Thrillers Book Reviews

THE CAMEL AND THE SCORPION by C.C. Rising
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A nerve-racking, 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 >
IMHOTEP by Jerry Dubs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"An intelligently constructed and exciting peek into the distant past.



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In this historical thriller, three Americans find themselves transported to ancient Egypt and thrust into the political intrigue of the day. Read full book review >

FADE TO BLACK by Karl Bakke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2017

"A somber but thoroughly gripping detective story and an extraordinary villain."
In this debut thriller, a former actor turned sleuth searches for a serial murderer whose victims may point to the private eye himself as the killer's ultimate goal. Read full book review >
THE ROOM OF WHITE FIRE by T. Jefferson Parker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"An impressive series kickoff from the prolific Parker (Crazy Blood, 2016, etc.), packed with interesting supporting characters and written with clarity and economy."
A resourceful private investigator uncovers layers of deception in his search for an escaped mental patient. Read full book review >
HOUSE. TREE. PERSON. by Catriona McPherson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2017

"Although the idea isn't original, the clever way McPherson (Quiet Neighbors, 2016, etc.) reveals each hint of the truth makes this a one-sitting read."
A Scottish woman's psychological history causes her to question her sanity. Read full book review >

AMERICAN STATIC by Tom Pitts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2017

"An absorbing and highly charged story of violent payback with considerable collateral damage."
Ex-cops, killers, and junkies collide in and around San Francisco in this thriller. Read full book review >
A LOOSE END by David Morsilli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2017

"A jaw-dropping thriller about one man's quest to uncover the truth."
After witnessing a murder, an ordinary man thrusts himself into the middle of a CIA coverup in this thriller. Read full book review >
DEEP BLACK by Sean McFate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A political thriller that will appeal to action junkies and armchair diplomats alike."
An elite mercenary unit searches for a radicalized Saudi prince in Islamic State group-controlled Iraq. Read full book review >
WHEN I AM THROUGH WITH YOU by Stephanie Kuehn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Full of secrets and plot twists, Kuehn's latest is a satisfying, sophisticated study in complicated relationships. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A multiethnic group of teenagers goes camping on a school trip, but not all of them make it home alive. Read full book review >
FLATLINE by Dana Barney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2016

"An entertaining, fast-paced, and thoughtful debut thriller."
In this thriller, an investigative journalist suffers several near-death experiences while trying to clear his name after being falsely accused of murder. Read full book review >
THE BLONDE WITH HALF A FACE by W.J. Reeves
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"A verbose but engaging crime tale."
A brilliant chemistry student is rescued from a criminal life by her professor in Reeves' (Bada Bing in Brooklyn, 2012, etc.) gritty thriller sequel. Read full book review >
THE LOST ONES by Sheena Kamal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"A gritty, violent read with a tough, idiosyncratic, dryly witty heroine readers will root for even if they wouldn't want to invite her home."
A Vancouver woman with demons to spare is asked to find a teen runaway in Kamal's searing debut. 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 >