Thrillers Book Reviews (page 2)

THE CLARITY by Keith Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"While the science is intriguing, the ridiculously high body count feels gratuitous and comes at the cost of much-needed character development. Empty thrills."
A young girl holds the key to an explosive, decades-old mind-control experiment gone wrong in Thomas' debut thriller. Read full book review >
AGENT IN PLACE by Mark Greaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"Somehow, Greaney cranks out one winner after another. That's a lot of work for the Gray Man and plenty of pleasure for thriller fans."
Seventh in the high-powered Gray Man series (Gunmetal Gray, 2017, etc.). Read full book review >

THE WINGMAN by David Pepper
Released: Feb. 19, 2018

"A cinematic and dramatic story full of delightful twists."
A labyrinthine political thriller that details a plot to steal the American presidency. Read full book review >
THE HORNED OWL by Lu Clifton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 19, 2018

"Another sharp mystery in a continually improving series."
In the third installment of Clifton's (The Bonepicker, 2017, etc.) thriller series, Detective Sam Chitto of the Choctaw Tribal Police in southeastern Oklahomatries to prove a high schooler innocent of murder while also digging into his own father's decade-old homicide. Read full book review >
CULLING THE HERD by Edward R.  Etzkorn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2018

"A briskly paced scientific thriller whose main character could benefit from more racial awareness."
A group of radical scientists concerned with overpopulation take matters into their own hands in this debut novel. Read full book review >

ALL SYSTEMS DOWN by Sam  Boush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2018

"A tightly plotted tale with characters that could energize a planned series."
In Boush's debut thriller, a North Korean cyberattack cripples America's infrastructure, sparking chaos and leaving the country vulnerable to a military invasion. Read full book review >
THE GLASS FOREST by Cynthia Swanson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"More soapy than suspenseful."
A young mother navigates the secrets her handsome husband seems to be hiding after his brother commits suicide in Swanson's (The Bookseller, 2015) second novel. Read full book review >
LOOK FOR ME  by Lisa Gardner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Despite Gardner's considerable research into the foster-care system, her plot is a tired one populated with cardboard characters and twists any savvy reader will see coming a mile away."
The execution-style murders of a family and the disappearance of their eldest daughter once again bring together a seasoned homicide detective and a kidnap victim-turned-vigilante to find the killer. Read full book review >
THE UNDERTAKER'S DAUGHTER by Sara Blaedel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"The appealing weirdness of the setting does little to build effective atmosphere."
A Danish woman desperate to find out more about her father's past receives an unexpected inheritance in Blaedel's (The Killing Forest, 2017, etc.) mystery. Read full book review >
THE TRAVELER by Tom  Kubiak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"A complex political thriller for adventurous readers—and well worth the effort."
Following the reunification of Germany, the KGB recruits an operative to retrieve stolen bearer bonds crucial to Russia's Canadian presence in this debut novel. Read full book review >
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED by Mick Herron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Given Herron's outrageous premise, the complications are managed with delicious control. Only the last act stumbles, because the climax is the only part of this story that's remotely predictable."
The latest stand-alone from Herron couldn't be more different from his bustling, often brutally funny series about the government agents at Slough House (Spook Street, 2017, etc.). This pared-down exercise in suspense is just plain brutal. Read full book review >
DEEP ZERO by V.S. Kemanis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2018

"A thoughtful, well-drawn legal thriller with teen tribulation at its center."
Kemanis (Love & Crimes, 2017, etc.) sets an intrepid prosecutor up against some high school drama with deadly consequences in this latest Dana Hargrove legal thriller. 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 >