“Nesbo is always a great storyteller. The world he depicts is bleak and potentially depressing, but he presents it with relentless power.”
“Shadows of the Dead is not for everyone.”
“Mengiste and Akashic have done us a service by putting together this intriguing collection.”
“A supernatural thriller that promises much at the outset but ultimately fails in its execution.”
“The author’s portrayal of the adolescent girl is so graceful, so intelligently sensitive, the writing so lyrical and lovely . . .”
“Murder at Queen’s Landing is a high-paced adventure with a light feathering of attraction between the protagonists.
“Thanks to its fascinating premise and to the strength of chapters told from her point of view, the book succeeds by constantly keeping the main character off balance as the moments from th
“Suspenseful, filled with evocative writing capturing the reader’s empathy for the characters, The Night Will Find Us takes our fear of that which lurks in the dark and transfers i
Welcome a new heroine to the world of wilderness thrillers: Alex Carter, wildlife biologist extraordinaire.
“Osman has done an outstanding job of bringing his characters to life and making them as individual as if they were real.”
“Woods provides a lively romp of a book, but it’s built for entertainment, not solving puzzles. Pick up a copy to update your sense of why James Bond was and is adored.”
“a chilling story of identity and what happens when a person’s self-reality is voluntarily submerged with another’s.”
“a definite adventure in a Gilded Age, full of scandals of the elite and crimes of the nondescript, where some readers may find a jaundiced correlation to today’s world.”
Midway through Eshkol Nevo’s The Last Interview, the narrator—who may or may not be Nevo himself, an uncertainty Nevo may or may not want his readers to entertain—slyly explains the ruse o
John Rebus has been retired from the Scottish Police for a while, but something keeps pulling him back in.
“Doering's wordsmithing is the absolute gold standard and leads readers to a stunner of an ending.”
“What distinguishes Goodnight Beautiful is Molloy’s spectacular feat of misdirection and uncanny success in unfolding revelations that are surprising yet believable from the early
“riveting and action packed right up to the astonishing and surprisingly satisfying ending.”
“a powerful story of how the resentment and pain of abandonment can sweep the guilty as well as the innocent into a maelstrom of hate from which none will emerge unscathed.”
“Using her remarkable, literary voice to investigate the psychological experiences of victims, Oates requires that we willingly suspend our disbelief and reject realism as a means to identi
As with every novel in the universe, whether it works for you or not depends on your tastes and frame of reference.
“a compelling and rewarding journey.”
“From the beginning we know we’re dealing with the kind of unreliable narrator who’s voiced so many of the early 21st century’s bestsellers.”
Novels of mystery and suspense and thrillers more often than not turn on event rather than on complex emotion.
“Like the strongest authors in this genre, Selfon bares the effects of death on each of us.