Thrillers Book Reviews (page 76)

WEAPONIZED by Nicholas Mennuti
Released: July 30, 2013

"Though a novel without much of a moral compass, it leaves an imprint with its lively cast of characters, pungent locale and dizzy plotting."
In this caustic, action-filled thriller, an American computer-coding whiz hiding out in sweltering Phnom Penh makes the mistake of trading identities with a high-powered businessman who looks exactly like him. Read full book review >
NEW YEAR ISLAND by Paul Draker
Released: July 29, 2013

"A twisty, engaging thriller featuring well-developed characters."
A reality show becomes a test of survival for 10 strangers stranded on a small island in Draker's debut thriller. Read full book review >

Foiled by Amyna
Released: July 27, 2013

"A short novel that engagingly retains all the essential ingredients of a thriller while keeping its plot uncomplicated."
In Amyna's debut thriller, a woman living alone in England has a perpetual feeling of being watched—and soon learns that she's not simply paranoid. Read full book review >
DEEP INTO DUSK by Laurie Stevens
Released: July 26, 2013

"Respects the old-school murder mystery while showcasing contemporary characters."
Detective Gabriel McRay returns to investigate a case of strangled female victims in the second installment in Stevens' thriller series. Read full book review >
FALLOUT by Garry Disher
Released: July 16, 2013

"There's a little too much of the younger Wyatt, who's nowhere near as compelling as his uncle, but Disher continues to show an impressive knack for planning capers that go like clockwork but then come to grief anyway."
Peerless Aussie thief Wyatt teams up with his not-so-peerless nephew Ray for a high-stakes caper that's got failure written all over it. Read full book review >

THE ENGLISH GIRL by Daniel Silva
Released: July 16, 2013

"Literate, top-notch action laced with geopolitical commentary."
Silva (The Fallen Angel, 2012, etc.) drops Israeli superspy Gabriel Allon into a fractious encounter with the KGB's ugly remnants. Read full book review >
HUNTING EVE by Iris Johansen
Released: July 16, 2013

"A layered, thrilling read that will likely motivate fans to read the final book, too."
After escaping Jim Doane, Eve Duncan navigates the Colorado wilderness to gain her freedom, while the people she loves scramble to find and rescue her. Read full book review >
NO REGRETS, COYOTE by John Dufresne
Released: July 15, 2013

"A ride on a local that's more fun than some others on an express."
An ambling thriller about a suspicious murder-suicide that never meets a diversion it doesn't like. Read full book review >
Released: July 11, 2013

"An expertly rendered tale of lingering hostilities rooted in the former Yugoslavia."
Twenty years after the slaughter of 100,000 people in Bosnia, Serbian war criminal and arms dealer Viktor Dusic is intent on re-igniting the campaign against Muslims through acts of terrorism and coldblooded murder. Read full book review >
Released: July 6, 2013

"An excellent start to what might prove to be a rewarding new thriller series."
A brisk, drug-filled page-turner jets from the Pacific Northwest to various hot spots abroad, leaving a trail of bodies—and questions—in its wake. Read full book review >
VENGEANCE IS MINE by Gary Wayne Walker
Released: July 5, 2013

"A dark, complex tale of a man's mission to save a client—and himself."
An innocent man ventures into the underworld of the mob in this tangled web of heartache, secrets and betrayal. Read full book review >
ELIXIR by Phil Cleary
Released: July 3, 2013

"A perfectly calibrated thriller, memorable for how closely it cleaves to reality."
Cleary's blistering debut sees a pharmaceutical lab create a life-extending compound that, if not properly controlled, could unravel civilization. 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 >