Indie Book Reviews (page 5)

Daddy Dearest by Paul Southern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2016

"An enthralling tale, but the genuine mystery involves the protagonist, a spellbinding enigma from beginning to end."
A divorcé's 5-year-old daughter vanishes during a weekend visit, turning his apartment neighbors into suspects in Southern's (Killing Sound, 2014, etc.) thriller. Read full book review >
Jagged Edge of the Sky by Paula Marie Coomer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2016

"A lusty, tragic tale for readers who are willing to work for its satisfying moments of connection."
Coomer's (Dove Creek, 2010, etc.) second novel tracks the impact of an Australian lothario on two families, one Australian and the other American. Read full book review >

A Spirit of Charity by Mike King
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: May 31, 2016

"A searing and sobering indictment of the public health care system that highlights the inequality of treatment."
In the spirit of investigative journalism, this assessment of public hospitals paints a grim picture of health care for the poor in America. Read full book review >
A New Love by Katerina Katsarka Whitley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"While its message may deter atheists and other skeptics, this novel should appeal to the religiously inclined and those interested in Christianity's first stirrings."
A woman living in Corinth around A.D. 50 loses a lover but finds another, along with a new faith. Read full book review >
Dead Is Dead by John Lansing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"The laudable protagonist once again guides readers through a robust detective story."
Lansing's latest thriller (The Devil's Necktie, 2015, etc.), the third outing for Jack Bertolino, finds the private investigator searching for a killer whose assassination of a known criminal results in a child's accidental death. Read full book review >

The Doctor's Wife by Myra Hargrave McIlvain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"A vivid, historically informative, and sometimes-riveting depiction of strength and suffering."
McIlvain's (Stein House, 2013, etc.) historical prequel of love, heartbreak, and betrayal plays out during a wave of 19th-century German immigration to the tiny West Texas port village of Indian Point. Read full book review >
Ramadi Declassified by Tony Deane
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 30, 2016

"A detailed, compelling account of a little-known chapter in the Iraq War."
In this modern war memoir, a retired Army colonel recounts his experiences working to suppress terrorism in a strategic Iraqi city. Read full book review >
American for Sale by Chuck Van Soye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2016

"An optimistic adventure set against the ugliness of modern warfare in Syria."
A CIA-trained family man must escape the clutches of Middle Eastern extremists in this sequel to Spy Mates (2013).Read full book review >
Safety and Workers' Compensation Strategies by Adam Friedlander
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 26, 2016

"A book that will be useful for employers who are truly interested in improving worker productivity and company profits."
A workers' compensation consultant interviews business executives, lawyers, and others to show employers how to boost worker safety and the bottom line. Read full book review >
Tall, Dark and Damaged by Sarah Andre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2016

"Solid romantic suspense with strong characters and surprising plot twists."
A successful businessman uncovers dangerous family secrets and a long-lost love in this latest novel from Andre (Locked, Loaded, & Lying, 2015). Read full book review >
The Burden of Sweetberry by Carol Gosa-Summerville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2016

"A stirring tale rooted in the language and experience of the Alabama community it depicts."
In this debut historical novel, a Southern African-American enclave struggles with a public tragedy. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 24, 2016

"An audacious and caustic financial work that deserves wide readership and close academic scrutiny."
A debut book delivers an appraisal of what ails Western economies. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

The Unexpected Everything is a YA feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >