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When some of the top thriller writers in the world came together in "Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night, " they became a part of one of the most successful short-story anthologies ever published. The highly anticipated "Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can't Put Down" is even bigger. From Jeffery Deaver's tale of international terrorism to Lisa Jackson's dysfunctional When some of the top thriller writers in the world came together in "Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night, " they became a part of one of the most successful short-story anthologies ever published. The highly anticipated "Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can't Put Down" is even bigger. From Jeffery Deaver's tale of international terrorism to Lisa Jackson's dysfunctional family in the California wine country to Ridley Pearson's horrifying serial killer, this collection has something for everyone. Twenty-three bestselling and hot new authors in the genre have submitted original stories to make up this unforgettable blockbuster.Turn off your phone. Shut down your computer. Say goodbye to your friends and family. Be prepared to read for days.


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When some of the top thriller writers in the world came together in "Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night, " they became a part of one of the most successful short-story anthologies ever published. The highly anticipated "Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can't Put Down" is even bigger. From Jeffery Deaver's tale of international terrorism to Lisa Jackson's dysfunctional When some of the top thriller writers in the world came together in "Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night, " they became a part of one of the most successful short-story anthologies ever published. The highly anticipated "Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can't Put Down" is even bigger. From Jeffery Deaver's tale of international terrorism to Lisa Jackson's dysfunctional family in the California wine country to Ridley Pearson's horrifying serial killer, this collection has something for everyone. Twenty-three bestselling and hot new authors in the genre have submitted original stories to make up this unforgettable blockbuster.Turn off your phone. Shut down your computer. Say goodbye to your friends and family. Be prepared to read for days.

30 review for Thriller 2

  1. 5 out of 5

    Dustin Crazy little brown owl

    This was an interesting collection. I initially found this after being on a Blake Crouch Kick & trying to find more by the author - ironically, his story was not among my favorites in Thriller 2. I think this is a nice way to meet new authors & their writing voice/style. My personal favorite stories include: The House on Pine Terrace by Phillip Margolin The Desert Here And The Deseret Far Away by Marcus Sakey Vintage Death by Lisa Jackson The Fifth World by Javier Sierra Through A Veil Darkly by Kath This was an interesting collection. I initially found this after being on a Blake Crouch Kick & trying to find more by the author - ironically, his story was not among my favorites in Thriller 2. I think this is a nice way to meet new authors & their writing voice/style. My personal favorite stories include: The House on Pine Terrace by Phillip Margolin The Desert Here And The Deseret Far Away by Marcus Sakey Vintage Death by Lisa Jackson The Fifth World by Javier Sierra Through A Veil Darkly by Kathleen Antrim Protecting The Innocent by Simon Wood I would be interested in reading more by these specific authors based on their short story contribution to Thriller 2.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Christine Kayser

    A few of the stories in this book were excellent. Most were mediocre. Some were just plain bad. It's apparently really difficult to write a short story that doesn't feel like you just rushed to an ending. I found a couple of new authors whose work I'll probably check out, which was my goal in reading a short story anthology. But man, this was difficult to get through at times. A few of the stories in this book were excellent. Most were mediocre. Some were just plain bad. It's apparently really difficult to write a short story that doesn't feel like you just rushed to an ending. I found a couple of new authors whose work I'll probably check out, which was my goal in reading a short story anthology. But man, this was difficult to get through at times.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mark Soone

