Thrillers Book Reviews (page 498)

WHERE THE ROAD GOES by Joanne Greenberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Stimulating and involving."
Greenberg (No Reck'ning Made, 1993, etc.) hits her full storytelling stride in a tale of domestic tragedy revealed through the diaries and correspondence of a 62-year-old activist grandmother who's participating in an Environmental Walk from California to Cape Cod. Read full book review >
ENDURING LOVE by Ian McEwan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Painful and powerful work by one of England's best novelists."
A sad, chilling, precise exploration of deranged love, by the author of, among other works, the novels The Innocent (1990) and Black Dogs (1992). Read full book review >

FLESH AND GOLD by Phyllis Gotlieb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Overinvolved but unflinching with a splendid array of aliens, motives, and perversions."
First outing for the Canadian poet and writer since Heart of Red Iron (1989). Read full book review >
THE UNCANNY by Andrew Klavan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A cocktail of the feisty and the fusty, flavored with bitters by Bernard but with too much sweet vermouth and too watery by half."
In an effort to mix literary stylishness with gothic convention, Klavan (True Crime, 1995, etc.) stuffs an American film director into a badly padded English ghost story. Read full book review >
THREE QUARTERS by Denis Hamill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Routine violence, over-the-top characterizations, and preposterously tangled plotting, all redeemed by hilariously crude, pseudo street-talk."
An ultraviolent tough-cop revenger from New York Daily News columnist Hamill (House on Fire, 1995, etc.) that reads like the best Steven Seagal movie you'll never see. Read full book review >

SHARP EDGES by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Krentz's usual lilting, charming prose and slightly eccentric characters find themselves at the service of a regrettably pedestrian suspenser."
Perhaps Krentz's fiction (Grand Passion, 1994, etc.) ought to be packaged with madeleines, if only to reinforce the sense of dÇjÖ vu her fans must feel with every page, tripping over bits and pieces that have been used in her historical romances, written as Amanda Quick, and that may well be incorporated in her science-fictional ones, written as Jayne Castle. Read full book review >
THE ELEVENTH PLAGUE by John S. Marr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Wash your hands thoroughly after reading. (Film rights to Fox 2000; $200,000 ad/promo; radio satellite tour)"
Epidemiologist Marr and freelancer Baldwin (Ice Pick, 1982) team up to write a gripping (if styleless) suspenser about a mad scientist bringing down upon mankind the ten Biblical plagues of Exodus, plus one more for good measure. Read full book review >
THIS NEVER HAPPENED by E.W. Summers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Readers who haven't already overdosed on family angst, though, or who can't get enough of it, will find Richard's struggles properly gripping."
Summers's entry in the dysfunctional-family sweepstakes starts with a bang when fragile painter Claire Brown shoots her husband, letting all manner of demons out of the closet. Read full book review >
FERTILE GROUND by Rochelle Krich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Krich makes use of the suspense formula to put a hot-button issue—the problems of parenthood in the age of fertility clinics—under the knife."
Murder is the least of the chicanery at an L.A. fertility clinic in this tautly-moving tale. Read full book review >
PURSUIT OF JUSTICE by Mimi Latt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

Ho-hum woman-in-peril yarn from former L.A. lawyer Latt (Powers of Attorney, 1993). Read full book review >
A DESPERATE SILENCE by Sarah Lovett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Fans of endangered children will probably do better sticking with Abigail Padgett."
Forensic evaluator Dr. Sylvia Strange takes time off from diagnosing murderous sociopaths to investigate the case of a little girl who refuses to talk. Read full book review >
THE DEVIL'S GARDEN by Ralph Peters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"His portrait of the snakes mapping out current East-West diplomacy may make you long for the verities of the Cold War."
The balance of power in hapless Azerbaijan hinges on the fate of a kidnapped young woman—one Kelly Trost, snatched from her humanitarian wanderings by someone who killed her interpreter and all nearby witnesses. 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 >