Thrillers Book Reviews (page 2)

GOING NUCLEAR by Stephen  Hart
Released: Sept. 18, 2017

"Characters debate more than act, but the novel astutely examines the Vietnam War."
In Hart's debut historical thriller, a secret group hopes to build a nuclear bomb that will force the government into ending the Vietnam War. Read full book review >
UNLOVED by Katy Regnery
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 16, 2017

"A well-balanced blend of action and romance."
A man and woman struggling with the ghosts of their pasts find an unexpected connection in Regnery's (By Proxy, 2013, etc.) romantic thriller. Read full book review >

BREATHE by Mike Brogan
Released: Sept. 11, 2017

"Bare-bones in the best way; a thoroughly tense and rousing tale."
In Brogan's (Kentucky Woman, 2016, etc.) thriller, U.S. agencies are on the trail of a kidnapped scientist, a potential indication that someone wants to use her skills to develop a weapon. Read full book review >
WORTH WAITING FOR by Morgan Christiansen
Released: Sept. 11, 2017

"An outlandishly improbable revenge tale."
Some college friends revisit a tragedy that changed their lives and promises to do so again. Read full book review >
PROOF OF THE EXISTENCE by G.C.  Engelmayr
Released: Sept. 11, 2017

"Surreal notions and landscape, grounded by the chic gadgets and intrigue of an espionage tale."
In this debut paranormal-infused thriller, competing intelligence agencies use metaphysical technology while facing off in a realm beyond the corporeal world. Read full book review >

HOUSE. TREE. PERSON. by Catriona McPherson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2017

"Although the idea isn't original, the clever way McPherson (Quiet Neighbors, 2016, etc.) reveals each hint of the truth makes this a one-sitting read."
A Scottish woman's psychological history causes her to question her sanity. Read full book review >
THE CONSEQUENCE OF WAR by Brian Oldham
Released: Sept. 7, 2017

"A memorable tale of a violent man seeking to heal himself."
Oldham introduces a veteran-turned-vigilante in this gritty debut crime novel. Read full book review >
DEAD SCARED by Ivan  Blake
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 7, 2017

"Fans should claw at Blake's windows for more graveyard tales after this delightful series opener."
In this horror debut, a teen outsider's obsession with death draws him into the morbid undercurrents of a Maine town. Read full book review >
MINOS! by Frank C. Schwalbe
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An entertainingly hectic tale featuring an eccentric protagonist."
A pathology resident investigates a series of murders tied to a killer she fought off years earlier in Schwalbe's (Toro!, 2015) sequel thriller. Read full book review >
ROOTS, RUMORS & WRATH by Daniela  Bronzy
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A creative but cluttered book that swarms with twists and turns but may lose readers in gratuitous detail."
Bronzy (761.207, 2017) delivers a whimsical thriller about a refugee's struggles in America. Read full book review >
THE STRANGER IN CENTRAL PARK by James Patrick Dillon
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A spiritual tale with an engaging plot, although some extraneous material occasionally slows its progress."
Debut author Dillon delivers a novel about the appearance of a miraculous figure in New York City's Central Park. Read full book review >
AFTER THE WINTER by Anna Dowdall
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 25, 2017

"Atmospheric romantic suspense in the tradition of Daphne du Maurier."
The discovery of a secret half sister leads a woman into a web of deception and intrigue in this debut novel. 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 >