Thrillers Book Reviews (page 6)

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 >
BERLIN RED by Sam Eastland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2017

"A sharp spy story that deftly mixes fiction with history and also offers a rewarding denouement for Eastland's near-mythic detective."
At the apex of World War II, Moscow's most notorious detective gets one last assignment from his master, Joseph Stalin. Read full book review >

A Dangerous Remedy by Russell Fee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2017

"A well-written mystery about a unique community imbued with a palpable sense of place."
A new sheriff tries to untangle a web of murder, domestic terrorism, and secrets in a debut thriller from Fee. Read full book review >
A GRAVE CALLING by Wendy Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2017

"Readers of this taut mystery don't need dowsing rods to detect series potential."
Is it a gift or a curse that Julie Hall has the ability to divine the whereabouts of dead bodies? Read full book review >
PERFIDIA by D.Z. Church
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2017

"Overpowering dread and a leery protagonist make this a suspenseful read."
In Church's debut thriller, a California schoolteacher's search for her missing father in 1970s Barbados puts her in the middle of an ongoing fight over a much-desired piece of land. Read full book review >

THE WHITE ROAD by Sarah Lotz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Dark and unsettling, Lotz's (Day Four, 2015, etc.) latest is a quick and mindless read that taps into, and exploits, our deepest fears."
After a near-death experience, an adrenaline junkie sets his sights on Mount Everest—accompanied by the ghost, or the madness, that followed him out of a cave. Read full book review >
NOT A SOUND by Heather Gudenkauf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Come for the mystery; stay for the taut suspense, the unique heroine—and of course, the ugly, loyal dog."
A deaf woman and her dog take on the world—or at least a callous, murdering sociopath—in Gudenkauf's (Missing Pieces, 2016, etc.) latest. Read full book review >
NIGHTHAWK by Clive Cussler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Cussler and company deliver another fun page-turner with a plot ranging from the highly improbable to the totally implausible."
Cussler and Brown (The Pharaoh's Secret, 2015, etc.) yank National Underwater and Marine Agency stalwart Kurt Austin off a Hawaiian beach where he's chasing big waves. He's needed to find the Nighthawk, an exotic spacecraft lost by the U.S. Air Force and the National Security Agency. Read full book review >
NO MIDDLE NAME by Lee Child
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"These are tasty appetizers that will hopefully lead to a satisfying entree."
A bushel of previously uncollected Jack Reacher stories brings the vagabond hero from childhood to hunkhood. Read full book review >
THE LONG DROP by Denise Mina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"A terrific exploration of crime and oppression."
Hard men work their will in 1950s Glasgow. Read full book review >
BLACK MAD WHEEL by Josh Malerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"Dark, brooding, and slightly unhinged, Malerman's unusually compelling second novel is certifiably unlike any you'll read this year."
In 1957, faded Detroit rockers the Danes were hired by the U.S. government to investigate a malevolent sound emanating from Africa's Namib Desert. Having had every bone in his body shattered by the sound, or something, Danes leader Philip Tonka lies in an Iowa hospital making a rapid recovery—too rapid, thinks his devoted nurse. Read full book review >
ENEMY OF THE GOOD by Matthew Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"A fine read with a heroine too honorable to shoot the dog."
Katarina Hollister is a second-generation U.S. foreign service officer who's been expelled from Cuba on her first tour and sent to Kyrgyzstan, her late mother's homeland. 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 >