Thrillers Book Reviews (page 8)

HIS JUST DESSERTS by John Raymond Williams
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"A subdued but positively absorbing murder mystery."
In Williams' debut thriller, a man plots to evade taxes by cheating a casino—a scheme that goes horribly wrong when someone ends up dead. Read full book review >
THE ORGAN TAKERS by Richard Van Anderson
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 17, 2014

"In this engaging novel, the author wields dynamic characters and intelligent prose like a skilled surgeon's instruments."
In Van Anderson's (The Final Push, 2013) medical thriller, an ex-surgeon is coerced into harvesting organs from unwilling patients. Read full book review >

DEATH BY TECH by Urno Barthel
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 14, 2014

"A focused, precise thriller; an improvement over the first installment."
Computer scientist Evan Olsson returns to help track down the people who stole a high-tech laser before they can use it in Barthel's (Death by Probability, 2014) techno-thriller. Read full book review >
BAD BLOOD by Guy Young
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 14, 2014

"A winning whodunit, but one that could have used more medical investigation."
In Young's debut thriller, the discovery of two still-bleeding dead bodies on two different continents offers investigators a medical anomaly—and a murder mystery. Read full book review >
BLUE LABYRINTH by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Great character-driven crime fiction—readers new to the series won't be entirely lost, and Pendergast patrons will be thoroughly satisfied."
Preston and Child (White Fire, 2013, etc.) return with another adventure for modern crime fiction's most esoteric detective, FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast.Read full book review >

REVIVAL by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"No one does psychological terror better than King. Another spine-tingling pleasure for his fans."
In his second novel of 2014 (the other being Mr. Mercedes), veteran yarn spinner King continues to point out the unspeakably spooky weirdness that lies on the fringes of ordinary life. Read full book review >
REVERSION by Amy Rogers
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 10, 2014

"A smart, tightly written, scary science thriller."
Rogers' (Petroplague, 2013) characters must escape the dangers of deadly disease, dangerous wildlife and vicious criminals in this tense medical thriller. Read full book review >
THE FORGERS by Bradford Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A conventional thriller elevated by its glimpses into a bookish milieu."
A recovering forger reveals the seedy underside of the well-mannered world of bookmen, corpses and all. Read full book review >
THE SIEGE by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A genre-bending literary thriller worth the time."
Pirates; serial killings; steamy, unrequited love: Pérez-Reverte (Pirates of the Levant, 2010, etc.) imbues the sensational with significance.Read full book review >
CHAIN OF EVENTS by Fredrik T. Olsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"An end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it thriller featuring two unlikely, but very likable, protagonists."
Swedish scriptwriter Olsson's first novel amps up the action via a doomsday scenario set in Europe. Read full book review >
THE GIFT OF DARKNESS by Valentina Giambanco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A forgettable effort that could have been better with tighter writing and ruthless editing."
Giambanco's first novel features a Seattle homicide detective who relies on her instincts to thwart a ruthless killer before he can strike again. Read full book review >
GENESIS CODE by Jamie Metzl
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Metzl provides a believable look at a not-too-distant future where science, politics, religion, economics and the ability to report the 'truth' are all inseparably bound together."
An old-fashioned hard-boiled thriller addresses up-to-the-minute political currents as seen from a short time in the future. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >