Thrillers Book Reviews (page 7)

Reading the Streets by Michael Riley
Released: July 2, 2015

"A tense mystery that's concerned more with why than how."
In Riley's debut thriller, a West London detective inspector working a murder case gradually uncovers possible corruption among the authorities. Read full book review >
Released: June 30, 2015

"In spite of allowing the second entry in the series to tap into emotional back stories that might better have been saved for later, Norton writes smart characters and cleverly leaves herself room for a sequel."
A kidnapping victim must use her insight into her former captor to catch him after he escapes from a psychiatric hospital. Read full book review >

Released: June 30, 2015

"A heart-rending look at a culture decimated by the cruelty of the Khmer Rouge."
Mysterious disappearances, danger, and death converge against the exotic backdrop of post-Khmer Rouge Cambodia in Medina's debut effort. Read full book review >
GHOST FLEET by P.W. Singer
Released: June 30, 2015

"Overall not a bad read, but it probably won't keep readers up late—at least not without a few stim tabs."
A speculative thriller that imagines the next world war. Read full book review >
GRENDEL'S GAME by Erik Mauritzson
Released: June 30, 2015

"A tepid addition to the Scandinavian crime-fiction shelf."
A killer who professes to enjoy the taste of human flesh goes up against a Swedish cop in this debut thriller. Read full book review >

THE ENGLISH SPY by Daniel Silva
Released: June 30, 2015

"This page-turner deepens Allon's legend and illuminates more of his shadowy world, all while cementing Silva's place among the top tier of spy thriller writers."
Gabriel Allon may be a talented, world-renowned restorer of classic paintings, but he's willing to kneecap a Russian spy if necessary. Read full book review >
Drink Dirt Eat Stone by Kyle Fleishman
Released: June 30, 2015

"A violent, thrilling mystery hampered at times by overly gruesome exposition."
A debut novel following a former hit man who tries to eliminate old enemies before the past catches up with him. Read full book review >
Plagued, With Guilt by Michael Jason Brandt
Released: June 27, 2015

"A striking, frightening debut that heralds the start of a promising career."
Brandt plumbs the depths of suspense, pathology, and ancient history in this debut novel, at once a fierce academic thriller and a powerful meditation on humanity. Read full book review >
FOUR SEATS by Aaron Cooley
Released: June 25, 2015

"A scorching pace makes this savvy thriller a quick read."
In Cooley's (Shaken, Not Stirred, 2013) legal thriller, a U.S. Supreme Court policeman uncovers a conspiracy while searching for the people who bombed the Supreme Court. Read full book review >
Baksheesh (Bribes) by DS Kane
Released: June 25, 2015

"More wild, violent adventures in the world of international espionage.
In the fifth installment of the Spies Lie series, former covert operative Cassandra Sashakovich is finally ready to settle down with her family, though a plot to start World War III threatens to pull her back into danger. Read full book review >
Skully, Perdition Games by L.E. Fraser
Released: June 21, 2015

"A fast-paced mystery featuring plenty of excitement."
Kidnapping, murder, and mind games are afoot in Fraser's (Simon Says, 2014) latest thriller, which revisits PI Sam McNamara as she tackles a new case.Read full book review >
A Stalker's Journey by John C. Lukegord
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Elin Hilderbrand
October 13, 2015

In Winter Stroll, a sequel to last year's holiday novel Winter Street, Elin Hilderbrand improves on the first by delving deeper into the emotional lives of the Quinn clan. Christmas on Nantucket finds Winter Street Inn owner Kelley Quinn and his family busily preparing for the holiday season. Though the year has brought tragedy, the Quinns have much to celebrate: Kelley has reunited with his first wife Margaret, Kevin and Isabelle have a new baby; and Ava is finally dating a nice guy. But when Kelley's estranged wife Mitzi shows up on the island, along with Kevin's devious ex-wife Norah and a dangerously irresistible old fling of Ava's, the Inn is suddenly overrun with romantic feuds, not to mention guests. “Although some of the Quinns' problems are resolved, many are not, happily promising a third installment next year,” our reviewer writes. View video >