Several ancillary characters that didn’t make it into the film pop up in this book...Yet there are a few nice moments toward the end that exemplify the evolution of one of the best parent/child relationships conceived and depicted on television. Here’s hoping the second book has more Keith Mars.
...Oates shows how perilous it is to assign guilt, and how hard it is to draw the line between victim and perpetrator in a blurred moral landscape in which every crime, on the battlefield or on the home front, is a crime of conscience.
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.
..."The Gods of Guilt" is first and foremost a propulsive, engaging legal thriller that for sheer courtroom drama surpasses the bestselling "The Fifth Witness," which earned Connelly the 2012 Harper Lee Prize for legal fiction.
...“Identical,” is stuffed with so many themes and reversals that readers may end up feeling the way you do after a long family meal with too much talk and food: disoriented, logy and a little nostalgic.
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.
Not as funny as Hiaasen’s best...with a title character more vicious than amusing, but still the gold standard for South Florida criminal farce.
...Silver explores convolutions of guilt and innocence beyond the law’s narrow scope with a sharpness and attention to detail that can be unnerving but demands attention.
...a shattering parable of honest individuals caught up in the corruption of our times.
...the primary narrative, told in powerful prose, never fails to grip.
Sandford keeps every stage of the investigation clear, compelling and suspenseful while peeling back layer after layer of a world in which “everybody was hot, everybody was rich."
...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 a sobering reminder that for all our cultural pretensions, we are also at the mercy of our biological systems.
A successful Johansen novel, filled with intriguing twists and characters and an overarching mystery that will keep fans coming back for Book 2.
...it was enjoyable and fans of the series will lap it up. There are plenty of men on the team and I know they will have stories to tell, and terrorist plots to foil...I plan to keep following it.
Fans of Nordic thrillers will find much to like.