Mystery Thriller Book Reviews

HER KIND OF CASE by Jeanne Winer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2018

"If she were real, Winer's heroine would be your hands-down first choice if you got in trouble. But as a lucky and hopefully law-abiding reader, you have the right to buy her next adventure and remain silent for hours as you speed through the pages."
A seasoned criminal defense attorney must draw on her experience to save a teenage client who doesn't want to be saved. Read full book review >
LAST LOOKS by Howard Michael Gould
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"It's fast, funny, and well worth a sequel."
In Gould's debut novel, ex-LAPD cop Charlie Waldo descends from his hill to investigate a high-profile murder. Read full book review >

JANE DOE by Victoria Helen Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"This beautifully balanced thriller will keep readers tense, surprised, pleased, and surprised again as a master manipulator unfolds her plan of revenge."
When her best friend commits suicide after being dumped by a worthless man, Jane, a self-described sociopath, decides revenge will be slow and sweet. Read full book review >
A TALE OF TWO MURDERS  by Heather  Redmond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2018

"Redmond, who writes romance under the names Heather Hiestand and Anh Leod, adds crime to her portfolio. Mystery fans and history buffs alike should cheer."
A ghastly poisoning sets a young writer on the trail of a killer in Victorian London. Read full book review >
SOMETHING IN THE WATER by Catherine Steadman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2018

"A darkly glittering gem of a thriller from a new writer to watch."
While scuba diving in Bora Bora, honeymooners Erin and Mark find something in the water that will test their marriage and imperil their very lives. Read full book review >

BABY TEETH by Zoje Stage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2018

"Stage fuses horror with domestic suspense to paint an unflinching portrait of childhood psychopathy and maternal regret."
A mute, diabolical 7-year-old wages war against her mother in this chilling debut. Read full book review >
THE OTHER WOMAN by Daniel Silva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2018

"Gripping as always and grimly realistic."
Gabriel Allon is back in action. Read full book review >
GIVE ME YOUR HAND by Megan Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2018

"In Abbott's deft hands, friendship is fused to rivalry, and ambition to fear, with an unsettling level of believability. It will take more than a cold shower to still the blood thumping in your ears when you finish this."
A rising star in a famous laboratory can track her success back to the one person in her life she'd like to forget. Read full book review >
FIRESTORM by Rachel Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2018

"Another impeccably crafted installment that will satisfy fans."
When a CIA operator's assignment puts her life in danger, a Green Beret may be her only hope for survival in the third book in Grant's (Catalyst, 2017, etc.) Flashpoint series. Read full book review >
SAFE HOUSES by Dan Fesperman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2018

"Prolific spy novelist Fesperman delivers another winner, this one as fiendishly clever as it is richly entertaining."
In 2014, 35 years after Berlin-based CIA worker Helen Abell went rogue to uncover a high-level agent as a serial rapist, she and her husband are murdered in their farmhouse on Maryland's Eastern Shore—both shot in the face with a hunting rifle. Read full book review >
IT ALL FALLS DOWN by Sheena Kamal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2018

"A stunning, emotionally resonant thriller."
The troubled Nora Watts searches for the truth about her father's supposed suicide in Kamal's follow-up to The Lost Ones (2017). Read full book review >
THE PHARAOH KEY by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2018

"When the end of a book with a dying hero makes the reader laugh, that's a neat trick. This is a great cap on the series."
Doomed by a fatal illness, Gideon Crew embarks on one wild, series-ending adventure (Beyond the Ice Limit, 2016, etc.). 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 >