Thrillers Book Reviews (page 8)

WAREHOUSE OF SOULS  by Roger Croft
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An espionage tale with believable characters that draw readers into the action."
MI6 agent Michael Vaux returns to track down a security breach in Lebanon in Croft's (The Maghreb Conspiracy, 2014, etc.) thriller. Read full book review >
MAKING GHOSTS DANCE by Gregory E. Buford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An intelligent drama about the shameful, systematic abuse of the world's most vulnerable."
In Buford's thriller, an American diplomat stationed in Southeast Asia works undercover against child sex trafficking and pays a steep personal price. Read full book review >

AFTER THE WINTER by Anna Dowdall
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 25, 2017

"Atmospheric romantic suspense in the tradition of Daphne du Maurier."
The discovery of a secret half sister leads a woman into a web of deception and intrigue in this debut novel. Read full book review >
PATH TO JUSTICE by Jim Dutton
Released: Aug. 25, 2017

"A hero who audaciously takes on bad guys, whether in court or out in the field."
A San Diego prosecutor puts together a case against top leaders of a new but menacing drug cartel in Dutton's debut legal thriller. Read full book review >
PAYBACK by David  Nees
Released: Aug. 24, 2017

"A thrilling start to a new series starring a complex assassin."
When his pregnant wife is killed in the couple's mob-torched Brooklyn business, an Iraq War veteran sets out on a mission for payback. Read full book review >

THE ROOM OF WHITE FIRE by T. Jefferson Parker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"An impressive series kickoff from the prolific Parker (Crazy Blood, 2016, etc.), packed with interesting supporting characters and written with clarity and economy."
A resourceful private investigator uncovers layers of deception in his search for an escaped mental patient. Read full book review >
HEAD ON by John  Monaghan
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Dynamic characters—good and bad guys alike—beef up this action-laden tale."
An NYPD cop heading a counterterrorism unit tries to stop a sleeper cell in the U.S. from launching a strike in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
EXECUTABLE FILE by Dave  Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2017

"Persistently appealing tale with a good-natured protagonist, even when he's breaking the law."
A hacker recently escaped from prison uses his skills to find the individual who framed him in Cohen's debut techno-thriller. Read full book review >
HEARTSTRINGS IN B-FLAT MINOR by Scott  Johnson
Released: Aug. 18, 2017

"A sad but engaging tale of a woman who's dead-set on redeeming an unredeemable man."
A sociopath's career of scamming women has a devastating outcome in this psychological drama. Read full book review >
A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE by Shari Lapena
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Readers looking for someone, anyone, to root for won't find it among these well-to-do suburbanites behaving badly."
After a terrible car accident, a woman is left without memory of the events, but a dead body at the scene speaks of something sinister. Read full book review >
LIONHEARTS by Ray Keating
Released: Aug. 14, 2017

"First-rate supporting characters complement the sprightly pastor, who remains impeccable in this thriller."
In this seventh entry of a series, terrorists attacking Christians in the United States must contend with the proficient recurring protagonist armed with Scripture and a Glock. Read full book review >
WRESTLING WITH TIME LOST by Carl  Schroers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2017

"An often engaging thriller whose complex characters will easily carry a series."
In Schroers' (Wrestling with the Woman in the Chair, 2016) thriller, the first in a planned trilogy, two childhood friends reunite and find themselves the targets of assassins. 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 >