thriller

Ultimatum by by Simon Kernick: Just 12 Hours to Save London

Crime Story
Ultimatum

Simon Kernick’s Ultimatum is already an international bestseller and it’s now being published in the U.S. This is one of the fastest-paced thrillers I’ve ever read. You’ll need to take a deep breath before you start reading because you probably won’t come up for air until it’s done. This is a political conspiracy thriller, a […]

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The Children Act by Ian McEwan: Every Choice = Unforeseen Consequences

Fiction
The Children Act

Ian McEwan is one of those amazing forces in the literary world, winning many prestigious awards for his work over the years. If you’ve never read one of his novels, you’re in for a treat. The Children Act is his new addition, a moral legal thriller. It’s all about the choices we make which may […]

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The Aftermath by Jen Alexander: A Different Kind of Dystopian Novel

Fiction
The Aftermath

It all started with a dream this native NC author had one night. Although The Aftermath by Jen Alexander is a YA dystopian novel, I almost hate to classify it as that because it’s also a sci-fi novel, a psychological thriller, a technological thriller, an adventure novel, and an RPG novel with a bit of […]

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Mean Streak by Sandra Brown: Was He Her Captor, Her Rescuer, or Both?

Fiction
Mean Streak

I was surprised to see that I had never reviewed a Sandra Brown novel on this web site – what an oversight! This prolific bestselling mystery and thriller author consistently knocks it out of the park with her novels, so when I got the chance to read an advance copy of Mean Streak I jumped […]

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The Stone Boy by Sophie Loubiere: Is Madame Preau Crazy or Not?

Crime Story
The Stone Boy

When Sophie Loubiere’s psychological thriller, The Stone Boy, was published in France, it became a bestselling and award-winning phenomenon. We can all be thankful that it captured the attention of a U.S. publisher, and had an excellent translator in Nora Mahony, because now we can find out what all the fuss is about. I was […]

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Skin of the Wolf by Sam Cabot: Book Review & Giveaway

Cross Cultural
Skin of the Wolf

What do you get when you mix an award-winning crime fiction author with a literature professor? Sam Cabot – a kick-butt writing duo! Just when I thought no one could possibly think of another winning angle for vampire novels, along came Blood of the Lamb, the first novel we reviewed by Sam Cabot, a pseudonym […]

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