Thrillers Book Reviews (page 9)

THE LONG ROOM by Francesca Kay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Kay is consistently entertaining in this subtle, sad psychological thriller."
Here is le Carré writ small yet still tense in a quiet thriller set amid the less glamorous work of back-office surveillance for the British government. Read full book review >
THE HANGING CLUB  by Tony Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"This case tests Wolfe's humanity as well as his sense of duty."
A group of vigilantes goes after bad guys who received little more than a slap on the wrist. Read full book review >

THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE by Michael Connelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Grade-A Connelly. The dark forces arrayed against the hero turn out to be disappointingly toothless, but everything else clicks in this latest chapter of a compulsively good cop's odyssey through the City of Angels and its outlying neighborhoods and less angelic spirits."
Harry Bosch, balancing a new pair of gigs in greater LA, tackles two cases, one of them official, one he struggles to keep as private as can be. Read full book review >
THE OXFORD PHOTOGRAPH by Tony Thistlewood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A dense, absorbing tale featuring dogged characters that give the plot momentum."
British intelligence agents must figure out if a potential nuclear threat in London is motivated by politics, religion, or something more personal in Thistlewood's (Bastards & Baronets, 2016, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >
SEED OF CONTROL by Lawrence Verigin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Raises the stakes of the original novel, with the same focus on social commentary mixed lightly with the action of a globe-spanning spy thriller."
A beleaguered journalist returns to investigate a worldwide conspiracy utilizing genetically modified organisms for population control. Read full book review >

TORCH DAY by John Windsor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A speedily paced actioner that keeps its heroes—and readers—on their toes."
Two FBI agents go undercover to infiltrate a group of domestic terrorists planning an attack on Washington, D.C.,in Windsor's debut thriller.Read full book review >
A Song of Bullets by Lizzy Shannon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2016

"A sluggish IRA tale with a touch of romance that should impress readers with its political acumen."
A young woman becomes torn between two men as she grapples with a tragedy in this political and religious thriller set in Northern Ireland during the 1970s "Troubles." Read full book review >
Inside Moves by Walter Danley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2016

"A fast-paced, if occasionally silly, thriller about memory loss and revenge."
Danley (The Tipping Point, 2015) returns to the adventures of novelist Garth Wainwright in this new mystery.Read full book review >
HENRY-HENRY, SHADOWS & LIGHT by Steven Stosny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2016

"The lead's dual personality gives readers two absorbing characters, regardless of who can or can't see them."
Psychotherapist Stosny's (Soar Above, 2016, etc.) first foray into fiction is a dark thriller following a man who, despite an iffy grasp on reality, hunts sex traffickers. Read full book review >
BURNING WINGS by Benjamin Branfman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2016

"An amoral whydunit that delivers the worst nightmare of Gen Xers and baby boomers."
Five millennials grapple with why one of their cohorts murdered a senior partner at their law firm. Read full book review >
TEETH, LIES & CONSEQUENCES by Dan Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2016

"A savagely realistic account of the Third Reich's bottomless inhumanity."
In this historical thriller, a Jewish dentist flees Nazi Vienna with a dark secret he might be compelled to reveal to save his adopted son's life. Read full book review >
The Legend of Imogene Byrne by James McGrath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2016

"An action-packed thriller, marred by a lumbering plot and mechanical prose."
A real estate agent is unwittingly drawn into a murder mystery that involves political intrigue in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >