Thrillers Book Reviews (page 8)

A BILLION WAYS TO DIE by Chris Knopf
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 21, 2014

"After the brilliance of his debut (Dead Anyway, 2012), Cathcart's third adventure shows an increasing tropism toward proficient but forgettable rounds of cat-and-mouse byplay punctuated by the occasional action scene."
What is it with people? Whoever it is that's trying to kill Arthur Cathcart just won't quit. Read full book review >
THE BLUE FOLIO by Matt McMahon
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 20, 2014

"A political thriller for readers on both sides of the aisle."
This debut political thriller explores the consequences of ushering in and maintaining a less corrupt U.S. government. Read full book review >

SINS OF OUR FATHERS by Shawn Lawrence Otto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"Ethnic animosities make for an awkward fit with standard-issue midlife floundering."
A white banker tries to thwart a Native American entrepreneur while handling his midlife crisis in this first novel set in rural Minnesota. Read full book review >
THE JOB by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"Evanovich and Goldberg offer another wild ride. Even if you can't always tell the good guys from the bad guys, there's no doubt who'll come out on top when the Fox is in the hen house."
An FBI agent leads a motley crew that includes her father into battle against a drug lord no one's ever seen. Read full book review >
A CASE OF GREED by Don L. McCarty
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"A solid thriller at its best in lawyer mode."
In McCarty's (Jonathan's Travails, 2012) legal thriller, a retired California attorney tries to settle a murdered man's vast estate, but a trio of avaricious lawyers stands in his way.Read full book review >

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 >
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 >