Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

ACTS OF VANISHING by Fredrik T. Olsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2018

"Thriller fans will enjoy this one, and internet aficionados may wonder whether the ending is so implausible after all."
A cyberthriller by a Swedish screenwriter who seems to have a movie in mind. Read full book review >
COMPANIONS by Christina Hesselholdt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2018

"Both the difficulty and the pleasure of being human shine through in these pages."
Award-winning Danish author Hesselholdt paints a composite portrait of six well-read, well-traveled friends at middle age in this novel, her first to be translated into English. Read full book review >

TWISTED PREY by John Sandford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2018

"Sandford is as professional as the evildoers aren't. The result is lots of great setups but remarkably few follow-throughs."
Now that he's moved on from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to the elite U.S. Marshals Service, you might expect Lucas Davenport (Golden Prey, 2017, etc.) to deal with a distinctly higher class of lowlife. That's not how it works out. Read full book review >
THE HELLFIRE CLUB by Jake Tapper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2018

"Tapper's backstage portrayal of Capitol Hill circa 1954 is breezy and knowing but lacks the ingredients that would make it a successful political thriller."
In CNN anchor Tapper's first novel, a thriller set in the 1950s, freshman Congressman Charlie Marder is rudely awakened to the killing realities of Washington politics. Read full book review >
THE MARMALADE MURDERS by Elizabeth J. Duncan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2018

"One of Duncan's best mysteries, with plenty of suspects and motives but no easy answers to whodunit."
Could a trophy possibly be a motive for murder? Read full book review >

STRATEGIC SEDUCTION by Cheris Hodges
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2018

"An enjoyable romance."
A new hotel chain brings two African-American professionals together in Atlanta. Read full book review >
THE BRIDE TAKES A GROOM by Lisa Berne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2018

"An elegant, poignant, and joyful romance and a must-read for Regency fans."
When childhood friends—fortune hunter Hugo Penhallow and wealthy but oppressed heiress Katherine Brooke—decide to wed, neither can imagine what the future has in store for them or how marriage can save them. Read full book review >
A SCANDALOUS DEAL by Joanna Shupe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2018

"More charmingly scandalous Gilded Age romance that will thrill any historical romance reader."
When a lady architect tries to construct the hotel of her dreams, she builds herself a love story as well. Read full book review >
SAVOR YOU by Kristen Proby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2018

"Sexy, fun, and touching."
A decade after a pregnancy scare drove two up-and-coming chefs apart, a TV show offers them the opportunity to begin again. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE CLAN by Iris Martin Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2018

"A charming tale sure to delight book lovers."
Raised on Edith Wharton and Sherlock Holmes novels, shy Ava Gallanter has found a home as the librarian for the eccentric and dusty Lazarus Club. Nestled amid vintage furniture and books, she's hoping to finally write her own 18th-century novel. Read full book review >
OUR LITTLE SECRET by Roz Nay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2018

"Nay expertly spins an insidious, clever web, perfectly capturing the soaring heights and crushing lows of first love and how the loss of that love can make even the sanest people a little crazy. Carve out some time for this riveting, one-sitting read."
First love goes bad in Nay's mesmerizing debut. Read full book review >
DISTURBING HIS PEACE by Tessa Bailey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2018

"Bailey delivers another winning Academy romance smoldering with sexual tension and emotional angst."
The taboo attraction between a police academy recruit and her instructor turns increasingly complicated. 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 >