Thomas and Graham do an effective job of translating Veronica into yet another new medium, one that will only increase the ranks of Marshmallows.
...Oates’s atheistic characters battle with their consciences and with the injustices of a nation in sharp decline, giving the novel a powerful moral immediacy.
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.
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.
Mr. Connelly writes courtroom drama as a changeable set of circumstances, so that Mickey’s role as manipulator is at least as important as his detecting. In this book, he does a very satisfying job of feinting about what he’s truly after until he leaves his real target wholly unprotected...
Assured prose...compensates only in part for an overly intricate solution likely to disappoint even diehard Turow fans.
The nearer Guinn's biography draws to its central horror, the more it picks up speed. The middle section pitches us into the whirlpool, presenting a swirl of horrific gore and bubbling black comedy.
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.
...couples a raw-edged, lyrical look at characters’ innermost fears with an evocative view of Red Hook, a traditionally working-class area of Brooklyn undergoing gentrification that still struggles with racism and the aftermath of drug violence.
An important, sometimes-groundbreaking account of police gone wild.
The reason for all this screwball chaos in “Bad Monkey” is clear: Mr. Hiassen does not write serious novels...His books are built of balsa wood, but they are beautifully constructed all the same.
The book’s dark tones and story will stay with the reader after one turns over the last page.
...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.
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.
Johansen expertly ratchets up the suspense as the action builds to a riveting conclusion.
...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.
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.