Thrillers Book Reviews (page 7)

The CleanSweep Conspiracy by Chuck Waldron
Released: March 1, 2016

"A promising thriller with a provocative premise, but one that lets the cat out of the bag a bit too early."
In Waldron's (Lion's Head Deception, 2013, etc.) conspiracy thriller, a power-hungry businessman hatches a plot to institute martial law in Toronto, and the only people who can stop him are a blogger, a reporter, and a cameraman.Read full book review >
Driller by M. S. Holm
Released: Feb. 29, 2016

"A bleak novel remarkable for its linguistic acrobatics and hardscrabble charisma."
A thriller pits a single mother, her young son, and a drifter against all that the Mexican wilderness can send their way. Read full book review >

What She Knew by Nadine Galinsky Feldman
Released: Feb. 29, 2016

"A predictable but entertaining story about friendship and financial schemes."
A Wall Street executive's life changes drastically when her firm takes a huge hit during the Bernard J. Madoff scandal. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 26, 2016

"An entertaining, if unpolished, old-school adventure with deep philosophical roots."
In this first novel from self-help and spiritual nonfiction author Harrison (We Are All One, 2015, etc.), a young married couple's European getaway turns into a perilous hunt for a mystical relic. Read full book review >
Confederates in Canada by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Released: Feb. 25, 2016

"A compelling and historically sound tale that follows a Union spy.
A Civil War-era thriller that revolves around espionage and romance. Read full book review >

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
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
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
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
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
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
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Emma Straub
May 30, 2016

In Emma Straub’s new novel Modern Lovers, friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band’s heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed. “Straub’s characters are a quirky and interesting bunch, well aware of their own good fortune, and it’s a pleasure spending time with them in leafy Ditmas Park,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >