Thrillers Book Reviews (page 76)

The Angel Connection by Judith Anne Barton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 21, 2013

"Emotional, doom-tinged and spooky, with two deeply flawed heroines."
In this romantic thriller, mysterious convergences link two lives separated by 100 years. Read full book review >
LEXICON by Max Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"An up-all-night thriller for freaks and geeks who want to see their wizards all grown up in the real world and armed to the teeth in a bloody story."
Modern-day sorcerers fight a war of words in this intensely analytical yet bombastic thriller. Read full book review >

CEMETERY LAKE by Paul Cleave
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2013

"Contemporary crime noir at its best, mined from the dark pit of the human psyche."
Thriller author Cleave (The Laughter House, 2012, etc.) opens the door on the haunted history of his disgraced detective Theo Tate. Read full book review >
ALWAYS WATCHING by Chevy Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"The third from Stevens, a specialist in high-toned psychological thrills (Never Knowing, 2011, etc.), delivers the goods once more."
A psychiatrist must confront her own past as she tries to help a suicidal young woman. Read full book review >
The Mothership by Stephen Renneberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2013

"A compelling, visionary must-read for literary sci-fi fans that recalls genre classics by Frederik Pohl and Arthur C. Clarke."
In Australian author Renneberg's (The Siren Project, 2012) blockbuster science-fiction thriller, humanity comes in contact with a vastly advanced alien race. Read full book review >

THE LISTENER'S LABYRINTH by B. Zaragoza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 13, 2013

"A reunified couple helps make Zaragoza's thriller a welcome deviation from the genre's standard fare."
In Zaragoza's debut thriller, Navy SEALs are unwitting participants in a secret experiment that renders them murderous, suicidal addicts. Read full book review >
THE DISSONANT SPIES by John R. Downes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 13, 2013

"A slightly contrived espionage yarn that still unspools nicely."
In Downes' (When Johnny Came Marching, 2012) novel, two Nazi spies with differing views of the morality of war secretly try to make it to America's heartland with an FBI agent on their trail. Read full book review >
THE SQUARE OF REVENGE by Pieter Aspe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 12, 2013

"For those who discovered the Belgian city depicted here in the 2008 film In Bruges, this book will be a welcome return—with plenty more to come via translations of more Van In books, one hopes."
Belgian crime-fiction veteran Aspe's English-language debut thriller, originally published in Europe in 1995, introduces readers to chain-smoking, perpetually out-of-sorts DI Pieter Van In. Read full book review >
SHADOW PEOPLE by James Swain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2013

"A fine read for lovers of escapist fiction."
Swain's latest thriller featuring magician and psychic Peter Warlock. Read full book review >
THE DEADLY SERIOUS REPUBLIC by Dave Crawford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2013

"A satirical thriller that offers witty observations in a sprawling framework."
An alternately playful and serious novel set in a vaguely limned dystopian future. Read full book review >
THE DOLL by Taylor Stevens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2013

"In Stevens' powerfully contained follow-up to The Innocent (2011), there is no release for the tormented heroine, only license to live another day."
In Stevens' third lean and mean thriller featuring Vanessa Michael Munroe, an "informationist" with a scary dark streak who specializes in recovering kidnapping victims, she is forced by an Eastern European sex trafficker to deliver an American teen to a European buyer. Read full book review >
SIEGE by Simon Kernick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2013

"Kernick is a first-rate storyteller. Readers will have no trouble hating this book's bad guys, who lack even a glimmer of humanity."
The latest from the best-selling British author (The Business of Dying, 2003, etc.); this thriller was partially inspired by a 2008 terror attack in Mumbai. 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 >