Thrillers Book Reviews (page 8)

ECHO AFTER ECHO by Amy Rose Capetta
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A twisted tale of theater, conspiracy, and romance that, like its protagonist, sometimes struggles with a minor identity crisis. (Romantic thriller. 14-adult)"
What do you do when all your dreams come true? What happens if those dreams have a nightmarish edge? Capetta explores the consequences of soured dreams in her latest. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Primarily an introduction to the protagonist and his fortress, but its solid writing promises a worthy series."
An Arizona town's emergency services director preps for a cyberstrike, while his daughter faces a menace of an entirely different kind in McDonald's debut thriller series-starter. Read full book review >

A REAL DAUGHTER by Lynne McKelvey
Released: Oct. 4, 2017

"A morbidly eerie and artfully crafted psychological thriller."
A mother loses her infant child, and her grief haunts her attempts to start afresh in this novel. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Sure to please fans of governmental intrigue and fast-paced suspense; puts swift prose, commanding characterization, and contemporary hot topics to grand use."
Religion and politics prove malevolent bedfellows in this serpentine debut that employs a variety of modern, headline-making conundrums. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A psychological tale that's riveting, perceptive, and accessible."
A doctor struggles to understand a woman who allegedly murdered her own child in Lev's (A Feast of Tears, 2010) thriller. Dr. Ephraim Ligget prefers being left alone as he works in the psychiatric treatment ward of the Western Washington State Hospital. Read full book review >

BUZZKILL by James R.  Preston
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A historical thriller enriched by characters who sparkle and refuse to be forgotten."
A college student's work as a confidential informant puts her dangerously close to a radical group with sinister plans in this novel. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 29, 2017

"An intelligent dramatization of an important debate in health care policy, hampered by a baffling conclusion."
In this political thriller, battle lines between family and friends are drawn over a new pharmaceutical bill floated in Congress. Read full book review >
THE ENIGMA DRAGON by Charles V. Breakfield
Released: Sept. 29, 2017

"Astute prose and an unwavering pace energized by first-rate characters and subplots."
In this ninth volume of Breakfield and Burkey's (The Enigma Broker, 2017, etc.) techno-thriller series, a covert team tracks groups who are moving information and funds using nondigital means. Read full book review >
GLAD YOU'RE NOT HERE by Adam  Sherman
Released: Sept. 29, 2017

"An engaging thriller with an academic setting that readers wouldn't want to be caught dead in."
A debut novel proves that college can literally be murder. Read full book review >
NIGHTSCAPE by David W. Edwards
Released: Sept. 22, 2017

"Fans of contemporary horror-thrillers will be deeply satisfied by this latest Nightscape outing."
A South Pacific thriller that mixes a good deal of Robert Louis Stevenson with a dash of H.P. Lovecraft. Read full book review >
GOING NUCLEAR by Stephen  Hart
Released: Sept. 18, 2017

"Characters debate more than act, but the novel astutely examines the Vietnam War."
In Hart's debut historical thriller, a secret group hopes to build a nuclear bomb that will force the government into ending the Vietnam War. Read full book review >
UNLOVED by Katy Regnery
Released: Sept. 16, 2017

"A well-balanced blend of action and romance."
A man and woman struggling with the ghosts of their pasts find an unexpected connection in Regnery's (By Proxy, 2013, etc.) romantic 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 >