...I am sure it will be seen on beaches both at home and abroad this summer. But I imagine that it will be left on them afterwards.
Thomas and Graham do an effective job of translating Veronica into yet another new medium, one that will only increase the ranks of Marshmallows.
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.
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.
..."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.
So in the aftermath of one family’s destruction, Emily creates a new if unconventional “family” of people she loves. Phillips’ prose is as haunting as the questions she raises about the natures of sin, evil and grace.
...“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.
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.
An important, sometimes-groundbreaking account of police gone wild.
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.
...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.
If he shouts a little too loudly about the brain’s role, it is because that voice needs to be heard. In The Anatomy of Violence, it comes across clearly, powerfully and often persuasively.
Johansen expertly ratchets up the suspense as the action builds to a riveting conclusion.