Book Reviews

Reviews of new and upcoming books in the mystery, thriller, horror, crime, and suspense genres. Our editorial staff and reviewers choose which titles to review. All reviews meet standards of notability.

One Wrong Word

Sometimes one wrong word can kill

Murder Road

They soon learn that there is something supernatural at work

The Deepest Kill

His pregnant daughter washed up dead on a nearby shore

The Chaos Agent

Someone is killing the world’s leading experts on robotics and AI

The Unquiet Bones

The investigation takes a sharp turn when she discovers a second body

Three Kinds of Lucky

They seek out the one person who might be able to help

Missing Before Daylight

The more she digs, the longer her list of suspects becomes

Dark Dive

A discovery in a storage shed raise the stakes even higher

Nowhere Like Home

When a newcomer arrives, her worst fears are confirmed

The Price You Pay

Someone has stolen notebooks full of incriminating secrets

Extinction

A billionaire’s son and his new wife are kidnapped and murdered

The Triumph of the Lions

Her golden existence is threatened by the blows of a cruel fate

Exit Black

The Reckoners demand a ransom from their wealthy hostages

Nothing Without Me

A body is floating in her swimming pool, all signs pointing to suicide

The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels

A true crime author is looking to revive her career by writing a book on the case

Nothing But the Bones

The glimpse they had of getting away scot free suddenly seems elusive

Lone Wolf

This unlikely, tiny job quickly explodes into his biggest mission yet

One of the Good Guys

Two young women vanish in a seaside town

The Ballad of Jacquotte Delahaye

There is a grander, darker scheme of treachery at play

The Boy Who Cried Bear

The ten-year-old swears the bear had human eyes

Out of the Ashes

She might not be able to escape the town alive

At the River

He has no memories of what happened in the Oregon forest

Village in the Dark

Shocking clues have emerged that foul play was involved

The Phoenix Bride

There is no easy cure for melancholy

First Lie Wins

She must stay one step ahead of her past

Nightwatching

Her situation is even more dire than she had feared

The Romanov Brides

Their fateful decisions to marry will lead to tragic consequences

The Excitements

This trip to Paris is not what it seems

A Sign of Her Own

He betrayed her and other deaf pupils in pursuit of his own ambition

The Tainted Cup

A detective whose reputation is matched by her eccentricities

Lethal Vengeance

There is a serial killer loose in London

The Diabolical

A shooting has just occurred at El Gato Gordo nightclub

Knife Skills for Beginners

The only thing he expects his students to murder is his taste buds

Radiant Heat

The blaze came out of nowhere one summer afternoon

Midnight Climax

A race to find a soldier before the rival gangs shed more blood

Deep Freeze

There was no expectation of survival

The Teacher

Nobody knows the secrets that could destroy her

The Busy Body

Her political career, has made her an expert at recognizing lies

Resurrection Walk

A David fighting Goliaths to vindicate his client

The Clinic

The best way to find out what happened to her sister is to check in

The Hurricane Blonde

The police are convinced this death was an accident

The Last Resort

Tensions rise as one by one, the family start to point the finger at one another

Wander in the Dark

In no time, he becomes the only suspect

Northwoods

The body of a teenage boy is found in the lake

The Deceiving Look

they soon realize the killer may be closer than they thought possible

Finding Margaret Fuller

Her restless soul needs new challenges and adventures

Necessary Deeds

He falls in love with a suspect, then discovers truths about his past and hers

The Puzzle Master

There are powerful forces at work that he cannot escape