Thrillers Book Reviews (page 7)

THE PERFECT STRANGER by Megan Miranda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"Familiar elements shuffled around can make for an entertaining read, but in the end, the pieces will still be just that: familiar."
After her journalism career goes up in flames, a young woman reconnects with an old friend in an attempt to start anew only to become embroiled in a series of increasingly violent crimes. Read full book review >
IT'S ALWAYS THE HUSBAND by Michele Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"Moody and dark in its portrayal of friendship and marriage."
Three college roommates find their lives inextricably linked after the death of a friend. Read full book review >

THE CHIRON CONFESSION by Thomas Greanias
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"A skillful, exciting blend of history, action, and drama set in the ancient world."
In ancient Rome, a playwright accused of plotting against the emperor finds refuge with a secret group of Christians in this adventure novel. Read full book review >
G-MAN  by Stephen Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"Fans of Hunter's Swagger family legend will be locked and loaded for more."
Hunter (I, Ripper, 2015, etc.) continues the Swagger family saga, with Bob Lee lured from retirement after a steel box secreted by his grandfather Charles is discovered on the family's old Arkansas homestead. Read full book review >
PRICE OF DUTY by Dale Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"There's so much action here it's a wonder there aren't bullet holes and bomb craters on every page."
Brown (Iron Wolf, 2015, etc.) once again deploys futuristic Cybernetic Infantry Devices to keep Mother Russia from re-establishing hegemony over Poland and the Baltic nations. Read full book review >

FULL WOLF MOON by Lincoln Child
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"Mixing timeless legends of lycanthropy into a Jekyll-and-Hyde dynamic won't be everyone's cup of tea, but there's enough reading fun to while away an afternoon."
As he brings back his favorite "enigmalogist," Dr. Jeremy Logan, Child (The Third Gate, 2012, etc.) adds DNA manipulation to a prehistoric legend to create a very modern werewolf. Read full book review >
WATERSHED by Colin Dodds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2017

"An appealing mix of adventure and contemplation."
Dodds (Windfall, 2014, etc.) delivers a speculative novel about a powerful former politician and those he seeks to manipulate. Read full book review >
THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH by Amanda Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"A passably entertaining whodunit with very few surprises."
Quick, who is Jayne Ann Krentz in thriller mode, moves her setting from Victorian London ('Til Death Do Us Part, 2016, etc.) to golden-age Hollywood. Read full book review >
INSURRECTION AT 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE by Rob Tenery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Consistently blends dual medical and political storylines, each with its own worthy protagonist."
A physician and the White House chief of staff both suspect something sinister behind the vice president's sudden, unexplained death in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
THE ENDS OF THE EARTH by Robert Goddard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"The third and most satisfying entry in an excellent series of old-school spy thrillers."
The sins of the fathers are visited upon the sons in the climax of this post-WWI historical thriller series by Goddard (The Corners of the Globe, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >
PROVING GROUND by Peter Blauner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A top-notch crime novel that avoids easy resolutions and is all the better for its unanswered questions."
The murder of a liberal lawyer in Brooklyn puts his Iraq War veteran son and two detectives on a collision course in this complex, character-rich tale. Read full book review >
WHAT MY BODY REMEMBERS by Agnete Friis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A deeply resonant tale about one woman's attempts to embrace her past while setting herself free."
The scars of childhood trauma run deep for Ella Nygaard, but when she's forced to confront her past, she discovers that the truth may be as hard to pin down as her own memories. 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 >