Thrillers Book Reviews

MODEL CHILD by R.C.  Goodwin
Released: March 24, 2018

"A thoughtful and discomfiting look at the dark depths of human nature."
In this thriller, a Chicago psychiatrist tries to figure out why a seemingly mild-mannered middle-aged man murdered his own teenage daughter. Read full book review >
TRUTH'S ILLUSION by Kevin Cady
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Fast-paced and absorbing; a series highlight."
Couple Elijah Warren and Aurelia Blanc, both private investigators, track an apparent copycat serial killer and fight to stay ahead of a determined assassin in Cady's (Crooked Principles, 2017, etc.) mystery-thriller. Read full book review >

GONE VIRAL by J.A.  Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2018

"A fast-paced and intelligently conceived techno-thriller."
An ambitious computer programmer is unknowingly drawn into a dangerous game of espionage. Read full book review >
SECRET UNTO DEATH by Emmett K. Smelser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2018

"A controlled, entertaining legal thriller about a lawyer dragged into a lawless conflict."
Smelser (Truth to Tell, 2016, etc.) tells the story of a small-town lawyer caught up in an escalating feud in this legal thriller. Read full book review >
AVENGING ANGELS by J.R.  Wirth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2018

"Somber but absorbing tale, thanks to a likable protagonist and fully imagined setting."
A new social worker worries her colleagues may be murdering child abusers in Wirth's (Day of the Dead, 2017, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >

GATE 76 by Andrew Diamond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2018

"A consummate thriller with some of the best characterization you'll see all year."
In his engrossing thriller, Diamond (Impala, 2016, etc.) reminds readers that something as simple as a wrong turn can be the difference between life and death. Read full book review >
FORCE OF IMPACT by Bryan  Cassiday
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2017

"A fast-paced detective novel, enhanced by exceptional characters and a striking ending."
A California private eye's investigation of a questionable suicide leads to a clandestine club and a series of murders in Cassiday's (Wipeout, 2017, etc.) mystery-thriller.Read full book review >
SALT OF THE EARTH by Kate  Moschandreas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2018

"Blazingly paced, exciting, and satisfying—an excellent futuristic tale."
A young scientist goes on the run when her work becomes the center of a deadly power struggle in this sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >
REAGAN COUNTRY by Ray Keating
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2018

"The familiar protagonist, along with sensational new and recurring characters, drives an energetic political tale."
A pastor who's a former SEAL and CIA operative tries to protect a potential candidate for the Russian presidency from assassins in this eighth installment of a thriller series. Read full book review >
A DIFFERENT KIND OF FIRE & FURY by Julie  Reichwein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2018

"A fiery, absorbing, impressive crime fiction procedural sure to shake up fans of the genre and introduce readers to a new author with great potential."
A determined, empowered detective looking into two intense cases fuels this suspense thriller debut. Read full book review >
THRILL GIRL by Jack  Curran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"A well-crafted tale that, like Thrill Girl herself, is full of intrigue."
It is anything but a typical day on the job for a seasoned reporter when two sensational cases grip Los Angeles in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
BORRACHERO  by Alyx  Gaudio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2017

"This portrayal of a diamond in the rough uses brutal reality to create deeply human empathy."
In this debut thriller, a woman navigates a harsh world of sex, drugs, and crime. 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 >