Thriller Reviews

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

Instant Classic: Ryan Gosling in The Place Beyond the Pines

Even if you survived diretor Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine, you’re probably plenty wary of his new crime thriller, The Place Beyond the Pines. Don’t be. Run, don’t walk, to see it. If there’s a better opening five minutes at the movies this year – which is all one uncut take, by the way – I’d […]

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Hangman's Daughter Book

Book Review: The Hangman’s Daughter, a Historical Mystery by Oliver Pötzsch

The bottom line: A meticulously researched historical thriller that employs 17th century superstitions to create a highly original read that’s impossible to put down. By the time you finish the third chapter, you’ll be thanking your lucky stars that you live in the 21st century. [easyazon_cta add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B003P9XMFI” cloaking=”default” height=”42″ key=”tall-orange” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” […]

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Jeremy Robinson SecondWorld

Book Review: SecondWorld, a Sci-Fi Medical Thriller by Jeremy Robinson

The Bottom Line: This stunner by Jeremy Robinson takes a horrific Nazi biological experiment and twists it into a futuristic end-of-times adventure. You’ll find yourself rooting for Lincoln Miller, the razor-sharp NCIS agent who is drawn perfectly human in this otherwise off-its-rocker world. Fair warning: the first chapter of this otherwise great book is so campy, and its depictions […]

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Movie Review: Ben Affleck’s The Town

Even while watching The Town, it’s tempting to make comparisons to one of the other big Boston crime thrillers of the decade, Martin Scorcese’s The Departed. Both films were crime dramas set in gritty white Boston neighborhoods. Both cast seasoned screen legends as neighborhood crime lords (Pete Postlethwaite and Jack Nicholson). Both featured one half of the […]

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Book Review: Justin Cronin’s The Passage

Earlier in the year, we called Justin Cronin the ultimate literary outlier. Cronin, the winner of the Pen/Faulkner award for a book that his Iowa Writer’s Workshop cronies must have admired, went off and wrote himself a gory-ass vampire novel. For those of you unfamiliar with the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, it ‘s far more prestigious […]

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