Thrillers Book Reviews (page 7)

I'M TRAVELING ALONE by Samuel Bjørk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Bjørk constructs a plot like a jigsaw puzzle with many pieces, and somehow it all works."
Children stolen and dressed like dolls before they're murdered bring suicidal detective Mia Kruger out of hiding and back to police work in Bjørk's complicated, yet compelling, tale. Read full book review >
THE CAPITALIST by Peter Steiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Morgon's fifth adventure impresses both as thriller and morality play, building a memorable and complex tapestry of greed and culpability."
When a retired CIA operative goes after a Machiavellian investment expert, it's personal. Read full book review >

SHE'S NOT THERE by Joy Fielding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"This time, Fielding seems to be phoning in the thrills."
A toddler disappears from a Mexican hotel room, deepening the fissures in an already fractured family. Read full book review >
Death Comes to Lake Como by G.X. Chen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2016

"These resolute protagonists and self-proclaimed mystery buffs should certainly appeal to genre fans."
The latest murder case for amateur detectives Ann Lee and Fang Chen takes them on an intercontinental investigation in this thriller. Read full book review >
Memory Park by L. A. De Michiel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2016

"A meticulously plotted tale, headlined by two praiseworthy protagonists."
An Australian writer's fictional account of a serial killer catches the attention of a genuine murderer in De Michiel's (Orchestrated Fate, 2013, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >

The Beguiled by James Masters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2016

"An occult thriller that creates a lasting sense of mystery, though it also contains some speed bumps."
Debut author Masters offers a novel about a mysterious kidnapping in northern England. Read full book review >
The Smell of Money by Janet Kole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2016

"A witty tale with two retirees—a lawyer and a hit man—cleverly paralleled."
A senior partner at a Philadelphia law firm, whose colleagues may be trying to push him out, collides with a professional assassin in this thriller. Read full book review >
Out of the Storm by Carol Ashe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2016

"A solid, sexy thriller that should appeal to romance and crime-drama fans alike."
A debut novel mixes elements of mystery and romance to tell the story of a detective who must stay focused on her work in the heat of a passionate and unexpected encounter. Read full book review >
TRY NOT TO BREATHE by Holly Seddon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Great plotting, but the author's oddball imagery proves distracting."
Two unlikely friends—a woman left unresponsive by an attack when she was a teen and a divorced alcoholic—intersect in Seddon's psychological thriller. Read full book review >
THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"The idea of a woman who stands beside an alleged monster is an intriguing one, and very nearly well-executed here, if it weren't bogged down with other too-familiar plotlines."
A woman whose recently deceased husband was the prime suspect in a horrific crime struggles with how—and if—she wants to step out from behind his shadow. Read full book review >
THE ORION PLAN by Mark Alpert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Alpert, one of the best writers after Michael Crichton at transforming futuristic science into believable fiction, devises such a scary scenario here, it's a shame he doesn't develop it further."
In Alpert's latest nanotech thriller, a space probe from a solar system 200 light-years away lands with an explosive bang in a marginal area of Manhattan, infecting several park regulars with malevolent alien technology. Read full book review >
THE QUALITY OF SILENCE by Rosamund Lupton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Shrewdly commercial and seamed with some memorable descriptions of the polar wilds, Lupton's latest, though unsteady at times, delivers an engrossing wallop of readable escapism."
Can an intrepid mother and her plucky deaf daughter survive a perilous ride across a midnight polar landscape to find the missing-presumed-dead third member of their family? Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >