Archive of: thriller

Enter The Dark

Enter The Dark

Chris Thomas

A gripping thriller involving the dark web. Well plotted and an enjoyable read, but not for the faint-hearted (some quite graphic violence). It could have done with another editing pass, but that doesn't take away from the enjoyment of the story.


The Black Hornet

The Black Hornet

Rob Sinclair

Second in the James Ryker series. Another good read, slightly less fast-paced than book one. Some of the writing is a little cumbersome and would have benefitted from some cutting. The author's strength lies in writing about the settings – the scenes in the prison are particularly vivid.


The Red Cobra

The Red Cobra

Rob Sinclair

First in the James Ryker series. An enjoyable and pacey read for readers of action thrillers. Could do with tightening up the writing a bit, but an easy read.


They All Fall Down

They All Fall Down

Cat Hogan

An easy but frustrating read. Slow to start with but picks up pace towards the end. Lovely setting on the coast of Ireland. Some interesting characterisation and relationships between the people, but some clunky writing, especially the dialogue.


Aloysius Tempo

Aloysius Tempo

Jason Johnson

Aloysius Tempo is a freelance hit-man, arranging 'accidents' that can't be traced to him or to the people who hire him. This is a rollicking good book with lots of surprises. It is very well crafted and written and I hope there is more of Aloysius in the future ... although you can't be too sure of that from the ending.


Disclaimer

Disclaimer

Renée Knight

Catherine finds in her house a novel which is apparently based on events that happened to her twenty years previously, and the disclaimer, “Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental” crossed through by hand in red ink. This is a suspenseful novel with a slow reveal of the characters' emotions and motivations. I enjoyed it.


Dance With the Enemy

Dance With the Enemy

Rob Sinclair

This is a well-written and fast-moving thriller. I liked it as an introduction to Carl Logan and look forward to reading further instalments. It would benefit from a small amount of polishing and tightening of the story, but hints of a long writing career for Rob Sinclair.


Keep Away From Those Ferraris

Keep Away From Those Ferraris

Pat Fitzpatrick

This is a fast-paced, highly readable, darkly humorous, satirical thriller. It is well written, but not for the faint-hearted if you are averse to drugs, sex and partying (or reading about them). I highly recommend it.


Poison Bay

Poison Bay

By Belinda Pollard

This is a gripping story with plenty of mystery and twists. It is a story about greed and revenge and how they can destroy lives. It is about friendship and teamwork and parents’ love for their children. It is a story about survival of the elements, mistrust and faith. The writing is wonderful - it is a great read. Recommended.