Thrillers Book Reviews (page 4)

ICED by Robert  Grindy
Released: Dec. 31, 2017

"An offbeat thriller with a greenhorn detective who categorically defies convention."
In debut novelist Grindy's mystery, a college professor plans to turn a student's story idea into a best-seller of his own—but he gets sidetracked by a real-life death that's shockingly similar to the one in his book. Read full book review >
REVENGE IS BEST SERVED HOT by Alan  Eaton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 22, 2017

"An entertaining and distinctive revenge tale."
In this debut action-thriller, a man's ferocious search for his wife's killer incites someone's retaliation, putting him in grave danger. Read full book review >

50 BERKELEY SQUARE by DJ  McCran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2017

"While portions of this tale are overly detailed, supernatural surprises abound."
A debut thriller focuses on a legendary haunted house in London. Read full book review >
IN STRICTEST CONFIDENCE by Michael J.  Canzoniero
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"A sufficient mystery that's amplified by richly developed characters."
A Long Island, New York-based homicide detective searches for a killer who may be his therapist friend's patient in Canzoniero's (Conditional Love, 2015) thriller. Read full book review >
THE FIFTH COLUMN by John Fenzel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"Appealing heroes whom readers should cheer in every confrontation, explosive or otherwise."
Helping out a cancer-ridden friend, a former Green Beret colonel and CIA operative uncovers a conspiracy involving U.S. government officials in this thriller. Read full book review >

UNSPEAKABLE GRUDGES by P.H.  Turner
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"A laudable mystery galvanized by a series-worthy gumshoe."
In this thriller, a Denver private eye's legal investigation into a rancorous divorce dispute has ties to an ongoing multiple-murder case. Read full book review >
DÉJÀ VU  by Anthony  De Luca
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"An intriguing idea for a novel hampered by unnecessary bloat."
De Luca offers a sprawling debut thriller about a man whose strange visions lead to murder. Read full book review >
WHEN THE RULES DON'T APPLY by Gerard Shirar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"An absorbing tale of defending friends regardless of their incontrovertible faults."
A Boston lawyer realizes his childhood best friend and new client may be guilty of the murder charges he's facing in this legal thriller. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >