Indie Book Reviews (page 4)

THE AU PAIR by Anna Dowdall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 2017

"A well-crafted Gothic suspense story with an engaging heroine."
An aspiring private investigator uncovers a mystery when she takes a job as an au pair. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 11, 2017

"A straightforward overview of organizational theory and practice."
A handbook for creating a responsive company culture that offers employees a chance to shine. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 11, 2017

"A sensible, comprehensive, and lucid instruction manual."
An introductory guide to informally mentoring fellow gun owners, with an emphasis on safety protocols. Read full book review >
RACE TO JUDGMENT by Frederic  Block
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A relentlessly paced legal drama that ably chronicles a city's past racial tensions."
A historical novel dramatizes a defense attorney's perilous stand against judicial corruption in Brooklyn. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An in-depth, intellectually stimulating relationship guide that manages to be conversational and clear in its delivery."
A debut manual challenges readers to explore the "unwanted self" and how it affects relationships, conflicts, and perceptions. Read full book review >

CHINA BUS by André  Darlington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2017

"A vivid, intimate collection of memories, ponderings, and portraits."
Darlington (The New Cocktail Hour, 2016, etc.) presents a collection of slice-of-life moments on a Chinatown bus. Read full book review >
ONE PERSON WILL KNOW by Mary Watson Webber
Released: Oct. 9, 2017

"An often entertaining, fast-moving crime tale featuring a brave and bright child protagonist."
A small-town story of murder and blackmail that centers on a young girl. Read full book review >
SCUBA by Jimmy Olsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2017

"A thriller that offers a good read for a week at the beach."
In this novel, scuba diver Olsen (The Hero of Blind Pig Island and Other Island Stories, 2012, etc.) takes readers from a shipwreck 200 years ago to a present-day tale of greed, political intrigue, and mayhem.Read full book review >
EVEN IF IT KILLS ME by Donivan Blair
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2017

"An uneven but charmingly eccentric memoir detailing a bassist's martial arts journey."
A rock musician chronicles his adventures at a taekwondo dojo in Texas. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 4, 2017

"A thoughtful, honest take on the messy, complicated process of grieving."
A debut author offers meditations on coping with loss and learning to live again after the death of a loved one. Read full book review >
THE RED KNIGHT by John Charles  Corrigan
Released: Oct. 4, 2017

"It's hard to imagine a more comprehensive look at the Red Knight program—and at aerobatics in general."
An exhaustive history of the Red Knight solo air show. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A well-organized, sometimes-impersonal effort at buoying readers' spirits."
A collection of nightly Christian devotionals. 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 >