Thrillers Book Reviews (page 6)

ARCADIA FALLS by Kai Meyer
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Snappy dialogue and well-paced excitement bring this adventure to its ambiguous but nevertheless satisfying conclusion. (Paranormal romance. 15 & up)"
The Arcadia trilogy concludes with magic, shootouts, family betrayals and a cruise ship full of monsters: everything that's necessary for a romance about Cosa Nostra shape shifters. Read full book review >
WENDELL BLACK, MD by Gerald Imber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A heck of a story, with a hero who deserves a series of books."
A high-stakes debut thriller by plastic surgeon Imber, featuring an NYPD surgeon whose troubles begin with an in-flight emergency high over the Atlantic. Read full book review >

PILLAR TO THE SKY by William R. Forstchen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Unlike some of the futuristic novels to which it will be compared, Forstchen's work is as convincingly told as it is diverting."
Unhappy with America's moribund space program at a time when the world is desperate for new energy sources and technology, visionary rocket scientist Gunther Rothenberg devises a controversial supertower that stretches up some 23,000 miles. Read full book review >
WHERE MONSTERS DWELL by Jørgen Brekke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Grim and tense, but readers will want more payoff."
Brekke's big-boned debut thriller, spanning two continents and 500 years, delves into the unholy connections between a pair of monstrous killings in Norway and the U.S. Read full book review >
THE COUNTERFEIT AGENT by Alex Berenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Another well-crafted entry in Berenson's excellent John Wells series."
In this newest John Wells novel from Berenson (The Night Ranger, 2013, etc.), the superagent tries to foil a plot to force the U.S. into a war with Iran. Read full book review >

FOUNTAIN by John Medler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2014

"An action-packed, easy-to-read and timely novel that might make readers wash their hands a bit more often. "
Bioterrorism and ancient Mayan folklore come together in this lengthy but entertaining second thriller from Medler (Quatrain, 2011). Read full book review >
ARCHETYPE by M.D. Waters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"Starts slow but eventually picks up steam."
Waters' debut novel explores a future in which fertile women have devolved into a scarce and precious commodity. This is the first of a two-part story arc. The sequel, Prototype, will be released six months after this book is published. Read full book review >
FRIEND ME by John Faubion
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"The book captures well our insidious addiction to social media, but the novel's pace is slowed by morality lessons and a predictable conclusion."
Advances in social media technology beg the question "Who's watching?" So, watch out. Read full book review >
DOING HARM by Kelly Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Nicely paced action, but Parsons clumsily sidesteps the most obvious solution to the evil GG problem, vastly weakening the book."
Parsons, a surgeon, writes a convincing thriller about a med student who's a bad apple and the evil game in which she engages at a major medical school and teaching hospital. Read full book review >
UNDER YOUR SKIN by Sabine Durrant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A decent story and probably Durrant's best to date, but her decision not to explain the plethora of British references could prove a distraction to American readers."
Durrant, whose work includes novels aimed at both children and adults, returns with a dark psychological thriller that's very different from her forays into chick lit. Read full book review >
CAUGHT by Lisa Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"An interesting but often ungainly attempt to blend mood piece and page-turner."
An escaped prisoner, locked up for a drug deal gone bad, hopes for a few lucky breaks across Canada and South America. Read full book review >
REDDEVIL 4 by Eric C. Leuthardt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Most of the author's characters spend a disproportionate hunk of the story in states of confusion, a state that will be shared by many of the novel's readership."
Neurosurgeon and biomedical engineer Leuthardt leans on his medical background in this futuristic debut thriller. Read full book review >