Thrillers Book Reviews (page 2)

THE SPY ACROSS THE TABLE by Barry Lancet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"Lancet's hero, who likely has more frequent flyer miles than any other fictional PI after four books, is in top form going after a kidnapped security analyst in North Korea. A solid, consistently smart thriller."
After the assassination-style murders of two of his friends—a renowned Japanese theater designer and an American production designer for the movies—San Francisco PI Jim Brodie returns to his old Asian haunts to track down the killer. Read full book review >
BOUNDARY by Andrée  Michaud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"Spellbinding. This novel is no light read, and beneath its layers lies a vision profoundly rewarding, beautiful, and tragic."
Quebec novelist Michaud (The River of Dead Trees, 2002, etc.) explores the devastating consequences of murder upon a close-knit community in this deeply psychological novel translated from the French. Read full book review >

Appointment with ISIL by Joe Giordano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2017

"A roller-coaster ride to the finish, this book confirms Giordano as a writer to eagerly watch."
Giordano (Birds of Passage, 2014) introduces Anthony Provati, a reckless Lothario who becomes a hunted man in a global showdown of vicious organized criminals and terrorists. Read full book review >
MIDNIGHT AT THE BRIGHT IDEAS BOOKSTORE by Matthew Sullivan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"An intriguingly dark, twisty story and eccentric characters make this book a standout."
A woman must revisit a 20-year-old tragedy after a young man commits suicide in the bookstore where she works. Read full book review >
MATCHUP by Lee Child
edited by Lee Child
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"This box holds a chocolate or two that will be to everyone's liking."
Even readers who don't love short stories will find this anthology, starring some of the world's best-known thriller writers and most-loved characters, appealing and varied. Read full book review >

THE ULTIMATUM by Karen Robards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"Fresh, sexy, and eminently readable."
When a huge heist goes awry, shadowy criminal Bianca St. Ives emerges as a security expert—only to be drawn back into crime by a mysterious job she's blackmailed into taking. Read full book review >
THE SWITCH by Joseph Finder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"A master of what might be called the 'man in over his head' thriller, Finder delivers a tense, uncannily relevant tale about government secrets falling into the wrong hands."
Boston coffee executive Michael Tanner's life is in jeopardy after he takes home the wrong laptop from the airport—one belonging to an Illinois senator containing highly classified files. Read full book review >
THE SUBSTITUTE by Nicole Lundrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"A feast for fans who miss Patricia Highsmith's and Margaret Millar's haunting anatomies of people as nice as pie except for their murders."
The violent death of one of his middle school students in his own largely unexplored backyard opens gaping wounds in the life of a substitute teacher. Read full book review >
LIBERTY by Andrea Portes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2017

"A fun—and even funnier—thriller. (Thriller. 14-adult)"
If your journalist parents are dead—or "probably dead"—why not become a spy and an assassin? Read full book review >
FINAL DEMAND by Deborah Moggach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Going inside the mind of a pretty, freckled villain who commits a seemingly victimless crime creates a page-turner with just enough moral ambiguity to ensure an unexpected ending."
When a young woman considers the consequences of stealing from her employer, she doesn't consider that the damage might reach beyond the walls of a prison cell. Read full book review >
YOU BELONG TO ME by Colin Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"For fans of the Larsson/Ludlum flavor of action-packed, cynical thriller, where no good deed goes unpunished."
Gritty whodunit by thriller-meister Harrison (Risk, 2009, etc.), the bard of Gotham mayhem. Read full book review >
THE SILENT CORNER by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Perhaps Koontz's leanest, meanest thriller, this initial entry in a new series introduces a smart, appealing heroine who can outthink as well as outshoot the baddest of bad dudes."
After discovering that an odd surge in suicides, including that of her decorated Marine husband, was triggered by nanotech brain implants, FBI agent Jane Hawk goes rogue to root out the evil conspiracy behind the deaths. 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 >