Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 6)

LIKE A FADING SHADOW by Antonio Muñoz Molina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"A tragically poetic study of the calamity that set back the civil rights movement."
In the days after his assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., a frantic James Earl Ray knocks around Lisbon. Read full book review >
A SPIDER SAT BESIDE HER by K.E. Lanning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2017

"A tight, engaging sci-fi tale."
A researcher attempts to save the International Space Station from a terrorist plot in Lanning's debut novel. Read full book review >

ESCAPING INDIGO by Eli Lang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2017

"A pair of pretty musicians, a hesitant attraction that flowers on a concert bus tour, and sophomoric sensibilities trying to grapple with existential questions. For fans of boy manga and K-pop."
A young, burned-out musician finds himself drawn to the talented frontman of the band that's employing him as a roadie. Read full book review >
DARK WATER by Parker Bilal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2017

"Bilal's sixth (City of Jackals, 2016, etc.) again plants a seed of suspense as an entree into a nuanced look at an unfamiliar culture."
An Egyptian detective is lured into protecting a maverick scientist in hiding from terrorists. But who's the real target? Read full book review >
THE WOLVES WITHIN OUR WALLS by L.E. Flinders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"An absorbing story of the end of civilization relayed through a handful of tortured characters."
Life in a post-apocalyptic community may be just as harrowing as that in the devastated outside world in Flinders' debut dystopian novel. Read full book review >

HOUSE OF SPIES by Daniel Silva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Another chilling glimpse inside global terror networks from a gifted storyteller."
Gabriel Allon is back in the field. Read full book review >
MISTER HOCKEY by Lia Riley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A lukewarm story with sexy parts hot enough to melt ice."
Jed West is a star hockey player who doesn't date fans. Librarian Breezy Angel is arguably Jed's biggest fan, and they wind up in bed before she manages to tell him that. Read full book review >
DOMINA by L.S. Hilton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"This is a series of vignettes, not a novel, poorly strung together by a litany of fine clothing and even finer art and punctuated by uncomfortably sticky sexual encounters."
A woman with a murderous past reinvents herself as an art dealer in Venice only to have everything she thought she left behind come roaring back. Read full book review >
THE WOMAN FROM PRAGUE by Rob Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"'At least now there's some momentum,' the hero reflects in a rare quiet moment after a beating leaves him aching and nursing a broken nose. Whatever you think of his here-today-gone-tomorrow fortunes, you have to admire that Zenlike attitude toward the work that isn't even his chosen career."
Ashley McKenna, the jack-of-many-trades who's not exactly a private eye, expands his portfolio in an adventure that casts him as not exactly a spy. Read full book review >
DREAM ME by Kathryn Berla
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A thoughtful, engaging novel that combines genres well."
In this YA novel, a young man from Earth's far future visits a present-day teen in her dreams, but soon their connection is threatened. Read full book review >
THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS by Michael Robotham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"With its interestingly imperfect characters and escalating sense of urgency, this novel will keep you reading as fast as you can."
Robotham, best known for his gritty Joe O'Loughlin crime thrillers (Close Your Eyes, 2016, etc.), makes a successful literary departure in this engrossing psychological thriller focusing on two women and the dark places their relationship leads. Read full book review >
THE THIRD NERO by Lindsey Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"The Roman sleuth's fifth case rambles in its opening chapters, running mostly on the charm of its heroine, until the plot settles into a murder probe."
While tending her injured husband, tireless Roman "informer" Flavia Albia (The Graveyard of the Hesperides, 2016, etc.) comes to the emperor's aid in exposing a pretender to the throne. Or is he? 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 >