Thrillers Book Reviews (page 9)

A SEASON TO DIE by Michael Mucci
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 2016

"A measured pace as methodical and practical as the murder story's diplomatic protagonist."
Philadelphia Sheriff Chris DeAngelo returns to solve the killing of a political candidate's wife, complete with a plethora of suspects and motives, in this thriller. Read full book review >
RUINED by Jw Grodt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 2016

"A well-executed revenge drama in which every bad deed carries consequences."
A sexual thriller focuses on a well-liked man hiding a terrible secret. Read full book review >

RAMPAGE IN MISSOULA by Jake Orlo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 2016

"An absorbing investigation energizes both the plot and the tough-guy lead."
In Orlo's (The Christmas Cougar, 2015, etc.) thriller, a Montana cop hunts his partner's assailant. Read full book review >
CYPHERGHOST by DS Kane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"Not the strongest espionage tale in the series, but still an entertaining one."
In this seventh installment of the Spies Lie series, a talented young hacker seeks revenge on behalf of her dead boyfriend. Read full book review >
CLAW HAMMER by Paul Dale Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"A kitschy murder-mystery thriller with a retro feel."
Anderson (The Devil Made Me Do It Again and Again, 2016, etc.) tells the story of a vicious series of murders in a small Illinois town in this thriller.Read full book review >

CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE by John W. Dennehy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2016

"A colorful and captivating time-travel adventure with fearsome creatures."
A punk rocker wakes up in a Victorian world where unusual beasts plague Boston—still under British rule—in this debut steampunk thriller. Read full book review >
DECEPTION by Gene Boffa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2016

"A few awkward moments, but this fast-paced thriller has lots to recommend it."
In this military thriller, second in a series, a covert operative works a tricky, dangerous deception in North Korea with his girlfriend's help. Read full book review >
BETRAYAL OF FAITH by Mark M. Bello
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"Engaging characters elevate this courtroom drama beyond the conventional."
In Bello's debut legal thriller, a case against a pedophile priest in Michigan leads a lawyer to confront a secret organization that's willing to go to great lengths to protect the church. Read full book review >
MY SISTER ROSA by Justine Larbalestier
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"This dark thriller is the 1956 film The Bad Seed meets 2016; readers will be simultaneously terrified when Rosa's present and afraid to let her out of their sight. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
"Do you think I'm the devil?" Read full book review >
RULER OF THE NIGHT by David Morrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Richly detailed and engrossing; Morrell animates the Victorian era and delivers genre thrills with rare style and panache."
Railroaded in Victorian England. Read full book review >
Criminal Zoo by Sean McDaniel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A penetrating look inside a killer's head; disquieting but insightful."
A debut thriller tells the story of a killer imprisoned in a facility that may be more barbaric than the atrocities he's committed. Read full book review >
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY KILLER by Mary Higgins Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Fleet, conscientious, and utterly true to its carefully wrought formula."
Laurie Moran and the staff of Under Suspicion reopen a cold case almost everyone else is convinced was closed tight 15 years ago. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >