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.

A House With Good Bones

She needs to find out what’s got her mom so frightened in her own home

A Private Spy

The Letters of John le Carré


A near-future Britain in which women dominate workplaces and government

Critical Mass

They’ll need to establish the first spin-gravity station in deep space

The Devil You Know

Her latest case plunges her into this insular realm of privilege

You Can Hide

Dead bodies start turning up in the icy waters

No One Knows Us Here

His need for control escalates

Everybody Knows

She investigates after her boss is gunned down

One Last Secret

It should be a straightforward final job

The Nightmare Man

A family butchered and bundled inside cocoons stitched from corn husks

The Kind Worth Saving

What should be a simple case of infidelity becomes more complicated

The Drift

A cable car stranded high above snowy mountains, with five strangers

All the Dangerous Things

Her toddler son was taken out of his crib in the middle of the night

Five Survive

With eight hours until dawn, the six friends must escape

City Under One Roof

Everyone in this town has something to hide

Rebecca Kelley

The domestic thriller author on NO ONE KNOWS US HERE and more

Wicked Dreams

She has carved out a life as a private investigator

The Shards

He spirals into paranoia and isolation

The Resort

With snow falling heavily, they have no choice but to break in

Don't Fear the Reaper

She’s released from prison when her conviction is overturned

Murder at Haven's Rock

There’s only one rule in Haven’s Rock: stay out of the forest

The House in the Pines

To save herself, she must understand a story written before she was born

Sleep No More

Someone is willing to kill to keep the truth from coming out

The Wolf Is Mine

Things get much worse when he and his team realize what they’re up against

Day's End

The body in the suitcase is not her son’s

Deep Sleep

He is propelled into a high-stakes chase across the country

The Lost Witch

She awakens with no memory of how she traveled into the future

The Boys from Biloxi

The two families are headed for a showdown in the courtroom

The Forever Witness

A relentless detective and an amateur genealogist solve a haunting cold case

All the Dark Places

Shocking revelations are making her question if he was all he seemed to be

Scorched Grace

She must at last reckon with the sins of her own past

The Widow

There’s nothing the ruthless widow won’t do to secure the future

The Innocent One

A university professor has been brutally murdered

The Last Party

The suspects are her neighbors, friends and family

City of Last Chances

The worst place in the world and the gateway to a thousand worse places

River of Fallen Angels

The Torso Murder case threatens to expose a dangerous truth

Bowled Over Americano

They’re not amateurs at finding killers

One Last Chance

Infiltrating the cult’s compound is more complicated than expected

All the Blood We Share

Even a gifted seer can make a misstep

The Collector

Hi blood-flecked jacket is found in the moat at Copenhagen’s Citadel

Blood Moon

Forces both ancient and modern converge

Something Bad Wrong

She’s hoping to put the cold case―and her family’s shame―to rest

Dead and Gondola

The victim was a mysterious stranger who’d visited the bookshop

The Twist of a Knife

A second theater critic is found to have died in mysterious circumstances

Unnatural History

The victim had recently received rave media attention for his latest project

The Wilderwomen

She wakes up alone in an aviary with no idea of how she got there

David Rosenfelt

The cozy animal mystery author on SANTA’S LITTLE YELPERS and more

The Golden Spoon

As the baking competition commences, things begin to go awry