Tag Archives: Thriller

The North Water by Ian McGuire

Set on a whaling ship headed for the arctic circle, The North Water is a gripping, gritty thriller I found hard to put down.  Patrick Sumner, the ex-army surgeon discovers a young cabin boy brutally raped and obviously beaten, and is … Continue reading

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Look Again by Lisa Scottoline

From Goodreads:  “When reporter Ellen Gleeson gets a ‘Have You Seen This Child?’ flyer in the mail, she almost throws it away. But something about it makes her look again, and her heart stops; the child in the photo is … Continue reading

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Temple by Matthew Reilly

From Goodreads:  “Four centuries ago, a precious idol was hidden in the jungles of Peru. To the Incan people, it is still the ultimate symbol of their spirit. To William Race, an American linguist enlisted by the U.S. Army to decipher … Continue reading

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The Blue Scarab by Ann Carter

A thriller set in the time of ancient Egypt, The Blue Scarab combines mystery with history.  Lillum is 15 when her father accepts a job working as an artist on the Pharaoh’s tomb.  Her mother long dead, Lillum suddenly finds herself … Continue reading

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Lost World Of Patagonia by Dane Hatchell

I’ll say from the outset:  I didn’t have high expectations of this novel, but it managed to surprise me with a high level of entertainment.  It’s subtitled A Dinosaur Thriller, and the plot is simple.  Rare and valuable red diamonds are … Continue reading

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The Caves of Perigord by Martin Walker

When the book opens, Lydia Dean, receives a rare walk-in client to the London auction house in which she works.  Major Phillip Manners presents a piece of rock with a painting of a bull on it, they both understand this … Continue reading

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Pompeii by Robert Harris

I was curious how Robert Harris would write a novel about the day Mt. Vesuvius erupted and buried the city of Pompeii.  Could he make it interesting?  How would he go about it? I’m a sucker for apocalyptic movies.  I … Continue reading

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