Thrillers Book Reviews

TWIN RIVER II by Michael Fields
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"This grisly thriller will sink its teeth right in you."
Fields' sequel to Twin River (2013) sees a killer-for-hire enter the lives of two troubled Pennsylvania teens. Read full book review >
HIS JUST DESSERTS by John Raymond Williams
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"A subdued but positively absorbing murder mystery."
In Williams' debut thriller, a man plots to evade taxes by cheating a casino—a scheme that goes horribly wrong when someone ends up dead. Read full book review >

A CASE OF GREED by Don L. McCarty
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"A solid thriller at its best in lawyer mode."
In McCarty's (Jonathan's Travails, 2012) legal thriller, a retired California attorney tries to settle a murdered man's vast estate, but a trio of avaricious lawyers stands in his way.Read full book review >
FALSE GUILT by Peter Fritze
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Impressive execution and admirable in its open defiance of traditional murder mysteries."
In Fritze's (The Case for Killing, 2014) thriller, a colleague's death stirs up old memories for a man who years ago had been arrested for a friend's murder. Read full book review >
Perfect by Douglas Wickard
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"A leisurely paced but ultimately rewarding, riveting thriller."
A sea voyage from the U.S. to Italy churns up whirlwind romance and a strong possibility of murder in Wickard's (A Perfect Setup, 2013, etc.) latest thriller. Read full book review >

SOLEIL'S STAR by Larry Bonner
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 10, 2014

"Sizzling twist on a Cold War thriller."
Set in 1990, the third installment of Bonner's (Soleil, Too!, 2014, etc.) Cold War espionage thriller series once again features beautiful Canadian heroine Soleil Tangiere in a highly palatable fusion of spy thriller and romance. Read full book review >
THE FALL by John Lescroart
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 5, 2015

"'You're never going to believe what just happened,' as The Beck's roommate tells her at one point, could be a motto, for better or worse, for the whole wild tale. The final twist, however, is sadly predictable."
Dismas Hardy's daughter, Rebecca, the most junior associate at his law firm, gets her own first case, and it's a doozy. Read full book review >
THE MEMORY PAINTER by Gwendolyn Womack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2015

"Dive into this sweeping, romantic journey that will leave you breathless and a little unsure of where in time you've landed."
Four scientists receive a grant to study memory in the hope of finding a cure for Alzheimer's and make the discovery of a lifetime—or lifetimes. Read full book review >
COME TO HARM by Catriona McPherson
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 8, 2015

"The latest from this master of psychological thrillers (The Day She Died, 2014, etc.) is more cerebral than physical. But every page will draw you in and deepen your dread."
A Japanese graduate student convinces herself that a small Scottish town is filled with dark secrets. Read full book review >
ROTHAKER by Jenifer Ruff
THRILLERS
Released: April 1, 2015

"Absorbing, at times gory thriller featuring an oddly compelling killer 'heroine.'"
Beautiful, superfocused,yet troubledBrooke Walton, now in medical school, is involved in yet another disappearance of fellow female student in this second installment of a dark thriller series.Read full book review >
THE STRANGER by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 24, 2015

"Coben can always be relied on to generate thrills from the simplest premises, but his finest tales maintain a core of logic throughout the twists. This 100-proof nightmare ranks among his most potent."
Another one of Coben's got-it-all New Jersey dads finds out that his wonderful wife has been hiding a whopper of a secret from him—a secret whose trail leads to even more monstrous revelations. Read full book review >
BORDERLINE by Liza Marklund
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 14, 2015

"Annika's ninth adventure is a bravura performance that raises Marklund's game and lifts her above the mystery genre."
After returning from three years as a correspondent in Washington, Swedish reporter Annika Bengtzon must contend with the abduction of her husband, Thomas, in East Africa and the discovery of a nursery school mom's body in Stockholm. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >