Thrillers Book Reviews

Freaks of Nature by Wendy Brotherlin
Released: May 5, 2015

"A fun, fast-paced tale about seven young, immensely powerful prisoners."
A YA thriller blends sci-fi, post-apocalyptic fiction, and a coming-of-age story. Read full book review >
Getzi Chronicles by Kyle R. Sullivan
Released: Nov. 25, 2015

"A simple backdrop and military story effortlessly set up what could be an intricate, entertaining series."
A small band of individuals, together by chance, stumbles upon a military base housing a covert project that armed soldiers want to keep secret in this debut thriller. Read full book review >

Out of the Storm by Carol Ashe
Released: Feb. 17, 2016

"A solid, sexy thriller that should appeal to romance and crime-drama fans alike."
A debut novel mixes elements of mystery and romance to tell the story of a detective who must stay focused on her work in the heat of a passionate and unexpected encounter. Read full book review >
Confederates in Canada by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Released: Feb. 25, 2016

"A compelling and historically sound tale that follows a Union spy.
A Civil War-era thriller that revolves around espionage and romance. Read full book review >
Tell My Dad by Ram Muthiah

"It's hard not to root for a protagonist ridding the world of scum, even if he's a merciless killer."
A vigilante patrols the San Francisco Bay Area looking to stop pedophiles and other criminals from kidnapping or hurting any more young girls in Muthiah's debut thriller. Read full book review >

Memory Park by L. A. De Michiel
Released: Feb. 19, 2016

"A meticulously plotted tale, headlined by two praiseworthy protagonists."
An Australian writer's fictional account of a serial killer catches the attention of a genuine murderer in De Michiel's (Orchestrated Fate, 2013, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >
The Knife Thrower's Wife by Sheila McGraw

"A vivid, twisting tale of midlife awakening."
Sleepwalker Cassie Green, lately painting violent dreamscapes featuring her husband, becomes suspect in his death in this debut thriller/mystery. Read full book review >
Interrupted Summer by Eric Gillies Bernardez
Released: Oct. 31, 2015

"Delivers a clear environmental message but is first and foremost a solid suspense novel."
Bernardez's debut thriller follows a teen tracking giant monkey-eating eagles in the Philippines who must brave the elements when stranded in the mountains. Read full book review >
Exonerated by S.A. Dymond
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Understated mystery concentrating on a morally ambiguous legal process—and riveting throughout."
In Dymond's debut thriller, New York cops fight to bring a murderer to justice when the victim is a fellow officer's sister. Read full book review >
Sir Coffin Graves by Leinad Platz
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"A lean and fast-paced supernatural adventure tale that should leave readers eager for more from this author."
A seemingly ordinary young man finds himself at the center of some weird plots and counterplots. Read full book review >
Forsaken Oath by V.S. Kemanis
Released: April 30, 2016

"A clever, immersive installment in an ongoing series about a determined prosecutor."
Kemanis (Thursday's List, 2015, etc.) offers a new legal thriller centered on hardworking attorney Dana Hargrove. Read full book review >
B.U.G. by T.J. Slee
Released: Feb. 13, 2016

"An auspicious introduction to an unconventional new character in the spy game."
A Kurdish traffic cop hiding out in Australia may be the key to finding a long-missing Delta Force soldier in this thriller that introduces Australian Security Service officer Charlie Jones. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >