Indie Book Reviews (page 10)

MY TRUE COLOURS by Hannah Francis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2017

"An often compelling story, marred by underdeveloped character relationships and an overreliance on summary."
A young British mother must overcome an abusive relationship and other adversities in Francis' debut novel. Read full book review >
#ESOCIETY by David Barker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2017

"A disturbing, affecting, and unforgettable work that remains upbeat while asking difficult questions about society."
A self-made British internet entrepreneur leaves a comfortable life to discover why so many people remain trapped in poverty and unemployment in this debut autobiography and manifesto. Read full book review >

BLESS YOUR LITTLE COTTON SOCKS by Diane Radford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2017

"A loving remembrance told with humor and cheer."
One woman's sentimental memoir about her colorful mother. Read full book review >
AMBALLORE THOMA by Jose Thekkumthala
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2017

"A flavorful mix of genres and influences, especially captivating for fans of Indian storytelling."
A magical-realist narrative follows a large, eccentric family in India—from dealing with the impoverished years after 1947 to finally solving the supernatural mystery plaguing the clan. Read full book review >
LEGACY by Marci Giebels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 11, 2017

"An often exhilarating tale featuring bizarre technology."
In Giebels' (Tier Six, 2014, etc.) thriller, an agency that buys and sells abilities does nefarious deeds to ensure the secrecy of its business dealings.Read full book review >

Technocracy in America by Parag Khanna
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A refreshingly original contribution to the ongoing analysis of the American political system."
A radical reappraisal of democracy and its decline in the United States. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Jan. 8, 2017

"A concise primer to the science and politics of climate change."
An admirably evenhanded appraisal of the challenges posed by climate change and the political solutions available. Read full book review >
GOSSAMER GIRL by Laura Ginter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2017

"A gripping, intriguingly creepy tale of suspense."
A complex YA novel that synthesizes elements of crime drama, teenage angst, and the supernatural. Read full book review >
MENDED WINGS by Timothy Imhoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2017

"A touching, absorbing story of a vulnerable person confronting obstacles on her journey toward pride and self-reliance."
A young woman with a traumatic brain injury moves forward with the help of a diverse collection of friends in Imhoff's (Painted Wings, 2015, etc.) latest novel.Read full book review >
THE GIRL WHO LIVED by Paul Dale Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2017

"A relentlessly gloomy but memorable tale that explores questions of morality."
After spending years in a mental institution, a woman has revenge on her mind in Anderson's (Claw Hammer, 2016, etc.) dark thriller.Read full book review >
GOLD OF BRE-X by Alfred Lenarciak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2017

"A slow-moving, sometimes-clumsy thriller that gathers momentum to deliver a rewarding conspiracy theory."
A legendary "suicide" after the Bre-X gold mine scandal gets a remarkable twist in this suspense tale. Read full book review >
THE AMAZING SNOWMAN DUEL by Yosef Lapid
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 4, 2017

"Fantastic pictures, enchanting snowman characters, and fluid rhymes will be a draw for winter-loving readers, many of whom will wish they had their own snowman friends to duel with."
What does a snowman do when he's challenged to a fight? His young human friend finds out when everyone in the forest gathers to see the epic duel in the latest in Lapid and Pasek's Snowman Paul series (Snowman Paul at the Concert Hall, 2016, etc.).Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >