Thrillers Book Reviews (page 2)

SECRETS OF THE DEVIL VINE by Faith  Kaiser
Released: Oct. 20, 2017

"Unencumbered by gratuitous sex or violence, this engrossing Southern yarn delivers embittered characters, long-held histrionics, simmering resentments, and a plot that packs a deceptively potent punch."
An estranged mother and daughter reunite amid a maze of secrets and lies. 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 >
DEFIANT SOULS by Kathleen  Chadwick
Released: Oct. 12, 2017

"A commendable supernatural tale with a capable young protagonist and room for a sequel."
A small group struggles to resist an evil being hell-bent on establishing world domination in this debut thriller. Read full book review >

RISK by Robert Levey
Released: Oct. 11, 2017

"A thoughtful and well-crafted look at the human stakes in high finance."
A debut drama explores the bottomless greed and dysfunction that plague Wall Street. Read full book review >
THE AU PAIR by Anna Dowdall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 2017

"A well-crafted Gothic suspense story with an engaging heroine."
An aspiring private investigator uncovers a mystery when she takes a job as an au pair. 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 >
THE SHEPHERD'S CALCULUS by C.S.  Farrelly
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Sure to please fans of governmental intrigue and fast-paced suspense; puts swift prose, commanding characterization, and contemporary hot topics to grand use."
Religion and politics prove malevolent bedfellows in this serpentine debut that employs a variety of modern, headline-making conundrums. Read full book review >
SPIDERS KILL THEIR YOUNG by Julian Lev
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A psychological tale that's riveting, perceptive, and accessible."
A doctor struggles to understand a woman who allegedly murdered her own child in Lev's (A Feast of Tears, 2010) thriller. Dr. Ephraim Ligget prefers being left alone as he works in the psychiatric treatment ward of the Western Washington State Hospital. Read full book review >
THE HUMMINGBIRDS’ REPRIEVE by Denis Joseph Stemmle
Released: Sept. 29, 2017

"An intelligent dramatization of an important debate in health care policy, hampered by a baffling conclusion."
In this political thriller, battle lines between family and friends are drawn over a new pharmaceutical bill floated in Congress. Read full book review >
THE ENIGMA DRAGON by Charles V. Breakfield
Released: Sept. 29, 2017

"Astute prose and an unwavering pace energized by first-rate characters and subplots."
In this ninth volume of Breakfield and Burkey's (The Enigma Broker, 2017, etc.) techno-thriller series, a covert team tracks groups who are moving information and funds using nondigital means. 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 >