Category Archives: Thriller

The Passage by Justin Cronin

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 784 pages, 2010 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: The Passage seems to be the it book for summer 2010. Synopsis: Somewhere in the very near future, a virus is discovered that changes people – it ramps … Continue reading

The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 425 pages, 200 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: Connelly is the man for busting out of reading slumps. Always good. Synopsis: Mickey Haller (who we first met in The Lincoln Lawyer) is a criminal defence lawyer … Continue reading

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 439 pages, 2008 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: Always happy to try out a new thriller author – especially one who had a big-name director (Ridley Scott, American Gangster) attached to the movie adaptation a year … Continue reading

The Overlook by Michael Connelly

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Mass market, 277 pages, 2008 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: New book in the Harry Bosch series! New book in the Harry Bosch series! Synopsis: It’s the middle of the night when LAPD detective Harry Bosch receives … Continue reading

The Black Echo by Michael Connelly

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Mass market, 482 pages, 1992 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: After having read Connelly’s Harry Bosch series for years I finally decided to start at the beginning of the series. Synopsis: When Detective Harry Bosch is called … Continue reading

The Hidden Assassins by Robert Wilson

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 453 pages, 2006 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I like a good thriller, and the fact that it was set somewhere that I don’t often read about (Spain) was also a motivator. Synopsis: Inspector Jefe Javier … Continue reading

The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass market May 2007), 510 pages, 2006 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: I own The Zero Game but haven’t read it yet, so on to my usual bad habit of reading newer books first. … Continue reading

47 Rules of Highly Effective Bank Robbers by Troy Cook

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 282 pages, 2006 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: I read the first chapter online here after hearing the Carl Hiaasen comparisons, and I knew I had to keep reading. Synopsis: Tara realizes it’s not normal to … Continue reading

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 404 pages, 2005 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I haven’t read any fictional books about lawyers since John Grisham scared me away from the genre about a decade ago, but Michael Connelly? I’m there! Synopsis: It’s … Continue reading