Thrillers Book Reviews

THE GIRL WHO LIVED by Christopher Greyson
Released: Nov. 4, 2017

"Sharp characters enmeshed in a mystery that, particularly in its final lap, is a gleefully dizzy ride."
The sole survivor of a killer's attack searches for the murderer she believes she can identify in Greyson's (Jack of Hearts, 2017, etc.) psychological thriller. Read full book review >
THE SWORD IS WHET by William Crow Johnson
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"An intelligent mystery with quirky characters, ironic humor, and brisk action."
The murder of a local forest ranger sends a small-town Indiana lawman through a labyrinth of contradictory clues and dangerous situations in this thriller. Read full book review >

HIDDEN SEA by Miles Arceneaux
Released: Oct. 20, 2017

"Proficiently develops characters, relationships, and storylines in the midst of nonstop action."
The fifth entry in Arceneaux's (North Beach, 2015, etc.) thriller series finds the Sweetwater family searching for one of their own—19-year-old Augie, who inexplicably vanished in Mexico. Read full book review >
THE WEIGHT by Hubert Crouch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2017

"A thoughtful and highly readable legal thriller."
A famous Texas trial lawyer becomes a plaintiff in this third installment of a series. Read full book review >
WHAT WE KILL by Howard  Odentz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 13, 2017

"A simmering psychological thriller bolstered by a dynamic narrative voice and a few unexpected twists."
A group of close friends find themselves embroiled in a sinister plot in novelist and playwright Odentz's (Wicked Dead, 2016, etc.) latest YA novel. Read full book review >

ECHO AFTER ECHO by Amy Rose Capetta
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A twisted tale of theater, conspiracy, and romance that, like its protagonist, sometimes struggles with a minor identity crisis. (Romantic thriller. 14-adult)"
What do you do when all your dreams come true? What happens if those dreams have a nightmarish edge? Capetta explores the consequences of soured dreams in her latest. Read full book review >
NIGHTSCAPE by David W. Edwards
Released: Sept. 22, 2017

"Fans of contemporary horror-thrillers will be deeply satisfied by this latest Nightscape outing."
A South Pacific thriller that mixes a good deal of Robert Louis Stevenson with a dash of H.P. Lovecraft. Read full book review >
GOING NUCLEAR by Stephen  Hart
Released: Sept. 18, 2017

"Characters debate more than act, but the novel astutely examines the Vietnam War."
In Hart's debut historical thriller, a secret group hopes to build a nuclear bomb that will force the government into ending the Vietnam War. Read full book review >
UNLOVED by Katy Regnery
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 16, 2017

"A well-balanced blend of action and romance."
A man and woman struggling with the ghosts of their pasts find an unexpected connection in Regnery's (By Proxy, 2013, etc.) romantic thriller. Read full book review >
BREATHE by Mike Brogan
Released: Sept. 11, 2017

"Bare-bones in the best way; a thoroughly tense and rousing tale."
In Brogan's (Kentucky Woman, 2016, etc.) thriller, U.S. agencies are on the trail of a kidnapped scientist, a potential indication that someone wants to use her skills to develop a weapon. Read full book review >
PROOF OF THE EXISTENCE by G.C.  Engelmayr
Released: Sept. 11, 2017

"Surreal notions and landscape, grounded by the chic gadgets and intrigue of an espionage tale."
In this debut paranormal-infused thriller, competing intelligence agencies use metaphysical technology while facing off in a realm beyond the corporeal world. Read full book review >
HOUSE. TREE. PERSON. by Catriona McPherson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2017

"Although the idea isn't original, the clever way McPherson (Quiet Neighbors, 2016, etc.) reveals each hint of the truth makes this a one-sitting read."
A Scottish woman's psychological history causes her to question her sanity. 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 >