Thrillers Book Reviews (page 4)

ALL DAY AND A NIGHT by Alafair Burke
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 10, 2014

"Ellie's much too good a character to waste in this lackluster, predictable potboiler."
Burke resurrects NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher, daughter of a former cop, and has her and her partner, J.J. Rogan, investigate whether or not a long-convicted serial killer was really responsible for the murders that landed him in prison. Read full book review >
SHIRLEY by Susan Scarf Merrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2014

"A sidelong portrait of a category-defying writer dovetails surprisingly snugly with the drama of one young woman's coming-of-age."
Fictional newlyweds spend a year living with the author Shirley Jackson in this brooding novel. Read full book review >

CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT by Michael A. Black
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 18, 2014

"In a switch from his police procedurals (Sacrificial Offerings, 2012, etc.), Black presents a promising but unexceptional thriller that draws on his years of police experience. It's slow to get going but builds to an exciting climax."
A military officer is willing to do whatever it takes to get the promotion so far denied him. Read full book review >
THE AMERICAN MISSION by Matthew Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2014

"This is first-rate fiction. Let's hope Palmer has a sequel in the works."
A captivating debut thriller by a longtime foreign service officer explores the complicated politics of the Congo. Read full book review >
EYES ON YOU by Kate White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2014

"Readers who like their reading "lite" may enjoy this glimpse into the world of cable TV, but thriller fans won't find anything compelling in these cookie-cutter characters and dull, by-the-numbers plot."
When a book-launch party turns ugly, B-list celebrity Robin Trainer has to find out who's targeting her in this latest from former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief White. Read full book review >

COP TOWN by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 24, 2014

"There's nothing pretty about this divided cop town, but in exposing its ugliness, Slaughter forces us to question whether times really have changed."
A gritty procedural in which the streets of 1970s Atlanta are just as dangerous for cops as for criminals. Read full book review >
Enzan The Far Mountain by John Donohue
THRILLERS
Released: July 7, 2014

"Multilayered and satisfying, a welcome and well-developed addition to an accomplished martial arts series."
The fifth installment in an imaginative martial arts thriller series. Read full book review >