Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 7)

ENTANGLED MOON by E.C.  Frey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2018

"A vivid, if sometimes-melodramatic, tangle of corporate intrigue, murder, friendship, and love gone wrong."
In Frey's debut novel, corporate players clash and old friends revisit buried secrets. Read full book review >
INSIDE DARKNESS by Hudson Lin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2018

"A compelling love story that doesn't back away from dark situations."
A journalist and an aid worker fall in love amid the hustle of humanitarian work and world news. Read full book review >

SPLINTER IN THE BLOOD by Ashley Dyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2018

"With complicated leads and a ruthless killer whose method is barbaric enough to be frightening without shading into the grotesque, this is a debut worthy of sequels."
DCI Greg Carver is leading the hunt for a serial killer who leaves intricate tattoos on victims' bodies, but the investigation is thrown into turmoil when Carver is shot in his own home. Read full book review >
AS THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE CRUMBLES  by Leslie Budewitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2018

"Budewitz's finely drawn characters, sharp ear for dialogue, and well-paced puzzle make Jewel Bay a destination for every cozy fan."
A Montana shop owner copes handily with all the challenges of the holiday season. Read full book review >
CHERRY PIES & DEADLY LIES  by Darci Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2018

"The first in an amusing new series features a fearless, reckless sleuth who unravels a complicated mystery while juggling her sex life and her future plans."
A cherry aficionado must find a killer to save her parents' business. Read full book review >

DIVISIBLE MAN by Howard  Seaborne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2018

"Well-written and engaging, with memorable characters and an intriguing hero."
In this debut thriller, a pilot survives a crash and discovers that he's developed strange abilities, which come in handy when someone kidnaps his friend's daughter. Read full book review >
BORN IN A TREACHEROUS TIME by Jacqui Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2018

"A well-executed tale of early man."
Murray (Twenty-Four Days, 2017, etc.) imagines the life of an early hominid, later famously nicknamed "Lucy" by archaeologists, in this adventure novel. Read full book review >
HOW HARD CAN IT BE? by Allison Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2018

"An aspirational fantasy in which the heroine not only survives, but flourishes through every crisis known to middle-age women in the higher income brackets."
Seven years have passed since London financial executive Kate Reddy found what seemed the perfect balance of family and work in Pearson's popular I Don't Know How She Does It (2002). Read full book review >
SANTA CRUZ NOIR  by Susie Bright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2018

"Though many of these stories are more interested in evoking a voice or mood than pursuing a plot to its conclusion, Vinnie Hansen's 'Miscalculation' provides a textbook example of how many twists can fit into the simple tale of a bank teller's adventures with the Guitar Case Bandit."
Sexologist Bright (The Best of Best American Erotica, 2008, etc.) joins the ranks of Akashic editors to rip the lid off the California coastal town that's never seemed less laid-back. Read full book review >
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LULULEMONS by Lauren Weisberger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018

"With rich people behaving scandalously on every page, this lemon is juicy and delicious."
Weisberger (The Singles Game, 2016, etc.) gives rich-lit fans a second spinoff of her best-known novel, The Devil Wears Prada, shifting her lens from long-suffering Andrea Sachs to Emily Charlton, the snippy fashionista who worked as top assistant to Runway magazine's hellish editor, Miranda Priestly. Read full book review >
VISIBLE EMPIRE by Hannah Pittard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018

"Within this book is an excellent novel that would have been stronger with a less complicated treatment."
The real-life crash of a charter plane full of Atlanta's white elite is the inspiration for a fictional examination of race, class, love, and betrayal. Read full book review >
TURBULENCE  by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2018

"Woods' consumerist hero doesn't purchase any new real estate this time out, but he does qualify to fly another new aircraft. Plus, that nuclear device doesn't explode. Nice."
New York attorney/secret agent manqué Stone Barrington's latest takes him from a Category 5 hurricane to a rogue nuclear device, all without a single frisson of suspense. 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 >