Thrillers Book Reviews (page 6)

Perfect by Douglas Wickard
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"A leisurely paced but ultimately rewarding, riveting thriller."
A sea voyage from the U.S. to Italy churns up whirlwind romance and a strong possibility of murder in Wickard's (A Perfect Setup, 2013, etc.) latest thriller. Read full book review >
THE NEXT TARGET by Marcel Trigueiro
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 20, 2014

"Slow and occasionally jumbled but ultimately rewarding."
Terrorists in Rio de Janeiro target citizens for a series of cyberattacks and assassinations in Trigueiro's debut thriller. Read full book review >

LAST DAYS IN SHANGHAI by Casey Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Though its observations about China's construction boom and the dismal state of American politics are as fresh as the morning news feed, Walker's novel also feels like a disquieting peek deep into the coming decades of global economic upheaval."
Slimy all-American graft oozes from beneath the economic aspirations of contemporary China in this witty, illuminating thriller. Read full book review >
THE VOICES by F.R. Tallis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"But his incisive and beautifully observed storytelling trumps his clichés to produce a genuine page-turner."
A composer jeopardizes himself and his family when he becomes a kind of ghost hunter. Read full book review >
THE FOOL RETURNS by Tom Block
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"Think of a Dan Brown-like adventure penned by an erudite Talmudic scholar."
In Block's newest, Bill Willis is a Jew who doesn't realize he's Jewish until he discovers he's heir to a spiritual obligation originating with 13th-century philosopher Moses Maimonides. Read full book review >

A MOST UNLIKELY SPY by Linda A. Rich
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 14, 2014

"A concise thriller with an enthralling protagonist and a rich historical backdrop."
In Rich's debut historical thriller, a World War II codebreaker tracks down an American naval officer who may be working as a spy for the Japanese. Read full book review >
SOLEIL'S STAR by Larry Bonner
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 10, 2014

"Sizzling twist on a Cold War thriller."
Set in 1990, the third installment of Bonner's (Soleil, Too!, 2014, etc.) Cold War espionage thriller series once again features beautiful Canadian heroine Soleil Tangiere in a highly palatable fusion of spy thriller and romance. Read full book review >
THE CRUISER by David Poyer
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Poyer is a master of the modern sea adventure, pitting both men and women against unseen enemies and turbulent waves."
This 14th entry in the author's Dan Lenson series (The Towers, 2011, etc.) is a naval thriller featuring heroism and high-tech warfare.Read full book review >
FIVE by Ursula Archer
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Though Bea and Florin often seem to be phoning it in, Archer makes up for their lack of energy with an inventive plot."
Archer, an Austrian writer of teen novels, has created a series of gruesome killings in her Salzberg-based first thriller for adults. Read full book review >
DEVIL'S MOVE by Leslie Wolfe
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 8, 2014

"There's no standout spy amid all the spying, but shady dealings and global struggles aid this solid genre outing."
In Wolfe's (Executive, 2011) political thriller, a secret U.S. agency tries to stop a covert group from hijacking the new voting process and possibly rigging the presidential election. Read full book review >
EVERLAST by Richard Bard
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 6, 2014

"High-speed espionage thriller with sci-fi touches that'll have readers impatiently waiting for the next installment."
The first volume of a two-part thriller series brings back Jake Bronson, who's determined to find out why an unknown group has been abducting his family and friends, in Bard's (Beyond Judgment, 2013, etc.) latest. Read full book review >
THE PARDONER'S TALE by Morgan Ferdinand
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 6, 2014

"This supernatural thriller's humor and well-developed relationships will keep the pages turning."
Ferdinand's sharp debut novel features a shape-shifting private eye who's hellbent on slaying demonic beasts. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >