“Bath Haus is not just excellent gay fiction . . . absorbing and exciting . . .”
“A chilling tale of an abused child taught to become a killer, the girl who tried to save him, and the legacy he left behind.”
“a mashup of Norwegian noir and true crime at its finest, an amazing fictional account of Belle Gunness, one of the most prolific serial killers in history.”
“a tightly woven, fast-paced, tension-filled thrill ride.”
The unnamed assassin in Endings receives coded text messages that read like this:
“Patterson is a better writer than this, and it is hard to say if he is mentoring a writer new to the series, or not, but The Russian is a disappointment.”
“Sadistic, misogynistic murders and politicized police investigations are, unfortunately, universal. They don’t need a dictatorship.”
“Frear’s writing has the sharp dark tang that Tana French exhibits, and she updates the British crime narrative to the dangerous conflicts of loyalty that Stuart Neville paints best, with t
Each volume in this long-running series is titled [Something] in Death, with that something representing the volume’s theme. In this case, shadows.
Novels about sibling rivalry, usually between sisters, seem to be a “thing” now, and this particular entry does little to distinguish itself from its peers. That’s its biggest problem.
“Spain lays out a good story plot and every clue follows a path to the end of the story with no deviations, no short cuts, just good detective work.”
“The claustrophobic catacombs, Shayna’s inability to speak French, the loss of her phone, and her sister’s warning to trust no one create a claustrophobic and paranoid novel.”
“looks, especially exteriors, can often be deceiving, as this FBI team soon finds out.”
“the story as a whole is deftly presented and shows exactly why David Mark is being recognized as a writer of complicated and frightening plots.
“With the added components of mystery and suspense, this in-depth thriller is sure to keep one gasping.”
“A compelling read with an intricate plot, a strong setting, and characters so real they are almost live human beings . . .”
“A story surpassing in concept any slasher novel/film made thus far.”
“Matthew Farrell’s skill as a storyteller is evident from the first pages of this novel.
When you’re a dedicated novel reader, it’s hard to switch to short stories. That format is just too . . .
“A bit over long, the novel’s denouement is sufficiently satisfying to have made the journey worthwhile.”
“Jeffrey Deaver has come up with another sharp, smart story with intelligent, emotionally mature characters.”
“My Lovely Wife is a fascinating combination of reversals, reveals, and bad behavior that keeps us on the edge of our seats.”
“A horror story, a novel of psychological terror, or simply a mystery in a historical setting, The Devil’s Aspect is all three and more.”
“filled with a complex cast of characters imbued with both good and evil, as well a good man who walks the thin line between.”
“it’s the taint of a shell-shock diagnosis, something considered so offensive and humiliating in postwar society that it can terminate Rutledge’s career almost as quickly as a bullet to the
“a brilliant novel . . .”