Thrillers Book Reviews (page 7)

DEAD SCARED by Ivan  Blake
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 7, 2017

"Fans should claw at Blake's windows for more graveyard tales after this delightful series opener."
In this horror debut, a teen outsider's obsession with death draws him into the morbid undercurrents of a Maine town. Read full book review >
MINOS! by Frank C. Schwalbe
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An entertainingly hectic tale featuring an eccentric protagonist."
A pathology resident investigates a series of murders tied to a killer she fought off years earlier in Schwalbe's (Toro!, 2015) sequel thriller. Read full book review >

SHOPPING CART ANNIE by Cordy  Fitzgerald
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A twisty mystery featuring a bright, if fallible, investigator."
In Fitzgerald's debut thriller, a retired schoolteacher takes it upon herself to find a neighbor's missing granddaughter, whom federal authorities believe is dead. Read full book review >
ROOTS, RUMORS & WRATH by Daniela  Bronzy
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A creative but cluttered book that swarms with twists and turns but may lose readers in gratuitous detail."
Bronzy (761.207, 2017) delivers a whimsical thriller about a refugee's struggles in America. Read full book review >
THE STRANGER IN CENTRAL PARK by James Patrick Dillon
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A spiritual tale with an engaging plot, although some extraneous material occasionally slows its progress."
Debut author Dillon delivers a novel about the appearance of a miraculous figure in New York City's Central Park. Read full book review >

WAREHOUSE OF SOULS  by Roger Croft
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An espionage tale with believable characters that draw readers into the action."
MI6 agent Michael Vaux returns to track down a security breach in Lebanon in Croft's (The Maghreb Conspiracy, 2014, etc.) thriller. Read full book review >
MAKING GHOSTS DANCE by Gregory E. Buford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An intelligent drama about the shameful, systematic abuse of the world's most vulnerable."
In Buford's thriller, an American diplomat stationed in Southeast Asia works undercover against child sex trafficking and pays a steep personal price. Read full book review >
AFTER THE WINTER by Anna Dowdall
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 25, 2017

"Atmospheric romantic suspense in the tradition of Daphne du Maurier."
The discovery of a secret half sister leads a woman into a web of deception and intrigue in this debut novel. Read full book review >
PATH TO JUSTICE by Jim Dutton
Released: Aug. 25, 2017

"A hero who audaciously takes on bad guys, whether in court or out in the field."
A San Diego prosecutor puts together a case against top leaders of a new but menacing drug cartel in Dutton's debut legal thriller. Read full book review >
PAYBACK by David  Nees
Released: Aug. 24, 2017

"A thrilling start to a new series starring a complex assassin."
When his pregnant wife is killed in the couple's mob-torched Brooklyn business, an Iraq War veteran sets out on a mission for payback. Read full book review >
THE ROOM OF WHITE FIRE by T. Jefferson Parker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"An impressive series kickoff from the prolific Parker (Crazy Blood, 2016, etc.), packed with interesting supporting characters and written with clarity and economy."
A resourceful private investigator uncovers layers of deception in his search for an escaped mental patient. Read full book review >
HEAD ON by John  Monaghan
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Dynamic characters—good and bad guys alike—beef up this action-laden tale."
An NYPD cop heading a counterterrorism unit tries to stop a sleeper cell in the U.S. from launching a strike in this debut 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 >