    Based upon my ratings my actual tally is 3.179 stars....being a lover of short stories and getting much enjoyment from this series I would call it 3.5 were that an option. I love collections like this because you get a chance to aquaint yourself with some established thriller writers whom you might not have heard of or read otherwise. It also gives you a chance to see how many of these gifted authors are able to bridge the gap from full length features, and try thier hands at the often neglected Based upon my ratings my actual tally is 3.179 stars....being a lover of short stories and getting much enjoyment from this series I would call it 3.5 were that an option. I love collections like this because you get a chance to aquaint yourself with some established thriller writers whom you might not have heard of or read otherwise. It also gives you a chance to see how many of these gifted authors are able to bridge the gap from full length features, and try thier hands at the often neglected and under appreciated art of short stories. It is amazing how many authors neglect this field of thier art and it has always boggled my mind how many people start thier reviews by saying I don't really like short stories....To me they are brilliant ways to express oneself, and as a reader to find quick literary fixes. Oh well to each their own. There are some very brilliant reads, some so so reads, and some that left me totally disappointed....and although no where near the best anthology I have read it was still very rewarding to me as a reader! 01 The Weapon by Jeffery Deaver- 4 stars Deaver continues to impress me with his short stories, and in truth I will say that I enjoy them much more than his full length novels (although I enjoy them as well!). He has recently joined Stephen King and jeffery archer as my favorite authors of short stories on a consistant basis. In this installment he deals with the triple edged sword of national security, and opens up the can of worms as to how far we are justifiable in going to protect that freedom and security in defense of a nation. In this installment a covert government orginization gets news of a new weapon that is destined to be used against us. In trying to protect our freedom these agents and interagators go to a variety of lengths to induce information out of their lone suspect...only to find it is a clever ruse to ferret out just these types of actions. A very intriguing read! 02 Remaking by Blake Crouch- 3.5 stars I have never heard of this author before, but am likely to at the very least check him out again before the year is over. In this story I was not necesarily overly enamored with the authors prose and narrative, yet the plot sucked me in completely. At first I thought I was reading a horrific tale of a potential kidnapper and/or pedophile...what I got instead was a clever twist of a heartbroken man, seeking an end to his pain albeit in a socially unacceptable manner. 03 Iced by Harry Hunsicker- 2 stars Never heard of Hunsicker before, and I am unlikely to get any better aquainted than I am now. This was not really a horrible story or anything...it just didn't do anything for me. A couple of junkies in a torid affair seek revenge on a blackmailer...and then they go on a killing spree looking for that big score along the way. The action gets it the stars, but outside of that the charcters were unlikeable and since it was hard to care what happened to them...it was hard to care about the whole story. 04 Justice Served by Mariah Stewart- 3 stars I have never heard of stewart, and even though this story did not wow me I will still probably check her out in the future. I loved her narative style of telling this story. I could feel the cowardice, the regret, the desire for vigilante justice and if not for such a disappointing ending I may even have gone 4 stars. 05 The Circles by David Hewson- 1 star Wow, I have not heard of hewson and certainly hope that his full length novels are more entertaining than this was...it is doubtful that i will ever find that information out first hand. I find it unlikely that I will engage this author again. This story just did not connct with me on any level. 06 A Roomful of Witnesses by R.L. Stine- 4 stars I love the narrative way this story is told. I love R.L Stine both his tween and ya work including some short stories...this was my first encounter with him on an adult based level (I assume that is what this was, at least as evidenced by some graphic language that is not in his other works). This was a cool story about 2 ex cons, who are working in a retirement home of sorts...simply blown away when I found out on what level. A humerous mystery ensues with a gruesome climax followed by a roomful of witneses! 07 The House on Pine Terrace by Phillip Margolin- 4 stars Never heard of margolin but would be intrigued enough to try something else of his. What this story lacked in action, suspense and thrills it made up for in brilliant narrative and nice character development with a couple of plot twists thrown in along the way. I thought I was reading a story about a prostitute and a john...then a crime story...then a romance..what I finally got was a blend of all three brilliantly crafted in intricate layers of deception that all tie together neatly at the end! 08 The Desert Here and The Desrert Far Away by Marcus Sakey- 2.5 stars I have never even heard of Sakey prior to this, and even though I only rated it 2.5 stars I would be open to try out some more of his work. The plot never enticed me in this story, however I loved the narrative manner in which this story is told...That probably raised it from 2 to 2.5 for me. A boxer turned soldier, suffers from PTDS and makes some unrational decisions...Again I liked the writing style, the manner in which the story was told, I just never connected with characters and the plot did not resonate with me. 09 On The Run by Carla Neggers- 2 stars I have never heard of Neggers and this story did not prompt to delve into her other books very much. I did like the narrative style of the story, it had an interesting premise with a fugitive and a mistaken Identity of a NOT Federal Marshall (The fugitive thinks he is), a long time past death and hidden treasure..the sad part was the plot didn't develop an interest in me that increased. 10 Can You Help Me Out Here? by Robert Ferrigno- 3 stars Never heard of Ferrigno, and not familiar with his work. This was not bad, but I still don't think I will be searching him out. I again enjoyed the manner in which this story was told, and found it eerily similar to the previous story. The plot developed nicely with an abduction, a forced journey to find a journal a double cross...The problem was I did not care...I did like the twist of an ending and that raised it from 2 to 3 stars. 11 Crossed Double by Joe Hartlaub- 2 stars Never heard of Heartlaub and not likely to get better aquainted with him either. A story about a father and son having a conversation, about the sons problems with some criminal elements...pennt ante criminals, two bit hoods, experienced underworld figures...the problem was I wasn't interested in the outcome, the plot wasn't exciting and the characters unlikeable. 