Indie Book Reviews (page 10)

THE PROTECTORS' PLEDGE by Danielle Y.C. McClean
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2017

"A fast-paced read featuring a smart, young protagonist."
In McClean's debut middle-grade novel, a 12-year-old Caribbean boy must save the day when he discovers danger lurking in the forest in the first installment of the Secrets of Oscuros series. Read full book review >
THE DESPLAZADOS by Martin Zehr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2017

"A story of reawakening and self-acceptance, well worth the trip."
Overcome by the monotony of his lackluster life in Kansas City, Mo., Dr. Gregory Barth heads west in Zehr's debut novel. Read full book review >

LIST OF 10 by C.L. Swinney
NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2017

"With great diligence, the author illuminates the murderer's darkest thoughts without romanticizing them—and gives the victims the written equivalent of a proper burial."
The haunting stories of 10 slain women (4 of whom were never found) constitute this analysis of the hunt for serial killer Joseph Naso. Read full book review >
RENASCENCE by Leigh Goodison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2017

"A thoughtful and eventful sci-fi mystery that satisfies."
In this novel, a group of astronauts explores a faraway planet for colonization, but discovers it already has some inhabitants. Read full book review >
INSURRECTION AT 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE by Rob Tenery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Consistently blends dual medical and political storylines, each with its own worthy protagonist."
A physician and the White House chief of staff both suspect something sinister behind the vice president's sudden, unexplained death in this debut thriller. Read full book review >

EDEN by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"An engrossing, character-driven family saga."
The 2000 summer season in fictional Long Harbor, Rhode Island, becomes the setting for a family reunion and the revelation of a long-held secret, not to mention the airing of more than a few resentments, in this debut novel. Read full book review >
A WORK OF ART by Micayla Lally
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A pleasant love story with a less-than-charming hero."
Circumstances and misunderstandings separate a young couple who must overcome past mistakes to find bliss in this contemporary, Australia-set debut romance. Read full book review >
MISTAKES WERE MADE by Fiona Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"An account of an extraordinary life, marred by excessive angst."
A former actress struggles with a bout of spiritual ennui in this memoir. Read full book review >
ARBORIA PARK by Kate Tyler Wall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"An engaging and articulate family saga with a likable protagonist."
A debut novel traces the rise and fall of an early postwar suburban subdivision, as told through three generations of a family that called the sprawling development home. Read full book review >
THE EXPANSION by Christoph Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"An intelligent, energetic tale rife with double-crossings and espionage."
The chief engineer of a Panama Canal project unwittingly becomes immersed in political conspiracy and implicated in murder in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
LEGACY by Jim Napier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A riveting procedural with detectives who are as curious as the suspects they're investigating."
Police investigate a London university where the faculty includes someone who may resort to murder to keep a secret in this crime-thriller debut. Read full book review >
THE CONQUEST OF CANCER by Vladimir Kalina
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"A convincing criticism of modern medicine that advocates the reinvention of cancer treatment."
A debut author looks at a rare surgical technique for combating cancer developed over decades. 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 >