Indie Book Reviews (page 3)

GARBO'S LAST STAND by Jon James Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"An appealing blend of hard-boiled noir and action-movie excitement with a romantic, worshipful heart."
In Miller's novel, a dying former tabloid reporter tells the story of his 1939 cruise-ship adventure—involving Greta Garbo, Nazis and a beautiful British secret agent—to a young journalist hoping for an exclusive. Read full book review >
THE KILLER OF CANCER RISING by Torena O'Rorke
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 15, 2015

"Some delightfully astute sleuthing runs through this tightly written second case, fully stocked with menacing villains, tireless investigators and romantic intrigue."
Prolific author O'Rorke (Gemini Girl Murders, 2013, etc.), a former probation officer and youth counselor, offers the second installment in her Astrology Mysteries series. Read full book review >

BONE BOX by Jay Amberg
THRILLERS
Released: March 14, 2015

"A generally well-written, fast-paced thriller that follows in the footsteps of The Da Vinci Code and Indiana Jones."
A novel of danger and adventure about an archaeological discovery that threatens to rewrite biblical history. Read full book review >
THE CURSE OF THE NEVERLAND by Lindy MacLaine
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 12, 2015

"A solid, entertaining and thoughtful fantasy tale, aside from a few small hitches."
MacLaine's debut novel delivers a new twist on an old classic, complete with pirates, dragons, pixies, childhood adventure and a twee fairyland. Read full book review >
THE FLOOD by David Sachs
THRILLERS
Released: March 12, 2015

"An engaging and ultimately devastating disaster novel."
A disabled cruise ship, packed with refugees and fleeing a tsunami, finds anything but smooth sailing in Sachs' thriller. Read full book review >

EXHUMING MARY MCCARTHY by Jessica Lamirand
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2015

"A nostalgia-infused ode to youthful stumbles and joys."
Lamirand's memoir, a debut, recounts the friendships she formed during her first few years at Colorado College in the mid-'90s. Read full book review >
FLU SHOT GONE WRONG by Michelle Mouille
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2015

"An unadorned, heart-wrenching, and timely true story."
Debut author Mouille writes a cautionary memoir about her son's severe reaction to a flu vaccine. Read full book review >
LOGOS by John Neeleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015

"Especially for those interested in theological history, an extraordinary amalgam of fiction and fact."
A fictional account of the birth of Christianity. Read full book review >
THE FLIPSIDE by Kimbeth Wehrli Judge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2015

"A dark, complex tale with very few winners."
Judge's (Mothers and Others: A Story Collection, 2014) new novel tells a story of addiction, betrayal, and death. Read full book review >
In Your Name, I Hold The Transition by Claire Fukouara
Released: March 5, 2015

"A tremendously esoteric work of philosophical mysticism that may or may not yield fruit for its readers."
Fukouara (In Your Name, I Write, 2014) presents a new volume of mystic philosophy. Read full book review >
KEYS TO ATLANTIS by Sally Copus
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 5, 2015

"A sensational, exhilarating adventure that will make new readers want to read the series' first."
Time traveler Jon Sinclair returns to the 17th century to find the lost city of Atlantis in the second installment of Copus' (BlackHeart's Legacy, 2012) middle-grade adventure series. Read full book review >
CURTAIN CALLS by Joseph Ponepinto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2015

"A winning novel about how small missteps can result in global consequences."
This thoughtful debut novel illustrates the impact of war on three young Americans visiting Paris. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fatima Bhutto
April 14, 2015

Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, Fatima Bhutto’s debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border. Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. But when, later in the morning, the two are taken hostage by members of the Taliban, Mina will prove to be stronger than anyone could have imagined. Our reviewer writes that The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is “a timely, earnest portrait of a family torn apart by the machinations of other people’s war games and desperately trying to survive.” View video >