Thriller Book Reviews

The best thriller and mystery eBooks for kindle, nook, iBooks and more, featuring both new and established masters of the genre.

The Secret Brokers, a High-Stakes Page Turner by Alexandrea Weis

The Bottom Line: The Secret Brokers is a fresh, fast-paced espionage thriller with a generous dose of romantic suspense. Alexandrea Weis’ first Secret Brokers series novel proves that spies are a lot more fun when they don’t work for the government. Former FBI agent Dallas August runs a private firm that offers elite spies for […]

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22 Dutch Road, a Compelling Horror Comedy Novel by T. C. Schueler

The Bottom Line: A compelling horror comedy with a big heart and a bigger payoff. Eight weeks after the death of his estranged father, 22-year-old Billy Buchanan drives his shoddy Toyota Corolla from Little Rock, Arkansas, to the well-to-do neighborhood of Whispering Pines in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He arrives with eight bucks and $25 […]

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The Glass Hotel, a Riveting Financial Thriller by Emily St. John Mandel

The Bottom Line: A challenging, riveting and heavily textured psychological thriller. In a five-star hotel on Vancouver Island, Jonathan Alkaitis writes a terrifying messaging on the lobby’s glass wall: “Why don’t you swallow broken glass.” Jonathan is running an international Ponzi scheme. When the financial empire collapses, it obliterates countless fortunes and devastates lives. A female bartender […]

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Terror in My Arms, a Fast-Paced Psychological Thriller by John T. Cullen

Bottom Line: A fast-paced novella that will appeal to fans of serial killer fiction looking for a quick fix. Set in the decade before dating apps, social media and the #metoo movement changed romantic relationships forever, Terror in My Arms begins as attractive San Diego software engineer Sylvie Bancroft is propositioned by stranger Rob Turlock. […]

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If It Bleeds, a Phenomenal New Thriller Collection by Stephen King

The Bottom Line: A phenomenal collection of stories that rank among King’s best work and one of the year’s best thrillers so far. If It Bleeds delivers more proof that Stephen King has only gotten better with age. The book’s eponymously named story features eccentric investigator Holly Gibney, the character who stole some of King’s […]

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List of the best Stephen King Books

The Best Stephen King Audiobooks Ranked In Order (Updated for 2020!)

Newly updated to include King’s newest novel, If It Bleeds! The reigning master of suspense is the author of more than 50 books and audiobooks, all of which have been international bestsellers, and many have been translated to the screen. The names are instantly recognizable:  It. Pet Cemetery. Misery. Thinner. All instant classics, and yet King’s craft […]

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A Killer’s Wife, a Compelling Legal Thriller by Victor Methos

The Bottom Line: A compelling legal thriller that will have you turning the pages well into the night. Victor Methos, author of An Invisible Client (one of our picks for the Best Legal Thriller Books of the Century So Far), is back with a bone-rattling read just in time for summer. A Killer’s Wife is the […]

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The Dead Girl’s Stilettos, a Stylish, Sexy and Smart Crime Thriller by Quinn Avery

The Bottom Line: A stylish, sexy and smart crime thriller with an amateur sleuth that readers will fall in love with. Bexley Squires has made a name for herself as a top investigative journalist, but her critical success hasn’t yet translated into a cash windfall. Living in a Brooklyn loft, she finds herself brilliant and […]

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Camino Winds, a New Island Murder Mystery by John Grisham

The Bottom Line: Only Grisham fans hoping for a new legal thriller will be disappointed. For everyone else, Camino Winds is paradise. In John Grisham’s latest, a hurricane devastates Camino Island. As hurricanes go, they don’t get much worse than this. Homes, hotels and stores are ruined. The tiny island suffers its fair share of […]

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The Best Female Detective Books, Ranked (Updated!)

We love both great male and female detectives equally. However, thrillers featuring great female sleuths are still a little harder to find, which is why we decided to compile this list of truly great mysteries and thrillers featuring superstar female protagonists. In compiling this updated version of our female detective list, our definition of “detective” […]

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