Here’s a list of some very good thrillers I’ve reviewed that will release this month. Like my past lists, I’ll write a quick blurb and provide a link to my full review:
The Crooked Staircase by Dean Koontz:
The third book in Koontz’s Jane Hawk series. Hawk continues her mission to take down the dark government group who killed her husband. Catching ahold of a thread that might lead to the origins of the threat, she follows her quarry all over the western United States. This ride never slows down.
Releasing May 8th.
How it Happened by Michael Koryta:
An interrogation expert and newly sworn-in FBI agent returns to the coastal Maine town he spent his summers in as a kid to solve the murders of a young couple. A jailhouse snitch may have the answers Rob needs, but can she be trusted and would he know if she is lying anyway. His career and personal life will be tested throughout the book. A great read by an expert in the genre.
Releasing May 15th.
Star of the North by DB John:
An American exchange student in South Korea was kidnapped 12 years ago close to the 38th parallel. What are the chances she might still be alive? Her twin sister Jenna Williams is an expert in East Asian politics; in the current state of internationals relations, the CIA needs her help. Three threads wind themselves through a book whose plot is based on actual historical policies in the DPRK. An excellent, and timely read. Highly recommended.
Releasing May 22nd.
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware:
An inheritance mystery. The prophesy of the tarot cards. An opportunity at getting a leg up. A satisfying slow burn of a book by the author of The Woman in Cabin 10 and The Lying Game. This is an excellent thriller featuring an great character in Hal, a young woman who takes a chance.
Releasing May 29th.