Thrillers Book Reviews

AGENT IN PLACE by Mark Greaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"Somehow, Greaney cranks out one winner after another. That's a lot of work for the Gray Man and plenty of pleasure for thriller fans."
Seventh in the high-powered Gray Man series (Gunmetal Gray, 2017, etc.). Read full book review >
THE HUSH by John Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"After spinning its wheels in its first half, Hart's novel becomes a chilling tale that's hard to shake."
Evil deeds from the past haunt the present in a darkly bewitched Southern swamp. Read full book review >

CLOSER THAN YOU KNOW by Brad Parks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2018

"Parks (Say Nothing, 2017, etc.) dishes out another irresistible descent into hell for a heroine who regards her harrowing plight with a sobering verdict: 'It was like hitting a new bottom every day.'"
A Virginia mom dutifully treading the path toward middle-class respectability is thrown down the rabbit hole when she's accused of drug dealing and worse. Read full book review >
THE STUPENDOUS ADVENTURES OF MIGHTY MARTY HAYES by Lora L.  Hyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2018

"A thrilling tale with series potential that highlights science, spying, black history, and the importance of family."
An African-American tween uses espionage skills and superpowers in this debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
BONNIE AND CLYDE by Clark Hays
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2018

"A crisply written, well-researched, and thoroughly entertaining romance/thriller/mystery."
In this crime-fiction sequel, legendary criminals Bonnie and Clyde go undercover to prevent a landmark dam from being blown up before it's completed. Read full book review >

WRATH OF THE FURY BLADE by Geoff  Habiger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"This rich fusion of crime and fantasy should enchant readers."
A killer targets high-ranking victims in a society of elves obsessed with genetic purity. Read full book review >
BLIND EYE by Meg  Lelvis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2018

"More than a straight-up police procedural, this tale gives readers the excitement of the chase while taking them deep into the psyches of its diverse characters."
The adventures of Detective Jack Bailey continue as he and his partner run down clues in pursuit of a serial killer on the loose in Chicago in this sequel. Read full book review >
OUR KIND OF CRUELTY by Araminta Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2018

"Which is worse—an emotionally disturbed murderer or a woman with a fierce libido? Hall's U.S. debut is designed to show just how much trouble society has answering that question."
Here's a change—a psychological thriller in which a man is the crazy one. 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 >