Thrillers Book Reviews (page 6)

CONFLUX by William  Brazzel
Released: Jan. 15, 2018

"What this thriller lacks in nuance, it makes up for in copious action."
A veteran Special Forces officer, now working as an investigative journalist, must contend with an extremist group plotting an attack in the United States in Brazzel's (The Seventh Holy Man, 2014) thriller. Read full book review >
THE LAST ASSASSINATION by James E.  Doucette
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2018

"A bracing terrorism tale with a pace that neither falters nor meanders thanks to direct and zealous characters."
Former Mossad agents reunite to track down the culprits responsible for bombing a Syrian hospital in this political thriller. Read full book review >

HYBRID by James Marshall  Smith
Released: Jan. 10, 2018

"A creature feature that earns its suspense by rigorously developing its characters."
A vicious beast menaces residents of a Montana town in the 1990s in Smith's (Silent Source, 2016) thriller. Read full book review >
THE FORMER ASSASSIN by Nikki  Stern
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"An often rousing tale with a many-layered protagonist."
A contract killer's ex-boss is determined to see her dead in Stern's (Hope in Small Doses, 2015, etc.) thriller. Read full book review >
THE GREEN VIAL by Nicholas   Orsini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A thriller with an intriguing central idea that could have been more skillfully fleshed out."
While investigating a major earthquake in Iran, a U.S. Geological Survey seismologist and his graduate assistant learn of a terrorist plot to poison drinking water in this debut novel. Read full book review >

TRAIL OF MADNESS by Ken Stichter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2018

"An unhurried but gripping mystery, despite a few errors."
In Stichter's (The Water and Murder Flow South, 2016, etc.) latest series thriller, a cold case involving missing high schoolers leads to the discovery of a methodical serial killer.Read full book review >
KIDNAPPED by Richard A. Erickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2018

"Erickson enhances a familiar formula with a keen understanding of his characters and a series of plot turns."
A tense kidnapping thriller that takes a deep dive into the murky waters of criminal psychology. Read full book review >
DROP DEAD RED by Glenda Carroll
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"A smart, steadfast gumshoe who, in her second book, continues to flourish."
An amateur sleuth initiates her own investigation when she believes the drowning of her sister's childhood friend, a competitive swimmer, is anything but accidental in this thriller. Read full book review >
AMERICAN REVOLUTION 2026 by T.T. Michael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"A briskly paced, action-packed suspense novel featuring two heroes who take on the world."
A political thriller that pits a disgraced serviceman and a political rebel against a corrupt government administration. Read full book review >
ICED by Robert  Grindy
Released: Dec. 31, 2017

"An offbeat thriller with a greenhorn detective who categorically defies convention."
In debut novelist Grindy's mystery, a college professor plans to turn a student's story idea into a best-seller of his own—but he gets sidetracked by a real-life death that's shockingly similar to the one in his book. Read full book review >
REVENGE IS BEST SERVED HOT by Alan  Eaton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 22, 2017

"An entertaining and distinctive revenge tale."
In this debut action-thriller, a man's ferocious search for his wife's killer incites someone's retaliation, putting him in grave danger. Read full book review >
RETURN OF THE JAGUAR by Norm  Cuddy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 21, 2017

"A gripping yarn for armchair adventurers."
A Canadian lawyer gets drawn into Mexico's contemporary revolutionary struggle in this 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 >