Thriller Book Reviews

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

Cover Your Tracks, the Year’s Best Action Thriller By Daco Auffenorde

The Bottom Line:  Honored in the Best Thriller Book Awards as the Best Action Thriller of 2021. Margo Fletcher, eight months pregnant, is traveling by train from Chicago to Spokane, her childhood home. While passing through an isolated portion of the Rockies in blizzard conditions, the train unexpectedly brakes. Up ahead, deadly snow from a […]

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JK’s Code, The Year’s Best Conspiracy Thriller

The Bottom Line: A timely, compulsively readable political and legal thriller that wryly connects the terrors of the dark web with the fragile state of democracy. Honored in the Best Thriller Book Awards as the Best Conspiracy Thriller of 2021. In a world where activists like Julian Assange have become famous for extravagant government exposes, […]

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A Quantum Alibi, The Year’s Best Sci-Fi Thriller

The Bottom Line: Murder mystery meets quantum fiction in this addictive, cinematic novel from the author of The Newton Code. Honored in the Best Thriller Book Awards as the Best Sci-Fi Thriller of 2021. Liam Fialkov’s latest novel opens with a lecture at Columbia University by Professor Patrick Eldrige, an authority on quantum physics. Eldridge […]

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Ark of the Apocalypse, a Cinematic Sci-Fi Epic by Tobin Marks

The Bottom Line: A buzzworthy sci-fi epic that sprawls cinematically across timelines and solar systems. Highly recommended. Tobin Marks’ Ark of the Apocalypse begins on 1930s-era Earth as a metallurgist braves genocide and impending war to acquire red amber from the Baltic Sea and green amber from Norway. He smuggles the material into Russia, where […]

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Burn Me Out, a Top-Shelf Mafia Thriller by Brandon Barrows

The Bottom Line: A well-crafted mafia thriller set in the modern age. As far as his wife and the government knows, 46-year-old Al Vacarro works for Castella Shipping & Transport. But Al and his boss, Eddie Castella, are in fact mobsters. But the business is changing, and Al wants out. The question facing him is […]

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The Ambulance Chaser, a Must-Read Legal Thriller by Brian Cuban

The Bottom Line: A must-read legal thriller about murder, memory and personal consequences. Highly recommended. In personal injury attorney Jason Feldman, author Brian Cuban has created one of the more compelling characters to grace the legal thriller genre in recent memory. In a frenetic first chapter that hooks readers for good, Feldman is hit with […]

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Soul Seeker, the Year’s Best Paranormal Thriller

The Bottom Line: A pulse-pounding paranormal thriller with a timeless feel and a huge heart. Honored in the Best Thriller Book Awards as the Best Paranormal Thriller of 2021. Soul Seeker begins like a fable as Benjamin Poe, the “most hated and feared man to ever live,” asking his attorney to listen to his story. […]

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The Hiding Girl, The Year’s Best Psychological Thriller

The Bottom Line: Honored in the Best Thriller Book Awards as the Best Psychological Thriller of 2021. When two predators come to 12-year-old Emily Calby’s home asking to siphon gasoline, she immediately senses what her mother does not – their lives are in imminent danger. Only Emily escapes. Armed with extraordinary powers of perception and […]

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Blood and Shadows, a Spellbinding Thriller by JP Roth

The Bottom Line: The breathless, spellbinding saga of Cara Wynter continues to the delight of her growing fan base. Blood and Shadows, JP Roth’s second series book, is a seamless continuation of the story that began with Ancient Dreams. That first series book told the tale of Cara Wynter, a daughter of witches who struggles […]

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Standby Counsel, the The Year’s Best Legal Thriller, by Alexi Venice

The Bottom Line: A sexy legal thriller that deftly blends an international terror plot with romantic obsession. Honored as the Best Legal Thriller of 2021. Despite having no experience in criminal defense, civil attorney Monica Spade is ordered to represent an accused murderer. The accused, a demure Romanian woman named Stela, purportedly stabbed her boyfriend 13 […]

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