Thrillers Book Reviews (page 2)

FIELD OF PREY by John Sandford
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 6, 2014

"Like so many of Lucas' cases, his 26th is routine but proficient and intense. If it doesn't add anything new to the genre, it provides all the thrills fans will expect."
Lucas Davenport's latest case involves at least 15 women who were raped and strangled. Maybe more. Read full book review >
THE DAY SHE DIED by Catriona McPherson
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 8, 2014

"McPherson's second stand-alone (As She Left It, 2013, etc.) is a tour de force, a creepy psychological thriller that will leave you breathless."
A chance meeting in the Marks and Spencer food hall puts a deeply troubled young woman in a dangerous position. Read full book review >

BIRD BOX by Josh Malerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"An unsettling thriller, this earns comparisons to Hitchcock's The Birds, as well as the finer efforts of Stephen King and cult sci-fi fantasist Jonathan Carroll."
In Malerman's chilling debut, an apocalyptic reality befalls a Michigan river community—and who knows how much of the rest of civilization—in the form of creatures that cause people who merely look at them to go mad and kill themselves. Read full book review >
JACK OF SPIES by David Downing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"This first installment of a proposed series by the author of the six John Russell novels (Masaryk Station, 2013, etc.) moves deliberately but colorfully, with intelligent prose and a strong period feel."
A rookie spy gets in over his head when he's forced to choose between his assignment and the dynamic woman he's fallen for. Read full book review >
STING OF THE DRONE by Richard A. Clarke
THRILLERS
Released: May 13, 2014

"Well worth reading, both for its quality as a riveting tale and for the issues it exposes. Americans profile people and kill them from air-conditioned offices half a world away. Then they commute home, kiss their spouses and answer the question, "How was your day, honey?""
The latest thriller by counterterrorism expert Clarke is both exciting and disturbing. Read full book review >

THE KRAKEN PROJECT by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Something like E.T. roaming the Internet to save the world, complete with an empathetic kid on a bicycle."
Preston's (White Fire, 2013, etc.) third Wyman Ford adventure sends the investigator chasing after Dorothy, who happens to be an element of artificial intelligence gone rogue. Read full book review >
ON SCOPE by Jack  Coughlin
THRILLERS
Released: May 13, 2014

"The outcome is never in doubt, but Coughlin and Davis keep things moving with suspenseful sniper scenes and a little graphic violence, including a truly grisly death by flaying."
U.S. Marine sniper Kyle Swanson saves the world from terrorism once again in the seventh fast-moving installment of Coughlin's (Time to Kill, 2013, etc.) Sniper series. Read full book review >
THE HYDRA PROTOCOL by David Wellington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"From Russia with Love meets Dr. Strangelove. Wellington has added a few twists of his own, but the rhetoric—"What could come close to measuring up to the fate of the entire world?"—has changed remarkably little over half a century."
Wellington wants those of you who haven't kept up with the news to know that Cold War relics and new world order infighting have made the former Soviet Union a very dangerous place indeed. Read full book review >
TOM CLANCY'S OP-CENTER: OUT OF THE ASHES by Dick Couch
THRILLERS
Released: May 13, 2014

Even when it's been disbanded and its creator has died, you can't keep a good agency down—especially when it's as badly needed as Clancy's National Crisis Management Center. Read full book review >
THE SKIN COLLECTOR by Jeffery Deaver
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 13, 2014

"It's reassuring to think that as the bad guys grow ever more ingenious, so does Rhyme. And indeed, so does Deaver, though not necessarily in such a good way."
Even the genre's leading magician has his off days, as Deaver shows in this over-inventive yet highly derivative sequel to The Bone Collector (1997), The Cold Moon (2006) and quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme's other adventures. Read full book review >
THE SON by Jo Nesbø
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 13, 2014

"One of Nesbø's best, deepest and richest novels, even without Harry Hole. "
A deftly plotted novel that probes the deepest mysteries: sin, redemption, love, evil, the human condition. Read full book review >
THE THREE by Sarah Lotz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"An engaging thriller with clues that will keep you guessing."
Lone survivors from different plane crashes spark apocalyptic fears. Read full book review >