Indie Book Reviews (page 3)

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 >
The Inevitable Witness by Ed Rucker
Released: May 1, 2017

"This novel certainly doesn't skimp on twisty plot turns, but retains an understated, authentic approach to the law."
A Los Angeles lawyer defends a professional safecracker accused of murder in Rucker's debut legal thriller. Read full book review >

There's More Than One Way Home by Donna Levin
Released: May 1, 2017

"A witty, modern voice delivers a captivating tale about a mysterious death that feels like a light read but soon submerges the reader deep into the throes of substance."
A mother questions her relationships with family and friends after classmates accuse her autistic son of murdering a student. Read full book review >
EXODUS '95 by Kfir Luzzatto
Released: May 1, 2017

"A gripping story that maintains its momentum with an array of surprises and imperiled characters."
Two people with the knowledge to uncover a significant relic in Egypt may be at the mercy of wealthy but dangerous men in Luzzatto's (ExtraLife, Inc., 2013, etc.) thriller. Read full book review >
MORBID THOUGHTS by Michael McGovern
Released: May 1, 2017

"A riveting character study even during its most appalling moments."
In McGovern's dark debut thriller, a troubled man snaps and commits murder—again. Read full book review >

HOOPER'S WAR by Peter Van Buren
Released: May 1, 2017

"A complex portrayal of a counterfactual invasion.
An American veteran remembers his time in Japan in a novel about a World War II that might have been. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2017

"A skillful fairy tale about a hero and the flower seller he loves, though it's hampered by an outdated literary device."
A clumsy young inventor must complete a task for a grumpy monster to win a girl's heart in this illustrated, rhyming debut book. Read full book review >
SWAYED by Christina Harbridge
Released: May 1, 2017

"A holistic and refreshingly human approach to interpersonal communication."
A briskly presented program for improving the ways individuals speak—and how they're heard by others. Read full book review >
F.O.X. by Kelly Oliver
Released: May 1, 2017

"A dark, engaging biomedical mystery with a clever, no-nonsense detective."
Crime strikes close to home in Oliver's (Coyote, 2016, etc.) third series installment featuring the unconventional cowgirl-philosopher-sleuth Jessica James.Read full book review >
DAUGHTER OF AITHNE by Karin Rita Gastreich
Released: May 1, 2017

"An enticing and elegant series finale, filled with magic and turmoil."
In this conclusion of a fantasy trilogy, treachery and thoughts of retribution may spawn a devastating war between kingdoms. Read full book review >
LOWLANDS by Terence Gallagher
Released: April 30, 2017

"A lovely, smart, and haunting adventure tale."
In Gallagher's debut YA novel, a teenage boy in Queens, New York, meets a young woman from a mysterious culture who changes his outlook on life. Read full book review >
THREAD OF GOLD by Anne Da Vigo
Released: April 28, 2017

"Stop the presses! An appealing crime fiction heroine is born."
A San Francisco reporter might lose more than her job when her editor forces her to investigate the supposed suicides of two New York breeders of prize-winning dairy cattle. 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 >