Thrillers Book Reviews (page 3)

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 >

NIGHTSCAPE by David W. Edwards
Released: Sept. 22, 2017

"Fans of contemporary horror-thrillers will be deeply satisfied by this latest Nightscape outing."
A South Pacific thriller that mixes a good deal of Robert Louis Stevenson with a dash of H.P. Lovecraft. Read full book review >
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 >

WHERE THE MONSTERS CAME FROM by Scott D. Brillon
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A fun, competent teen thriller."
This present-day tale offers the grotesque, the depressing, the violent…and then there's the monster. 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 >
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 >