12 The Lamented by Lawrence Light- 1 star I seldom go 1 star...I have never heard of Light...and will not venture this road again without a gun to my head...I love short stories, but I couldn't believe how long this was. I had been reading for hours and hours and flipped the pages to see how many more were left, and when I saw that it was 51 I almost died...So I read for several more hours and flipped again assuming the end must be nearing, and behold there were 87 pages left....So I read for a few more days and KNEW the end was on the horizon when to my bewilderment there were 111 pages remaining!!!!!! I know, I just know that I have read full length novels in less time than this, and text books on typewriter maintenance that were more enthralling....In truth the story was only 21 pages long, but it seemed as though it would not end! 13 Vintage Death by Lisa Jackson- 3.5 stars I have at least heard of Jackson, but am not real familiar with her works. I did however enjoy this story very much. I enjoyed again the narrative style very much (several tales in this collection have used that format), and I felt like someone was telling me a story. An old murder, rape, a new murder, abuse, deception, lies, fugitives this book had it all. Not great, but very enjoyable. 14 Suspension of Disbelief by Tim Maleeny- 4 stars I have never heard of maleeny before but after this delightfully wicked story I may seek him out. Many of us have wished we could be a famous author....after reading this it may be better to sit in obscurity. We all know the publishing industry is a cutthroat buisiness...but not this bad...I always wondered where some thriller writers come up with their horrifc ideas..perhaps this story opens a window into that??? Well worth the 20-30 minutes it takes to read! 15 A Calculated Risk by Sean Chercover- 4 stars Wow, this was a hidden gem! I have never herd of Chercover before, but hope that I come across his work again. This started out slow and mysterious, but the ploting, suspense and calculated risk in the story were worth watching them unfold. 16 The 5th World by Javier Sierra- 2.5 stars Well I was debating between 3.5 and 4 stars midway through this story, then it ended badly (for me) and I could almost go 2 stars. it started with an intriguing 2 seemingly unrelated murders, that quickly spliced together. The mystery connecting the 2 seemed to be generating steam..and then it turned into a sci-fi, appocolypse, multi-dimensional, varying planes of existance and ultimately man becoming god..I am not into sci-fi so it fell apart for me, whereas fans of sci-fi and those who tolerate it better than me may enjoy this, as I said the first half was a very enjoyable murder mystery! 17 Ghost Writer by Gary Braver- 4 stars Never even heard of Braver, but after reading this would be more interested in checking out more of his work. This was a cool story about a writer who has lived past his prime and run out of ideas and inspiration. He is solicited as a ghostwriter, and although he is abohered at the idea desperation leads him to acept. What follows is a story that merges with hsi past, and guilt and fear drive him to a dreadful decision. I am not big on supernatural and although this has elements of it, I am not sure it could be rightly called that either. 18 Through A Veil Darkly by Kathleen Antrim- 3. 5 stars Never heard of Antrim (maybe I don't read as much as I thought I do, I don't seem to know anyone!) but this was cool. At first I thought it would be a tiresome fear of militant Islamic extremists taking over the US. It turned into a story that mirriored that with a brillian scheme of deception....what followed was a case of delusion, personality disorders and the like. The ending was not quite what I excpected or even wanted, but entertaining nonetheless! 19 Bedtime For Mr. Li by David J. Montgomery- 3 stars Never heard of montgomery but this was cool. A likeable hitman, and a unlikeable or at least unethical/immoral spy...This does not quite down like it should, but hey...it works! 20 Protecting The Innocent by Simon Wood- 4 stars Never heard of wood but this was so smooth and easy to read, that hopefully I will encounter more of his work. A man in love discovers an overprotective and overbearing brother...a love interest who is constantly being kilted and left by her lovers...but nothing is quite what it seems. A cool ending as well! 21 Watch Out For My Girl by Joan Johnston- 4stars never heard of Johnston, but would be very interested in reading more of her work. This was a coolstory with a brother pledged to make sure no one messes with his brothers girl. In the line of his protective pledge he is the one who oversteps the bounds of his own pledge. Both are racked with guilt and enter a psychotic couple into the mix and everything spirals out of control. Very cool! 22 Killing Time by Jon Land- 3.5 stars never heard of Land but this was very cool. What happens when a group of terrosits, launch a mission unaware of an equally deadly hitman...what ensues is a somewhat predictable but wild ride. 23 Boldt's Broken Angel by Ridley Pearson- 5 stars I love just about anything by Pearson, and his Lou Boldt/Daphane Matthews series ranks alongside of Michael Connely's Harry Bosch series as the personaly most entertaining of the crime/suspense genre. This story for me was the highlight of this anthology, although I am not sure it qualifies as a short story or novella or what the differentiating factors are. If you are a Pearson/Boldt fan this is a shorter faster paced version of what you are already used to. If you are new to Boldt, I would recommend getting aquainted with him through the seriies first...although personal I think it fares well as a stand alone story, it may not resonate with those not as attached to the characters.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    After reading the first and third in this series I was excited to read this one. I was also very glad to see that each story was going to be a new original story and not using characters from well-known books written by the authors. I quite enjoyed Clive Cussler’s commentary it was interesting and didn’t drag out. It told me a little bit of background that I found quite interesting. The stories were a mixture of great and not so great. I did enjoy the large majority of the stories and some of them After reading the first and third in this series I was excited to read this one. I was also very glad to see that each story was going to be a new original story and not using characters from well-known books written by the authors. I quite enjoyed Clive Cussler’s commentary it was interesting and didn’t drag out. It told me a little bit of background that I found quite interesting. The stories were a mixture of great and not so great. I did enjoy the large majority of the stories and some of them were so good. There were quite a lot that had me hanging on to every word and I could picture them in my mind really well. Overall, I really enjoyed reading the Thriller 2 anthology and thought it was worth a read.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Steven

    Thriller 2 was a lot of fun. I did find a few stories that were interesting, but from my perspective/opinion they didn't feel like a thriller type story. They were good stories from the beginning of the book till the end and held my attention. Infact is was a very quick read and I recommend these Thriller books big time. Although, I recommend the editors of these titles take a little more time proof reading as there were lots of boo boos here and there. Thriller 2 was a lot of fun. I did find a few stories that were interesting, but from my perspective/opinion they didn't feel like a thriller type story. They were good stories from the beginning of the book till the end and held my attention. Infact is was a very quick read and I recommend these Thriller books big time. Although, I recommend the editors of these titles take a little more time proof reading as there were lots of boo boos here and there.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Gina

    I didn't think I would enjoy this so much but i did. Among my favourites include (1) The House On Pine Terrace, (2) Ghost Writer, (3) Watch Out For My Girl, (4) Boldt's Broken Angel, (5) Can You Help Me Out Here, (6) Suspension Of Disbelief, (7) Protecting The Innocent. This book is a must-read for thriller lovers! I didn't think I would enjoy this so much but i did. Among my favourites include (1) The House On Pine Terrace, (2) Ghost Writer, (3) Watch Out For My Girl, (4) Boldt's Broken Angel, (5) Can You Help Me Out Here, (6) Suspension Of Disbelief, (7) Protecting The Innocent. This book is a must-read for thriller lovers!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Gary

