Thrillers Book Reviews (page 9)

THE BURNING ROOM by Michael Connelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2014

"Expect Bosch to uncover a nest of vipers as powerful as they are untouchable, but don't expect him to emerge from his Herculean labors a happy man."
The latest and most intricate of Harry Bosch's cold cases (The Black Box, 2012, etc.) begins with a victim who's still cooling off in the morgue.Read full book review >
Blame by Linda Rocker
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A mostly well-told story of justice (or not), with a stable of supporting characters and solid insights into our less-than-shining legal system."
In author Rocker's follow-up to Punishment: A Legal Thriller (2012), a patient overdoses on drugs and his doctor is charged with murder.Jeffrey Klausner is to wed Marcy Nussbaum. Read full book review >

THE FIRE SEEKERS by Richard Farr
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A niche read for advanced, philosophical readers. (author's notes) (Thriller. 14 & up)"
A teen takes on the mysteries of the world—some real, some imagined—in this erudite thriller. Read full book review >
MY SISTER'S GRAVE by Robert Dugoni
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Though the pace lags at times, the characters are richly detailed and true to life, and the ending is sure to please fans."
A Seattle homicide detective is thrust back into a painfully personal case when the remains of her 20-years-vanished younger sister are uncovered in a shallow grave near Cedar Grove, the Washington mountain town where they grew up. Read full book review >
FINDING JESSICA by Parker Riggs
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A not-so-mysterious murder mystery, but its enigmatic protagonist effortlessly carries the story."
In Riggs' debut thriller, a New England-based private eye finds herself embroiled in a murder case when someone shoots her friend and employee. Read full book review >

SILENT SUSPECT by Tony Hawthorne
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"Strong characters, an intriguing story, and a brisk pace make for a highly readable legal thriller."
Hawthorne's debut novel follows a Cape Cod lawyer who defends a mute old woman with memory loss in her trial for a 50-year-old murder in a hostile Southern town. Read full book review >
THE FEUD by Frank Heiberger
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 30, 2014

"A macabre thriller with a message of tolerance and respect for nature."
By the author of Entangled (2014), this supernatural thriller pits a writer against ghosts, witchcraft and worse while researching a wealthy family's history. Read full book review >
THE WOLF IN WINTER by John Connolly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"While it helps to have read previous Parker novels, it's not a prerequisite for enjoying this witty and imaginative journey into the darker natures of men and things that go bump in the night."
Parker, Connolly's scarred and battered private detective, continues on the trail of his main quarry—The Collector—but swerves to take a job offered by a homeless man in his 12th outing. Read full book review >
A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Action-adventure, set against the life of Yeshua, the prophet who dared speak against 'the way of the world, protected by position and sword and gold and knowledge.'"
Dekker (Outlaw, 2013, etc.) makes the spiritual real through the fictional Maviah, daughter of Rami bin Malik, Bedu sheikh.Read full book review >
CHAOS IN KABUL by Gérard de Villiers
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"As for the thrills in this ripped-from-the-headlines thriller, if you want to know whether Malko succeeds in assassinating Karzai, or whether de Villiers kills off his long-running series hero, you'll just have to read the whole story to find out."
How hard could it be to assassinate an inconvenient Afghan head of state? If you haven't seen any newspapers over the past few years, de Villiers, late (1929-2013) veteran of hundreds of spy thrillers, wants to tell you. Read full book review >
HAVANA STORM by Clive Cussler
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Another super Cussler fun read fit for a lazy weekend."
In a quest connecting Aztecs, the Spanish-American War and boatloads of modern villains, Cussler pater et filius (Poseidon's Arrow, 2012, etc.) chronicle another adventure of the venerable Dirk Pitt, chief of the National Underwater and Marine Agency. Read full book review >
THE MAGHREB CONSPIRACY by Roger Croft
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 23, 2014

"The gripping conclusion to a spy series piloted by a relatable, enjoyable hero."
The intense, riveting final installment of Croft's (Operation Saladin, 2013, etc.)Mideast trilogy. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >