Thrillers Book Reviews (page 8)

THE SILENT CORNER by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Perhaps Koontz's leanest, meanest thriller, this initial entry in a new series introduces a smart, appealing heroine who can outthink as well as outshoot the baddest of bad dudes."
After discovering that an odd surge in suicides, including that of her decorated Marine husband, was triggered by nanotech brain implants, FBI agent Jane Hawk goes rogue to root out the evil conspiracy behind the deaths. Read full book review >
DEFECTORS by Joseph Kanon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"A blend of Spy vs. Spy and sibling vs. sibling (not since le Carré's A Perfect Spy has there been a family of spooks to rival this one), Kanon reaffirms his status as one of the very best writers in the genre."
In 1949, CIA agent Frank Weeks was exposed as a Communist spy and defected to the Soviet Union. A dozen years later, his brother, Simon, a publisher, gets into deep trouble when he travels to Moscow to work on Frank's memoir. Read full book review >

DO NOT BECOME ALARMED by Maile Meloy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Do not start this book after dinner or you will almost certainly be up all night."
Three families on a cruise are separated from their children during a shore excursion in Central America. Read full book review >
HE SAID/SHE SAID by Erin Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Spellbinding."
A shocking crime and its aftermath—and the blurred line between guilt and innocence—propel Kelly's (The Burning Air, 2013, etc.) riveting new thriller. Read full book review >
THE WEIGHT OF LIES by Emily Carpenter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Twists aplenty in this searing murder mystery should leave readers dizzy, in the best way possible."
In this thriller, a tell-all about a celebrity novelist examines her most famous horror book, which may be more truth than fiction. Read full book review >

INDECENT EXPOSURE by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Woods, who's never been shy about recycling material from his hero's earlier adventures, here reprises the plot of Carnal Curiosity (2014) and manages to resurrect some much older matter as well. The fade-out, however, promises new developments that follow a predictably inflated curve."
New York attorney Stone Barrington beds still another unsuitable partner and suffers the consequences—well, almost suffers. Read full book review >
BERLIN RED by Sam Eastland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2017

"A sharp spy story that deftly mixes fiction with history and also offers a rewarding denouement for Eastland's near-mythic detective."
At the apex of World War II, Moscow's most notorious detective gets one last assignment from his master, Joseph Stalin. Read full book review >
A Dangerous Remedy by Russell Fee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2017

"A well-written mystery about a unique community imbued with a palpable sense of place."
A new sheriff tries to untangle a web of murder, domestic terrorism, and secrets in a debut thriller from Fee. Read full book review >
A GRAVE CALLING by Wendy Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2017

"Readers of this taut mystery don't need dowsing rods to detect series potential."
Is it a gift or a curse that Julie Hall has the ability to divine the whereabouts of dead bodies? Read full book review >
PERFIDIA by D.Z. Church
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2017

"Overpowering dread and a leery protagonist make this a suspenseful read."
In Church's debut thriller, a California schoolteacher's search for her missing father in 1970s Barbados puts her in the middle of an ongoing fight over a much-desired piece of land. Read full book review >
THE WHITE ROAD by Sarah Lotz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Dark and unsettling, Lotz's (Day Four, 2015, etc.) latest is a quick and mindless read that taps into, and exploits, our deepest fears."
After a near-death experience, an adrenaline junkie sets his sights on Mount Everest—accompanied by the ghost, or the madness, that followed him out of a cave. Read full book review >
NOT A SOUND by Heather Gudenkauf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Come for the mystery; stay for the taut suspense, the unique heroine—and of course, the ugly, loyal dog."
A deaf woman and her dog take on the world—or at least a callous, murdering sociopath—in Gudenkauf's (Missing Pieces, 2016, etc.) latest. 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 >