    Great short storys from some authors I have never encountered before. The one by R. L. Stine creeped me out, I will never, ever trust a monkey angin for the rest of my life...

  8. 5 out of 5

    William

    A wonderfully thrilling collection of short fiction from some of today's best mystery writers, Thriller 2 is every bit as good as its predecessor. The best stories are the ones written by Ridley Pearson, Sean Chercover, Harry Hunsicker, Phillip Margolin, Joe Hartlaub & Joan Johnston. the biggest disappointment was easily the story "Bedtime for Mr. Li" by David J. Montgomery. I won't ruin it completely, but the whole story follows an assassin who is about to kill an incompetent Chinese spy, and t A wonderfully thrilling collection of short fiction from some of today's best mystery writers, Thriller 2 is every bit as good as its predecessor. The best stories are the ones written by Ridley Pearson, Sean Chercover, Harry Hunsicker, Phillip Margolin, Joe Hartlaub & Joan Johnston. the biggest disappointment was easily the story "Bedtime for Mr. Li" by David J. Montgomery. I won't ruin it completely, but the whole story follows an assassin who is about to kill an incompetent Chinese spy, and then...well, I said I wouldn't ruin the story, but the ending, needless to say, was terrible. Not in a frustrating "I did not see that coming" but more of a "that's it???" kind of way. All in all, this will keep most fans of the genre happy.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Cameron Mitchell

    Some of these stories were great.... some were not.... most were in between. I am generally not a great fan of short sotries anyway. I find that they are too compressed and don't develop the plot enough. However, a few (very few) really held my interest and I thought they were in fact very good. The majority, however, were good or okay if you had absolutely nothing else to read. Then there were the really bad ones, some of which had no point, most of which made me almost give up (something I ver Some of these stories were great.... some were not.... most were in between. I am generally not a great fan of short sotries anyway. I find that they are too compressed and don't develop the plot enough. However, a few (very few) really held my interest and I thought they were in fact very good. The majority, however, were good or okay if you had absolutely nothing else to read. Then there were the really bad ones, some of which had no point, most of which made me almost give up (something I very rarely do). There was even one that litterally made me want to gouge my eyes out. Second person is a narrative that should never have been invented.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Mark

    I love short stories. I've often felt the mark of great writing is felt to greatest effect when an author catches the reader's attention and transports them in the brief passage of a few pages. Thrillers, in particular, sets ones pulse to racing, tempting readers to skip ahead to that final paragraph. I haven't read the first Thriller anthology, but if this collection is anything to judge by I'll be seeking it out soon enough. I love short stories. I've often felt the mark of great writing is felt to greatest effect when an author catches the reader's attention and transports them in the brief passage of a few pages. Thrillers, in particular, sets ones pulse to racing, tempting readers to skip ahead to that final paragraph. I haven't read the first Thriller anthology, but if this collection is anything to judge by I'll be seeking it out soon enough.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sandie

    After reading the first Thriller, I was eager for more stories by awesome writers and was not disappointed at all. It took me a long time to get through the book only because I misplaced it. I highly recommend it for any and all who love a well designed thriller but do not always have the time for a novel.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Christie

    The first stories were ok, but I wouldn't classify them as thrillers. The last 10 stories were amazing. The story Protecting the Innocent by Simon Wood was the best. Second best was the last story by Ridley Pearson. I'm definitely going to read more by these 2 authors. The first stories were ok, but I wouldn't classify them as thrillers. The last 10 stories were amazing. The story Protecting the Innocent by Simon Wood was the best. Second best was the last story by Ridley Pearson. I'm definitely going to read more by these 2 authors.

