Thrillers Book Reviews (page 9)

THE CROW GIRL by Erik Axl Sund
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"A smart, rewarding psychological thriller, with an emphasis on both of those genre terms."
"How sick can a person get?" So, rightly, wonders a character toward the end of Sweden's newest entry in the race to claim Stieg Larsson's throne. Read full book review >
TOM CLANCY DUTY AND HONOR  by Grant Blackwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"Action-adventure addicts will get their fixes."
If you're Jack Ryan Jr., the U.S. president's son, you shouldn't waive Secret Service protection, especially if your job at Hendley Associates, a private CIA clone known as "The Campus," makes for double threat exposure. Read full book review >

MARKED FOR LIFE by Emelie Schepp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"An intriguing if bumpy start to a new series; the challenging, multilayered heroine makes it worth the read."
The murder of a local official in charge of asylum issues sparks the resurgence of long-buried memories for the prosecutor on the case. Read full book review >
Chasing Symmetry by Tempeste Blake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"A murder mystery fueled by melodrama and a vibrant cast of characters."
In Blake's debut thriller, an art teacher is suspected of murder as she tries to avoid becoming the real killer's next victim. Read full book review >
LIBERTY'S LAST STAND by Stephen Coonts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2016

"This bilge is a middle finger in the face of most Americans, but if you happen to think Barry Soetorobama is the devil incarnate, then by all means buy it. The government knows where you live, though, so keep that AR-15 loaded and by your nightstand."
An action-packed thriller and political rant featuring series standbys Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini. Read full book review >

Trading Salvos by Holly A. Bell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2016

"Bell's protagonist holds her own in her first outing and will surely be ready for more harrowing circumstances in a potential sequel."
A woman running a CIA safe house in Alaska garners unwelcome attention while trying to decipher a program written by her late software-engineer husband in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
Oil and Water by P.J. Lazos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2016

"An insightful, emotional, and deeply relevant novel about an oil industry conspiracy."
Lazos (Six Sisters, 2015, etc.) mixes childhood genius, corporate corruption, and the paranormal in this science thriller.Read full book review >
INK AND BONE by Lisa Unger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Unger's beloved characters (Crazy Love You, 2015, etc.) continue a deftly balanced story that's supernatural without a creepy aftertaste."
A girl with the gift of seeing the spirit world tries to harness her ability while working with a private detective who isn't a believer. Read full book review >
THE FAR EMPTY by J. Todd Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"The journey to the end is almost as taxing as that faced by the book's put-upon migrants."
The discovery of a body on the Tex-Mex border fuels a teenager's suspicions about his father, the local sheriff, in this debut thriller by a longtime Drug Enforcement Administration agent. Read full book review >
THE SECOND GIRL by David Swinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"An auspicious, and gleefully amoral, series debut."
Old habits die hard, and sometimes cause collateral damage, in this character-driven crime story. Read full book review >
SECURITY by Gina Wohlsdorf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"This horror story with a humorous edge casts video surveillance as both hero and villain and raises plentiful goose bumps as a result."
A camera's-eye view shows more than we may be prepared to see in this innovative thriller. Read full book review >
STEALING PEOPLE by Robert Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Wilson has created a great character whose emotional trials are exciting to follow. This series looks like it will have legs if the hero can stand any more emotional pummeling."
The third in a series featuring British kidnap consultant Charlie Boxer (You Will Never Find Me, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jeff Chang
September 20, 2016

In the provocative essays in journalist Jeff Chang’s new book We Gon’ Be Alright, Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, personal writing, and cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. “He implores readers to listen, act, and become involved with today’s activists, who offer ‘new ways to see our past and our present,’ ” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A compelling and intellectually thought-provoking exploration of the quagmire of race relations.” View video >