Thrillers Book Reviews

HYBRID by James Marshall  Smith
Released: Jan. 10, 2018

"A creature feature that earns its suspense by rigorously developing its characters."
A vicious beast menaces residents of a Montana town in the 1990s in Smith's (Silent Source, 2016) thriller. Read full book review >

"A thriller with a down-to-earth protagonist whose misadventures are invigorating."
A Scottish accountant becomes a target for gangsters and Scotland Yard in Tosoff's (Escape from Konigsberg, 2016, etc.) thriller-series launch. 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 >
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 >
DEATH VOTES LAST by Marc Rainer
Released: Nov. 8, 2017

"A rousing, standout series entry."
In Rainer's (A Winter of Wolves, 2016, etc.) fifth thriller featuring federal prosecutor Jeff Trask, a U.S. senator's suspicious death may very well be a political assassination. Read full book review >

THE CAMEL AND THE SCORPION by C.C. Rising
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2017

"A nerve-wracking, vibrantly dramatic tale with an empathetic protagonist."
In Rising's debut thriller, a Texas college professor in 1977 tries to prove the innocence of her young student, a suspected terrorist imprisoned in Israel. Read full book review >
THE ENIGMA DRAGON by Charles V. Breakfield
Released: Sept. 29, 2017

"Astute prose and an unwavering pace energized by first-rate characters and subplots."
In this ninth volume of Breakfield and Burkey's (The Enigma Broker, 2017, etc.) techno-thriller series, a covert team tracks groups who are moving information and funds using nondigital means. Read full book review >
SHOPPING CART ANNIE by Cordy  Fitzgerald
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A twisty mystery featuring a bright, if fallible, investigator."
In Fitzgerald's debut thriller, a retired schoolteacher takes it upon herself to find a neighbor's missing granddaughter, whom federal authorities believe is dead. Read full book review >
CATALYST by Rachel Grant
ROMANCE
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Distinctive and satisfying romantic suspense."
When an American aid worker disappears in South Sudan, an unlikely ally comes to her rescue in this sequel. Read full book review >
TAHOE PAYBACK by Todd Borg
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A worthy addition to a well-devised mystery/thriller series."
A California private investigator and his Great Dane explore the seamy underside of charities. Read full book review >
WHERE THE MONSTERS CAME FROM by Scott D. Brillon
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A fun, competent teen thriller."
This present-day tale offers the grotesque, the depressing, the violent…and then there's the monster. Read full book review >
CHOOSING A MASTER by S.M.  Perlow
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A solid, enduring, addictive vampire epic with great potential that readers should be thrilled to sink their teeth into."
A vampire yarn combines passion, melodrama, and a legacy of bloodlust. 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 >