Thriller Book Reviews

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

Backfill, a Superb Conspiracy Thriller by Cynthia Soule Levesque

The Bottom Line: Much more than a superb conspiracy thriller, Backfill is an absolute must-read for any environmentally conscious reader. Mary Ann Hodges seems to have hit the mother load with her new job at a near-emission power plant in Utah. But the idyllic setting hides something much more sinister. While she’s no gumshoe or […]

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Mind Virus, an Exceptional Conspiracy Thriller by Charles Kowalski

Bottom Line: Readers longing for a new Dan Brown thriller should upgrade to this deftly-crafted global thrill ride about a conspiracy to eradicate the world’s belief systems. Robin Fox may have left his military career behind for a life in academia, but that all changes when a biological attack hits Washington, D.C. While the FBI […]

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Two Kinds of Truth, a new Harry Bosch Novel by Michael Connelly

The Bottom Line: A perfect entry point for newbies to the Connelly’s Harry Bosch series. For the uninitiated, Connelly’s intrepid hero Harry Bosch was born in 1950 in Los Angeles to Marjorie Phillips Lowe and named after the 15th century Dutch artist. He became an orphan at 11 when his mother, a prostitute, was murdered. […]

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Twisted Threads, an Erotic Thriller by Kaylin McFarren

Bottom Line: A sexy mystery that brings the timeless themes of murder, revenge and family loyalty to the high seas. A great series for fans of romantic suspense. In Twisted Threads, assassin Akira Hamada finds herself owing a life debt to Mitsui-san, a powerful member of Zakura-kai, Japan’s notorious yakuza family. And yet at the […]

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Cops Lie!, a Crime Novel by Leonard Love Matlick

The Bottom Line: A hate-filled rant that demonizes the law enforcement community. Scholars of activist fiction, however, may find this diatribe on police corruption a fascinating work of art. When it comes to politically charged fiction, two seminal works come to mind. The first, E.L. Doctorow’s The Book of Daniel, is a novel about two […]

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Pineapple Crush, a Terrific Hard-Boiled Crime Thriller by Richard Cahill

The Bottom Line: Everything hard-boiled crime should be: unsentimental, sexy, gritty and hilarious. A terrific update to a timeless genre. When a murder victim is dumped at a Honolulu hotel, head of security Artie Harper finds herself and her underling fingered for the crime. Harper, a disgraced former LAPD detective and still-single Mom, is as […]

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Designs on Ivy’s Locket, a Spectacular Mystery by Connie Chappell

The Bottom Line: You’ll adore this spectacular sophomore mystery from Connie Chappell. Chappell’s debut novel introduced readers to historian Wrenn Grayson. Designs on Ivy’s Locket brings them back into the world of small-town Ohio and its unique combination of local charm and unexpected intrigue. Blending history and modern-day sleuthing, Grayson’s second case takes her back […]

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The Plan, a High-Octane Political Thriller You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

The Bottom Line: A high-octane political thriller about murder, politics and racially motivated nationalism. You won’t be able to put it down, and this promising first entry in a planned trilogy will have fans waiting impatiently for a follow-up. When the daughter of a U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful is murdered, suspicion falls to D.C. […]

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Dreaming on an Arabian Carpet, an Eye-Popping Political Thriller by Igor Martek

Bottom Line: A riveting, eye-popping exploration of globalization, Middle Eastern politics and a woman scorned. Ricky Garcia Magasaysay may have been born in the Philippines, but he is a global citizen in the true sense of the word. When Igor Martek’s book begins, the hope of a better life has already taken Ricky to Hong […]

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The Rooster Bar, a Daring New Legal Thriller by John Grisham

The Bottom Line: Grisham takes a risk by tackling one of the biggest issues facing America: the cost of education, and the lengths people will go to in order to circumvent the system. John Grisham practically invented the legal thriller genre, and in his latest book, he takes on the very institution that makes it […]

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