Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 2)

INCARNATE by Josh Stolberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"Somehow, Stolberg makes this bizarre twist on an improbable condition believable and even compelling, as readers root against reason for her heroine to be right and everyone else to be wrong."
A young psychiatrist risks her career to help a young woman with an atypical case of dissociative identity disorder. Read full book review >
STRANGE PRACTICE by Vivian Shaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"An imaginative, delightfully droll debut."
Murderous monks run amok underneath London in this contemporary supernatural tale. Read full book review >

BETWEEN LOST AND FOUND by Shelly Stratton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"A touching, nuanced, adult coming-of-age novel that includes an interracial romance and keen studies of guilt, bias, and small-town America."
When a Washington, D.C., executive hears her grandfather has disappeared in South Dakota, she hops on a plane, risking her relationship and her job, only to discover it was a ruse—but now he's disappeared for real. Read full book review >
AMANDA WAKES UP by Alisyn Camerota
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"Though it lacks a heavy-hitting sense of purpose, this surface look at how news is made offers food for thought."
Journalism and entertainment blur in this story of a rising cable news star who lands her dream job only to see her life unravel around her. Read full book review >
TALON OF GOD by Wesley Snipes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"An entertaining thriller with enough swordplay, religious prophecy, and demonic threats to entertain readers across lots of different genres."
A young doctor in Chicago is drawn into a war between heaven and hell, and her destiny lies in the balance. Read full book review >

PENANCE OF THE DAMNED by Peter Tremayne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"History buffs will enjoy Tremayne's account of life in early Ireland. Casual readers may find the easily solved locked-room mystery swamped by the period detail."
Midsummer in the year 671 is a time for sorrow, nefarious schemes, and murder in ancient Ireland. Read full book review >
CHILDREN OF THE FIFTH SUN by Gareth Worthington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"An ambitious but ultimately forgettable debut novel."
An action-packed, globe-hopping science-fiction thriller that questions the validity of humankind's current version of evolutionary history. Read full book review >
WHISPERS THROUGH A MEGAPHONE by Rachel Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"A charming portrait of quirky characters who transcend heartbreak."
One day, 8-year-old Miriam Delaney's mother, Frances, showed up at her school in nothing but athletic socks. Humiliated and shunned by her classmates, Miriam withdrew deep inside herself, speaking only in whispers. Read full book review >
THE LYING GAME by Ruth Ware
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"Cancel your plans for the weekend when you sit down with this book, because you won't want to move until it's over."
Suspense queen Ware's (The Woman in Cabin 10, 2016, etc.) third novel in three years introduces four women who have been carrying a terrible secret since their boarding school days, a secret that is about to be literally unearthed. Read full book review >
LET THE DEAD SPEAK  by Jane Casey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"Casey's hallmark ability to balance character development and suspense works well in a story sure to make readers squirm."
Unreliable witnesses make a London detective's job all but impossible in a missing person investigation that turns into a murder case. Read full book review >
PARADISE VALLEY by C.J. Box
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"Box handles both the set pieces and the longer arc with professional dexterity. The results can't exactly be called memorable, but if you like chases across wide-open spaces, you'll race toward the satisfying climax without caring about anything else."
Box takes another break from the travails of Wyoming Fish and Game Warden Joe Pickett (Vicious Circle, 2017, etc.) to throw a serial killer at a dogged investigator and vice versa. Read full book review >
THE DREAM KEEPER'S DAUGHTER by Emily  Colin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"An enticing premise, but the execution doesn't justify its length."
Mysterious disappearances, time travel, and a violent slave revolt take center stage in Colin's second novel (The Memory Thief, 2012), set in Charleston and Barbados. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >