This is one of my favorite books because the suspension never ends.
The authors tend to use too much detail (Rosa plops down on Claire’s “soft, comfortable, dark green, velour sofa”), and almost every female character is attractive (Claire is “beautiful”; others are “hot” or “stunning”). All this might have worked better on the screen.
The premise of the pre-9/11 plot is both compelling and disconcerting, and Child applies his trademark eye for detail to make the whole endeavor surprisingly and thrillingly credible.
They loved and hated the month of October. Loved it because a new Mitch Rapp novel came out and hated it because they would have to wait another year for the next one. With Order To Kill, readers will get those same feelings. It appears the torch has been passed to Kyle Mills.
Tan's contest with himself will presumably continue. Fortunately for his fans — both those of his previous efforts, and new fans won over by this delightful book — he'll probably keep winning.
This is less a thriller than an analytical study of the complexities of crime detection and the importance of the human link between those who comprise the Murder Squad.
...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.
Cabal remains an entertaining antihero whose complexities have deepened over time, and the conclusion of the narrative threads that have spanned the previous four Cabal books is both satisfying and touching.
The case becomes almost too large for Slaughter to contain, which could explain her choice to rely on an awkward extended flashback sequence, but she mostly manages to wrangle this installment...
McGuire quite satisfyingly continues the ongoing story while telling an intense and entertaining tale in its own right.
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 tension grows as the united front that Anne and Marco have presented crumbles. After numerous twists and turns, just when everything appears to be resolved, Lapena delivers one final, deftly crafted surprise.
...The Kind Folk is written in a lucid (and often disorienting) third-person present tense. Even as the tension mounts and the terrors unfold, the novel’s tempo hardly ever rises to a typical horror frolic...
Mary Robinette Kowal’s prose is enjoyable and the mix of romance, mystery, history, and the supernatural will appeal to readers looking for an easy read, a splash of nostalgia, and a moment of escape.
As the body count rises, Cam desperately searches for links among the victims and a motive. Coulter keeps the two plot lines equally engaging—and the reader guessing—all the way to the satisfying resolution of each.
The ending is inconclusive in the worst way; in other words, culpability is established—but not addressed. Long on atmosphere, short on answers.
Though the writing has some beginner notes, it is engaging, heartbreaking, and thrilling, with an expert pace that never touches the brakes.
Mamatas provides a heartfelt homage to Lovecraft lore, perfectly captures the antics of conventioneers...However, chapters of the deceased Panossian waxing nostalgic divert the action, and Colleen’s sleuthing involves too much speculation...
But however static Dame Darcy's world, within that world she can be relied on to provide engaging, unsettling delectations.
DARK CAROUSEL is another great addition to the incredible world of the Carpathians. I think it's a favorite and that is something because I love every book in this series.