The Body Market by DV Berkom

Book Review – The Body Market: A Leine Basso Thriller by D.V. Berkom

The Bottom Line: Taken fans will be overjoyed with this gritty thriller about a desperate race against the clock to locate a missing teenage girl. If you’re seeking an unambiguously righteous heroine to root for, look no further than the third installment in D.V. Berkom’s Leine Basso series. The Body Market finds the ex-assassin on […]

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The Man in the High Castle book cover

The Man in the High Castle, a Sci-Fi Thriller by Philip K. Dick

In celebration of Amazon Studios’ release of Philip K. Dick’s novel The Man in the High Castle, with executive production from Ridley Scott, it’s a good time to revisit this classic. It’s America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching […]

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The Great Apocalypse Book Cover

Book Review: The Great Apocalypse, a Thriller by Daniel Thompson

The Bottom Line: If historical thriller specialist Brad Meltzer co-wrote a book with Foucault’s Pendulum novelist Umberto Eco, the result would be pretty close to the engrossing mystery that is The Great Apocalypse. When Doctor Lauren Glenn disappears under mysterious circumstances, editor Thomas Adams becomes convinced that the answer lies with an ancient rebel from […]

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Corrupted: A Rosato & DiNunzio Legal Thriller by Lisa Scottoline

Bennie Rosato the founder of the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm hides her big heart beneath her tough-as-nails exterior and she doesn’t like to fail. Now, a case from her past shows her how differently things might have turned out. Thirteen years ago, Bennie Rosato took on Jason Leftavick, a twelve-year-old boy who was sent […]

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Murder Over Kodiak

Book Review: Murder Over Kodiak, a Crime Thriller by Robin Barefield

The Bottom Line: A riveting whodunit set against the breathtakingly beautiful and perilous Alaskan landscape. A must for your winter reading list. When a floatplane goes down in the vicinity of Kodiak, Alaska, it appears that the tragedy will be most notable for ending the life of a U.S. senator. But for research biologist Jane […]

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Deadly Sleep by Valerie Keogh

Book Review: Deadly Sleep, a Medical Thriller by Valerie Keogh

The Bottom Line: A truly terrifying medical thriller that expertly plays upon your worst nightmare about getting old. A must for Dexter fans. For many, the prospect of spending their golden years in a nursing home is nothing short of horrifying. One reason is because the power differential between the elderly and the nurses that […]

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Career of Evil Robert Galbraith

Career of Evil, a new Crime Thriller by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible–and Strike knows that any one of them is […]

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A Cold Day in Mosul by Isaac Hooke

Book Review: A Cold Day In Mosul, a Spy Thriller by Isaac Hooke

The Bottom Line: Bravo. At last, a truly great spy thriller set in the war against the Islamic State. A breathtaking, nuanced and can’t-put-it-down novel. Samantha Rond, America’s top spy in the Middle East, is laser-focused on a mission of singular importance: to hunt down and terminate the acting caliph of the Islamic State. Sam […]

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Absence of Justice Roderick Cyr

Book Review: An Absence of Justice, a Political Thriller by Roderick Cyr

The Bottom Line: Highly recommended. This globetrotting tale of vigilante justice will not simply enthrall you – it may also change the way you think about the corporations, media and judicial systems that rule our lives. Malcolm Fitzpatrick is a man of unusual skills and ambitions. An unrivaled security technologist, he spends his time breaking […]

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Pretty Girls by Karen Slaughter

Book Review: Pretty Girls, a new Crime Thriller by Karen Slaughter

The Bottom Line: After completely slaying us with the greatness of  Cop Town, Karen Slaughter manages to top herself with Pretty Girls. Prepare to have thy sleep disturbed by this chilling police procedural. Highly recommended. More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and […]

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