Dark events in Carthage, a town in upstate New York—a war hero returning from Iraq, a broken engagement, a mysterious murder—but not everything is as it seems...Knotted, tense, digressive and brilliant.
Lisa Gardner writes great psychological thrillers, and Fear Nothing is yet another excellent example. Highly recommended.
Connelly has a gift for fast-paced drama, and isn’t afraid to paint a warts-and-all portrait of his main character. When it comes to passing judgment on Haller’s style of lawyering, Connelly will let the reader decide.
...“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.
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.
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.
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.
...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.
...the primary narrative, told in powerful prose, never fails to grip.
...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.
A successful Johansen novel, filled with intriguing twists and characters and an overarching mystery that will keep fans coming back for Book 2.
Its basis in a real-life conflict makes Joe’s 13th case one of his most tendentious, but it’s Box who makes it one of his most exciting.
Much of this book feels like furniture arranging for the sequels, but there’s enough action and gallows humor in this overture to carry it along. A promising start to a trilogy.
To her usual atmospheric detection, Stabenow adds more than a hint of Romeo and Juliet, or the Hatfields and the McCoys.
A smart entry into the modern thriller pantheon, at once slick and gritty.