Thrillers Book Reviews

King Daniel by Susan Wolf Johnson
Released: July 15, 2016

"A gripping tale of a missing patriarch in 1970s Florida; an auspicious debut."
The disappearance of a Tampa Bay blue blood rattles the skeletons in his family's closet. Read full book review >
BELOW THE BELT by Stuart Woods
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"An unusually strong premise, and this time Woods keeps his eye on the ball, ignoring the siren call of consumer spending that sank Sex, Lies & Serious Money (2016) and so many others, plotting as if he actually means it. Warning, though: some ripped-from-the-headlines elements may extend fans' post-election blues."
A favor New York attorney Stone Barrington agrees to do for a friend who's a powerful political veteran causes an unexpected amount of grief to everyone but Stone. Read full book review >

The Omega Covenant by Richard Holcroft
Released: Sept. 10, 2016

"The protagonist's second run-in with conspiracy results in more exhilaration; readers will surely welcome a third."
Attorney Mike Marchetti returns to investigate unexplained deaths on a Hawaiian island while an epidemic plagues the U.S. mainland in Holcroft's (Patriot's Blood, 2014) latest thriller. Read full book review >
Ready. Set. Psycho. by John Griffin

"With the ferocity and black humor of a Quentin Tarantino film, this in-your-face chiller delivers lethal villains; flawed, dogged investigators; and a bevy of twists and turns."
An energetic potboiler features a sadistic serial killer and a determined team of seasoned detectives. Read full book review >
A Dangerous Remedy by Russell Fee

"A well-written mystery about a unique community imbued with a palpable sense of place."
A new sheriff tries to untangle a web of murder, domestic terrorism, and secrets in a debut thriller from Fee. Read full book review >

I SEE YOU by Clare Mackintosh
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"The author's meticulous detail to investigative accuracy and talent in weaving a thrilling tale set her work apart from others in the field."
Mackintosh follows her wildly successful debut thriller (I Let You Go, 2016) with the harrowing tale of a woman in the cross hairs of a vicious criminal enterprise operating deep within the London Underground. Read full book review >
FIND ME by J.S. Monroe
Released: March 21, 2017

"Fast-paced, satisfying, and, ultimately, life-affirming."
Monroe's debut thriller is a paranoiac's dream with plenty of twists. Read full book review >
THE UNDESIRED by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Rest assured that the guilty and the innocent alike will share every punishment Sigurdardóttir can dish out."
As in The Silence of the Sea (2016), Iceland's Queen of Crime juggles two sets of crimes in two time frames to produce a slow-burning, bone-chilling tale. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Grippando gets underway with a bang and never lets up, springing a series of carefully calibrated surprises in and out of the courtroom guaranteed to catch even the canniest readers unaware."
Miami lawyer Jack Swyteck's 25th case is one of his best. Read full book review >
WAKING LIONS by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Gundar-Goshen's U.S. debut seems poised to catch fire, with the multiple narrative perspectives and dizzying reversals that connoisseurs of this genre adore."
In this intense moral thriller, an Israeli doctor conceals a fatal hit-and-run, is blackmailed by his victim's widow into operating an underground clinic for refugees, and sees everything he ever believed about himself crumble to bits. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A smart, sophisticated murder puzzle sure to please the more literary-minded aficionados of the form."
Forget about it. Read full book review >
Wine Into Water by Ray Keating
Released: Oct. 23, 2016

"A first-rate mystery makes this a series standout, even if the titular protagonist splits his hero status with others.

Keating's (Murderer's Row, 2015, etc.) latest in his thriller series finds combat-trained pastor Stephen Grant immersed in murder, espionage, and counterfeit wines. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >