Need a thriller to add some kick to the waning days of summer? Here's a
look at the most nail-biting reads released in the past few months.
‘Eyes Wide Open’
“Eyes Wide Open”?proves that you don’t need an CIA operative/detective/political conspiracy to craft an unsettling murder mystery. Gross delves into the world of cults, suicides and tragic family circumstances to weave this thriller about a murderous hippie clan and a suspicious suicide by a young man.
‘Shut Your Eyes Tight’
Verdon burst onto the thriller scene last summer with his debut novel, “Think of a Number,” which introduced readers to NYPD detective Dave Gurney. In this sequel, set a year later, Gurney must solve the high-profile murder of a young bride who was killed at her own wedding reception.
Abbott’s stylized prose makes him a thriller writer for people who don’t necessarily love the genre. “Adrenaline”?follows ex-CIA agent Sam Capra who must go rogue save his kidnapped wife (who also happens to be a suspect in the bombing of the British headquarters of the CIA) and child.
‘Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Dominion’
Eric Van Lustbader
Lustbader continues the Bourne franchise (creator Robert Ludlum died in 2001) in this updated series. In his latest, “The Bourne Dominion,” Bourne tries to trust Boris Karpov, the head of Russia’s most feared spy agency, to help him track down a group of terrorists.