Book Genre: Thriller

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S. J. Parris
Jennifer
3

An engaging historical thriller. I thought the drama was a bit over the top, at times, but an enjoyable read, nonetheless. I'm not much for thrillers in general, but the historical aspect definitely drew me in. This novel follows heretical priest, Giordano Bruno, as he flees the inquisition in...

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Robert A. (Robert Anson) Heinlein
Adelina
5

Highly, highly recommend.

"Citizen of the Galaxy" is a coming of age Science Fiction adventure across the galaxy.

Thorby is first introduced to us standing on the slavery selling block on the planet Jubbal. We follow Thorby from being a young, defiant mistreated slave boy to his...

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Lucy Christopher
KristinR
2

Hmm...I wanted to like this thriller more than I did.  Emily's father is suffering from severe PTSD and has regular flashbacks that provoke violent tendencies.  So when he emerges from the woods behind their house carrying the dead body of a teenage girl, the case against him seems...

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Richard Castle
seanamo
4

This fourth book in the meta-fictional Nikki Heat series, based on the Castle television show, is the best so far. Written in the same tone as the show, and paralleling key plot points and character arcs, these books within the TV show are perfect companion pieces. Johnny Heller's reading fits...

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Mark Millar
Adelina
5

Hit-Girl gets her well rendered center stage and the spotlight in part one of the Kick-Ass sequel graphic novel. Hit-Girl means its blood-soaked, ass-kicking and quip laden. Just the way I like her.

Hit-Girl, Mindy McCready is trying to settle into her new life as middle school student...

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Drew Karpyshyn
Mandy M.
4

This book is a pretty good read, and great for anyone who has questions after playing the first mass effect game. I think they go great together. But it's definitely a good stand alone novel as well if you aren't the video game type.

Revelation has all the components of a solid science...

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Joe Hill
Mandy M.
4

Locke and Key has been a series that has been getting a lot of acclaim over the past few months so I knew I wanted to see what all the hype was about. I finally got the chance to check it out and it does not disappoint. I've always had a strange fascination with keys and so the first time I saw...

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John Twelve Hawks
Zac
4

This is a fantastic cyber-thriller that would appeal to fans of urban fantasy. It’s full of legitimate paranoia, especially when one considers the time and place in which we live.

The story revolves around Maya, one of the last Harlequins, an ancient order of lethal fighters sworn to...

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Tim Seeley
Mandy M.
5

Imagine a classic slasher film played out in vignette length tales, graphic novel style. You've just found Tim Seeley's Hack/Slash. Hack/Slash chronicles the journey of Cassandra Hack and her companion Vlad. They travel the country and sometimes world looking for slashers and put an end to them...

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Jenni Fagan
Lily
5

The Panopticon​ is an untraditional thriller about Anais Hendricks, a 15 year old juvenile delinquent. The novel takes place in what appears to be Scotland, given the heavy and realistically curse-word ridden accent that lends heavily to the atmosphere and mood of the book....

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Niall Leonard
Mandy M.
4

 Being an avid book lover, I was hesitant to try to read this book in ebook format. I can't say that I particularly enjoyed reading it in a ebook format, but the ebook format is very user friendly which I can appreciate. 

All that aside, this is one of the best thrillers I...

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Paolo Bacigalupi
mmcgowan
4

Nailer, a teenage boy, works on a ship breaking down parts on a boat which could be a dangerous job.His nickname is "lucky boy" because he survives an accident.  A few days later he meets a beautiful and wealthy girl in which he saves her life so she is known as "lucky girl."  A...

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Gillian Flynn
Monica
3

"Gone Girl" shares the story of Nick and Amy, married for five years, when Amy disappears.  This story is fast paced and loaded with twists and turns.  While character-driven, I must say that I couldn't pick sides and that  I gravely disliked both main characters.  The story...

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James Patterson
Shanna
3

This installment of James Patterson's Women's Murder Club features an eccentric professor, who is convinced he is clairvoyant.  He has detailed dreams of murders; no one believes him until the first shooting happens exactly as he described in his dream.  At the same time, a celebrated...

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Pierre Lemaître
Becker
3

A young woman named Alex is kidnapped from the street in Paris, held in a wooden crate in an abandoned warehouse, is waiting to die. Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven reluctantly takes the case--his wife was kidnapped and murdered, and his boss needs him to focus on new cases, not dwell on the...

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Veronica Roth
Georgia
4

In a dystopian Chicago, the inhabitants are split into five factions. All 16 year olds must make their choice of which faction they want to spend their lives. During her aptitude test, Beatrice’s results are mixed which makes her “Divergent.” She is told this can put her at danger so she must...

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Kieran Shields
Ken
3

Overall a very enjoyable book. One of the main characters who is supposed to be some amazing detective, and a master of disguise. The master of disguise bit serves no purpose in the story other than to show how awesome the character is.  The murders that are being solved are tied to the...

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Richard Phillips
Liz S
4

I actually listened to this as an audiobook, and I recommend this format if you are interested in Richard Phillips' story. I heard an interview with the author on Fresh Air a while ago, and then saw the Tom Hanks, Hollywood movie version of the story, Captain Phillips. It is a...

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Gillian Flynn
Georgia
4

The story centers on, Camille Preaker, a reporter who is sent back to her hometown on assignment after a young girl goes missing and another turns up dead. Returning to her hometown is less that pleasant for Camille who must face her mother and half sister.  Her relationship with her family...

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Thomas Harris
Rebecca
4

I have hinted at this in other reviews, but I will say it now directly: horror and I do not get along. When I was a kid, if I saw a horror movie by accident, I wouldn't sleep for weeks. Thankfully, as an adult,...

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Queenie Chan
lisab
2

Have been sampling a lot of graphic novels lately and I settled on the Odd Thomas graphic novels series reading– In Odd we trust and Odd is on our side. There’s something about Odd Thomas as a character – he just seems like a nice guy. I’ve read all of the Dean Koontz Odd Thomas books and while...

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Frederick Forsyth
lisab
3

I haven’t read a Frederick Forsyth since his early titles – Day of the Jackal, Fourth Protocol but I saw his newest title and thought I’d give it a go.  Forsyth doesn’t hold back and doesn’t try to make excuses for anyone. He just gives the reader an action packed thriller ripped from the...

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Louise Penny
lisab
4

I’ve enjoyed Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series not only because the characters are well-developed but you want to visit Three Pines and hang out by the hearth with them on a snowy Canadian evening. In this tale the mystery continues with Gamache, Inspector in the Montreal Sûreté...

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Patricia Highsmith
Charles
3

Ripley Under Ground is the second book in a five part series written by Patricia Highsmith.  That being said, it is not a requirement to have read the first one as the author quickly recaps the important events.  The main character, Thomas Ripley, is a dark, maniacal man who gets...

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Stephen King
Charlissa
4

Full Dark, No Stars is collection of four novellas: "1922," "Big Driver," "Fair Extension," and "A Good Marriage." The afterward begins, “The stories in this book are harsh. You may have found them hard to read in places.” Yup.

"1922" is a story about a man who kills his wife in...