Eskens keeps the reader guessing as the tale takes several unexpected twists before reaching the satisfying denouement.
...Charlie and Ethan's relationship gives a layer of familiarity and trust to a complicated case, while never overshadowing the suspenseful elements that will leave you guessing until the end.
WOMAN OF GOD may be an uncomfortable book for some, but it’s worth reading for its focus on thought-provoking and controversial issues of faith on several levels, presented in a unique manner.
In “Home,” Coben combines his affinity for the family thriller with his buddy novels about Myron and Win...Coben moves “Home” at a brisk pace and while he employs his usual twists, each turn is realistic.
The complicated plot contains plenty of twists, though the shifting POV’s occasionally throws off the pacing. It is a bit hard to connect with Sarah at times, but fans are still likely to enjoy this book.
Although she seems for quite a while to be relying on good contacts and good luck, Bradley's preteen heroine comes through in the end with a series of deductions so clever she wants to hug herself. So will you.
One of the best decisions you ever make could very well be to read this book. Professor James Duane explains all in a mere 120 pages. A word to the wise is sufficient.
In a text overflowing with letters and emails, Bolton leaves little room for any real suspense or richly developed characters.
...the action comes across as labored and the quest something of a grind...readers will heave a sigh of relief that the end has finally arrived.
Mr. Peepers’s threat to murder Jenn sets up a complex cat and mouse game that will keep readers turning pages en route to an appropriate conclusion, which offers numerous possibilities for the next book.
Add a few Gambian pouched rats, a New Jersey mobster, a businessman selling stolen sand, and reprehensible neighbors to the fast-paced plot, and readers will be hoping that Yancy and the other quirky denizens of Hiaasen’s Florida will soon be back for another screwball adventure.
Blood Wedding is a gripping, troubling novel with believable characters and a watertight plot, an undeniable tour de force of psychological suspense that justifies Lemaitre’s international reputation as a crime writer.
The action races to a dramatic confrontation between Joanna and the killer, who has been hiding in plain sight.
At the heart of the story — or stories, which move fluidly among Robert, Darla and Jimmy, one character’s thoughts sometimes answering another’s — is a knot of misunderstandings...
As vividly reconstructed by Marton, Noel Field’s life is a window on the delusion and narcissism that fuel the self-radicalized of any era.
Burke has a hit with this dark, atmospheric story of teenagers trying to make it through high school without getting killed by Mafia hitmen, low-life thugs, and greasers with oily ducktails and switchblade knives.
Like her best book, "The Indian Bride " (shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger in 2000), "Hell Fire" is close to heartbreaking, and there are not many novels, thrillers or otherwise, you can say that about.
In sorting through their motives, “The Gloaming” delivers a searing taxonomy of loss, and shows the way it leads to a cycle of violence. By the novel’s surprising end, Finn even sheds light on the motives of sadistic rebels...
The conspiracy isn’t convincing, and, worse than that, neither is her 1950s New York. Neither the Barbizon nor the spicy, mysterious nightlife outside it ever quite evoke the vivid portrait that Davis seems to have sought. Instead, her flat characters stay trapped in their flat landscape.
Dr. Trajan Jones, a profiler walking in the alienist’s intellectual footsteps, is unlikable (not in any good way). His dialogue is pedantic and his point of view is thick with righteous indignation.