Thrillers Book Reviews (page 2)

DROP DEAD RED by Glenda Carroll
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"A smart, steadfast gumshoe who, in her second book, continues to flourish."
An amateur sleuth initiates her own investigation when she believes the drowning of her sister's childhood friend, a competitive swimmer, is anything but accidental in this thriller. Read full book review >
AMERICAN REVOLUTION 2026 by T.T. Michael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"A briskly paced, action-packed suspense novel featuring two heroes who take on the world."
A political thriller that pits a disgraced serviceman and a political rebel against a corrupt government administration. Read full book review >

ICED by Robert  Grindy
Released: Dec. 31, 2017

"An offbeat thriller with a greenhorn detective who categorically defies convention."
In debut novelist Grindy's mystery, a college professor plans to turn a student's story idea into a best-seller of his own—but he gets sidetracked by a real-life death that's shockingly similar to the one in his book. Read full book review >
IN STRICTEST CONFIDENCE by Michael J.  Canzoniero
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"A sufficient mystery that's amplified by richly developed characters."
A Long Island, New York-based homicide detective searches for a killer who may be his therapist friend's patient in Canzoniero's (Conditional Love, 2015) thriller. Read full book review >
THE FIFTH COLUMN by John Fenzel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"Appealing heroes whom readers should cheer in every confrontation, explosive or otherwise."
Helping out a cancer-ridden friend, a former Green Beret colonel and CIA operative uncovers a conspiracy involving U.S. government officials in this thriller. Read full book review >

UNSPEAKABLE GRUDGES by P.H.  Turner
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"A laudable mystery galvanized by a series-worthy gumshoe."
In this thriller, a Denver private eye's legal investigation into a rancorous divorce dispute has ties to an ongoing multiple-murder case. Read full book review >
DARK GENIUS by H. Peter Alesso
Released: Dec. 9, 2017

"A fast-paced read that prioritizes meticulous scientific research over reader engagement."
A former theoretical physics prodigy battles an MIT rival and the dark web in this thriller. Read full book review >
HONG KONG CENTRAL by Marilynn Larew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 2017

"This series, now up to three, just keeps getting better, and readers will surely anticipate the protagonist's next outing."
In Larew's (Aftermath, 2017, etc.) thriller, Lee Carruthers' latest case takes her to Hong Kong to check on her ex-CIA boss's contact. Read full book review >
ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL by Sarah Vaughan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Former political correspondent Vaughan makes an impressive debut with this savvy, propulsive courtroom drama."
A handsome British politician—also the prime minister's oldest, closest friend—finds himself on trial for rape. Read full book review >
MINDFIELD by DS Kane
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A fast-paced thriller with an empowered young female protagonist."
In the eighth installment of Kane's (CypherGhost, 2016, etc.) Spies Lie series, a hacker and her parents aim to uncover the truth about a CIA conspiracy. Read full book review >
THE CURE by Darryl Bollinger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2017

"The author continues his streak of engrossing medical tales with this winner."
This thriller proves that the cure can be more dangerous than the disease. Read full book review >
AN INITIAL COUNTDOWN by Kevin E. Hatt
Released: Nov. 30, 2017

"The recurring detective and his delightful band of cronies lead a sharp, absorbing mystery."
An amateur English sleuth ties a couple of baffling deaths to a religious commune in this ninth outing of a thriller series. 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 >