Thrillers Book Reviews (page 6)

A REAL DAUGHTER by Lynne McKelvey
Released: Oct. 4, 2017

"A morbidly eerie and artfully crafted psychological thriller."
A mother loses her infant child, and her grief haunts her attempts to start afresh in this novel. Read full book review >
THE SHEPHERD'S CALCULUS by C.S.  Farrelly
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Sure to please fans of governmental intrigue and fast-paced suspense; puts swift prose, commanding characterization, and contemporary hot topics to grand use."
Religion and politics prove malevolent bedfellows in this serpentine debut that employs a variety of modern, headline-making conundrums. Read full book review >

SPIDERS KILL THEIR YOUNG by Julian Lev
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A psychological tale that's riveting, perceptive, and accessible."
A doctor struggles to understand a woman who allegedly murdered her own child in Lev's (A Feast of Tears, 2010) thriller. Dr. Ephraim Ligget prefers being left alone as he works in the psychiatric treatment ward of the Western Washington State Hospital. Read full book review >
THE HUMMINGBIRDS’ REPRIEVE by Denis Joseph Stemmle
Released: Sept. 29, 2017

"An intelligent dramatization of an important debate in health care policy, hampered by a baffling conclusion."
In this political thriller, battle lines between family and friends are drawn over a new pharmaceutical bill floated in Congress. Read full book review >
THE ENIGMA DRAGON by Charles V. Breakfield
Released: Sept. 29, 2017

"Astute prose and an unwavering pace energized by first-rate characters and subplots."
In this ninth volume of Breakfield and Burkey's (The Enigma Broker, 2017, etc.) techno-thriller series, a covert team tracks groups who are moving information and funds using nondigital means. Read full book review >

GLAD YOU'RE NOT HERE by Adam  Sherman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2017

"An engaging thriller with an academic setting that readers wouldn't want to be caught dead in."
A debut novel proves that college can literally be murder. Read full book review >
NIGHTSCAPE by David W. Edwards
Released: Sept. 22, 2017

"Fans of contemporary horror-thrillers will be deeply satisfied by this latest Nightscape outing."
A South Pacific thriller that mixes a good deal of Robert Louis Stevenson with a dash of H.P. Lovecraft. Read full book review >
GOING NUCLEAR by Stephen  Hart
Released: Sept. 18, 2017

"Characters debate more than act, but the novel astutely examines the Vietnam War."
In Hart's debut historical thriller, a secret group hopes to build a nuclear bomb that will force the government into ending the Vietnam War. Read full book review >
UNLOVED by Katy Regnery
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 16, 2017

"A well-balanced blend of action and romance."
A man and woman struggling with the ghosts of their pasts find an unexpected connection in Regnery's (By Proxy, 2013, etc.) romantic thriller. Read full book review >
WHERE THE MONSTERS CAME FROM by Scott D. Brillon
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A fun, competent teen thriller."
This present-day tale offers the grotesque, the depressing, the violent…and then there's the monster. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >