Thrillers Book Reviews (page 4)

PRECIOUS THING by Colette McBeth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A darkly fraught friendship lies at the heart of this spellbinding thriller."
TV journalist Rachel Walsh has been summoned to a press conference to cover the disappearance of a young woman. It's all standard operating procedure until she sees the poster of the missing woman: Clara O'Connor, her best friend. Read full book review >
BLACK HORIZON by James Grippando
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

In Grippando's fast-moving 21st, an oil-rig disaster drags Florida lawyer Jack Swyteck into lawsuits against everyone in the known universe. Read full book review >

BONE DEEP by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 4, 2014

"In Doc's 21st adventure (Night Moves, 2013, etc.), promising characters get submerged in a colorful treasure hunt whose participants are at odds in not-very-interesting ways. When Doc reveals the identity of the malefactor behind the psycho biker, readers realize it doesn't much matter."
A search for a pair of stone carvings stolen from Crow tribal lands in Montana leads Dr. Marion Ford and his pal Tomlinson to another round of wild and woolly adventures. Read full book review >
THE TRIDENT DECEPTION by Rick Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"For Battleship players, this will be an entertaining read. For those who require at least one or two compelling characters in their doomsday thrillers, the book will disappoint."
Informed that Washington, D.C., has been leveled by Iranian nukes, the crew of the ballistic-missile submarine USS Kentucky prepares to launch a retaliatory attack on Tehran—not knowing in its locked-down, incommunicado state that there was no attack on Washington and the U.S. government issued no such order. Read full book review >
IN THE MORNING I'LL BE GONE by Adrian McKinty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A grim reminder of the brutality, uncertainty and fragility of life in Northern Ireland in the 1980s."
In the third volume of McKinty's (I Hear the Sirens in the Street, 2013, etc.) Troubles Trilogy, a disgraced Irish cop seeks redemption and an IRA terrorist. Read full book review >

THE TROOP by Nick Cutter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Readers may wish to tackle this heart-pounding novel in highly populated, well-lit areas—snacks optional."
Some thrillers produce shivers, others trigger goose bumps; Cutter's graphic offering will have readers jumping out of their skins. Read full book review >
THE STOLEN ONES by Richard Montanari
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Overly complicated and confusing in places but with pacing that makes the prose crackle."
Montanari's latest thriller (The Echo Man, 2011, etc.) reunites Philadelphia detectives Jessica Balzano and Kevin Byrne in the hunt for an elusive killer. Read full book review >
WE ARE HERE by Michael Marshall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Though laborious at times, Marshall's novel rewards the reader's patience with its edgy storytelling and ambition."
In this thriller by Marshall (Killer Move, 2011, etc.), people are being stalked on the streets of New York but not in the usual fashion. The stalkers are part of a strange underworld of rejected "shadow people" who disappear as suddenly as they appear. Read full book review >
THE FALL OF SAINTS by Wanjiku wa Ngugi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"By the end, readers will be too befuddled to care."
A Kenyan expatriate, now a pampered New York soccer mom, becomes a super sleuth and sharpshooter in a matter of days as she investigates an international human trafficking operation that branches out into even more sinister enterprises. Read full book review >
A KILLING OF ANGELS by Kate Rhodes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A so-so outing that won't win Dr. Alice Quentin additional literary followers."
Dr. Alice Quentin is back, and she's involved in another series of murders, this time in the financial world. Read full book review >
HOUSE OF GLASS by Sophie Littlefield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"While a solidly constructed book, certain headlines deserve respect and distance, and some may consider Littleton's account exploitative."
Littlefield (Garden of Stones, 2013, etc.) draws facts from a true crime to create a novel about vicious intruders who invade an upper-class family's home in Calumet, Minn. Read full book review >
THE RED ROAD by Denise Mina
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"In addition to the usual indelible character studies, Mina provides the most compelling plot of Alex's four cases to date, with a new round of revelations that makes the Glasgow cops the most corrupt since Philip Marlowe looked under all those rocks in Bay City, Calif."
Fourteen years after Princess Diana died in a Paris automobile accident, the date of her death still casts a long shadow over the Strathclyde Police, in the fourth book featuring detective Alex Morrow. Read full book review >