Indie Book Reviews (page 3)

THE SAVANTS by Patrick Kendrick
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A thriller that many readers may find hard to put down."
Kendrick's (Acoustic Shadows, 2015, etc.) first foray into the YA realm tells a story of unusually talented young people tasked with averting the worst catastrophe in the history of the United States. Read full book review >
Nothing by Linda Naseem
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A riveting, intense portrait of substance abuse and the havoc it can wreak on family and friends."
Naseem's gritty debut follows a Christian woman recovering from an abusive marriage rife with drugs and physical violence. Read full book review >

Developing Minds by Jonathan LaPoma
Released: Sept. 14, 2015

"Entertaining and authentic look at the troubled American educational system, courtesy of two men propelled by perseverance and adventuresome spirits."
Two unlikely friends learn about life and hard work through the students they teach. Read full book review >
Light by Paul Dale Anderson
Released: Sept. 11, 2015

"Renders spirits and the preternatural realm as tangible scenes of action and intensity."
The ghost of a murdered U.S. Army Ranger plans to thwart a plot to assassinate world leaders in Anderson's (Pinking Shears, 2015, etc.) supernatural thriller.Read full book review >
Bowl of Fruit (1907) by Panayotis  Cacoyannis
Released: Sept. 11, 2015

"A lively, multilayered novel that connects two uncommon souls to a shared past."
In Cacoyannis' (The Dead of August, 2013) sophomore effort, a London man meets with a mysterious ghostwriter, taking him deep into his past.Read full book review >

Countryside by J.T. Cope IV
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"The glimmering continuation of a detailed, emotionally rich saga.
Cope's sequel to Countryside: The Book of the Wise (2014) sees young Luke and his friends try to outwit a villainous hunter to find the location of a magical artifact.Read full book review >
A Book About a Film by C.W. Schultz
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A story with a great premise that never quite takes flight."
Schultz's (Jill, 2012, etc.) novel looks at the apocrypha surrounding an infamous lost film. Read full book review >
Mo(u)rning Joy by Kalan Chapman Lloyd
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A short memoir that makes for pleasant reading but doesn't quite strike a balance between snark and Christian optimism."
Lloyd (These Boots Are Made for Butt-Kickin', 2015, etc.) tells how a tragedy kindled a deeper trust in God.Read full book review >
Sales Intelligence by Timo T. Aijo
Released: Sept. 7, 2015

"Jam-packed with interesting ideas and appealing stories, Aijo's book is a highly useful reference for new salespeople and sales managers."
Sales veteran Aijo explains how intelligence—"both in information and smarts"—is a crucial tool for salespeople at all levels. Read full book review >
Recollections by Vladimir Sychev
Released: Sept. 7, 2015

"An uncommon first-person account of wartime Russia that deserves a clearer translation."
Grand (Always Beside, 2015) compiles his Russian grandfather's World War II journal.Read full book review >
Always Beside by Michael R. Grand
Released: Sept. 7, 2015

"A somewhat unfocused lesson on the diverging paths that life can take."
An ill-fated romance inspires a young man's meditations on society, politics, and religion in this novel. Read full book review >
Depression Delusion Volume One by Terry Lynch
Released: Sept. 2, 2015

"An eye-opening look at how a singular theory of depression has pervaded and persuaded the medical world."
In this first of three planned volumes, an Irish doctor and psychotherapist discusses the lack of scientific evidence for a long-held, widespread theory of depression. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
John Sandford
author of SATURN RUN
October 6, 2015

Saturn Run, John Sandford’s new novel, is quite a departure for the bestselling thriller writer, who sets aside his Lucas Davenport crime franchise (Gathering Prey, 2015, etc.) and partners with photographer and sci-fi buff Ctein to leave Earth’s gravitational field for the rings of Saturn. The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope—something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don’t decelerate; spaceships do. A flurry of top-level government meetings produces the inescapable conclusion: whatever built that ship is at least 100 years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively and bring it back will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete. A conclusion the Chinese definitely agree with when they find out. The race is on. “James Bond meets Tom Swift, with the last word reserved not for extraterrestrial encounters but for international piracy, state secrets, and a spot of satisfyingly underhanded political pressure,” our reviewer writes. View video >