Brutally raped and murdered, Kate Sumner’s body washes ashore on a remote bank in Southern England. Elsewhere, her 3-year-old daughter is found abandoned. The police are left to figure out why Kate was murdered but Hannah, a witness to the crimes, was left unharmed. Did the killer know or sense that Hannah was unable to speak and communicate the events she witnessed? Why was Kate so far from home, and why on board a boat when she hated sailing?
Across the Universe, by Beth Revis, tackles two entirely different character perspectives while taking readers on an adventure aboard a space ship traveling to a new Earth.
Yet another great science fiction thriller by Michael Crichton was published posthumously, completed by science and fiction writer Richard Preston.
The Inner Circle is a wonderful political thriller. Beecher White is an archivist at the National Archives in Washington DC. Clementine Kaye is a woman from Beecher’s past who asks him to help her find his father, a man who attempted to murder the current president’s predecessor. Within the National Archives there is a room that only the Pr
Having read all of Daniel Silva's "Gabriel Allon" books I decided to go back to his earlier works. The Mark of the Assassin is similar to his later stories in that it deals with intelligence agents and rogue/evil/shadowy individuals and organizations. The pacing is fast and the story adventurous and thrilling.
Lucy, by Laurence Gonzales, questions what it means to be human. Even more, it questions how we treat those we consider to be less than human. Lucy is not what she appears to be. While she looks totally human, she is not. Does that mean that she has no rights? This biological thriller dives right into the controversy between evolutionists and creationists.
Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has been one of the most popular novels of recent years, and the furor has only continued with the release of the second novel in the series: The Girl Who Played with Fire. His last book (both in the Millennium Trilogy, and forever - Larsson is being published posthumously), The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, is due out in the US May 25th.
Always in search of a new great mystery/thriller that will keep me reading through the late night hours, I discovered The Last Child by John Hart on the Edgar Awards website. John Hart's first novel was nominated for Best First Novel, his second won the Edgar for Best Novel, and his third one, The Last Child, is a 2010 nominee for Best Novel.