Category Archives: thriller

Book Review: The President’s Shadow, by Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer’s The President’s Shadow, released on June 16, 2015, is the third book in The Culper Ring Series.  Readers have been anxiously waiting its release since the second book, The Fifth Assassin, had been published over two years ago … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Double Bind by Christopher A. Bohjalian

“Double bind: A psychological predicament in which a person receives from a single source conflicting messages that allow no appropriate response to be made.” — Merriam Webster online. “The Double bind occurs when the person cannot confront the inherent dilemma, … Continue reading

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Thrillmeister & Societal Fortune Teller: Revisiting Ira Levin

I recently read Ira Levin’s 1967 newborn-Devil, Satanic horror classic Rosemary’s Baby for the first time; I barely put it down for two days straight. It led me to watch the Criterion Collection 1968 film version, starring Mia Farrow and Supporting Actress … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Farm by Tom Rob Smith

Who Can You Trust? Daniel, the narrator of Tom Rob Smith’s first stand-alone psychological thriller The Farm (after the Child 44 trilogy), is a somewhat unsuccessful landscape designer in London. He thinks that his parents are retired landscape retailers now … Continue reading

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Book Review: Worth Dying For – A Reacher Novel by Lee Child

Vigilante? Readers looking for a fast-paced, intricately plotted thriller in the series format need very much to read one of Lee Child’s Reacher novels. Jack Reacher is a retired military cop who’s become a wanderer (not a vagrant, though close, … Continue reading

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