Thrillers Book Reviews (page 5)

PASSAGE TO SUNRISE by Bruno Jambor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"A suspenseful tale brimming with intriguing concepts."
A CIA operative-turned-monk threatens a covert organization that advocates science over religion in Jambor's (Wildfire in the Desert, 2015) thriller.Read full book review >
THE SUBSTITUTE by Nicole Lundrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"A feast for fans who miss Patricia Highsmith's and Margaret Millar's haunting anatomies of people as nice as pie except for their murders."
The violent death of one of his middle school students in his own largely unexplored backyard opens gaping wounds in the life of a substitute teacher. Read full book review >

THE MAN WHO DREAMED A CITY by Paco Aramburu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 12, 2017

"A verbose romp that will win readers over with warm, unpredictable moments."
In this debut, a civil engineer wakes from the drudgery of middle age with the help of a blind homeless man. Read full book review >
LIBERTY by Andrea Portes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2017

"A fun—and even funnier—thriller. (Thriller. 14-adult)"
If your journalist parents are dead—or "probably dead"—why not become a spy and an assassin? Read full book review >
FINAL DEMAND by Deborah Moggach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Going inside the mind of a pretty, freckled villain who commits a seemingly victimless crime creates a page-turner with just enough moral ambiguity to ensure an unexpected ending."
When a young woman considers the consequences of stealing from her employer, she doesn't consider that the damage might reach beyond the walls of a prison cell. Read full book review >

YOU BELONG TO ME by Colin Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"For fans of the Larsson/Ludlum flavor of action-packed, cynical thriller, where no good deed goes unpunished."
Gritty whodunit by thriller-meister Harrison (Risk, 2009, etc.), the bard of Gotham mayhem. Read full book review >
THE SILENT CORNER by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Perhaps Koontz's leanest, meanest thriller, this initial entry in a new series introduces a smart, appealing heroine who can outthink as well as outshoot the baddest of bad dudes."
After discovering that an odd surge in suicides, including that of her decorated Marine husband, was triggered by nanotech brain implants, FBI agent Jane Hawk goes rogue to root out the evil conspiracy behind the deaths. Read full book review >
DEFECTORS by Joseph Kanon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"A blend of Spy vs. Spy and sibling vs. sibling (not since le Carré's A Perfect Spy has there been a family of spooks to rival this one), Kanon reaffirms his status as one of the very best writers in the genre."
In 1949, CIA agent Frank Weeks was exposed as a Communist spy and defected to the Soviet Union. A dozen years later, his brother, Simon, a publisher, gets into deep trouble when he travels to Moscow to work on Frank's memoir. Read full book review >
DO NOT BECOME ALARMED by Maile Meloy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Do not start this book after dinner or you will almost certainly be up all night."
Three families on a cruise are separated from their children during a shore excursion in Central America. Read full book review >
HE SAID/SHE SAID by Erin Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Spellbinding."
A shocking crime and its aftermath—and the blurred line between guilt and innocence—propel Kelly's (The Burning Air, 2013, etc.) riveting new thriller. Read full book review >
THE WEIGHT OF LIES by Emily Carpenter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Twists aplenty in this searing murder mystery should leave readers dizzy, in the best way possible."
In this thriller, a tell-all about a celebrity novelist examines her most famous horror book, which may be more truth than fiction. Read full book review >
INDECENT EXPOSURE by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Woods, who's never been shy about recycling material from his hero's earlier adventures, here reprises the plot of Carnal Curiosity (2014) and manages to resurrect some much older matter as well. The fade-out, however, promises new developments that follow a predictably inflated curve."
New York attorney Stone Barrington beds still another unsuitable partner and suffers the consequences—well, almost suffers. 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 >