Review: A detective pursues justice in 'One Small Sacrifice'

"One Small Sacrifice (a Thriller)" (Thomas & Mercer), by Hilary Davidson. Photojournalist Alex Traynor lost his friend Cori to suicide a year ago. Detective Sheryn Sterling tried...

Review: 'Dark Site' is sinister and disturbing

"Dark Site" (Minotaur Books), by Patrick Lee What at first appears to be a random attack on a man and a woman ends up being far more sinister and disturbing in Patrick Lee's latest t...

'Chasing the Moon' takes a look at the history of rocketry

"Chasing the Moon: The People, the Politics, and the Promise That Launched America into the Space Age" (Ballantine Books), by Robert Stone and Alan Andres This companion book to the ...

Review: The creator of 'Hannibal' returns with new monster

"Cari Mora" by Thomas Harris (Grand Central). In Thomas Harris' new novel, Cari Mora escaped a violent past and now lives in Miami. She can stay in the United States thanks to a temp...

Review: Expect the unexpected in 'The Never Game'

"The Never Game" (Putnam), by Jeffery Deaver In Jeffery Deaver's "The Never Game," Sophie doesn't fit the profile of a runaway, and her father believes she's been abducted. He offers...

Review: Chris Pavone's book centers on a single day in Paris

"The Paris Diversion" by Chris Pavone (Crown) The narrative in Chris Pavone's "The Paris Diversion" jumps back and forth between several characters in the course of a single day in P...

Review: David McCullough explores the pioneers in new book

"The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West," by David McCullough (Simon and Schuster). When the Revolutionary War was over, and the Treaty of...

Review: A gravesite meeting starts David Baldacci's thriller

"Redemption" by David Baldacci (Grand Central) In David Baldacci's latest, Amos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison arrive in a small town in Ohio where Decker was a detective fo...

Review: Young friends make a bad decision in Gudenkauf novel

"Before She Was Found" by Heather Gudenkauf (Park Row) Twelve-year-old Cora Landry starts junior high, and she lacks friends and social skills to succeed in the environment of clique...

Review: Estranged sisters team up in 'The Better Sister'

"The Better Sister: a Novel" by Alafair Burke (Harper) In "The Better Sister," Chloe Taylor edits a woman's magazine and is married to Adam, a high-profile attorney. She is mom to Et...

Review: An undiagnosed illness haunts D.J. Palmer novel

"Saving Meghan" by D.J. Palmer (St. Martin's Press). A teenage girl seems to have an illness that doctors cannot diagnose in D.J. Palmer's psychological thriller. F...

Review: 'The Eighth Sister' is a gripping thriller

"The Eighth Sister" by Robert Dugoni (Thomas and Mercer). Charles Jenkins has left his time in the CIA far behind and now lives with his family on a farm on a remote island in Washin...

Review: 'The Last Second' is a popcorn movie in print form

"The Last Second" by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison (Gallery). The launch of a corporate satellite covertly begins the countdown to the end of the world in Catherine Coulter and ...

Review: Harlan Coben's 'Run Away' has an array of emotions

"Run Away" (Grand Central Publishing), by Harlan Coben Simon works on Wall Street, and his wife, Ingrid, is a successful doctor. They had a wonderful family life until their oldest d...

Review: 'The Liar's Child' is a compelling story

"The Liar's Child" (Ballantine Books), by Carla Buckley Young Cassie and her 5-year-old brother, Boon, live at the Paradise apartments near North Carolina's Outer Banks and are deali...