Thrillers Book Reviews (page 8)

Code Name: Tracker by Art Blum
THRILLERS
Released: April 21, 2015

"A beefy, diverting plot with a compelling protagonist to match."
Blum's supernatural thriller features a bogus psychic who may hold the key to rescuing captive children and thwarting an imminent terrorist attack. Read full book review >
Phoenix Mistress by Frank  Wadleigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2015

"A tug of war between a first-person account of Vietnam and an espionage thriller; inconsistent and oddly structured but well-written and undeniably riveting."
In Wadleigh's historical thriller, a civilian intelligence analyst in Vietnam is horrified when his covert CIA gig leads him to suspect unlawful arrests and torture of anti-war protestors. Read full book review >

YOU CAN TRUST ME by Sophie McKenzie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2015

"McKenzie ups her game in this one."
Children's-book author McKenzie follows her first adult novel (Close My Eyes, 2013) with another intense thriller.Read full book review >
STRANGLED SILENCE by Oisín McGann
THRILLERS
Released: April 14, 2015

"A good crossover thriller for conspiracy-theory lovers. (Science fiction. 17 & up)"
A university student, a vet and a conspiracy theorist unravel a dangerous government plot in a near-future England. Read full book review >
LOSING FAITH by Adam Mitzner
THRILLERS
Released: April 14, 2015

"A worthy courtroom yarn that fans of John Grisham and Scott Turow will enjoy."
A tightly plotted, fast-paced legal thriller in which lies may serve justice better than the truth. Read full book review >

EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES by Lisa Scottoline
THRILLERS
Released: April 14, 2015

"A proficient, mounting-stakes actioner that proves Scottoline is just as comfortable with a shrink determined to go to the wall for a troubled teen as she ever was with Bennie Rosato's all-female law practice (Betrayed, 2014, etc.)."
A sociopath targets a suburban Pennsylvania psychiatrist whose success is only the prelude to a series of nightmarish reversals. Read full book review >
THE MISSING PIECE by Kevin Egan
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 14, 2015

"Not as brilliantly focused as Egan's nightmarish debut (Midnight, 2013) but just as welcome in its more ambitious, wide-ranging way."
The New York County Courthouse at 60 Centre St. becomes the site of a world-class legal and extralegal struggle for a priceless group of antiquities. Read full book review >
THE TELLER by Jonathan Stone
THRILLERS
Released: April 14, 2015

"Stone's excellent writing triumphs over the novel's weaknesses."
An ordinary life is turned upside down in this exploration of an impulse gone wildly wrong. Read full book review >
WHAT YOU LEFT BEHIND by Samantha Hayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015

"The author likes to add a twist or two at the end, but the conclusion seems contrived and a bit too neat."
Hayes cooks up a new adventure for the least interesting character in her previous venture (Until You're Mine, 2014), British DI Lorraine Fisher.Read full book review >
BORDERLINE by Liza Marklund
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 14, 2015

"Annika's ninth adventure is a bravura performance that raises Marklund's game and lifts her above the mystery genre."
After returning from three years as a correspondent in Washington, Swedish reporter Annika Bengtzon must contend with the abduction of her husband, Thomas, in East Africa and the discovery of a nursery school mom's body in Stockholm. Read full book review >
SAPIENT by Jerry Kaczmarowski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015

"A timely, winning adventure that brings up serious questions about technology and medical research."
Kaczmarowski's (Moon Rising, 2014) scientific thriller pits a medical researcher against the government.Read full book review >
A Foundation of Lies by L.S. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2015

"A competent crime thriller."
Miller (Nectar of the Gods, 2015, etc.) returns with a novel about a builder who becomes embroiled in the dangerous, duplicitous world of organized crime. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >