Thrillers Book Reviews (page 5)

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 >
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 >

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 >
MAKING GHOSTS DANCE by Gregory E. Buford
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An intelligent drama about the shameful, systematic abuse of the world's most vulnerable."
In Buford's thriller, an American diplomat stationed in Southeast Asia works undercover against child sex trafficking and pays a steep personal price. Read full book review >

AFTER THE WINTER by Anna Dowdall
Released: Aug. 25, 2017

"Atmospheric romantic suspense in the tradition of Daphne du Maurier."
The discovery of a secret half sister leads a woman into a web of deception and intrigue in this debut novel. Read full book review >
PAYBACK by David  Nees
Released: Aug. 24, 2017

"A thrilling start to a new series starring a complex assassin."
When his pregnant wife is killed in the couple's mob-torched Brooklyn business, an Iraq War veteran sets out on a mission for payback. Read full book review >
THE ROOM OF WHITE FIRE by T. Jefferson Parker
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"An impressive series kickoff from the prolific Parker (Crazy Blood, 2016, etc.), packed with interesting supporting characters and written with clarity and economy."
A resourceful private investigator uncovers layers of deception in his search for an escaped mental patient. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 19, 2017

"Persistently appealing tale with a good-natured protagonist, even when he's breaking the law."
A hacker recently escaped from prison uses his skills to find the individual who framed him in Cohen's debut techno-thriller. Read full book review >
LIONHEARTS by Ray Keating
Released: Aug. 14, 2017

"First-rate supporting characters complement the sprightly pastor, who remains impeccable in this thriller."
In this seventh entry of a series, terrorists attacking Christians in the United States must contend with the proficient recurring protagonist armed with Scripture and a Glock. Read full book review >
RAPIDAN by Jeff Wallace
Released: Aug. 10, 2017

"A novel of war and recovery from a consummate storyteller at the height of his powers."
A thriller follows a family living near Richmond during the Civil War. Read full book review >
DEEP BLACK by Sean McFate
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A political thriller that will appeal to action junkies and armchair diplomats alike."
An elite mercenary unit searches for a radicalized Saudi prince in Islamic State group-controlled Iraq. 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 >