Thrillers Book Reviews (page 8)

THE 8TH CIRCLE by Sarah Cain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"This dark debut isn't for everyone, but it's great for what it is: tight, well-crafted, and nasty. It nails the noir."
This dark thriller is a fast-paced plunge into a hell that reeks of sex and blood. Read full book review >
THE BITTER SEASON by Tami Hoag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"This tense psychological thriller shows Hoag at the top of her game."
In Hoag's (Cold, Cold Heart, 2015, etc.) latest, Minneapolis homicide detective Sam Kovac has been separated from his longtime partner, the diminutive yet hard-charging Nikki Liska. Read full book review >

Manhattan Blues by Edward Cline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A mystery thriller about an enticing diva that lacks fully developed characters and a dynamic plot."
While on a visit to New York City, a detective attracted to an opera singer finds himself targeted by a jealous rival. Read full book review >
THE LOCKER by Adrian Magson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2016

"What's most compelling here is not what's lost but who's been sent in to find it: Gonzalez and Vaslik make an appealingly mismatched investigative unit."
The safe return of a kidnapped child hinges on her aid-worker father, whose international ties might not be as altruistic as they first appear. Read full book review >
Traitors Unleashed by M.M. Justine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2016

"The author injects mystery and suspense into a tale of feuding drug companies.
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A pharmaceutical war in Sweden incites kidnappings, murder, and betrayal in Justine's (Traitors from Inside Out, 2014) medical thriller.Read full book review >

Anything for Him by L.K. Chapman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2016

"While adding to the literature of domestic violence, this novel delivers unpleasant characters."
In this psychological thriller, a woman with an abusive, controlling boyfriend agrees to help him exact revenge on a childhood friend. Read full book review >
AFTER THE CRASH by Michel Bussi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Lots of initial promise, but the plot proves improbable and the execution melodramatic."
A plane crash and the identity of its lone survivor form the delicious premise for Bussi's novel. Read full book review >
VAGABOND by Gerald Seymour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"An author who seemingly can do no wrong, British spymaster Seymour delivers another first-rate effort—this one focused on an old-fashioned hero facing up to new challenges."
Twenty years after the IRA declared a cease-fire in Northern Ireland, a small, unreconstructed group of its members are plotting to buy weapons from a Russian arms dealer. A legendary runner of agents for MI5 known as Vagabond is called out of self-imposed retirement to thwart their efforts to stir up trouble. Read full book review >
THE RATABAN BETRAYAL by Stephen Alter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Best known for his nonfiction (Becoming a Mountain, 2015, etc.), Alter delivers an engaging international thriller."
When an American missionary working as a CIA agent is murdered in Mussoorie, a hill station in the Himalayas near India's border with Tibet, American and Indian intelligence suspect China is behind the killing. Read full book review >
THE FIRST ORDER by Jeff Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Abbott loads his story with entertaining plot twists, not all of which make perfect sense, but the bond and betrayal between the two brothers add emotional depth to the action."
An epic struggle between two brothers throws Russian-American relations in jeopardy during this strong installment of Abbott's series (Inside Man, 2014, etc.) featuring ex-CIA sleuth Sam Capra. Read full book review >
THE CYCLOPS INITIATIVE by David Wellington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Unremarkable action-adventure that falls on the side of predictability."
Jim Chapel, the one-armed special ops soldier, is back in Wellington's latest action-packed novel. Read full book review >
The Coalition by Samuel Marquis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2016

"An entertaining thriller about a ruthless political assassination."
An FBI agent and an intrepid reporter uncover a vast right-wing conspiracy to gain control of the U.S. government. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >