Thrillers Book Reviews (page 76)

MOMMY, MOMMY by Henry Hack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2013

"May not stir much interest in the Danny Boyland series, but a mesmerizing killer makes this story a triumph."
In Hack's (Cassidy's Corner, 2013, etc.) latest thriller, a detective faces off against a dangerous killer desperate to find the mother who abandoned him years ago. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF THOTH by Paul Leone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2013

"A solid vampire yarn for readers who've had enough of moping, love-struck bloodsuckers."
A bored socialite joins a small band of vampire hunters in Leone's (Mysterious Albion, 2013) latest thriller, the second in the Vatican Vampire Hunters series. Read full book review >

Kiana Cruise by Jody Studdard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2013

"An endlessly enjoyable espionage tale with an ultracool teen protagonist primed for her own series."
A teenage girl balances high school life with a career as a U.S. secret agent alongside her spy father in Studdard's (Adventures on Dinosaur Planet, 2013, etc.) YA thriller.Read full book review >
VACATIONLAND by Nat Bowditch Goodale
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 3, 2013

"So understated that readers won't know they're reading a thriller until they're already fully immersed."
A Maine lobsterman endures a barrage of threats and sabotage from various people before finally seeking retribution in Goodale's debut thriller. Read full book review >
NEVER COME BACK by David Bell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"An intriguing, layered psychological thriller. The chapters are short, flow easily into one another and carry their own twisted logic to a believable conclusion."
In Bell's (The Hiding Place, 2012, etc.) thriller, Elizabeth Hampton confronts a fractured family history in the aftermath of her mother's murder. Read full book review >

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? by Henry Farrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Farrell's psychological thriller-classic holds up. The bonus stories add value to this edition."
Farrell's groundbreaking tale of two elderly sisters caught up in a murderous web has been re-released. This volume includes three additional, never-before-published short stories from the author (1920-2006). Read full book review >
BLOWBACK by Valerie Plame
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Making her spy fiction debut, Plame, with the seasoned Lovett's help, delivers a solid, entertaining thriller."
Having told her real-life story in the memoir Fair Game (2007), former CIA agent Plame teams with Lovett, author of the Dr. Sylvia Strange series, to relate the adventures of undercover CIA operative Vanessa Pierson. Read full book review >
THE OCTOBER LIST by Jeffery Deaver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Perhaps the cleverest of all Deaver's exceptionally clever thrillers. If you've ever wished you could take the film Memento to the beach, here's your chance."
Remember Merrily We Roll Along, the Sondheim musical out of Kaufman and Hart that began with its climactic scene and worked backward to the beginning? Deaver's borrowed the same concept and juiced it with assorted felonies, nonstop suspense and his trademark braininess. Read full book review >
Happy Utopia Day, Joe McCarthy by J.T Lundy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"An entertaining if over-the-top saga of demagoguery run amok."
A mild-mannered federal functionary battles a fascist takeover in this boisterous satirical thriller. Read full book review >
MORTAL BONDS by Michael Sears
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"As densely plotted as Sears' strong debut (Black Fridays, 2012), with complications that keep mounting in the race to the final curtain. A particularly nice touch is the subordination of the scheming suspects to Stafford's troubled, loving relationship with his son."
Disgraced Wall Street trader Jason Stafford hunts the proceeds of a scam more successful and grandly scaled than he ever dreamed of. Read full book review >
SILENCING EVE by Iris Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"An arresting conclusion to the Eve Duncan trilogy."
After an explosive showdown in Colorado among the CIA, Eve Duncan's loved ones and a furious Jim Doane, Eve is Doane's captive again, but the stakes are higher than anyone imagined, and getting Eve to safety is shadowed by an even deadlier threat. Read full book review >
A SHOT OF BRANDI by David S. Tanz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2013

"A fast-paced, engaging mob-and-cops novel."
A modern-day crime thriller that intertwines the lives of a hardworking Philadelphia cop and a self-made businessman on the wrong side of the law. 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 >