Indie Book Reviews (page 10)

Killing Maine by Mike Bond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2015

"Another stellar ride from Bond; checking out Pono's first adventure isn't a prerequisite, but this will make readers want to.
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In Bond's (Tibetan Cross, 2014, etc.) thriller, Hawaiian surfer Pono Hawkins books a flight to Maine to help a fellow Special Forces vet duck a murder conviction.Read full book review >
The Talis Dunes by Peter Lalor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2015

"A complex but stilted entry in the post-apocalyptic sci-fi subgenre."
A young soldier is drawn into a dangerous conspiracy that borders on the supernatural in Lalor's (Philo Mae, 2007, etc.)thriller set in the future.Read full book review >

Exquisite Folly by Jonathan Carriel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2015

"An engaging, suspenseful novel that combines an intriguing murder mystery with heaps of historical information."
A riveting mystery set in New York City in 1765 on the eve of the Stamp Act. Read full book review >
Soaring: Living Empowered and Joyful by Matti Dobbs
Released: May 15, 2015

"Timeless staples of spiritual practice enlivened and elevated by a buoyant approach."
Dobbs, a therapist and life coach, offers a road map to a blissful life in her debut self-help book. Read full book review >
OUTSIDER by Omer Zamir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2015

"Barring the unfortunate erotica, a sensitive portrait of internal distress.
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Zamir's (Apotheosis of a Generation, 2015) second collection is full of introspective poems of desire and despair.Read full book review >

If You Were Me And Lived In... China by Carole P. Roman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 14, 2015

"This winning overview of Chinese life and culture offers kids a good introduction to life in another country."
Young readers can use this picture book to travel to China and learn about everyday life and culture from the point of view of a child who lives there. Read full book review >
Witches Protection Program by Michael Phillip Cash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2015

"Cleverly offbeat, often cheeky, and loads of fun.
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An agent's newest assignment finds him facing off against a nefarious witch hellbent on world domination in Cash's (The After House, 2014, etc.) thriller-comedy. Read full book review >
The Seventh Seal by Frank Heiberger
THRILLERS
Released: May 13, 2015

"A fast-paced thriller with some intellectual meat on its bones."
Heiberger's (The Feud, 2014, etc.) fourth novel weaves together theological themes and archaeological intrigue into a rollicking action adventure story as a seafaring academic seeks out a holy book before its profanation destroys the world. Read full book review >
The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan by Whitney Dineen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"A romantic comedy with a lively, funny cast, including a lovable main character."
In Dineen's (She Sins at Midnight, 2014, etc.) latest novel, a 30-something public relations professional finds that getting a guy can be complicated. Read full book review >
The Accidental Truth by Lauri Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"A fascinating journey into an enigmatic case and equally elusive parent."
An Orange County woman details her four-year investigation into the violent death of her mother in Mexico in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
Psychedelic  Bubble Gum by Bobby Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"A highly detailed autobiography by a unique figure in American cultural history that will interest historians and pop-culture aficionados alike."
Hart, in his debut, tells of how his jagged path through the music industry led to heartbreak—but also to happiness. Read full book review >
The Neo-Spartans by Raly Radouloff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"A sci-fi tale with an intriguing premise but lacking character depth and self-awareness."
In this debut novel, Radouloff and Winkless provide a cautionary tale of consumerism, greed, and complacency. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >