Thrillers Book Reviews (page 8)

INDEPENDENCE DAY by Ben Coes
THRILLERS
Released: May 26, 2015

"A realistic and entertaining page turner."
Elite operative Dewey Andreas returns to protect America from nuclear annihilation. Read full book review >
The Place by Linda  Orvis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2015

"A quietly shocking page-turner that chooses to be poetic instead of preachy."
In Orvis' (In the Mousehole, 2014) romantic thriller, a woman tries to resolve her fantastic double life.Read full book review >

DEVIL'S GARDEN by Lance Tuck
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 21, 2015

"A darkly satisfying novel by a writer with an eye for action and unnerving detail."
In Tuck's debut fantasy thriller, a spiritual crisis unfolds involving infernal antagonists. Read full book review >
DISCLAIMER by Renée Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"An addictive psychological thriller."
When a mysterious novel appears on her bedside table, a successful documentary filmmaker finds herself face to face with a secret that threatens to unravel life as she knows it. Read full book review >
I, RIPPER by Stephen Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"Hunter solves the crime, and the Prince of Wales wasn't the culprit."
Hunter (Sniper's Honor, 2014, etc.) sets aside long guns and MST-100 scopes for a Sheffield blade and then follows Jack the Ripper into the mean streets of Victorian London.Read full book review >

PINNACLE EVENT by Richard A. Clarke
THRILLERS
Released: May 19, 2015

"Thriller lovers no longer need the USSR and the Cold War for a scary-good story—just lose track of a few A-bombs for an exciting and all-too-plausible novel."
A fast-moving international thriller by the counterterrorism expert and author of Sting of the Drone (2014).Read full book review >
BLOWN by Chuck Barrett
THRILLERS
Released: May 19, 2015

"A long, exhilarating chase gloriously riddled with bullets and intrigue."
In Barrett's (Breach of Power, 2013, etc.) latest thriller, a CIA operative becomes the unwitting protector of a man in Witness Security who's targeted by a myriad of groups. Read full book review >
BAD KARMA by Dwight Holing
THRILLERS
Released: May 15, 2015

"An engrossing novel that should earn the series a bevy of new fans."
In Holing's (A Boatload, 2014, etc.) thriller sequel, an ex-con dabbles in his dormant criminal ways to prove that his wife's friend is innocent of murder. Read full book review >
Killing Maine by Mike Bond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2015

"Another stellar ride from Bond; checking out Pono's first adventure isn't a prerequisite, but this will make readers want to.
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In Bond's (Tibetan Cross, 2014, etc.) thriller, Hawaiian surfer Pono Hawkins books a flight to Maine to help a fellow Special Forces vet duck a murder conviction.Read full book review >
The Talis Dunes by Peter Lalor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2015

"A complex but stilted entry in the post-apocalyptic sci-fi subgenre."
A young soldier is drawn into a dangerous conspiracy that borders on the supernatural in Lalor's (Philo Mae, 2007, etc.)thriller set in the future.Read full book review >
Blood of My Fathers by Bernard Bornstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2015

"A smart, realistic novel, populated by real-life figures, that offers a unique take on the secretive politics of the 'Hermit Kingdom.'"
A deadly virus leads to a global pandemic that escalates to a standoff between the United States and North Korea in Bornstein's debut political thriller. Read full book review >
The Twilight of  the Day by Ian A. O'Connor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2015

"A fast-paced and often savvy thriller."
In O'Connor's (The Seventh Seal, 2015, etc.) latest novel, American POWs traded by the North Vietnamese to Libya must find a way to thwart their captors.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >