Thrillers Book Reviews (page 5)

WHEN A STRANGER COMES... by Karen S.  Bell
Released: Sept. 13, 2017

"A methodically paced but wholly engaging literary tale that revels in its dreamlike plot."
In this psychological thriller, an author hoping to match her bestselling debut's success signs a lucrative contract that nudges her into a nightmarish world. Read full book review >
BREATHE by Mike Brogan
Released: Sept. 11, 2017

"Bare-bones in the best way; a thoroughly tense and rousing tale."
In Brogan's (Kentucky Woman, 2016, etc.) thriller, U.S. agencies are on the trail of a kidnapped scientist, a potential indication that someone wants to use her skills to develop a weapon. Read full book review >

WORTH WAITING FOR by Morgan Christiansen
Released: Sept. 11, 2017

"An outlandishly improbable revenge tale."
Some college friends revisit a tragedy that changed their lives and promises to do so again. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 11, 2017

"Surreal notions and landscape, grounded by the chic gadgets and intrigue of an espionage tale."
In this debut paranormal-infused thriller, competing intelligence agencies use metaphysical technology while facing off in a realm beyond the corporeal world. Read full book review >
HOUSE. TREE. PERSON. by Catriona McPherson
Released: Sept. 8, 2017

"Although the idea isn't original, the clever way McPherson (Quiet Neighbors, 2016, etc.) reveals each hint of the truth makes this a one-sitting read."
A Scottish woman's psychological history causes her to question her sanity. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 7, 2017

"A memorable tale of a violent man seeking to heal himself."
Oldham introduces a veteran-turned-vigilante in this gritty debut crime novel. Read full book review >
DEAD SCARED by Ivan  Blake
Released: Sept. 7, 2017

"Fans should claw at Blake's windows for more graveyard tales after this delightful series opener."
In this horror debut, a teen outsider's obsession with death draws him into the morbid undercurrents of a Maine town. Read full book review >
MINOS! by Frank C. Schwalbe
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An entertainingly hectic tale featuring an eccentric protagonist."
A pathology resident investigates a series of murders tied to a killer she fought off years earlier in Schwalbe's (Toro!, 2015) sequel thriller. Read full book review >
SHOPPING CART ANNIE by Cordy  Fitzgerald
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A twisty mystery featuring a bright, if fallible, investigator."
In Fitzgerald's debut thriller, a retired schoolteacher takes it upon herself to find a neighbor's missing granddaughter, whom federal authorities believe is dead. Read full book review >
ROOTS, RUMORS & WRATH by Daniela  Bronzy
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A creative but cluttered book that swarms with twists and turns but may lose readers in gratuitous detail."
Bronzy (761.207, 2017) delivers a whimsical thriller about a refugee's struggles in America. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A spiritual tale with an engaging plot, although some extraneous material occasionally slows its progress."
Debut author Dillon delivers a novel about the appearance of a miraculous figure in New York City's Central Park. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An espionage tale with believable characters that draw readers into the action."
MI6 agent Michael Vaux returns to track down a security breach in Lebanon in Croft's (The Maghreb Conspiracy, 2014, etc.) thriller. 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 >