Thrillers Book Reviews

The Obeahman's Dagger by Neil Daniel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"Dynamic characters and ambiance help this tale showcase Trinidadian culture."
In this debut thriller, a journalist follows leads the police ignore to learn the fate of women who have vanished during the Trinidadian Carnival. Read full book review >
The Gambit by Bradley Carlson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A briskly paced thriller that deftly imagines a nightmare scenario."
A debut political thriller that pits Israeli and U.S. military forces against an Iranian government on the verge of obtaining a nuclear weapon. Read full book review >

DON'T TURN OUT THE LIGHTS by Bernard Minier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Minier (The Circle, 2015, etc.) builds suspense with tantalizing teaspoons of menace and a narrative crafted with believable immediacy. Both protagonists confront their nemeses with a determination that should hook readers and keep them hooked."
In a frigid forest on the border between Poland and Belarus, fever dreams assail Martin Servaz as he struggles to get to safety. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tale of an amateur detective who's bright and riveting even when he makes mistakes."
A teenager with aspirations to be a police officer looks into the case of a missing woman in the latest, prequel installment of Greyson's (Pure of Heart, 2015, etc.) thriller series.Read full book review >
Weighing the Truth by Christine Z. Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An insightful exploration of love and loss that will have suspense fans turning pages until the very end."
Mason (Boundaries: A Love Story, 2013, etc.) offers an emotionally supercharged domestic thriller.Read full book review >

Four Equations by Robert Landori
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"An exciting, if excessively labyrinthine, tale of white-collar theft and historical tyranny."
A financial thriller that details a fraud that connects back to the Nazis' persecution of Jews. Read full book review >
Fast Track To Glory by Tomasz Chrusciel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A well-constructed, action-packed novel."
One man's quest for power centers on an ancient artifact in this international thriller. Read full book review >
Vendetta by Angela M. Herst
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An engrossing novel that successfully ponders the justification for revenge and yet remains suspenseful until the end."
A wealthy industrialist's compassionate act triggers retribution in this thriller set in Paris. Read full book review >
Tahoe Dark by Todd Borg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Once again, Borg hits all the right notes for fans of classic detective fiction in the mold of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald, and Robert B. Parker."
A Tahoe, California-based private detective investigates a kidnapping and an armored-car heist and discovers a surprising link between the two in Borg's (Tahoe Blue Fire, 2015, etc.) 14th series thriller.Read full book review >
Olivia Decoded by Vivi Barnes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An emotionally mature YA thriller that gives hope to troubled teens."
A newly adopted hacker becomes the target of a well-hidden stalker in this sequel. Read full book review >
HEART ATTACK AND VINE  by Phoef Sutton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Fast, light, and witty, Sutton's second novel is a pleasure."
This fast-moving, wiseass, noir tale of murder and Hollywood features the return of bodyguard and bouncer Caleb Rush (Crush, 2015). Read full book review >
One Plus One by Tony Faggioli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2016

"This frightening tale of a Christian heroine battling satanic forces emphasizes the power of prayer, forgiveness, and love."
A psycho killer, several cops, and a suburban mom become intertwined with angels and demons in this faith-based paranormal thriller. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jeff Chang
September 20, 2016

In the provocative essays in journalist Jeff Chang’s new book We Gon’ Be Alright, Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, personal writing, and cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. “He implores readers to listen, act, and become involved with today’s activists, who offer ‘new ways to see our past and our present,’ ” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A compelling and intellectually thought-provoking exploration of the quagmire of race relations.” View video >