrum."
Ware (In A Dark, Dark Wood, 2015) offers up a classic "paranoid woman" story with a modern twist in this tense, claustrophobic mystery. Read full book review >
FALL FROM GRACE by Tim Weaver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Readers who despair after a hundred pages that all the plotlines Weaver has launched can't possibly fit together are strongly urged to persist. They do indeed all fit together, and the monstrous pattern that emerges is as devastating as in any of Ross Macdonald's nightmares."
Missing persons specialist David Raker (Never Coming Back, 2014, etc.) goes hunting for a vanished copper and finds a whole lot more in this endless, deeply felt, un-put-downable thriller. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jeff Chang
September 20, 2016

In the provocative essays in journalist Jeff Chang’s new book We Gon’ Be Alright, Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, personal writing, and cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. “He implores readers to listen, act, and become involved with today’s activists, who offer ‘new ways to see our past and our present,’ ” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A compelling and intellectually thought-provoking exploration of the quagmire of race relations.” View video >