All That’s Left to Tell

Title: All That’s Left To Tell Author: Daniel Lowe Publisher: Flatiron Books Pub. Date: 14February 2017 Genre: Psychological Suspense, Mystery, Thriller, Literary Fiction   This book is not about intrigue or terrorism, it is a story of humans and the power of stories.   Marc, an American held hostage in Pakistan, is a man exposed,…

Fatal Option

Title: Fatal Option Author: Chris Beakey Publisher: Post Hill Press Pub. Date: 21 February 2017 Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Recommended, Fiction   Hang on to your seats, people! This is a fast-paced wild ride from the very first page. It would be difficult to unfold the plot without giving some serious spoilers, which I do not…

Everything You Want Me To Be

Title: Everything You Want Me To Be Author: Mindy Mejia Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books Pub. Date: 3 January 2017 Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Contemporary, YA   Question: How many secrets can be exposed during an investigation into a young girl’s murder?   Answer: As many as it takes to make a gripping and satisfying mystery….

The Girl From Venice

Title: The Girl From Venice Author: Martin Cruz Smith Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pub Date: 18 October 2016 Genre: Historical Thriller, Venice, WW2, Romantic   *Recommended   What a lovely world to escape into for a couple of rainy afternoons! Venice during WW2 is fertile ground for romance and other thrilling underworldly goings-on and Martin…

The Genius Asylum

Title: The Genius Asylum Author: Arlene F. Marks Publisher: Edge-Lite Pub. Date: 25 April, 2016 Series: Sic Transit Terra #1 Genre: Sci-fi,  Space Caper, Hard-Boiled, Crime Drama, Intergalactic Espionage Drew Townsend is dispatched to a remote station for punishment, to solve a crime, or to do a wholly different job for which he, as a…

A Time of Torment

Title: A Time of Torment Author: John Connolly Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books Pub. Date: 2 August, 2016 Series: Charlie Parker #14 Genre: Fantasy, Detective, Suspense Thriller   Detective Charlie Parker is back to continue the hunt for supernatural bad guys. This time the hard-boiled agent has to overcome the forces of the Dead King to…

Apocalypse Now Now

Title: Apocalypse Now Now Author: Charlie Human Narrator: David Atlas, Fiona Hardingham Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks Pub. Date: 1 October, 2015 Genre: Urban Fantasy Recommended for ages 16 and up   Baxter is in trouble. He needs to save his girlfriend and decide to either protect the world or rule it, but he is just an…

The Far Empty

Title: The Far Empty Author: J. Todd Scott Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Pub. Date: 7 June 2016 Genre: Contemporary Western Crime Fiction, thriller   Sheriff Ross is a powerful man. There is no doubt in the minds of his deputies, the citizens of border-town Murfee, Texas, and the rest of the country.  A hero. But…

The City of Mirrors

Title: The City of Mirrors Author: Justin Cronin Publisher: Ballantine Books Pub. Date: 24 May, 2016 Series: Book #3 The Passage Trilogy   First off, anyone thinking of tackling this series should be fair-warned and fore-armed—it is loooonnnnnggg. Many think of it as ‘literary’ in the sense that it meanders and internalizes and thinks a…

The Travelers

Title: The Travelers Author: Chris Pavone Publisher: Crown Pub. Date: March 8, 2016 Genre: Thriller, Espionage   I found myself telling people to pick up this book for their weekend travel read, despite my feelings that it was only 3.5 star worthy. Why? Because the reasons that brought down the rating are also the reasons…

The Doubt Factory

Title: The Doubt Factory (Audio) Unabridged Author: Paolo Bacigalupi Narrator: Emma Galvin Publisher: Listening Library (2014) Genre: YA, Contemporary Thriller Alix, the privileged daughter of a man who is paid to protect the reputation of large Corporations by sowing doubt, falls into the hands of tech savvy orphan pranksters set on changing the world. Doubt…

The Quality of Silence

Title: The Quality of Silence Author: Rosamund Lipton Publisher: Crown Publishing, Feb. 16, 2016 Genre: Mystery, Thriller Isolation, darkness. A wife in denial, chasing what only she believes. A vulnerable young girl, oblivious and trusting. Then there are the killers closing in as they cross vicious, ice-bound Alaska when no one else will. Arrrrgh! I…