Thrillers Book Reviews (page 3)

DARK GENIUS by H. Peter Alesso
Released: Dec. 9, 2017

"A fast-paced read that prioritizes meticulous scientific research over reader engagement."
A former theoretical physics prodigy battles an MIT rival and the dark web in this thriller. Read full book review >
HONG KONG CENTRAL by Marilynn Larew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 2017

"This series, now up to three, just keeps getting better, and readers will surely anticipate the protagonist's next outing."
In Larew's (Aftermath, 2017, etc.) thriller, Lee Carruthers' latest case takes her to Hong Kong to check on her ex-CIA boss's contact. Read full book review >

ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL by Sarah Vaughan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Former political correspondent Vaughan makes an impressive debut with this savvy, propulsive courtroom drama."
A handsome British politician—also the prime minister's oldest, closest friend—finds himself on trial for rape. Read full book review >
MINDFIELD by DS Kane
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A fast-paced thriller with an empowered young female protagonist."
In the eighth installment of Kane's (CypherGhost, 2016, etc.) Spies Lie series, a hacker and her parents aim to uncover the truth about a CIA conspiracy. Read full book review >
THE CURE by Darryl Bollinger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2017

"The author continues his streak of engrossing medical tales with this winner."
This thriller proves that the cure can be more dangerous than the disease. Read full book review >

AN INITIAL COUNTDOWN by Kevin E. Hatt
Released: Nov. 30, 2017

"The recurring detective and his delightful band of cronies lead a sharp, absorbing mystery."
An amateur English sleuth ties a couple of baffling deaths to a religious commune in this ninth outing of a thriller series. Read full book review >
K-TOWN CONFIDENTIAL by Brad  Chisholm
Released: Nov. 30, 2017

"An enjoyable zigzagging plot, though it's the rather sensational Holly who leaves the strongest impression."
In Chisholm and Kim's debut legal thriller, a Korean-American attorney works multiple, possibly linked, high-stakes cases. Read full book review >
MAELCOM DAIMON DESIRE by Kate  Bigel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 2017

"Enjoyable on every level, with exciting action, erotic romance, and psychological insights."
In this paranormal romance/thriller, a daimon ex-soldier and a Swedish artist unite on a mission and in the bedroom. Read full book review >
ROLL THE DICE by Wayne Avrashow
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"This novel's protagonist may not be the most relatable, but his story offers an informative take on modern political madness."
A roaring political novel about an unlikely U.S. Senate candidate in Nevada. Read full book review >
A PROMISE OF WATER by Sharon Scarborough
Released: Nov. 22, 2017

"An often engrossing thriller."
Debut novelist Scarborough's gritty Western mystery blends thrills with a deft take on political manipulation. Read full book review >
SANCTUARY OF LIES by Chad  Bishop
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"While this story makes effective use of the dark side of technology, it lacks memorable human sentiments."
A technological thriller focuses on a murky internet deal gone bad. Read full book review >
BLOODING  by Charlotte  Zang
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Nerve-wracking tale proving that nothing is scarier than the unknown."
A student slowly realizes that urban legends in a small Vermont town may be closer to reality in Zang's (Consuming Beauty, 2014, etc.) eerie thriller. 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 >