Indie Book Reviews (page 3)

Leave a Mark by Stephanie Fournet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2016

"A touching and striking modern love story.
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Opposites attract when a troubled tattoo artist lands in a medical resident's ER in this contemporary romance novel. Read full book review >
Family Business by Colin Beckett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2016

"Paul's a memorable lead, but it's the largely unknown killer who makes the grandest impression."
A sheriff and his ex-detective pal chase a vindictive serial killer menacing North Carolina's Outer Banks in this debut thriller. Read full book review >

Released: April 28, 2016

"A unique, engaging problem-solver, although skeptics may see it as merely a novelty."
An unusual interpretation of the I Ching, devised to aid modern-day readers caring for loved ones. Read full book review >
Being and Becoming by Phalgun Prativadi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2016

"A brief work that, despite a few problems, still has a lot to say about moral choices and patient-care standards."
A debut novella by a Pennsylvania-based physician about a doctor facing ethical conundrums. Read full book review >
SLEEPING GIANTS by Sylvain Neuvel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Like the giant alien artifact in the story, this novel is so much more than the sum of its parts—a page-turner of the highest order!"
This stellar debut novel—revolving around a top-secret project to assemble the ancient body parts of a giant humanoid relic buried throughout the world by aliens—masterfully blends together elements of sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction. Read full book review >

Audubon by Peter B. Logan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2016

"A slow but informative read that is likely to appeal to history and art buffs."
A weighty, prodigiously researched biography of John James Audubon. Read full book review >
Chicago Street Cop by Pat McCarthy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2016

"A gritty memoir that gives readers a cop's perspective on Chicago crime."
A retired Chicago police officer who served as a SWAT sniper, gang specialist, and undercover agent recounts his time on the force. Read full book review >
Collateral Damage and Stories by Bob Mustin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2016

"Often despondent, but the brooding characters will stick in readers' heads like emotional glue."
A collection of subdued tales features characters who can neither evade the past nor confront the inevitable future. Read full book review >
Dreadlands by Jaimie Engle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2016

"A solid, journeyman effort that shows signs of trying to break free of epic-fantasy tropes but never truly flies."
Engle (The Dredge, 2015, etc.) weaves Viking lore, animalistic shape-shifters, and coming-of-age adventure into a fantasy epic. Read full book review >
Hangin' Tough by Rebecca Wallwork
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2016

"A surprising, somewhat convincing argument for a group's and record's artistic merits."
Debut author Wallwork puts the 1980s and '90s boy band's smash album into critical perspective for this latest installment of the 33 1/3 book series. Read full book review >
A Raccoon's Tale by Fran Hodgkins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"A rousing, feel-good animal story of courage and compassion—a winner."
After her home is destroyed, a raccoon embarks on a dangerous journey to find the safe haven foretold in legend in this illustrated children's book. Read full book review >
Addicted To Love by Kathleen Murray
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 18, 2016

"A trauma-filled book that misses the mark due to a frustrating lack of resolution."
In her debut novel, Murray chronicles the troubled life of a baby boomer who faces relentless travails, including sexual abuse and an unplanned teen pregnancy. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >