Thrillers Book Reviews (page 6)

CYPHERGHOST by DS Kane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"Not the strongest espionage tale in the series, but still an entertaining one."
In this seventh installment of the Spies Lie series, a talented young hacker seeks revenge on behalf of her dead boyfriend. Read full book review >
CLAW HAMMER by Paul Dale Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"A kitschy murder-mystery thriller with a retro feel."
Anderson (The Devil Made Me Do It Again and Again, 2016, etc.) tells the story of a vicious series of murders in a small Illinois town in this thriller.Read full book review >

CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE by John W. Dennehy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2016

"A colorful and captivating time-travel adventure with fearsome creatures."
A punk rocker wakes up in a Victorian world where unusual beasts plague Boston—still under British rule—in this debut steampunk thriller. Read full book review >
DECEPTION by Gene Boffa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2016

"A few awkward moments, but this fast-paced thriller has lots to recommend it."
In this military thriller, second in a series, a covert operative works a tricky, dangerous deception in North Korea with his girlfriend's help. Read full book review >
BETRAYAL OF FAITH by Mark M. Bello
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"Engaging characters elevate this courtroom drama beyond the conventional."
In Bello's debut legal thriller, a case against a pedophile priest in Michigan leads a lawyer to confront a secret organization that's willing to go to great lengths to protect the church. Read full book review >

MY SISTER ROSA by Justine Larbalestier
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"This dark thriller is the 1956 film The Bad Seed meets 2016; readers will be simultaneously terrified when Rosa's present and afraid to let her out of their sight. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
"Do you think I'm the devil?" Read full book review >
RULER OF THE NIGHT by David Morrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Richly detailed and engrossing; Morrell animates the Victorian era and delivers genre thrills with rare style and panache."
Railroaded in Victorian England. Read full book review >
Criminal Zoo by Sean McDaniel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A penetrating look inside a killer's head; disquieting but insightful."
A debut thriller tells the story of a killer imprisoned in a facility that may be more barbaric than the atrocities he's committed. Read full book review >
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY KILLER by Mary Higgins Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Fleet, conscientious, and utterly true to its carefully wrought formula."
Laurie Moran and the staff of Under Suspicion reopen a cold case almost everyone else is convinced was closed tight 15 years ago. Read full book review >
ODESSA SEA by Clive Cussler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Sketch out some exotic, ephemeral settings, make every villain as nasty as possible, and it's another of Cussler's cinematic-style entertainments spinning out at hold-on-to-your-hat speed."
Cussler's conglomerate (Built to Thrill, 2016, etc.) gives fans their money's worth with 500 pages chronicling Dirk Pitt's Black Sea adventures while hopscotching back to the Russian Revolution, then up to today's Iranian quest for nuclear weapons, and throwing in a rogue terror attack on the United States for good measure. Read full book review >
RENTED SOULS by Eirik Moe Dahll-Larssøn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Often perplexing, but delivers an immortal hero and an original world worth a second or third visit."
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AS EAGLES SWARM by R.P. Wollbvaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A historically astute and powerful account of a world fractured by war."
In this thriller, a Canadian regiment joins the fight in the thick of World War II. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 14, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >