Thrillers Book Reviews (page 8)

VIOLET GRENADE by Victoria Scott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 2, 2017

"A dark, twisted stand-alone. (Thriller. 14-adult)"
A homeless girl with a dark secret is taken into a "Home for Burgeoning Entertainers." Read full book review >
MILENA, OR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FEMUR IN THE WORLD by Jorge Zepeda  Patterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Well-intentioned but not a very thrilling thriller."
The spirit of Stieg Larsson visits Mexico City. Read full book review >

CRIME SONG by David Swinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A gritty thriller with convincing details, but the feel-good conclusion undermines the effort."
Good cops and bad cops, good burglars and bad burglars, murder and mayhem in Washington, D.C. Read full book review >
THE RED LINE by Walt  Gragg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"The writing isn't great, but the action is. If you loved Tom Clancy's Red Storm Rising or simply miss the 20th century, this one's a stroll down Memory Lane."
Communists retake Russia in this debut novel, and their Stalin-esque leader, Cheninko, fears the unified Germany that's once again run by vile Nazis. Read full book review >
The Inevitable Witness by Ed Rucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"This novel certainly doesn't skimp on twisty plot turns, but retains an understated, authentic approach to the law."
A Los Angeles lawyer defends a professional safecracker accused of murder in Rucker's debut legal thriller. Read full book review >

DARK ASSET by Adrian Magson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"The fourth thriller in Magson's series (Hard Cover, 2016, etc.) has grit, pace, and consistent suspense in its depiction of chases, weaponry, and the details of espionage."
A security expert agrees to protect a French intelligence agent in Somalia, but several dangerous details are withheld from him. Read full book review >
EXODUS '95 by Kfir Luzzatto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"A gripping story that maintains its momentum with an array of surprises and imperiled characters."
Two people with the knowledge to uncover a significant relic in Egypt may be at the mercy of wealthy but dangerous men in Luzzatto's (ExtraLife, Inc., 2013, etc.) thriller. Read full book review >
MORBID THOUGHTS by Michael McGovern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"A riveting character study even during its most appalling moments."
In McGovern's dark debut thriller, a troubled man snaps and commits murder—again. Read full book review >
THE FREEPORT ROBBERY by Michael P. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2017

"Another exceptional account of heart-of-gold con artistry."
King's (The Blackmail Photos, 2016, etc.) fourth outing with the Travelers, a husband-and-wife con artist team, sees them chasing stolen artwork. Read full book review >
I FOUND YOU by Lisa Jewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Dark and moody, this is a mystery with substance."
Three lonely people meet when their lives are in upheaval and learn they are also connected by a haunting 20-year-old mystery. Read full book review >
NO EASY TARGET by Iris Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"The author's told this story many times before, but it never gets old to her many devotees."
Johansen dumps a host of bad guys on the trail of an animal psychic in her latest action-packed damsel-in-distress outing. Read full book review >
THE RED HUNTER by Lisa Unger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"All twisty and turny and the things this genre should be, but the ending's entirely predictable."
Two women whose lives are connected by a deadly old house embark on a collision course in Unger's latest 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 >