Indie Book Reviews (page 5)

BEATING AUTISM by Anne M. Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2015

"Skeptics will raise their eyebrows, but open-minded parents will find encouragement in Evans' story."
A mother turns to Chinese medicine and alternative therapies to heal her autistic child. Read full book review >
Christa's Luck by Jennifer Grais
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 15, 2015

"Highly recommended for young fans of horse-related fiction."
In Michael and Jennifer Grais' YA novel, a 13-year-old's fate intertwines with that of the legendary Lost Herd of wild mustangs that roams the canyons of Nevada. Read full book review >

The Pink Pony by Charles Cutter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2015

"A mystery with a protagonist who's truly in his element inside the courtroom."
Cutter's debut legal thriller tells the story of a litigator in Mackinac Island, Michigan, who defends a man accused of murder. Read full book review >
The Children of Darkness by David Litwack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2015

"A tightly executed first fantasy installment that champions the exploratory spirit."
Litwack (The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky, 2014) begins a new fantasy series about a post-apocalyptic future run by religious fanatics.Read full book review >
The Royal Secret by John Bentley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2015

"A dense, theory-packed book that will appeal to lovers of historical conspiracies but may leave mystery buffs cold."
Mysteries, conspiracies, hidden identities, and secret codes abound in this debut thriller, which shuttles readers between the modern day and Tudor England. Read full book review >

Released: June 13, 2015

"Practical, perennial direction for the modern man."
Sage guidance that aims to help men finesse the nuances of the opposite sex. Read full book review >
Candidate  by Tracy Ewens
ROMANCE
Released: June 12, 2015

"A fluffy romance with a happy ending that will satisfy even the stodgiest political analyst."
Love and politics make uncomfortable bedfellows in Ewens' (Premiere: A Love Story, 2014, etc.) latest romantic caper. Read full book review >
Legend of War Creek by Randall Reneau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2015

"A rousing tale with a good deal of Southern charm in northern Washington."
The fourth adventure for geologist Trace Brandon, who seeks a gold-bearing vein in Washington state and may have to thwart a hostile takeover of his mining company in Reneau's (south of good, 2014, etc.) thriller. Read full book review >
Eighty Days of Sunlight by Robert Yune
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Equal parts hilarity and heartbreak in an accomplished debut."
In Yune's moving and darkly comic debut novel, a young Korean-American man struggles to come to terms with his cultural identity and dysfunctional working-class family. Read full book review >
Tino the Tortoise by Carolyn L. Ahern
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Grade-schoolers interested in science and nature—but not too old for talking animals—will find a lot to interest them here."
A tortoise tourist and his desert-rodent buddy make their way to the Grand Canyon to exchange recipes in this travel adventure by debut author Ahern and veteran illustrator Brooks (Dog Diaries: Secret Writings of the WOOF Society, 2016, etc.).Read full book review >
Broken Angels by Russell Heath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"An auspicious mystery debut."
In this bleak Alaskan noir, an embittered, street-hardened woman is determined to find her estranged mother's killer. Read full book review >
The Last Torpedo by Frederick Von Burg
THRILLERS
Released: June 8, 2015

"Compelling goals, but this effort falls short of its mark."
In their debut thriller, Freund and Von Burg examine the murderous Nietzsche-inspired ideology that motivated committed Nazis. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >