Thrillers Book Reviews (page 3)

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 >
PATH TO JUSTICE by Jim Dutton
Released: Aug. 25, 2017

"A hero who audaciously takes on bad guys, whether in court or out in the field."
A San Diego prosecutor puts together a case against top leaders of a new but menacing drug cartel in Dutton's debut legal thriller. Read full book review >

PAYBACK by David  Nees
Released: Aug. 24, 2017

"A thrilling start to a new series starring a complex assassin."
When his pregnant wife is killed in the couple's mob-torched Brooklyn business, an Iraq War veteran sets out on a mission for payback. Read full book review >
THE ROOM OF WHITE FIRE by T. Jefferson Parker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"An impressive series kickoff from the prolific Parker (Crazy Blood, 2016, etc.), packed with interesting supporting characters and written with clarity and economy."
A resourceful private investigator uncovers layers of deception in his search for an escaped mental patient. Read full book review >
HEAD ON by John  Monaghan
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Dynamic characters—good and bad guys alike—beef up this action-laden tale."
An NYPD cop heading a counterterrorism unit tries to stop a sleeper cell in the U.S. from launching a strike in this debut thriller. Read full book review >

A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE by Shari Lapena
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Readers looking for someone, anyone, to root for won't find it among these well-to-do suburbanites behaving badly."
After a terrible car accident, a woman is left without memory of the events, but a dead body at the scene speaks of something sinister. Read full book review >
LIONHEARTS by Ray Keating
Released: Aug. 14, 2017

"First-rate supporting characters complement the sprightly pastor, who remains impeccable in this thriller."
In this seventh entry of a series, terrorists attacking Christians in the United States must contend with the proficient recurring protagonist armed with Scripture and a Glock. Read full book review >
RAPIDAN by Jeff Wallace
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 10, 2017

"A novel of war and recovery from a consummate storyteller at the height of his powers."
A thriller follows a family living near Richmond during the Civil War. Read full book review >
DEEP BLACK by Sean McFate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A political thriller that will appeal to action junkies and armchair diplomats alike."
An elite mercenary unit searches for a radicalized Saudi prince in Islamic State group-controlled Iraq. Read full book review >
JUST GOOD CLEAN FUN  by Michael  Hawron
Released: Aug. 2, 2017

"An overly complex and insufficiently believable political thriller."
An espionage thriller follows teams of secret operatives who've been prepared for clandestine work since childhood. Read full book review >
WHEN I AM THROUGH WITH YOU by Stephanie Kuehn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Full of secrets and plot twists, Kuehn's latest is a satisfying, sophisticated study in complicated relationships. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A multiethnic group of teenagers goes camping on a school trip, but not all of them make it home alive. Read full book review >
LEONA by Jenny  Rogneby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Psychology-driven crime drama with a learner's permit."
The misadventures of Leona Lindberg, cop and criminal. 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 >