  13. 5 out of 5

    James Haynie

    Thie book is nothing more than an advertisement for other books by other authors with short xcerpts from them. A total waste of my time!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jack Evancheck

    Hey, I'm Thrilled Too ! These stories are the perfect introduction to a great variety of authors that I can't wait to look up on my Kindle . Hey, I'm Thrilled Too ! These stories are the perfect introduction to a great variety of authors that I can't wait to look up on my Kindle .

  15. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    Clive Cussler put together a great selection of thriller authors who all delivered!!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Steve

    great collection and introduction to many talented writers.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Paul M.

    Some good short stories

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jerry Peace

    A solid three, but the final story-“Boldt’s Broken Angel”- makes this collection a four.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Brandon Leatherman

    About halfway through this book I started reading some of the reviews here on Goodreads for it. One of the reviewers stated that it would have been better to read this book from back to front, as all the really good stories are in the back. I absolutely agree with that. Killing Time was my favorite story in this book. Others that caught my attention were Protecting the Innocent, Watch Out for my Girl, and Bedtime for Mr. Li. The rest of the stories are a mishmash of decent and not-so-great. Over About halfway through this book I started reading some of the reviews here on Goodreads for it. One of the reviewers stated that it would have been better to read this book from back to front, as all the really good stories are in the back. I absolutely agree with that. Killing Time was my favorite story in this book. Others that caught my attention were Protecting the Innocent, Watch Out for my Girl, and Bedtime for Mr. Li. The rest of the stories are a mishmash of decent and not-so-great. Overall, this book isn't as good as its predecessor, but I enjoy short stories, so I'm glad I read it anyway.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jenny Coyne

    As a book of short stories by some of my favorite authors, I would give this four stars. The reason I gave it only three here is because the stories in this book just really aren't what I would consider to be Thrillers. Most were engaging enough that I continued to read. Two or three were duds. I don't want to discourage anybody from picking up this book because honestly it wasn't a bad read for short stories, but I especially thought with the title Thriller that the stories would be a little ed As a book of short stories by some of my favorite authors, I would give this four stars. The reason I gave it only three here is because the stories in this book just really aren't what I would consider to be Thrillers. Most were engaging enough that I continued to read. Two or three were duds. I don't want to discourage anybody from picking up this book because honestly it wasn't a bad read for short stories, but I especially thought with the title Thriller that the stories would be a little edgier.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    Sorry but i just cannot get into these stories. I am sure they are all good authors but there are no serious plots to any that i read....just how to kill someone in a 1000 ways seems to be the theme. I dint even see why the book is called Thriller 2. There is no thrill in my opinion. I would give negative stars if i could.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Rhea Folland

    I read every story. Some of them aren't going to be favorites. and some endings are a bit abrupt! I read every story. Some of them aren't going to be favorites. and some endings are a bit abrupt!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Ron

    The good, bad & ugly.... but worth reading and finding new authors to maybe read sometime.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Helen

    FANTASTIC!! A book full of thrilling stories!! Outstanding choices, fascinating reading!!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Stuart

    A mixture of short stories some better than others!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Clayton Yuen

    What a great collection of thrillers! Some good, many great, a must read .....

  27. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Good

    I didn’t actually “finish” this book. However, I didn’t find any of these short stories “thrillers” so I gave up on it. Snore.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Monique

    Okay so finished this book of short stories kinda fast because, lets be honest not all short stories are good and they end up coming off rushed and jam in too much information and you never really understand..those are the ones I skipped through (surprisingly there werent that many complete skips though at the end of some I wish I had skipped.) Anyways there were alot of profile thriller writers on this edition so I picked it up from the library with so-so hopes and it exceeded them...slightly.. Okay so finished this book of short stories kinda fast because, lets be honest not all short stories are good and they end up coming off rushed and jam in too much information and you never really understand..those are the ones I skipped through (surprisingly there werent that many complete skips though at the end of some I wish I had skipped.) Anyways there were alot of profile thriller writers on this edition so I picked it up from the library with so-so hopes and it exceeded them...slightly..Out of the 23 stories that "you can't put down" according to the book jacket there were only ten that were worth the time and none of them were truly bloody, gory scary just kinda creep you out, people can be really sick kinda scary..So the stories I liked well they were really good, they had you hooked for the twenty or so pages and then let you down with a witty or LOL kinda ending and I enjoyed three of them a whole bunch..1. Crossed Double by Joe Hartlaub which honestly was funny and cool and not so much scary though.. tells the story of a bad ass dad, wears all black and is mad chill and a stupid son who comes to him with problems they end up handing dad's way--morbid and sassy I loved it. 2. The House on Pine Terrace by Phillip Margolin which was eerie and psychotic with this beginning that entices you until you realize how crazy this main character is and how ruthless she was set up.. 3.Protecting the Innocent by Simon Wood, I liked this one because it read like a real novel, had great characters you really felt you could see and relate to and ended with a surprise that wasnt overly explained but creepy. Okay so that was my breakdown of the really good stories, there were some bad ones and some disappointing ones by some big authors, for example I was really shocked at what Jeffrey Deaver, R.L. Stine and Ridley Pearson submitted..they were reasons I picked it up and strangely I thought there stories were pretty bad, one about terroism and "the weapon"..one about two guys guarding an elderly home for chimpanzees (I know right how lame) and then the last one that was so long and winding that it lost me, which is a shame because it ended the book and was probably the most fleshed out story. Overall I would recommend, if you like short stories, nothing too scary and a new story every so many pages, sometimes you get bored with the same story..nice to switch it up sometimes..

  29. 4 out of 5

    Alison C

    Thriller 2, edited by Clive Cussler, is an original anthology of short stories by the likes of Jeffery Deaver, David Hewson, Lisa Jackson, Ridley Pearson, R. L. Stine and Simon Wood (to name just a few), all in the wide-ranging genre of "thrillers." In this case, that can mean everything from covert military operations to police procedurals to action adventure to murder mystery. As with all such volumes, I liked some stories more than others, but generally speaking they were all pretty well writ Thriller 2, edited by Clive Cussler, is an original anthology of short stories by the likes of Jeffery Deaver, David Hewson, Lisa Jackson, Ridley Pearson, R. L. Stine and Simon Wood (to name just a few), all in the wide-ranging genre of "thrillers." In this case, that can mean everything from covert military operations to police procedurals to action adventure to murder mystery. As with all such volumes, I liked some stories more than others, but generally speaking they were all pretty well written - although I could see the end coming from miles away in many cases. My main quibble with the book, though, lies with the introductions to each story, provided by editor Cussler - I felt that he gave far too much away in his trying-to-draw-you-in descriptions of each tale, it just annoyed me no end. So if you chose to read the book, just skip the intros - or go back to them after finishing each story - it'll save you some aggravation! Somewhat recommended, not terribly highly though.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Deyth Banger

    Without one star mainly because some stories were awful, was it a joke or who knows... there was one story which sounded like gayish. Who wants to be gay, let's go watch fagot stuff, and he even don't need to share it.... The advantage! What I liked were some stories, not a lot of but there were some interesting stories, some complex stories and so on and so on. The complex one, could be made simple some times you can say it with understandable words. If you are in a place where you don't know what Without one star mainly because some stories were awful, was it a joke or who knows... there was one story which sounded like gayish. Who wants to be gay, let's go watch fagot stuff, and he even don't need to share it.... The advantage! What I liked were some stories, not a lot of but there were some interesting stories, some complex stories and so on and so on. The complex one, could be made simple some times you can say it with understandable words. If you are in a place where you don't know what to do, like what to read now or something more difficult this book is the best choice, a lot of stories everyone have different likes so far I think that everyone can find their favourite story out here!

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