Thrillers Book Reviews (page 76)

MONEY TO BURN by Ricardo Piglia
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Latin American noir at its best—and further evidence of Piglia's remarkable versatility and skill."
The Argentinean author of Artificial Respiration (1994) and The Absent City (2000) brilliantly re-creates a notorious, real-life 1965 Buenos Aires bank robbery and its aftermath. Read full book review >
A SUNDAY AT THE POOL IN KIGALI by Gil Courtemanche
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 14, 2003

"A finely textured account that manages to infuse private adventures and travails with the true depth and weight of history."
Debut fiction by French-Canadian journalist Courtemanche tells of star-crossed lovers caught in the maelstrom of Rwanda's 1994 civil war. Read full book review >

EYE OF THE ABYSS by Marshall Browne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2003

"Utterly convincing evocation of a dread place and time, through characters that engage mind and heart. Brilliant storytelling."
As chilling a thriller as you'll read this year, set in Hitler's jack-booted Germany, 1938. Read full book review >
DEAD I WELL MAY BE by Adrian McKinty
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"McKinty, born in Northern Ireland and now Colorado-based, is a storyteller with the kind of style and panache that blur the line between genre and mainstream. Top-drawer."
A breakout second novel (after Orange Rhymes with Everything, 1997) careens boisterously from Belfast to the Bronx, and 'tis naught but Troubles all the way. Read full book review >
HAVANA by Stephen Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Breathlessly violent at times, downright lyrical at others, Hunter's (Pale Horse Coming, 2002, etc.) best yet."
Fidel Castro is young and feckless, Earl Swagger is deadly and indomitable, Havana is Dodge City revisited—and as action fiction goes, it doesn't get any better than this. Read full book review >

BALANCE OF POWER by Richard North Patterson
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Longer than it need be and occasionally repetitious, but redeemed, scene after scene, by bare-knuckle, page-turning, political infighting. For ordinary folk, it's good enough stuff. For political junkies, think Harry Potter."
Patterson completes his Kerry Kilcannon trilogy (Protect and Defend, 2000; No Safe Place, 1998) with a harsh, persuasive indictment of the politics that breeds gun violence in America. Read full book review >
THE GOOD HOUSE by Tananarive Due
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 2, 2003

"Spread the good juju. Due weaves a stronger net than ever."
Due returns to the supernatural fiction she mines so well in the series begun with My Soul to Keep (1997) and The Living Blood (2001), though her latest falls outside that series. Read full book review >
YOU LOOK NICE TODAY by Stanley Bing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"While its ending is foreordained (and a bit pat), the story succeeds marvelously in its seasoned appreciation of the many pleasures—and perils—of executive life. (See the July 15 issue of Kirkus for The Big Bing.)"
Wry account of a sexual harassment lawsuit that's really a captivating, suspenseful love letter to American middle management, from Fortune columnist Bing, who (as CBS executive Gil Schwartz) has lived it. Read full book review >
THE SINNER by Tess Gerritsen
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 19, 2003

"Glorious deaths bursting with the guilty glow of sex."
All her pages suffused purple from lividity, Doc Gerritsen's morgue slab awaits you, reader. Read full book review >
PRESUMPTION OF DEATH by Perri O’Shaughnessy
THRILLERS
Released: July 29, 2003

"Generous heart, steel-trap brain, elegant looks: great fun to read about."
Counselor Nina Reilly keeps on keeping on. And getting better. Read full book review >
THE KING’S EVIL by Will Heinrich
THRILLERS
Released: July 15, 2003

"Shiver, reader. Shake."
Heinrich's debut turns on dread but opens with light and air. Read full book review >
TEMPORARY SANITY by Rose Connors
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 8, 2003

"Devotees of Cape Cod wildlife, even in December, may be sorry Marty so rarely leaves the courtroom. For fans of legal intrigue, though, it doesn't get any better than this."
No sophomore slump for Connors: this courtroom sequel to Absolute Certainty (2002) moves her up to the big time. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >