Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 2)

THE FORCE by Don Winslow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"By turns grim and giddy, this is a good read in the service of dark cops."
Savage dope dealers, dirty cops, corrupt officials, and a few hapless civilians mix it up in New York City. Read full book review >
THE UNQUIET GRAVE by Sharyn McCrumb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"Unquiet indeed."
McCrumb's (Prayers the Devil Answers, 2016, etc.) latest combines an Appalachian ghost story with a turn-of-the-last-century murder case. Read full book review >

HERE AND GONE by Haylen Beck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"In the end, beyond the nerve-wracking premise, there just aren't enough surprises."
Audra Kinney confronts every parent's worst nightmare when she and her children become the victims of corrupt and scheming cops in the first novel by Beck, a pseudonym for Northern Irish crime writer Stuart Neville (So Say the Fallen, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >
THE BREAKDOWN by B.A.  Paris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"Paranoid and claustrophobic but tries too many tricks for its own good."
A murder committed on a rainy night on a spooky backwoods road opens Paris' (Behind Closed Doors, 2016) second thriller. Read full book review >
THE SUPREMES SING THE HAPPY HEARTACHE BLUES by Edward Kelsey Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"This is comfort-food fiction, undemanding and full of Moore's sweet but not saccharine affection for his characters."
The three childhood friends Moore introduced in The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat (2013) are now in their early 60s and facing new challenges. Read full book review >

FLESH AND BONE AND WATER by Luiza Sauma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"Sauma's debut is engaging, particularly in its descriptions of Rio, but ultimately disappoints."
A Brazilian teenager falls in love before fleeing home. Read full book review >
THE END OF MEN by Karen Rinaldi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"Creates more sympathy for its male characters than its female ones."
Four New York women juggle family and career, generally preferring the latter to the former. Read full book review >
OUR LITTLE RACKET by Angelica Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"A book that shows just how boring the rich truly are."
The failure of an investment bank is bad news for the family of the CEO. Read full book review >
A GAME OF DECEIT by Kim Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2017

"An impressive thriller by an author worth following."
Falling for the wrong man could prove life-threatening for an interior designer in this debut novel. Read full book review >
CHIEF'S MESS by L. A. Witt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2017

"Sexy, sincere romance."
Anthony Talbot finds much more than a glorious hookup when he meets Noah Jackson in a bar. Their sexual chemistry is powerful and immediate, and falling in love is easy. But Noah has demons that Anthony doesn't think he can face again. Read full book review >
DEAD SPIDER  by Victoria Houston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2017

"Houston (Dead Loudmouth, 2016, etc.) can always be counted on for detailed depictions of a beautiful area known for fine fishing. This time she adds a better than average mystery as well."
The murder of a wealthy and well-known Wisconsin resident causes major headaches for a small-town police chief. Read full book review >
CAROLINA CRUEL by Lawrence Thackston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2017

"A dark page-turner with an engrossing Southern sensibility."
A mystery novel renders an intricate landscape of history and violence. 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 >