Thrillers Book Reviews (page 76)

Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Landay is yet another lawyer-turned-writer, and it's inevitable that he'll be compared to Scott Turow, but this novel succeeds on its own merits."
Landay does the seemingly impossible by coming up with a new wrinkle in the crowded subgenre of courtroom thrillers. Read full book review >
Assassin's Trap by D. C. Shaftoe
Released: Jan. 18, 2012

"A highly enjoyable thriller with lots of intelligence and heart."
In Shaftoe's (Forged in the Jungles of Burma, 2010, etc.) thriller sequel, a newly married couple finds out that marriage can be difficult when people are trying to kill you. Read full book review >

THE ROPE by Nevada Barr
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Cliffhangers, literal and literary, abound."
Prequel to Barr's popular Anna Pigeon series. Read full book review >
THE INQUISITOR by Mark Allen Smith
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A breezy, involving thriller that handily overcomes any resistance to its grisly premise and leaves you hoping for the return of its oddly winning hero."
Geiger, a strange, dispassionate genius at torture who hires himself out to clients in need of high-level "information retrieval," must confront deeply repressed memories of his traumatic upbringing when a duplicitous client uses a young boy as a pawn. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Well written, edgy and a damn good yarn."
Terrorists plan to strike America with a vicious blow, and it's Pike Logan's job to stop them. This fast-moving thriller poses the dilemma: Must he obey the law, or must he use all necessary force to thwart the enemy? Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 15, 2012

"A taut, dark thriller with plenty of action."
The fifth entry in the Charlie Fox thriller series, Sharp delivers solid action and a nicely conflicted main character set against the backdrop of the extravagant world of the obscenely wealthy. Read full book review >
START SHOOTING by Charlie Newton
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Following up Calumet City (2008), Newton delivers an even more thrilling, densely packed novel that makes most Chicago crime thrillers seem tame."
Thirty years after the rape-murder of his childhood girlfriend Coleen Brennan in his West Side Chicago neighborhood—a crime for which a retarded African-American man was executed—young Latino cop Bobby Vargas finds himself accused of the killing. Read full book review >
THE WHISPERER by Donato Carrisi
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"A haunting, disconcerting, devastating portrait of evil."
In an ambiguous country, an ephemeral nameless land, Dr. Goran Gavila and a squad of police detectives hunt a soulless killer, a murderer single-mindedly intent on destroying families. Read full book review >
AGENT 6 by Tom Rob Smith
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"A big book, in every sense, that's sure to draw attention."
Political whodunit author Smith (Child 44, 2008, etc.) returns with more intrigue from behind the old Iron Curtain. Read full book review >
NEED YOU NOW by James Grippando
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Agreeably entertaining, Grippando's novel adds up the collateral damage when billions belonging to the wrong kind of people go missing."
In Grippando's latest (Afraid of the Dark, 2011, etc.), a Madoff-like character pilfers billions, but some victims don't complain. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 29, 2011

"Reeves' tenebrous world should appeal to ardent fans of hard-boiled fiction."
In this debut thriller, Reeves' Brooklyn is a dark, desperate world populated by gangs, lechers, bums, addicts and murderers. Read full book review >
THE DEVIL'S ELIXIR by Raymond Khoury
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"Vivid, energetic scenes ensure that Khoury's tale never falters or bores. It's the sort of novel that could make a colorful movie, but meanwhile, enjoy the book."
Lust for a potent, mind-ripping drug brings only trouble and dead bodies in this fast-paced thriller set primarily in Mexico and Southern California. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >