Thrillers Book Reviews

GUILTY MINDS by Joseph Finder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Finder shows off his top-notch storytelling skills, moving with ease from high places to low in the nation's capital."
Hired to clear the chief justice of the United States of dallying with a call girl, Boston-based investigator Nick Heller becomes entwined in a complicated scheme that leads to murder. Read full book review >
THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by Ruth Ware
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Too much drama at the end detracts from a finely wrought and subtle conundrum."
Ware (In A Dark, Dark Wood, 2015) offers up a classic "paranoid woman" story with a modern twist in this tense, claustrophobic mystery. Read full book review >

FALL FROM GRACE by Tim Weaver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Readers who despair after a hundred pages that all the plotlines Weaver has launched can't possibly fit together are strongly urged to persist. They do indeed all fit together, and the monstrous pattern that emerges is as devastating as in any of Ross Macdonald's nightmares."
Missing persons specialist David Raker (Never Coming Back, 2014, etc.) goes hunting for a vanished copper and finds a whole lot more in this endless, deeply felt, un-put-downable thriller. Read full book review >
Deadly Risks by Lew Paper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2016

"Catnip for conspiracy theorists and fans of fast-paced thrillers."
Murder by jungle lion gets this CIA-laced story off to a rousing start. Read full book review >
THE ASSET by Shane Kuhn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Formulaic but still fun. Not a bad recipe for a quick thriller fix."
A thriller that addresses the threat of nuclear terrorism against U.S. cities. Read full book review >

The Sterling Forest by John Fenzel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2016

"A well-paced espionage tale that centers on the slow unraveling of a complex mystery."
A newly elected U.S. congressman, before he's ever sworn in, travels to Europe to uncover his family's secret history as Lithuanian resistance fighters in Fenzel's (The Lazarus Covenant, 2009) thriller. Read full book review >
PANACEA by F. Paul Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"An intelligent, intriguing, fast-moving blend of science fiction and thriller."
When Suffolk County medical examiner Laura Fanning completes post-mortems on two men in perfect condition, she soon learns that their perfect health traces back to a secret originating in the year 536 at an apostate Benedictine monastery isolated in the Pyrenees Mountains. Read full book review >
The Sixth Man by Ron Lealos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"A fresh, enjoyable crime novel that mixes its characters' base, murderous motivations with a twist of intrigue and history."
The specter of the Communist regime and the ghost of the Vietnam War loom large over this murder mystery set in present-day Vietnam. Read full book review >
Rosyland by Doug Ingold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"A skillfully written novel with plenty of intrigue, plot twists, and romance."
The need for revenge runs deep in Ingold's (Square, 2014, etc.) latest mystery/thriller.Read full book review >
COLLECTING THE DEAD by Spencer Kope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"Kope's fascinating debut will place Steps Craig alongside Walt Longmire, Jack Reacher, and Charlie Parker as an enduring literary hero."
A quirky hero who chases the worst of serial killers with a bit of supernatural help makes Kope's debut novel a winner. Read full book review >
BRIGHTON by Michael Harvey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"Sharp as the blades used to gut the guilty and innocent alike, Harvey's fierce stand-alone is a blood-soaked tribute to finding your past and living with the consequences."
A reporter returns to the violent Boston suburb of his youth when a series of murders appears linked to his past. Read full book review >
Color of Blood by Keith Yocum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"A scary, smart, sweet, sexy CIA tale."
Returning to work after his wife's death, a CIA investigator leaves on assignment for Australia, where he encounters danger, romance, and, unexpectedly, poetry. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >