Thriller Fiction

The North Water was one of the titles from last year’s Man Booker Prize long list and I was impressed. This is an excellent piece of historical fiction, which crosses the boundaries into the thriller genre. It works equally well in both. Having finished the book, I reflected on why I enjoyed it so much… Read More

If you’re looking for a gripping thriller with a twist of romance then Karen Rose’s latest book Every Dark Corner is for you. It’s satisfying to spend time with a complex and competent female heroine and Agent Kate Coppola has all the attributes often reserved for male characters in thrillers. She’s a crack shot, fearless… Read More

John le Carré has something of a reputation for not liking to give interviews, so these “Stories from My Life” go some way to redressing the balance, providing an insight into both his life and his writing. This is an excellent book on lots of levels. It is very well written, with both compassion and… Read More

I have never read any of Lisa Jewell’s books before, although I can see there are thirteen other novels before this one. I enjoyed her style. It is easy and chatty and she creates characters that you like and feel empathy for. I also like the way that she plotted this story, always keeping the… Read More

I really enjoyed this book. I am a Joanne Harris fan I must admit, but if you are immediately thinking Chocolat then I need to tell you that this is so very different to her earlier works. It is a gripping mystery and thriller that demonstrates Harris’ skill with writing a tale in any genre… Read More

Every bookworm, or at least every reader of modern literature written in English, ought to have read a Stephen King story. His “what if . . .?” approach to literary creation has produced remarkable titles and continually reinforces the limitless potential of the human imagination. He’s an extremely talented writer, and he certainly lives up… Read More

Sebastian Rudd seems like any regular modern-day lawyer and father. The courtroom encompasses every aspect of his professional and personal life. He attends to every case with dedication, accompanied by his loyal paralegal friend, Partner. At the same time, he strives to be a father to his seven-year-old son, Starcher. Maintaining a paternal relevancy to… Read More

Tom Wood has created himself a particular type of hero. A trained killer, an assassin and hitman. He is ruthless, relentless and very resourceful. His name is simply Victor, although he has many other aliases and identities. Even though he kills people for a living, he does it on behalf of the good guys, ridding… Read More

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