Thrillers Book Reviews (page 5)

A Stalker's Journey by John C. Lukegord
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2015

"An unquestionably eerie baddie helps this uncomplicated but dark tale stand out."
A two-bit con artist focuses his aggression on a local paperboy and his friends in Lukegord's (The Haunted Trail, 2014, etc.) thriller. Read full book review >
THE ULTIMATUM by Dick Wolf
THRILLERS
Released: June 16, 2015

"Another solid thriller by Wolf, who is proving as dependable a novelist as a TV producer."
In Wolf's third Jeremy Fisk thriller, a sniper using a specially equipped drone is randomly killing people in New York. He promises to continue doing so until a leaker of police intelligence materials, who has been taken into custody, is released. Read full book review >

TIN MEN by Christopher Golden
THRILLERS
Released: June 16, 2015

"An enjoyable and almost plausible peek into a future world under American protection."
A futuristic thriller that mixes science fiction, world politics, and gobs of action. Read full book review >
THE WRONG MAN by Kate White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015

"While the whodunit aspects are fairly pedestrian, Kit makes for an intriguing heroine who holds her own."
Though she might suggest a bold accent wall to her clients, Manhattan interior decorator Kit Finn leads a quiet private life—until one wild night in Florida sets her on a different, far more dangerous course. Read full book review >
THE PRESIDENT'S SHADOW by Brad Meltzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015

"Unlike the previous installment (The Fifth Assassin, 2013), this one doesn't provide much in the way of exposition but instead throws you unceremoniously into the deep end. Fans will survive, but unwary newcomers had better watch their backs."
This third outing for the storied Culper Ring, sworn to protect the U.S. presidency, shows them doing what they do most: sniffing out conspiracies, falling for deceptions, and perpetuating that grandest of all American political institutions, the clueless double take. Read full book review >

HARD LATITUDES by Baron R. Birtcher
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 15, 2015

"Birtcher's latest is an agreeable but undercooked mystery about the sex trade."
In Birtcher's fourth Mike Travis novel, the Hawaii-based PI, reluctantly answering a cry for help from his brother, finds himself threatened by a Hong Kong sex-trafficking ring. Read full book review >
The Royal Secret by John Bentley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2015

"A dense, theory-packed book that will appeal to lovers of historical conspiracies but may leave mystery buffs cold."
Mysteries, conspiracies, hidden identities, and secret codes abound in this debut thriller, which shuttles readers between the modern day and Tudor England. Read full book review >
Murderer's Row by Ray Keating
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2015

"Action fans will find plenty to love here, from gunfights and murder sprees to moral dilemmas."
In Keating's (The River, 2014, etc.) latest thriller, the pastor/man of action returns, this time caught up in murder and deceit surrounding an independent baseball league in New York. Read full book review >
WORLD WAR MOO by Michael Logan
THRILLERS
Released: June 9, 2015

"If it all sounds slightly bonkers, it is—but Logan's unique combination of bombastic action sequences, off-kilter characters, and wild-eyed scenarios should please fans of speculative fiction and horror alike."
The stakes are raised when opposing forces threaten all-out war in the midst of the zombie apocalypse. Read full book review >
THE FIXER by Joseph Finder
THRILLERS
Released: June 9, 2015

"Finder returns with another thriller that will have you shaking your head over the protagonist's actions but still turning the pages to find out what happens next."
A struggling writer finds $3.4 million in cash in a crawl space in his old house, leading him to discover the truth about his stroke-ridden father. Read full book review >
THE SNOW KIMONO by Mark Henshaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Henshaw's prose shimmers as his narrative becomes ever more nuanced, complex, and misleading."
Henshaw creates a world of psychological complexity and emotional subtlety in a story that moves from Paris to Japan and back again. Read full book review >
CASH LANDING by James Grippando
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Andie's bridegroom, series regular Jack Swyteck, turns up in the last chapter to help slam the door on this zany, overlong caper. But it's hard to care which of these lowlifes ends up on top when they're all so despicable."
Thieves fall out over a fabulous jackpot that somehow isn't quite enough to go around. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >