Thrillers Book Reviews (page 4)

THE TRAVELER by Tom  Kubiak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"A complex political thriller for adventurous readers—and well worth the effort."
Following the reunification of Germany, the KGB recruits an operative to retrieve stolen bearer bonds crucial to Russia's Canadian presence in this debut novel. Read full book review >
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED by Mick Herron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Given Herron's outrageous premise, the complications are managed with delicious control. Only the last act stumbles, because the climax is the only part of this story that's remotely predictable."
The latest stand-alone from Herron couldn't be more different from his bustling, often brutally funny series about the government agents at Slough House (Spook Street, 2017, etc.). This pared-down exercise in suspense is just plain brutal. Read full book review >

DEEP ZERO by V.S. Kemanis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2018

"A thoughtful, well-drawn legal thriller with teen tribulation at its center."
Kemanis (Love & Crimes, 2017, etc.) sets an intrepid prosecutor up against some high school drama with deadly consequences in this latest Dana Hargrove legal thriller. Read full book review >
DARKNESS IN MALAGA by Paul S. Bradley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2018

"A captivating, colorful mystery by an author well-versed in its setting."
Three lost souls find new direction in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
CHOOSING A MASTER by S.M.  Perlow
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A solid, enduring, addictive vampire epic with great potential that readers should be thrilled to sink their teeth into."
A vampire yarn combines passion, melodrama, and a legacy of bloodlust. Read full book review >

THE PRIZE by Geoffrey M.  Cooper
Released: Jan. 15, 2018

"An intense story about ruthlessness in the scientific community."
Three scientists strive to find the cure for Alzheimer's in Cooper's (The Cell: A Molecular Approach, 2015, etc.) scientific thriller. Read full book review >
CONFLUX by William  Brazzel
Released: Jan. 15, 2018

"What this thriller lacks in nuance, it makes up for in copious action."
A veteran Special Forces officer, now working as an investigative journalist, must contend with an extremist group plotting an attack in the United States in Brazzel's (The Seventh Holy Man, 2014) thriller. Read full book review >
THE LAST ASSASSINATION by James E.  Doucette
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2018

"A bracing terrorism tale with a pace that neither falters nor meanders thanks to direct and zealous characters."
Former Mossad agents reunite to track down the culprits responsible for bombing a Syrian hospital in this political thriller. Read full book review >
HYBRID by James Marshall  Smith
Released: Jan. 10, 2018

"A creature feature that earns its suspense by rigorously developing its characters."
A vicious beast menaces residents of a Montana town in the 1990s in Smith's (Silent Source, 2016) thriller. Read full book review >
THE FORMER ASSASSIN by Nikki  Stern
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"An often rousing tale with a many-layered protagonist."
A contract killer's ex-boss is determined to see her dead in Stern's (Hope in Small Doses, 2015, etc.) thriller. Read full book review >
THE GREEN VIAL by Nicholas   Orsini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A thriller with an intriguing central idea that could have been more skillfully fleshed out."
While investigating a major earthquake in Iran, a U.S. Geological Survey seismologist and his graduate assistant learn of a terrorist plot to poison drinking water in this debut novel. Read full book review >
TRAIL OF MADNESS by Ken Stichter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2018

"An unhurried but gripping mystery, despite a few errors."
In Stichter's (The Water and Murder Flow South, 2016, etc.) latest series thriller, a cold case involving missing high schoolers leads to the discovery of a methodical serial killer.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 >