Thrillers Book Reviews (page 2)

IN THE CROSSHAIRS by Jack  Coughlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Coughlin and Davis (Long Shot, 2016, etc.) have the action/revenge formula down to a science, making this another enjoyable if predictable page-turner."
Marine-turned-CIA sniper Kyle Swanson is back to take on two targets at once, the Taliban and the Mexican drug cartels. Read full book review >
HALF LIFE by Dana Barney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A tricky, cerebral action-filled thriller that fulfills the promise of its predecessor."
In this futuristic thriller, a sequel to Flatline (2015), a conspiracy debunker uncovers evidence of an elite plot against the world.Read full book review >

NEW PRAETORIANS 1: SIENNA MCKNIGHT by RK Syrus
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 31, 2017

"A series launch that primarily establishes its characters and environment but should spark readers' curiosity for impending sequels."
A U.S. Army colonel in the near future heads a mission that may give her a chance to get justice for her murdered mother in Syrus' debut sci-fi novel, the first in a planned series. Read full book review >
NOT SO DEAD by Charles  Levin
Released: July 26, 2017

"A tense, high-powered techno-thriller."
A debut novel explores the possibilities that technology offers to terrorists. Read full book review >
THE LOST ONES by Sheena Kamal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"A gritty, violent read with a tough, idiosyncratic, dryly witty heroine readers will root for even if they wouldn't want to invite her home."
A Vancouver woman with demons to spare is asked to find a teen runaway in Kamal's searing debut. Read full book review >

PARADISE VALLEY by C.J. Box
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"Box handles both the set pieces and the longer arc with professional dexterity. The results can't exactly be called memorable, but if you like chases across wide-open spaces, you'll race toward the satisfying climax without caring about anything else."
Box takes another break from the travails of Wyoming Fish and Game Warden Joe Pickett (Vicious Circle, 2017, etc.) to throw a serial killer at a dogged investigator and vice versa. Read full book review >
THE LYING GAME by Ruth Ware
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"Cancel your plans for the weekend when you sit down with this book, because you won't want to move until it's over."
Suspense queen Ware's (The Woman in Cabin 10, 2016, etc.) third novel in three years introduces four women who have been carrying a terrible secret since their boarding school days, a secret that is about to be literally unearthed. Read full book review >
A PERSONAL INFORMATION PROBLEM by Jake Orlo
Released: July 25, 2017

"A serviceable thriller with decent twists and a worthy protagonist."
Two FBI agents' A-team status is put to the test when they take over the hunt for a serial killer in this novel. Read full book review >
LOOK BEHIND YOU by Iris Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"The authors tick off all the thriller boxes and then some, but they offer nothing new to distinguish this book in a crowded field."
A serial killer runs amok in San Diego in Johansen and Johansen's latest to feature Sherlock-ian music therapist Kendra Michaels. Read full book review >
THE SMACK by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"In this breezy page-turner, Lange shows off his uncommon ability to combine toughness and tenderness."
Down-on-his-luck grifter Rowan Petty is talked into taking part in an iffy get-rich scheme by Dandy Don, an ex-con in Reno, only to be set up for a fall. Read full book review >
BLAME by Jeff Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"The unconventional plot, the constant surprises, and above all the psychological depth of the characters all make this a first-rate crime novel."
An amnesiac accident victim has to investigate her own past in Abbott's (The First Order, 2016, etc.) tense psychological thriller. Read full book review >
SOUL CAGE by Tetsuya Honda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"The seventh in Honda's series, and the second published in English, dives deep into the details of a complex investigation and the challenges facing a woman in a competitive working environment."
A veteran policewoman battles a competitive squad room and witnesses with secrets. 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 >