...the mood is not surprisingly claustrophobic and grim. Once again, Oates’s gift for exposing the frailty—and selfishness—of humans is on display.
If you think Gardner pulled out all the stops in D.D.’s previous cases...you ain’t seen nothing yet. Better fasten your seat belt for this roller-coaster ride through family hell.
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.
...“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.
A compulsively readable account of a murderer who continues to fascinate.
Filled with believable characters and hard, realistic dialogue, Edgar-winner Box’s perfectly paced novel...offers a suspenseful story laced with more than a few shockingly unexpected plot twists.
The mindsets of the characters slowly melt together in the summer heat. The plot unfolds and their connections to each other become clear, as does their understanding of the neighbourhood.
Mr. Balko saves his prescriptions for reform until the last chapter. Two of his fixes, transparency and accountability, are good remedies for all governmental overreach.
Unraveling this madcap tale requires Yancy to travel to Andros Island in the Caribbean, where the widowed Eve Stripling and a shady boyfriend are planning to develop a luxury resort on an unspoiled beach.
...her legal background lends to the realism and the pathos of Noa’s circumstances. Like most lawyer/novelists, Silver permits herself some legal grandstanding...but she allows Noa to unfold her unusual tale with candor and dignity.
...a shattering parable of honest individuals caught up in the corruption of our times.
This fourth instalment in the Hole series is often great fun, but overlong.
...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.
...on the whole he makes a good case that certain genetic, neurological and physiological factors do predict violent behavior. Some of these findings might be obvious.
Johansen expertly ratchets up the suspense as the action builds to a riveting conclusion.
Thrilling wilderness chases, chilling stories of the abuse of power, and Pickett’s indomitable frontier spirit power this explosive novel.
One of the strengths of this complex but swift, well-written and often grisly saga is that each character is sketched with enough detail to become, if not sympathetic, at least understandable.
Edgar-winner Stabenow’s take on Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers ends in a tragedy likely to shock series fans.
A smart entry into the modern thriller pantheon, at once slick and gritty.