Scary first dates, international espionage, and spunky Southern mysteries galore in today’s Thriller Thursday! THE NIGHT BEFORE by Wendy Walker June 2019 Indie Next Pick + LibraryReads author of ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN and EMMA IN THE NIGHT “Skilfully manipulating tension and using breathless pacing, Walker keeps that question in the air until the final […]
Buckle up! This week’s Thriller Thursday celebration will take you on an international thrill ride: THE NOWHERE CHILD by Christian White Two starred reviews! A gripping internationally bestselling mystery about a young woman whose life is turned upside down when she finds out she may have been abducted years before by her recently deceased mother. […]
TGIF! Today's #FridayReads are two Minotaur mysteries that are raking in the starred pre-publication reviews!
Talia is avoiding the wilderness after reading
DESTROYER ANGEL by Nevada Barr
In the next book in Barr's New York Times bestselling Anna Pigeon series, a camping trip in Minnesota goes harrowingly wrong when Anna's friends are taken hostage by armed thugs.
"Once again, Barr lays down a riveting mystery and permeates the pages with scrupulous descriptions of Anna's struggle with the cold, with the night, and with the terror and fear of not rescuing her friends." — Library Journal, starred review
"Gripping... Barr's gift for depicting breathtaking scenery elevates the story, as does Anna's complex, ever-evolving personality." — Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Anna Pigeon’s eighteenth adventure is equal parts psychological thriller and wilderness-survival tale sure to please series followers with a darker, no-holds-barred look at the emotional impact of Anna’s survival instinct, while beckoning newcomers with top-tier white-knuckle suspense." — Booklist
Anne is reconsidering her vacation plans after reading
THE CAIRO AFFAIR by Olen Steinhauer
International politics are at play as an Egyptian agent, an American analyst, a CIA agent, and a bereaved wife all converge on Cairo to find out why a diplomat was assassinated.
"THE CAIRO AFFAIR is an elegant, elaborate clockwork of mystery and deception that should draw readers in and keep them on tenterhooks as they try to figure out what is really making it all tick." — Publishers Weekly, boxed signature review
"It has become de rigeur to compare Steinhauer to le Carré, but it’s nearly time to pass the torch: for the next generation, it’s Steinhauer who will become the standard by which others are measured." — Booklist, starred review
"In narrative arcs that vault between a 1991 honeymoon trip to Serbia and a few days in 2011, Steinhauer once again displays his mastery of complex and twisty storytelling. Readers yearning for a fiendishly complex plot, penetrating characterizations, and a new warrior in the ancient struggle between anomie and truth will welcome Sophie and her brash courage." — Library Journal
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Today we check out Banned Books in Foreign Cultures:
And lots of 'em! The following are all starred reviews.
novels rarely show such reach and depth.”—Kirkus Reviews
"Through his vivid use of language, Syjuco has
crafted a beautiful work of historical fiction that's part mystery and part
sociopolitical commentary. Readers who enjoyed Junot Díaz's The
Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao will enjoy this literary
"This dizzying and ambitious novel marks an
auspicious start to Syjuco's career." —Publishers Weekly