Thrillers Book Reviews

Comorbid by Lorelei Logsdon
Released: May 21, 2016

"A psychological thriller about an enigmatic killer that's both inventive and unflinching."
A man struggles to manage the dark trauma of his youth, and the havoc it continues to wreak on his adulthood. Read full book review >
Tall, Dark and Damaged by Sarah Andre
Released: May 26, 2016

"Solid romantic suspense with strong characters and surprising plot twists."
A successful businessman uncovers dangerous family secrets and a long-lost love in this latest novel from Andre (Locked, Loaded, & Lying, 2015). Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Chills and thrills enough to attract and please fans of supernatural horror. This one will keep you up all night."
A South African couple seeks respite from their troubled lives by taking a romantic vacation to Paris that quickly becomes the stuff of nightmares. Read full book review >
ORDER TO KILL by Vince Flynn
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"All in all, a crackling good yarn. Author Mills proves himself a worthy successor to carry on the series."
Series creator Flynn died in 2013, but Mitch Rapp lives on in this 15th chronicle (The Survivor, 2015, etc.) of the legendary CIA agent's exploits. Read full book review >
EVERY MAN A MENACE by Patrick Hoffman
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"With its hard-boiled shenanigans and soft-minded crooks, Hoffman's follow-up to The White Van (2014) is another strong and original addition to the crime fiction genre."
How many drug dealers, dirty cops, lowlifes, and hapless victims does it take to screw up a $50 million shipment of the drug Ecstasy? When the assorted players are as desperate or dumb as the cast of this bleakly amusing, noir-saturated saga, even more than you might think. Read full book review >

ESCAPE CLAUSE by John Sandford
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Perfect entertainment for readers whose hearts skip a beat when they worry that the hero won't be in time to rescue that remaining tiger from certain death."
Virgil Flowers, of Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, pivots from dognapping (Field of Prey, 2014, etc.) to a catnapping whose victims are really big cats. Read full book review >
COFFIN ROAD by Peter May
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A thoroughly entertaining yarn."
A man washes ashore in the Outer Hebrides, the pages of his memory completely blank, while in Edinburgh a troubled teen suspects her father did not, as she was told, commit suicide. Read full book review >
Tipping Point by Tomas Byrne

"A tautly written thriller propelled by sharp writing and an ever complicating plot."
Byrne (Skin in the Game, 2015) returns to the world of renegade whistleblower Joe Hawkins in this new ecological thriller.Read full book review >
The Untold Story of Edwina by Lynne Handy
Released: April 20, 2016

"A mystery novel with a sympathetic protagonist whose apparent descent into madness makes her no less riveting."
A poet writing a posthumous biography of a horror-novelist colleague gets caught up in an investigation of bones found buried on the author's property in Handy's (Spy Car and Other Poems, 2016, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >
Edwin's Reflection by Ray Deeg
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Shrouded in mystery and conspiracy, with a big reveal that's well worth the wait."
A CEO and psychiatrist are just two of the people searching for pieces of a machine whose existence could rewrite the laws of nature in this debut sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >
Spies We Know by L.M. Reynolds

"Everyday Lindsey eases readers into an espionage tale, but her always-formidable sibling makes the novel her own."
Tracking down a conspirator behind an attempted attack in Boston leads a covert unit to a cache of explosives and the possibility of another planned strike in Reynolds' (Spies in Our Midst, 2015) thriller. Read full book review >
The Italian Club by Jeff Cox
Released: March 31, 2016

"An undemanding murder story reinforced by superlative characters who need not even leave the bar."
Members of a Pennsylvania social club find themselves at risk when a motorcycle gang rides into town in search of a sizable stash in this thriller. 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 >