Thrillers Book Reviews

TUNING IN by Richard H. Roberts

"Sharp characterizations set the groundwork for future books in this series."
In Roberts' debut thriller, the first of a planned trilogy, an empath, who's helping to develop a telepathy app, realizes that the person funding the project may have a sinister agenda. Read full book review >
THE BAG BOYS' JIHAD by Seymour Grufferman

"An absorbing jihadist thriller bolstered by complex villains and a winsome, levelheaded protagonist."
A retired epidemiologist becomes convinced that recent cases of cholera are the first signs of a bioterrorist attack in this sequel. Read full book review >

DEADLY FOCUS by Sue  Hinkin
Released: April 1, 2018

"An exciting series opener that delivers murder, drugs, and romance."
Chasing the truth about her uncle's death, a gutsy television news photographer uncovers corruption and finds love in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
REALITY GOLD by Tiffany  Brooks
Released: May 22, 2018

"This lambent, indelible cast outshines any gold they might find."
A teen's participation on a reality show is an opportunity to search for an island treasure, a legendary fortune others are also hunting, in Brooks' debut YA thriller. Read full book review >
Released: May 15, 2018

"A suspenseful and entertaining disaster novel."
James tells the story of a nuclear power plant employee racing to save New York City from destruction in this thriller. Read full book review >

URBAN LIMIT by Steve Zell
Released: June 1, 2017

"An unnerving but memorable tale that leaves myriad lingering questions for a prospective sequel."
A move from the city to a new home in the snowy mountains becomes a fight for survival for an Oregon family in this thriller. Read full book review >
THE BLIND POOL by Paul  McHugh
Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"Tight action sequences and a high-energy plot that readers should relish."
A military veteran's unpleasant encounter with a biker gang prompts an investigation into criminals using a Texas prison for their own gain in this thriller. Read full book review >
DEEP ZERO by V.S. Kemanis
Released: Jan. 25, 2018

"A thoughtful, well-drawn legal thriller with teen tribulation at its center."
Kemanis (Love & Crimes, 2017, etc.) sets an intrepid prosecutor up against some high school drama with deadly consequences in this latest Dana Hargrove legal thriller. Read full book review >
ASSASSIN 13 by Tom  Reppert
Released: March 15, 2018

"A striking tale flaunting a strong protagonist who's resilient in any time period."
A 22nd-century assassin inadvertently travels back to Prohibition Hollywood in this sci-fi-infused historical thriller. Read full book review >
THE DEPTHS by Kirk Kjeldsen
Released: May 31, 2018

"This tense, haunting tale gives readers front-row seats to the protagonist's torment."
Armed strangers kidnap a vacationing couple in Kjeldsen's (Land of Hidden Fires, 2017, etc.) taut thriller. Read full book review >
THE GOOD TWIN by Marti  Green
Released: May 15, 2018

"They're siblings, but their blood runs cold, turning what could have been a heartwarming reunion into a heart-stopping thriller."
Separated at birth, twin sisters are embroiled in a murder plot—against each other. Read full book review >
Released: April 3, 2018

"The exuberant characters and swift pace will thrill new and returning readers."
In Lansing's (Dead is Dead, 2016, etc.) fourth series installment, retired inspector Jack Bertolino works a case for the feds to find an undercover FBI agent who's missing. 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 >