LJ Fiction Reviews: October 15, 2016


Correa delivers an engrossing story of the 1939 voyage of the St. Louis; Lasdun’s latest is an intelligent, disquieting psychothriller; Killer Holiday reads; romance novellas, the perfect stocking stuffer; Cain’s eerie European setting and unpredictable plot is bound to chill

Fall/Winter Debut Novels


Personal reading and the input of LJ reviewers stand behind the selection of these upcoming debut novels as titles worth watching.

21 Thrillers | Fiction Previews, Mar. 2017, Pt. 3


Abbott, Jeff. Blame. Grand Central. Mar. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781455558438. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781455558452. lib. ebk. ISBN 9781455595662. Downloadable: Hachette Audio. THRILLER Another Sam Capra thriller from this three-time Edgar nominee? Actually not. Abbott has decided to take a break and write a stand-alone psychological suspense novel, for which there are no plot details but […]

Writing Violence: Chris Holm’s New Thriller Explores Terrorism’s Aftermath


After an act of terror, such as the one that detonates on the opening pages of Red Right Hand, Chris Holm’s second installment of his “Michael Hendricks” series, there are always more questions than answers.

Colson Whitehead, Emma Donoghue, & Diana Gabaldon | Audio in Advance September 2016 | Fiction


Fiction on audio coming out in September 2016

Nadia Hashimi, Gwynne Forster, & Caleb Carr | Audio in Advance August 2016 | Fiction


Fiction audiobooks releasing in August 2016

A Suspenseful Lineup | 2016 Thriller Award Nominees


On April 14, the International Thriller Writers (ITW) organization announced its 2016 Thriller Award finalists in the categories of Best Hardcover Novel, Best First Novel, Best Paperback Original, Best Short Story, Best Young Adult, and Best E-Book Original Novel

Anne Tyler, Terry McMillan, & Walter Mosley | Audio in Advance June 2016 | Fiction


Fiction audiobooks releasing in June 2016

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh | LJ Review


This UK best seller is a wonderfully layered thriller that skillfully builds from that one tragic event.

Fifteen Essential Thrillers | Fiction Previews, Jun. 2016, Pt. 4


Adler, Elizabeth. The Charmers. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jun. 2016. 384p. ISBN 9781250058195. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466862265. THRILLER A villa in the south of France, inherited from an aunt? Sounds great for Mirabella Matthews until she’s nearly run off the road while driving there with the young woman to whom she’s giving a lift. As Mirabella […]