Indie Book Reviews (page 4)

THE RIVEN STARS by Stephen Renneberg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 15, 2018

"A steadily paced and exhilarating espionage tale involving the threat of galactic war."
In this fifth installment of a sci-fi saga, a 47th-century intelligence agent spies on aliens who may have forged an alliance with a hostile race. Read full book review >
CONFLUX by William  Brazzel
Released: Jan. 15, 2018

"What this thriller lacks in nuance, it makes up for in copious action."
A veteran Special Forces officer, now working as an investigative journalist, must contend with an extremist group plotting an attack in the United States in Brazzel's (The Seventh Holy Man, 2014) thriller. Read full book review >

THE PRIZE by Geoffrey M.  Cooper
Released: Jan. 15, 2018

"An intense story about ruthlessness in the scientific community."
Three scientists strive to find the cure for Alzheimer's in Cooper's (The Cell: A Molecular Approach, 2015, etc.) scientific thriller. Read full book review >
SPIRITS COLLIDE by J.M.  LeDuc
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 13, 2018

"An exciting, well-written supernatural thriller with a cliffhanger ending."
A teenage girl with a grand destiny fights to save her people from an army of demons. Read full book review >
THE LAST ASSASSINATION by James E.  Doucette
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2018

"A bracing terrorism tale with a pace that neither falters nor meanders thanks to direct and zealous characters."
Former Mossad agents reunite to track down the culprits responsible for bombing a Syrian hospital in this political thriller. Read full book review >

GOTHIC TALES OF HAUNTED LOVE by Hope  Nicholson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 11, 2018

"A must-have for comic historians and those interested in gothic romances, romance comics, and LGBTQ interpretations of traditional forms—highly entertaining."
This anthology pays tribute to the gothic-romance style seen in comic books from their 1960s and ‘70s heyday, updating them in fresh ways. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 10, 2018

"An impressively synoptic introduction to a socio-economically significant problem."
An analytical critique of the American prison system coupled with practical strategies to reduce incarceration rates. Read full book review >
FIXING THE U.S. CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM by Paul Brakke
Released: Jan. 10, 2018

"A thorough and innovative look at a burgeoning national problem."
A book calls for the reform of the American criminal justice system. Read full book review >
HYBRID by James Marshall  Smith
Released: Jan. 10, 2018

"A creature feature that earns its suspense by rigorously developing its characters."
A vicious beast menaces residents of a Montana town in the 1990s in Smith's (Silent Source, 2016) thriller. Read full book review >
DON'T HANG MY FRIEND by John Raffensperger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Despite tackling several serious themes, oversimplification takes the bite out of this historical drama."
A post-Civil War YA drama about a teenager who aspires to become a doctor, and his confrontation with the Ku Klux Klan. Read full book review >
THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT CASH by Ruth  King
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A wide-ranging collection of cautionary tales for business owners along with tips and suggestions of mixed quality and efficacy."
A consultant advises small-business owners on managing cash flow and combatting fraud. Read full book review >
THE FORMER ASSASSIN by Nikki  Stern
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"An often rousing tale with a many-layered protagonist."
A contract killer's ex-boss is determined to see her dead in Stern's (Hope in Small Doses, 2015, etc.) thriller. 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 >