Thrillers Book Reviews (page 9)

DEVIL'S MOVE by Leslie Wolfe
Released: Dec. 8, 2014

"There's no standout spy amid all the spying, but shady dealings and global struggles aid this solid genre outing."
In Wolfe's (Executive, 2011) political thriller, a secret U.S. agency tries to stop a covert group from hijacking the new voting process and possibly rigging the presidential election. Read full book review >
EVERLAST by Richard Bard
Released: Dec. 6, 2014

"High-speed espionage thriller with sci-fi touches that'll have readers impatiently waiting for the next installment."
The first volume of a two-part thriller series brings back Jake Bronson, who's determined to find out why an unknown group has been abducting his family and friends, in Bard's (Beyond Judgment, 2013, etc.) latest. Read full book review >

THE PARDONER'S TALE by Morgan Ferdinand
Released: Dec. 6, 2014

"This supernatural thriller's humor and well-developed relationships will keep the pages turning."
Ferdinand's sharp debut novel features a shape-shifting private eye who's hellbent on slaying demonic beasts. Read full book review >
GENOCIDE OF ONE by Kazuaki Takano
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"The dense, erudite, multiparagraph lectures on microbiology slow down this better-than-average techno-thriller."
Best-selling Japanese author Takano blends cell-manipulating microbiology and pyscho-cultural social analysis, all while sending four men into the Congo to save the human race. Read full book review >
IRÈNE by Pierre Lemaitre
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A book that no matter how fast the reader connects the dots still produces a bombshell that's both brilliant and diabolical."
Though this isn't the first of Lemaitre's books to be translated into English—that would be Alex (2013)—this was the first he wrote, and it introduces his unique and unforgettable police investigator, Commandant Camille Verhœven.Read full book review >

Secret Wars: An Espionage Story by Joe Goldberg
Released: Nov. 30, 2014

"A remarkable thriller that delivers exactly what its title promises, despite a few disconnected characters."
In Goldberg's debut thriller, the mid-1980s' war on terrorism is waged via military action, covert operations and propaganda. Read full book review >
THE ENIGMA WRAITH by Charles V Breakfield
Released: Nov. 30, 2014

"Another stellar installment. Breakfield and Burkey show no signs of slowing down in an ever improving series."
The fourth entry in Breakfield and Burkey's (The Enigma Ignite, 2014, etc.) techno-thriller series pits the R-Group against a seemingly untraceable computer virus and what could be a full-scale digital assault. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"A fast-paced thriller with the kind of emotional impact that transcends a simple whodunit.
In this fictionalized account of the Amanda Knox case, journalist Darnton asks the question any parent would dread: Is my child capable of murder? Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"A quiet thriller—a little too quiet at times—that ignites in the final act."
In Shapiro's debut thriller, a teenager miraculously survives a suspicious plane crash. Read full book review >
BETRAYED by Lisa Scottoline
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"But exemplary first and second acts are enough to make this the most successful melding to date of Rosato & DiNunzio's cases and Scottoline's family-centered stand-alones (Keep Quiet, 2014, etc.)."
It's associate Judy Carrier's turn to feel the heat at Rosato & DiNunzio, Philadelphia's premier all-female law firm. And girl, does she ever. Read full book review >
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
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Frank Bruni
March 31, 2015

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. In Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. “Written in a lively style but carrying a wallop, this is a book that family and educators cannot afford to overlook as they try to navigate the treacherous waters of college admissions,” our reviewer writes. View video >