Thrillers Book Reviews (page 8)

ESCAPE CLAUSE by John Sandford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Perfect entertainment for readers whose hearts skip a beat when they worry that the hero won't be in time to rescue that remaining tiger from certain death."
Virgil Flowers, of Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, pivots from dognapping (Field of Prey, 2014, etc.) to a catnapping whose victims are really big cats. Read full book review >
THE APARTMENT by S.L. Grey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Chills and thrills enough to attract and please fans of supernatural horror. This one will keep you up all night."
A South African couple seeks respite from their troubled lives by taking a romantic vacation to Paris that quickly becomes the stuff of nightmares. Read full book review >

EVERY MAN A MENACE by Patrick Hoffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"With its hard-boiled shenanigans and soft-minded crooks, Hoffman's follow-up to The White Van (2014) is another strong and original addition to the crime fiction genre."
How many drug dealers, dirty cops, lowlifes, and hapless victims does it take to screw up a $50 million shipment of the drug Ecstasy? When the assorted players are as desperate or dumb as the cast of this bleakly amusing, noir-saturated saga, even more than you might think. Read full book review >
LOOK PAST by Eric Devine
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A solid serial-killer thriller for horror fans who'd like to root for the queer kid. (Thriller. 13 & up)"
Sweet, popular Mary, the pastor's daughter, has been viciously murdered, and the killer makes it clear that it's because of her relationship with Avery, a transgender boy. Read full book review >
WITHOUT MERCY by Jefferson Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Despite a contrived denouement and some saggy, draggy passages, Bass (The Breaking Point, 2015, etc.) balances anthropological instruction with a twisty tale of suspense in the 10th Body Farm case."
A scientist who's more savvy about human remains than human relationships finds his own distinguished person threatened. Read full book review >

ETERNAL SONATA by Jamie Metzl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Social issues, cool not-so-far-in-the-future gadgets, and a well-paced plot add up to a good read."
This sequel to The Genesis Code (2014) explores the high-stakes world of biotech. Read full book review >
Silent Source by James Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A promising thriller that ably handles its medical mysteries but lags in its narrative structure and character development."
In Smith's debut mystery, a former scientist investigates a string of mysterious deaths occurring across Atlanta. Read full book review >
Bleedback by G. Griffith-Dickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"An incredible political thriller that's also a primer on current Middle Eastern conflicts."
This debut novel presents an alternate portrait of the Middle East after Osama bin Laden's death, while also stressing the need to bridge interfaith gaps. Read full book review >
ASSASSINS by Mike Bond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"An exhilarating spy novel that offers equal amounts of ingenuity and intrigue."
In Bond's (Killing Maine, 2015, etc.) latest thriller, an intelligence operative spends decades immersed in America's struggle with Islamic terrorists.Read full book review >
The Fireproof Girl by Loretta Lost
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A well-written, serpentine, breezy thriller centered on themes of belonging, abandonment, and the emotional struggle of parentless children."
An adventuresome tale of two co-dependent foster kids, one of whom becomes unraveled when the other is found murdered. Read full book review >
COFFIN ROAD by Peter May
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A thoroughly entertaining yarn."
A man washes ashore in the Outer Hebrides, the pages of his memory completely blank, while in Edinburgh a troubled teen suspects her father did not, as she was told, commit suicide. Read full book review >
Quantum by Dean De Servienti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2016

"Smart sci-fi with a much-desired object that's far more engaging than the average MacGuffin."
Various agencies hunt six scientists who've gone into hiding after unearthing an ancient artifact of indeterminate origin in De Servienti's (Life Turns, 2016, etc.) sci-fi thriller.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >