“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.
“The Silence is an engaging thriller that is less about blood and guts and more about psychology.”
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 . . .”
Matthew Farrell’s debut crime novel What Have You Done opens in Philadelphia, rich with the details he absorbed growing up in a police officer’s family.
“Readers will enjoy this book for the suspense and plot twists, but love it for the skill and mastery Moretti has for her craft.”
A teenaged boy's family is murdered before his eyes, and he ends up in the hospital in unstable condition with multiple stab wounds. In a state of shock, he remains unconscious.
“in some ways as much a cozy detective novel at it is a police procedural”