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Remember Me Like This

It’s not a thriller, and it’s not even really a mystery, unless it’s an unsolved one, the exquisitely moral mystery of how we struggle to accept and love the people we call family, even when we can’t fully know them.

Wayfaring Stranger: A Novel

In some ways, “Wayfaring Stranger” feels almost too big for a novel as big as Texas, too portentous, too invested in its own mythic significance. But in other crucial ways, it feels exactly the right size.

One Kick: A Novel

“One Kick” is well engineered and fast-paced, and its troubling subject matter is suggested rather than spelled out, avoiding gratuitous horror.

Season to Taste

A mordant tale of cannibalism as a double act of revenge and repurposing, relayed in terms so grotesquely clinical as to make “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” seem like, well, a Broadway musical.

One Kick: A Novel

Ms. Cain’s new book, “One Kick,” is the auspicious start of another series that intermingles victimization and romance. But this one is capable of reaching a much broader audience because it is far less gruesome, at least by Ms. Cain’s standards.

The Forsaken

Atkins is at the top of his game in Quinn’s fourth appearance, filled with nonstop action and moral ambiguities. The sheriff’s many flaws only enhance his human appeal.

The Bone Seeker: An Edie Kiglatuk Mystery

The chills McGrath’s third Edie entry sends down your spine will rival those brought on by any Nunavut winter.

The Home Place

In her sympathetic if somewhat uneven debut, La Seur entices readers with impeccable prose imbued with a blend of romance, nostalgia and suspense. There are plenty of enjoyable red herrings and tarnished characters, but some of the details lack credibility.

The Good Girl

The proliferation of older characters like Eve will be a pleasant and unexpected find for the many readers who understand that life over 55 can still be interesting.

Ghost Month

The teeming Taipei setting and the tormented hero combine to create a furious energy that transcends a whodunit plot too mundane even to capture Jing-nan’s full attention.

Blind Moon Alley: A Jersey Leo Novel

Jersey's second caper (Sugar Pop Moon, 2013), which finds room for several quirky characters in its crannies, is hard-boiled enough to remind readers of Hammett and Chandler.

Mean Streak
Kirkus Reviews : Mean Streak (August 19, 2014)

Brown’s novels share several qualities: They’re entertaining, competently written, full of twists and turns, but ultimately forgettable.

This is the Water

Yannick Murphy’s novel about a swim mom and a serial killer works surprisingly well.

The Home Place

La Seur writes with an assurance that's unusual for a first novel. This is definitely one I'd highly recommend - and one I'd suggest savoring rather than speeding through.

One of Us

One of Us is a well-written, intriguing story that draws on multiple elements of story-writing to capture a reader’s attention and human nature’s fascinating with mental illness and deception to keep it.

City of Devils: A Novel

For those who love mysteries with a bit of the odd and unusual in exotic settings, then this is the novel for you. A very nice debut novel for this author!


The book is a breeze to read — one or two or three stories at a time, and in any sequence. If you’re a fan of thrillers, especially of these 22 thriller writers, you’ll have a good time with this collection.

The Last Taxi Ride

The Last Taxi Ride is steeped in atmosphere, wonderfully developed characters, action and suspense.

Dear Daughter: A Novel
Bookreporter : Dear Daughter (August 01, 2014)

A harrowing story that will keep readers on the edge of their seat. The ending is like a punch in the nose, coming out of nowhere and leaving readers breathless.