“Move over Hitchcock, P. D. James, Ruth Rendell, and more. Here is a thriller to make others fade.
“The Thames holds the collective memory of the city and its dwellers . . . it’s a sacred river granting death and rebirth.”
Out of Bounds is Val McDermid’s 30th novel.
Joy Enright is a high-school senior in Chilton, New York State.
“an artful mosaic that converges with breakneck speed toward the end of the book, bringing the story to a climax and conclusion that are ultimately very satisfying . . .”
“the Narrow Gate may lead to heaven, but it may also lead to death . . .”
A brutal, realistic portrait of 1941, the second winter of life in occupied Denmark and Poland, as experienced by a Danish farm laborer and his family, and a half-Jewish Polish girl forced into pro
Is a proclivity to violence and vengeance a gender and/or regional trait? Are the minds of men more than women and/or rural folk more than city dwellers predisposed to violent acts of revenge?
Doug Johnstone’s The Jump begins with two sentences that depict a sadness that’s unthinkable until you’re a mother or father who’s forced to confront it:
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro remains a bucket-list challenge, but in the book world, staring down a 784-page Swedish serial-killer novel may make the reader question his or her priorities: Why have I
“A mind-bending odyssey of parallel worlds and causality, Dark Matter will particularly appeal to fans of the TV series Fringe and H. G.
“This is about survival! You think I want to do this?”
“Coupled with its rich prose and vividly, painfully realized characters, this is very much a mystery novel, with a host of jarring twists and turns that would impress even the most jaded re
No one does spooky without the supernatural element better than Ruth Ware, and The Woman in Cabin 10 is proof for any who doubt it.
Alexandra Oliva has set the bar high in her debut novel The Last One.
“a true and powerful mystery novel, full of twists and horrors . . .”
“[the authors] incorporate fact with fiction so effectively and so seamlessly that fans of thrillers will never trust again that the stories they read could not happen.”
“Kudos to another compelling entry into the ranks of Nordic crime fiction.”
Brighton starts and ends in the Charles River.
“Reid’s gradually building spookiness and plainspoken intellectualism make I’m Thinking of Ending Things a smart and unexpectedly fun book.”
“she and her family are a fiction to each other as well as to the public. . . .”
“. . . a powerful story of sacrifice and secrecy and a poignant love surviving over half a century.”
“Readers may be moved to stand up and cheer.”
Whether one is speaking of the Pendergast series or the Gideon Crew novels, no writing team equals Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child at creating a spine-chilling, page-turning suspense story.
ANGST and DISPAIR, in all capitals, are clearly the driving forces behind Robin Wasserman’s latest novel, Girls on Fire.