Thrillers Book Reviews (page 6)

BLAME by Jeff Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"The unconventional plot, the constant surprises, and above all the psychological depth of the characters all make this a first-rate crime novel."
An amnesiac accident victim has to investigate her own past in Abbott's (The First Order, 2016, etc.) tense psychological thriller. Read full book review >
SOUL CAGE by Tetsuya Honda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"The seventh in Honda's series, and the second published in English, dives deep into the details of a complex investigation and the challenges facing a woman in a competitive working environment."
A veteran policewoman battles a competitive squad room and witnesses with secrets. Read full book review >

LIGHTNING STORM by Robert Valletta
Released: July 17, 2017

"An undemanding diversion for thrill-seekers, featuring an impressive protagonist."
While investigating the death of his father and older brother, a U.S. Marine lieutenant becomes embroiled in an out-of-this world plot to hijack a military reconnaissance satellite in Valletta's (The Journey of an American Boy, 2017, etc.) thriller. Read full book review >
A TALENT FOR MURDER by Andrew Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Not worth bothering with, even for die-hard fans of Dame Agatha."
Bestselling mystery writer Agatha Christie's real-life 1926 disappearance is reimagined as fiction by biographer Wilson (Alexander McQueen, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >
DARK SATURDAY by Nicci French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A welcome return to form after the heroine's overwrought, undernourishing last adventure (Friday on My Mind, 2016), even if the continuing villains smack more than ever of a soap opera that just won't end."
Pressed to investigate a suspect cop's handling of an ancient case, psychotherapist Dr. Frieda Klein ends up finding out a whole lot more. Read full book review >

TWO NIGHTS by Kathy Reichs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Reichs' newest heroine, the polar opposite of cerebral Temperance Brennan (Speaking in Bones, 2015, etc.), is fueled by a well-nigh uncontrollable rage in her thrilling, violent search for a missing girl so much like herself."
A search for a missing girl resurrects traumatic memories for a woman already struggling with life. Read full book review >
RACHAEL'S POINT by R. I.  King
Released: July 7, 2017

"A thoroughly engaging, sometimes-mystical mystery."
In King's debut thriller, a well-known expert on angels returns to his hometown, where he investigates a series of suspicious deaths. Read full book review >
THE LAST HACK by Christopher Brookmyre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"An enjoyable departure from its predecessors, Brookmyre's eighth Jack Parlabane novel works exceptionally well as cybercrime fiction, but it's the human element that makes it tick."
Blackmailed by an online stranger calling himself Zodiac, young black Glaswegian hacker Samantha Morpeth teams with scuffling journalist Jack Parlabane in an attempt to turn the tables on her foe. Read full book review >
BLUE DOT GIRL by J. M.
Released: July 1, 2017

"A taut, inventive revenge story."
J. M. tells the tale of a rape victim who sets off on an ambitious revenge quest in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
Released: June 29, 2017

"A worthwhile examination of the evil that lurks beneath one man's placid exterior."
A debut novel takes a definite stand on the nature-versus-nurture argument. Read full book review >
THE FOURTH MONKEY by J.D. Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"Wipe away all the blood and you're left with a dull, unsurprising serial killer tale."
The death of an elusive serial killer, who may have snatched one last victim before he died, sends Chicago cops on a mad dash to uncover his identity and unravel his bizarre crimes. Read full book review >
THE CHILD by Fiona Barton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"This is as much a why-dunit as a whodunit, with the real question being whether it's possible to heal and live with the truth after hiding behind a lie for so long."
Three women's lives become entwined when a newborn's skeleton is discovered beneath a bulldozed London building site, exposing secrets buried as deep as the fragile bones. 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 >