Thrillers Book Reviews

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 >
NIGHTHAWK by Clive Cussler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Cussler and company deliver another fun page-turner with a plot ranging from the highly improbable to the totally implausible."
Cussler and Brown (The Pharaoh's Secret, 2015, etc.) yank National Underwater and Marine Agency stalwart Kurt Austin off a Hawaiian beach where he's chasing big waves. He's needed to find the Nighthawk, an exotic spacecraft lost by the U.S. Air Force and the National Security Agency. Read full book review >

NO MIDDLE NAME by Lee Child
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"These are tasty appetizers that will hopefully lead to a satisfying entree."
A bushel of previously uncollected Jack Reacher stories brings the vagabond hero from childhood to hunkhood. 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 >
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 >

LIBERTY by Andrea Portes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2017

"A fun—and even funnier—thriller. (Thriller. 14-adult)"
If your journalist parents are dead—or "probably dead"—why not become a spy and an assassin? 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 >
YOU BELONG TO ME by Colin Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"For fans of the Larsson/Ludlum flavor of action-packed, cynical thriller, where no good deed goes unpunished."
Gritty whodunit by thriller-meister Harrison (Risk, 2009, etc.), the bard of Gotham mayhem. Read full book review >
FINAL DEMAND by Deborah Moggach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Going inside the mind of a pretty, freckled villain who commits a seemingly victimless crime creates a page-turner with just enough moral ambiguity to ensure an unexpected ending."
When a young woman considers the consequences of stealing from her employer, she doesn't consider that the damage might reach beyond the walls of a prison cell. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >
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 >