Thrillers Book Reviews (page 8)

DEAD WEIGHT by Matt Casamassina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2016

"Solid apocalyptic fiction that focuses more on its character relationships than its sci-fi elements."
In this debut YA thriller, the leftovers of an unexplained apocalypse struggle to survive and find meaning in the wreckage. Read full book review >
KILL THE NEXT ONE by Federico  Axat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Fans of alternative reality tales will probably stay the course; other readers may not."
Carrying out a canny plan to kill two victims plunges a man into a world in which events and characters, including his own, change like visions in a haunted kaleidoscope. Read full book review >

AWAKENING MACBETH by Carmen Amato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2016

"A suspenseful, page-turning paranormal romance."
An academic at the University of Virginia confronts her father's death and a supernatural threat in this novel by Amato (King Peso, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >
DEADLY DELUSIONS by Barbara Ebel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 2016

"At its best as a drama, with a protagonist whose distressing professional and personal lives in and out of the hospital produce a gripping tale."
The patients in a medical student's psychiatry rotation have a variety of diagnoses, some more dangerous than others, in this thriller. Read full book review >
DON'T TURN OUT THE LIGHTS by Bernard Minier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Minier (The Circle, 2015, etc.) builds suspense with tantalizing teaspoons of menace and a narrative crafted with believable immediacy. Both protagonists confront their nemeses with a determination that should hook readers and keep them hooked."
In a frigid forest on the border between Poland and Belarus, fever dreams assail Martin Servaz as he struggles to get to safety. Read full book review >

Dare Ya! by Rhonda Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"An energetic, but sometimes-feckless action potboiler about a wacky dotcom."
Two Special Forces veterans and ex-cons strike it rich with a gonzo social media website and then battle a vengeful conspiracy in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
TOM CLANCY TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE  by Mark Greaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A generation past Red October, the America-hating bad guys have added spyware, hacking, the dark web, and Bitcoins to those ubiquitous AK-47s."
Greaney is at the helm of the action-adventure enterprise built by the military maestro from Maryland (Tom Clancy Commander In Chief, 2016, etc.), this time with a devious yet believable story about radical terrorist attacks in America. Read full book review >
THE SACRED SANDS by Vahan Zanoyan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"An exceptionally erudite, if sometimes textbooklike, portrait of a key point in a region's history."
A historical thriller about the turbulent politics of the Middle East and the oil industry. Read full book review >
CYBER WAR I by Ed Mahoney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2016

"A smart, highly detailed entry in the techno-thriller genre."
Computer-security analysts stumble upon plans for a cyberstrike that could immobilize the United States in Mahoney's debut thriller. Read full book review >
A SEASON TO DIE by Michael Mucci
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 2016

"A measured pace as methodical and practical as the murder story's diplomatic protagonist."
Philadelphia Sheriff Chris DeAngelo returns to solve the killing of a political candidate's wife, complete with a plethora of suspects and motives, in this thriller. Read full book review >
RUINED by Jw Grodt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 2016

"A well-executed revenge drama in which every bad deed carries consequences."
A sexual thriller focuses on a well-liked man hiding a terrible secret. Read full book review >
RAMPAGE IN MISSOULA by Jake Orlo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 2016

"An absorbing investigation energizes both the plot and the tough-guy lead."
In Orlo's (The Christmas Cougar, 2015, etc.) thriller, a Montana cop hunts his partner's assailant. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >