Thrillers Book Reviews

NIGHTSCAPE by David W. Edwards
Released: Sept. 22, 2017

"Fans of contemporary horror-thrillers will be deeply satisfied by this latest Nightscape outing."
A South Pacific thriller that mixes a good deal of Robert Louis Stevenson with a dash of H.P. Lovecraft. Read full book review >
PAYBACK by David  Nees
Released: Aug. 24, 2017

"A thrilling start to a new series starring a complex assassin."
When his pregnant wife is killed in the couple's mob-torched Brooklyn business, an Iraq War veteran sets out on a mission for payback. 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 >
GOING NUCLEAR by Stephen  Hart
Released: Sept. 18, 2017

"Characters debate more than act, but the novel astutely examines the Vietnam War."
In Hart's debut historical thriller, a secret group hopes to build a nuclear bomb that will force the government into ending the Vietnam War. Read full book review >
AN INITIAL COUNTDOWN by Kevin E. Hatt
Released: Nov. 30, 2017

"The recurring detective and his delightful band of cronies lead a sharp, absorbing mystery."
An amateur English sleuth ties a couple of baffling deaths to a religious commune in this ninth outing of a thriller series. Read full book review >

VODKA CALIPHATE by Lee Sweetapple
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A layered, action-packed mystery with a cautionary message about the need to protect our environment."
In Sweetapple's novel, two scientists, one a former special ops undercover agent, are kidnapped off the coast of Nigeria. Read full book review >
WHAT WE KILL by Howard  Odentz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 13, 2017

"A simmering psychological thriller bolstered by a dynamic narrative voice and a few unexpected twists."
A group of close friends find themselves embroiled in a sinister plot in novelist and playwright Odentz's (Wicked Dead, 2016, etc.) latest YA novel. Read full book review >
THE GIRL WITH THE GUN by Emily Kimelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2016

"A solid tale that effectively showcases its strong women characters."
In Kimelman's (Flame Road, 2017, etc.) latest series thriller, Sydney Rye and her canine sidekick must protect each other in war-torn Iraq as they aid Kurdish female freedom fighters in their fight against Islamic State group terrorists.Read full book review >
BREATHE by Mike Brogan
Released: Sept. 11, 2017

"Bare-bones in the best way; a thoroughly tense and rousing tale."
In Brogan's (Kentucky Woman, 2016, etc.) thriller, U.S. agencies are on the trail of a kidnapped scientist, a potential indication that someone wants to use her skills to develop a weapon. Read full book review >
AN AMERICAN CAGE by Ted  Galdi

"A tale of convicts on the run that convincingly examines their psychological states."
A prison escape doesn't go as planned for three inmates, who may find themselves in an even more grievous predicament, in Galdi's (Elixir, 2014) thriller. Read full book review >
AFTER THE WINTER by Anna Dowdall
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 25, 2017

"Atmospheric romantic suspense in the tradition of Daphne du Maurier."
The discovery of a secret half sister leads a woman into a web of deception and intrigue in this debut novel. Read full book review >
FROM THE MIDST OF WICKEDNESS by Nelson Cover

"A slow-burning thriller that reveals the seedy politics of higher learning in America."
Cover (Danced by the Light of the Moon,2013) offers a thriller about a college professor whose career and life are threatened when he learns about his university's acceptance of shady donations. 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 >