Tag: thriller

Book Review – Branden Chowen on Rewind by Catherine Ryan Howard

Title: Rewind Author: Catherine Ryan Howard Published: 2019 Publisher: Blackstone Publishing — Sometimes you stumble across a piece of media in an unexpected way, and you’re glad you did. I’m currently at a stage in my life where I almost never watch, read, or play any of the latest releases. I tend to be a…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Title: Dark Matter Author: Blake Crouch Published: 2016 Publisher: Broadway Books — Jason is an average guy living in Chicago with his wife, Daniela and son, Charlie. He is a professor at a local University, and she is an artist. They have made the choice of parenthood over their careers, and both wonder, every once…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Quarry by Max Allan Collins

Title: Quarry (originally titled The Broker) Author: Max Allan Collins Published: 1976 Publisher: Berkley Medallion — I was introduced to Quarry during a Hard Case Crime series collection overview from the Cereal at Midnight YouTube channel. Typically, seeing the name “hard case crime”, I’d think a detective story that wouldn’t be of much interest to…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone

Title: Jane Doe Author: Victoria Helen Stone Published: 2018 Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Audiobook Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella — A couple months ago I finished my first novel from the thriller genre, and really enjoyed it. Since then, Victoria Helen Stone’s thriller, Jane Doe, popped up as an Audible Daily Deal, and I decided to give it…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

Title: Casino Royale Author: Ian Fleming Published: 1953 Publisher: Penguin Audiobook Narrator: Dan Stevens — I am surely in the minority amongst film lovers in that I have never spent any time with a James Bond film. I’ve played the hell out of games with his namesake, all the way from the Game Boy to…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Retreat by Mark Edwards

Title: The Retreat Author: Mark Edwards Published: 2018 Publisher: Thomas & Mercer Audiobook Narrator: Simon Mattacks — Although I have spent a lot of time with the horror genre, both in film and novel form, I’ve spent almost no time with novels that fall into the psychological thriller genre. In fact, The Retreat is the only…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Clean Kill by Adam Nicholls

Title: Clean Kill (Bloodline, Book #1) Author: Adam Nicholls Published: January 22, 2018 Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Audiobook Narrator: Paul Gewuerz — Clean Kill started off with a surprising amount of promise. The first few chapters had me engaged, genuinely curious about how things would play out. As the story progressed, though, it became…