Bestseller Turow (Innocent) is not at the top of his game in this contrived whodunit...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.
...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.
The problem...is that we “tend not to take notice of such long-developing trends...The first and perhaps largest barrier to halting police militarization has probably been awareness.” After reading Balko, you’ll be aware, alright—and scared.
In Bad Monkey, he has escaped from the bondage of publishing concept and reader expectation to produce a novel that is as enjoyable to read as it seems to have been for him to write.
...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.
...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...
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.
Ms. Stabenow’s natural talent for dialogue and action holds the reader captive to the very end. All this and a cliffhanger to die for—which even the most astute reader won’t see coming until it’s too late.
A smart entry into the modern thriller pantheon, at once slick and gritty.
...plot- and character-driven in equal measures.
Connelly has always excelled at building suspense while paying careful attention to police procedural detail.
Those already familiar with the bestselling authors’ fictional world will most enjoy this intelligent suspense novel.