Thomas and Graham do an effective job of translating Veronica into yet another new medium, one that will only increase the ranks of Marshmallows.
...the mood is not surprisingly claustrophobic and grim. Once again, Oates’s gift for exposing the frailty—and selfishness—of humans is on display.
Lisa Gardner writes great psychological thrillers, and Fear Nothing is yet another excellent example. Highly recommended.
Scott has produced a work of historical fiction that is both atmospheric and memorable, suffused with dread and suspense right up to the last page.
While readers will learn little that is new about Haller's complex backstory...they will find plenty of drama, danger, and suspense in this gem of a legal thriller.
Assured prose...compensates only in part for an overly intricate solution likely to disappoint even diehard Turow fans.
Though most of the literate world knows what’s to come, Guinn ably maintains suspense. Even if “Manson” is occasionally tedious, recounting over and over the Family’s peripatetic adventures...it stands as a definitive work: important for students of criminology, human behavior...and compulsively readable for anyone who relishes nonfiction.
Box handles this foolproof formula with complete assurance, keeping the pot at a full boil...
...Ms. Pochoda aspires to join female suspense novelists...who are arguably writing more serious genre fiction than their male counterparts. She isn’t there just yet, but “Visitation Street” is an impressive entry into the field.
Thanks to his book, Americans will be more aware of the costs of those methods. But they—and he—should also consider possible benefits.
Bad Monkey is vintage Hiaasen. A quirky protagonist surrounded by even quirkier characters mired in oddball intrigue—all in South Florida, of course.
This devastating read stands less as a polemic against the death penalty than as a heartbreaking brief for the preciousness of life.
...a shattering parable of honest individuals caught up in the corruption of our times.
...those with an affinity for the darkest and most literary crime fiction will want to get here as soon as they can.
...is an intricate, multilayered story that pits Davenport against one of the most callous villains he has ever encountered.
...the execution of the plot is uneven, bordering on convoluted at various points. The characters, though interesting, are not fully developed to the point that a reader becomes fully invested in them nor cares about their fates.
The Anatomy of Violence is an astonishingly accessible account of all the major elements— environmental, social, biochemical, psychological, and neurological—related to crime and human violence...
A successful Johansen novel, filled with intriguing twists and characters and an overarching mystery that will keep fans coming back for Book 2.
Thrilling wilderness chases, chilling stories of the abuse of power, and Pickett’s indomitable frontier spirit power this explosive novel.
If you don’t mind a bit of ambiguity, Alexander Soderberg’s The Andalucian Friend is a worthwhile read.