Thrillers Book Reviews (page 3)

I FOUND YOU by Lisa Jewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Dark and moody, this is a mystery with substance."
Three lonely people meet when their lives are in upheaval and learn they are also connected by a haunting 20-year-old mystery. Read full book review >
NO EASY TARGET by Iris Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"The author's told this story many times before, but it never gets old to her many devotees."
Johansen dumps a host of bad guys on the trail of an animal psychic in her latest action-packed damsel-in-distress outing. Read full book review >

THE RED HUNTER by Lisa Unger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"All twisty and turny and the things this genre should be, but the ending's entirely predictable."
Two women whose lives are connected by a deadly old house embark on a collision course in Unger's latest thriller. Read full book review >
A SINGLE SPY by William Christie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Part bildungsroman, part history lesson, part political exposé, Christie's enthralling novel defies expectations while striking all the chords that make spy fiction so enjoyable."
Alexsi, the protagonist of Christie's latest novel, is a wily 16-year-old hustler and thief in 1930s Russia. After he is arrested, turned into a spy, and forced to become a Soviet double agent in Nazi Germany, his gift for self-preservation is tested to the max. Read full book review >
THE ANATOMY OF CHEATING by Nesly Clerge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2017

"A thoughtful but unfortunately overwrought study of romantic perfidy."
Two married couples deal with the destructive effects of infidelity in Clerge's (End of the World: The Beginning, 2016, etc.) novel. Read full book review >

CHANGE AGENT by Daniel Suarez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"A natural at making future shocks seem perfectly believable, Suarez (Influx, 2014, etc.) delivers his most entertaining high-tech thriller yet."
In the year 2045, Singapore-based Interpol agent Kenneth Durand's campaign against black-market gene editing is set back when he's injected with a synthetic "change agent" that transforms him into the spitting image of his evil nemesis. Read full book review >
THE GOOD ASSASSIN by Paul Vidich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"This may be Cuba, but the spirits aren't exactly libre."
An ex-CIA agent is called into pre-Castro Cuba to discover whether a current agent has gone rogue. Read full book review >
ARARAT by Christopher Golden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"A thriller with an intellectual bent, Golden's latest effort ruminates on the nature and existence of good and evil while providing the chills and tingles fans of this prolific author have come to expect."
Far up on Turkey's Mount Ararat, buried within it like a cave, explorers discover the remains of a ship they think may be Noah's Ark. After they open an odd sarcophaguslike container and mess around with the horned cadaver inside, evil happens. Read full book review >
STOCKHOLM DELETE by Jens Lapidus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"A murky, repetitious, grueling dip into a sink of iniquity as immersive as a weeklong Berlitz seminar in crime that turns out to be a paean to loyalty in all its improbable guises."
The author of the Stockholm Noir trilogy (Life Deluxe, 2014, etc.) uses a violent but enigmatic crime scene as the entrée to layer upon layer of criminal intrigue, past, present, and future. Read full book review >
FAST AND LOOSE by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"Finally, a tale that answers that question of why Woods' bestselling thrillers are so unthrilling: because the characters you care about are never in danger for long enough to mix a proper martini. The unusual aptness of this installment's title is presumably unintended."
A survivor of TV pitchman Nelson Knott's ruinous presidential campaign (Below the Belt, 2017) declares war on New York attorney Stone Barrington, not realizing that in addition to being smart, tough, well-heeled, well-connected, and well-groomed, Stone is immortal. Read full book review >
PENANCE by Kanae Minato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"Despite an intriguing premise and some shocking reveals, Minato's latest ultimately succumbs to monotony and bloat."
A grieving parent and four guilt-stricken friends struggle to cope with the rape and strangulation of a 10-year-old girl. Read full book review >
EVERY NIGHT I DREAM OF HELL by Malcolm Mackay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"Label this one Highland dinge."
A Glasgow fixer gets roped into the machinations of an embattled crime empire in this hard-boiled tartan noir. 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 >