Thrillers Book Reviews (page 4)

SIN IN THE BIG EASY by Elizabeth  McCourt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2018

"An engaging mystery that readies a charismatic and savvy protagonist for her own series."
In McCourt's debut mystery-thriller, a New Orleans prosecutor's determination to win a sexual assault case gets her entangled in a conspiracy involving people with powerful local connections. Read full book review >
HACKED by William Vallar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2018

"A corporate romance that should appeal to accountants, investment bankers, and golf fans."
In this sequel, an investment banker contends with thievery, love, and golf. Read full book review >

AN INTERLUDE IN BERLIN by Jefferson Flanders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2018

"A complex and tightly paced historical thriller."
Spies, diplomats, and lovers cross paths in Berlin in this Cold War-era novel. Read full book review >
THE HUSH by John Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"After spinning its wheels in its first half, Hart's novel becomes a chilling tale that's hard to shake."
Evil deeds from the past haunt the present in a darkly bewitched Southern swamp. Read full book review >
VOICE OF THE ELDERS by Greg  Ripley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2018

"A journey that's uniquely informative, though hampered at times by overbearing prose."
Debut author Ripley presents a sci-fi thriller about apparently friendly visitors from another planet. Read full book review >

THE CLARITY by Keith Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"While the science is intriguing, the ridiculously high body count feels gratuitous and comes at the cost of much-needed character development. Empty thrills."
A young girl holds the key to an explosive, decades-old mind-control experiment gone wrong in Thomas' debut thriller. Read full book review >
AGENT IN PLACE by Mark Greaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"Somehow, Greaney cranks out one winner after another. That's a lot of work for the Gray Man and plenty of pleasure for thriller fans."
Seventh in the high-powered Gray Man series (Gunmetal Gray, 2017, etc.). Read full book review >
THE WINGMAN by David Pepper
Released: Feb. 19, 2018

"A cinematic and dramatic story full of delightful twists."
A labyrinthine political thriller that details a plot to steal the American presidency. Read full book review >
THE HORNED OWL by Lu Clifton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 19, 2018

"Another sharp mystery in a continually improving series."
In the third installment of Clifton's (The Bonepicker, 2017, etc.) thriller series, Detective Sam Chitto of the Choctaw Tribal Police in southeastern Oklahomatries to prove a high schooler innocent of murder while also digging into his own father's decade-old homicide. Read full book review >
CULLING THE HERD by Edward R.  Etzkorn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2018

"A briskly paced scientific thriller whose main character could benefit from more racial awareness."
A group of radical scientists concerned with overpopulation take matters into their own hands in this debut novel. Read full book review >
SALT OF THE EARTH by Kate  Moschandreas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2018

"Blazingly paced, exciting, and satisfying—an excellent futuristic tale."
A young scientist goes on the run when her work becomes the center of a deadly power struggle in this sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >
RISE OF THE TAISHAKU by W. Lee Radcliffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2018

"A skillful blend of political savvy, international espionage, and high drama."
A covert operation of American and Japanese forces plans to extract an engineer with valuable intelligence from North Korea in this 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 >