Thrillers Book Reviews (page 7)

LIBERTY'S LAST STAND by Stephen Coonts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2016

"This bilge is a middle finger in the face of most Americans, but if you happen to think Barry Soetorobama is the devil incarnate, then by all means buy it. The government knows where you live, though, so keep that AR-15 loaded and by your nightstand."
An action-packed thriller and political rant featuring series standbys Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini. Read full book review >
Trading Salvos by Holly A. Bell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2016

"Bell's protagonist holds her own in her first outing and will surely be ready for more harrowing circumstances in a potential sequel."
A woman running a CIA safe house in Alaska garners unwelcome attention while trying to decipher a program written by her late software-engineer husband in this debut thriller. Read full book review >

Oil and Water by P.J. Lazos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2016

"An insightful, emotional, and deeply relevant novel about an oil industry conspiracy."
Lazos (Six Sisters, 2015, etc.) mixes childhood genius, corporate corruption, and the paranormal in this science thriller.Read full book review >
INK AND BONE by Lisa Unger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Unger's beloved characters (Crazy Love You, 2015, etc.) continue a deftly balanced story that's supernatural without a creepy aftertaste."
A girl with the gift of seeing the spirit world tries to harness her ability while working with a private detective who isn't a believer. Read full book review >
THE FAR EMPTY by J. Todd Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"The journey to the end is almost as taxing as that faced by the book's put-upon migrants."
The discovery of a body on the Tex-Mex border fuels a teenager's suspicions about his father, the local sheriff, in this debut thriller by a longtime Drug Enforcement Administration agent. Read full book review >

THE SECOND GIRL by David Swinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"An auspicious, and gleefully amoral, series debut."
Old habits die hard, and sometimes cause collateral damage, in this character-driven crime story. Read full book review >
SECURITY by Gina Wohlsdorf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"This horror story with a humorous edge casts video surveillance as both hero and villain and raises plentiful goose bumps as a result."
A camera's-eye view shows more than we may be prepared to see in this innovative thriller. Read full book review >
STEALING PEOPLE by Robert Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Wilson has created a great character whose emotional trials are exciting to follow. This series looks like it will have legs if the hero can stand any more emotional pummeling."
The third in a series featuring British kidnap consultant Charlie Boxer (You Will Never Find Me, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >
THE CORNERS OF THE GLOBE by Robert Goddard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"A sophisticated spy story with serious historical chops that might serve as an interesting companion to Adam Tooze's WWI history, The Deluge (2014)."
The second entry in a spy trilogy set at the end of World War I. Read full book review >
THE GIRLS IN THE GARDEN by Lisa Jewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Jewell offers an intriguing premise and characters but has difficulty maintaining plot momentum and creating depth of character."
Mysterious, life-threatening injuries to a teenage girl cause previously close-knit neighborhood families to examine each other with concern and suspicion. Read full book review >
HELL'S GATE by Bill Schutt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Fast-moving fun for thriller readers who enjoy a bit of horror and seeing bad guys get what's coming to them."
A World War II thriller with plenty of action and suspense in a most unusual setting. Read full book review >
Broken Eagle by James T. Crouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2016

"A superbly balanced, exactingly paced military thriller featuring a heroic attorney."
A lawyer and Army Reserve aviator seeks to stop the production of a faulty Marine vehicle in this novel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >