Thriller Reviews

Reviews of the latest thriller and mystery eBooks for Kindle, Nook, iBooks and more.

Walls thriller by Alex Jones

Book Review: Walls, a new Psychological Thriller by Alex Jones

The Bottom Line: A daring, razor-sharp psychological thriller that will please fans of both Stieg Larsson and E. L. James. Walls deftly packs in everything readers want in a suspense novel: danger, scorn, betrayal and eroticism, which it delivers in spades. In Walls, psychologist Dan Whitney and his wife Michelle set off for Palm Springs […]

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Act of War by Brad Thor

Book Review: Act of War, a new Military Thriller from Brad Thor

The Bottom Line: With Act of War, Brad Thor has taken over the throne left vacant by Tom Clancy as the undisputed king of the military thriller. For military hardware geeks, Act of War delivers an entirely new level of bliss, with descriptions of technology and their uses that thunder off the page. Strap in for a […]

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The Curiosity Book by Stephen Kiernan

Book Review: The Curiosity, a Sci-Fi Medical Thriller from Stephen P. Kiernan

The Bottom Line: An ethically loaded gripper that delivers on a massive scale. The Curiosity is an irresistible spin on the age-old Lazarus tale that will keep you turning the pages into the wee hours.  Just admit it: each time you read news headlines about the latest human or wooly mammoth uncovered in Arctic ice, some […]

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Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

Book Review: Cop Town, a Crime Thriller by Karin Slaughter

The Bottom Line: A highly original, smothering crime novel set in 1970s Atlanta. On part with the best Dennis Lehane novels, you’ll fall in love with Kate, the cop who leads us into Slaughter’s urban heart of darkness. Atlanta, 1974: As a brutal murder and a furious manhunt rock the city’s police department, Kate Murphy wonders […]

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An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

Book Review: Robert Harris’ Historical Thriller, An Officer and a Spy

The Bottom Line: A delicious police procedural based on one of France’s most intriguing real-life spy scandals. The bachelor detective in an Officer and a Spy is French, not Belgium. Rather than operating a private detective agency, he serves as an officer in the French government. Still, the fastidious observations of Georges Picquart are sure […]

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A Better World Markus Sakey

Book Review: A Better World, a new Sci-Fi Thriller from Marcus Sakey

The Bottom Line: The second outing in the Brilliance Saga series manages to be even more riveting than the first. An ingenious hybrid of pulse-pounding conspiracy thriller and science fiction that is easily once of the year’s must-reads. If you haven’t yet read Sakey’s entry to the series, Brilliance, then consider it an obligatory appetizer. As good as […]

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Mr Mercedes by Stephen King

Book Review: Mr. Mercedes, a New Thriller from Stephen King

The bottom line: In Mr. Mercedes, King has created one of the most unexpected, original and despicable villains in modern literature. And yes, it’s “literature.” The razor-sharp craftsmanship evident n the psychological war between the Mr. Mercedes and the man he dismisses as “the fat ex-cop” is beyond brilliant. Just when we were sure that King couldn’t […]

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The Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry

Book Review – Steve Berry’s Historical Thriller, The Lincoln Myth

The Bottom Line: Although historical fiction fans may have a hard time digesting Berry’s tale of power-hungry Mormons and secessionist conspiracies, the book delivers some crackling moments that are sure to keep fans of the existing Cotton Malone series engaged. The Review It’s really hard to critique Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone series – each new […]

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Book Review: The Fellowship, a New Political Thriller by William Tyree

The Bottom Line: One of the year’s best thrillers, the Fellowship is a rapid-fire adventure through London, South Africa, Paris and Rome that never lets up. Steeped in delicious mystery, this is a ride well worth taking.   The second installment of William Tyree’s Blake Carver series finds the protagonist stuck behind a desk at the National […]

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Broken Harbor book cover by Tana French

Book Review: Broken Harbor, a Murder Mystery by Tana French

The Bottom Line: A hard-nosed psychological thriller that ranks as French’s best yet. Inventive and complex, Broken Harbor features storytelling that’s as textured and authentic as anything the genre has to offer. Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy always brings in the killer. Always. That’s why he’s landed this high-profile triple homicide. At first, he thinks it’s going […]

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