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The best crime thriller book reviews. “Crime thriller” is a catch-all term for thriller subgenres that feature a struggle for dominance between criminals and law enforcement, such as mafia thriller, police procedural, detective fiction, true crime, serial killer fiction and others.

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Book Review: A Season to Kill, a Crime Thriller by Michael Mucci

The Bottom Line: A captivating crime thriller bursting with rural flavor and hard hitting revelations. Highly recommended for all crime & mystery fans, but especially for those of the Justified book & TV series. Deer hunting is a lucrative winter ritual for Macon, Pennsylvania. But soon after taking office, newly appointed Sheriff Chris DeAngelo begins to suspect that deer isn’t the only big game hunted […]

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Book Review: The Short Drop, a Conspiracy Thriller by Matthew FitzSimmons

The Bottom Line: A jaw-dropping conspiracy thriller layered in shocking political intrigue that you won’t soon forget. A decade ago, fourteen-year-old Suzanne Lombard, the daughter of Benjamin Lombard—then a senator, now a powerful vice president running for the presidency—disappeared in the most sensational missing-person case in the nation’s history. Still unsolved, the mystery remains a national obsession. For legendary hacker and marine Gibson Vaughn, the

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

The Bottom Line: A hard-hitting psychological thriller wrapped in romance and eroticism, suspense and keen observations about our public personas. When Anika Kristiansen married her TV evangelist husband, Soren, she imagined she was entering a lifetime commitment to a faith-based marriage. That dream is shattered when Anika learns that Soren, who has grown both more successful and more abusive over the years, has abducted their

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Book Review: The Mind of God, a Sci-Fi Thriller by Bevan Frank

The Bottom Line: This superb sci-fi thriller with stunning real world research as its basis is unlike any book you’ve ever read. Is there an invisible consciousness that connects all of humanity? What if we could somehow measure it and use it to predict the future? That’s the concept driving The Mind of God, a thriller based on a real-life project by the Institute of

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Book Review: Just Marked, a Crime Thriller by Kevin Fahsholtz

The Bottom Line: A riveting police procedural about a man who descends from a line of metaphysical prophets called The Marked. Highly recommended. If given the chance, would you turn back time and relive the past 20 years of your life? Most would say yes. But as middle-aged Seattle resident Matt Lowenson discovers, second chances come with great responsibility. After one of the most depressing

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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 the hunt for Elise, a 17-year-old from Beverly Hills who

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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 to a juvenile detention center after fighting a class bully.

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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 Marcus, the crash hits much closer to home. Among the

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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 care for them is so vast. Another is because allegations

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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 now their lives could not be more different. Claire is

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