Thrillers Book Reviews (page 8)

VERITAS: The Pharmacological Endgame by Alessandro Boccaletti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2016

"An appealing tale of conspiracy and murder, occasionally interrupted by excessive particulars."
Australian scientists develop of a vaccine to eradicate obesity, which ignites a swift and ultimately lethal response from an international pharmaceutical organization in Boccaletti's (Big, Fat American Lion Book, 2016) thriller.Read full book review >
WAVELENGTH by Angus Morrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Beneath the pasteboard villains and the wooden dialogue lurks the suspicion that Morrison, unable to decide whether the real target of his exposé should be international terrorism or home-grown avarice, has decided to slap them together in a single sandwich. Not this time."
Journalist/speechwriter Morrison (Bandwidth, 2010) buries a wonderful premise inside chapters and chapters of exposition. Read full book review >

THE DARKEST SECRET by Alex Marwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Marwood's tale proves unsatisfying and unsettling in equal measures."
For readers who prefer their psychological thrillers dark, twisty, and filled with loathsome people, Marwood serves up the perfect dish in this story of very rich people, a missing twin, and an ill-fated weekend. Read full book review >
THE ENGLISH TEACHER by Yiftach R. Atir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Atir appreciates subtle spycraft and knows his business, but this tale is often morose and features a woman who can be less likable than the people she seeks to best in her subterfuge."
An ex-Mossad agent sets off a scramble at the agency when she disappears. Read full book review >
Slave Queen by H.B. Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A satisfying historical thriller."
Omar Zagouri must delve into a mystery dating back to the 16th century when he's targeted by murderous conspirators in Moore's (Exodus, 2016, etc.) sequel.Read full book review >

The Blackmail Photos by Michael P. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 28, 2016

"A tightly executed thriller and the high point of a great series."
In this third installment of his Travelers series, King's (The Computer Heist, 2016, etc.) con-artist couple target a would-be politician.Read full book review >
The Complete Martin Forn Series by Matt Wilk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2016

"All the perks of a sturdy spy tale, marred by some stumbles."
A former Interpol operative and Green Beret comes out of retirement to battle terrorists, a cult, and a Russian crime syndicate in this trilogy of thrillers. Read full book review >
Expired Listings by D.M. Barr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2016

"A buoyant, commendable mystery that piles on red herrings with ferocity and glee."
In this debut thriller, a woman decides to look into the murders of fellow real estate brokers when it seems that someone's setting her up as a patsy. Read full book review >
Doppelganger by Marc Seifer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2016

"An often engaging thriller series installment that's worth a read."
Seifer (Rasputin's Nephew, 2016, etc.) gives readers two stories for the price of one in this sequel, set in 2016 and during the first world war. Read full book review >
Bughouse by Joseph H. Baskin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2016

"A slow immersion into chaos that's torture for the protagonist but sheer enjoyment for readers."
In Baskin's debut thriller, a prison psychiatrist becomes a patsy for a white supremacist gang leader looking for a way out of jail. Read full book review >
Riven by Jane Alvey Harris
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 24, 2016

"A whirlwind narrative about an imaginative heroine that uses fantasy to offer salvation from abuse."
In this debut fantasy thriller, a teen's real life begins to overlap with a colorful world she thinks she's invented. Read full book review >
Devil in False Colors by Jack Winnick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 24, 2016

"A novel with formidable villains and plentiful action and suspense."
Two government operatives investigate a series of anti-Semitic murders that apparently involve Islamic State terrorists in Winnick's (East Wind, 2015, etc.) latest series thriller.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >