In some literary circles, describing a novel as “light reading” can be taken as a slur. Not so with this one.
“Kellerman’s writing frames deep tenderness among her characters very well.
“Whether you’re drawn to Watch Her for the high-fidelity Boston setting, with its contrasts of gritty working-class life and cultured wealth, or for the dramatic and classic intera
“In They’re Gone, the ‘weaker sex’ is by no means weak. At all.”
“Lazarus is a thriller par excellence, though it’s advisable to read it in small increments, for the accumulation of too much horror at o
“In spite of a few weak spots, for those who enjoy a cozy with its fast read, this one works. All things considered—a good read for a chilly weekend indoors.”
“Moonflower Murders will be either adored or dreaded by readers, with no middle ground.
“Macallister’s writing is powerful, and she concocts a gripping story with strong, very human characterizations . . .”
“Grisham has a knack for throwing curves into the story that, with any other writer, could be distracting, but with Grisham every curve is woven into the story and builds the tension throug
“Nesbo is always a great storyteller. The world he depicts is bleak and potentially depressing, but he presents it with relentless power.”
“Like the strongest authors in this genre, Selfon bares the effects of death on each of us.
“enjoy the complex characters drawn with beautiful prose and flashes of humor . . .”
“A contemporary novel that tips its hat to multiple genres, Never Turn Back is intriguing, high-stakes fiction.”
“Mina’s touch with the dark, gritty, and disturbing is that of an expert, and this book is a persuasive and frightening page-turner.”
“Under Pressure is a thriller that’s fun, entertaining, and challenging.”
“Blackburn has created a clever mystery that follows a direct path to revelations about the killer, as well as Summer’s growth and acceptance of her inheritance—a bookstore that she never l
“Booked for Death is a solid addition to a popular cozy category . . .”
“This is a perfect mystery for summer beach reading—or for motivating yourself to plan a Key West vacation—as long as you can stay clear of the business end of a chef’s knife or heavy-duty
“This thriller should raise more than goosebumps—it’s a raceway of red flags signaling the possible connections of corrupt officials and money-hungry drug developers.”
What happens when an alleged serial killer is handed a prison sentence only to have other murders occur with the same M.O. after the authorities believe they got the right guy?
“If you can get around . . .
“With its crisp and elegant plotting and prose, Bradley’s Dead Air gives not just the dedicated fan of mysteries/thrillers a diverting and absorbing tale.”
Before you read this book, clear your schedule. It’s the kind of story best read in one gulp.
“James Lee Burke may be the only novelist north of the Rio Grande who would dare to combine hardboiled noir with regionalism and magic realism.