Indie Book Reviews (page 5)

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2015

"An impressive use of one family to intimately portray the history of social and cultural changes over three generations."
Spanning nearly 60 years, this work of historical fiction chronicles the multitude of cultural changes in Japan after World War II from the perspective of a conflicted family of three. Read full book review >
The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths by Harry Bingham
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 29, 2015

"The simple plot is merely a foundation for intriguing characters who provide the real experience."
In Bingham's (Love Story, With Murders, 2014, etc.) latest thriller, South Wales DC Fiona Griffiths' third outing finds her undercover trying to expose a group committing computer fraud and leaving bodies in its wake. Read full book review >

BEWARE THE SHEEP by M. Lewis-Lerman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 29, 2015

"Could be the start of a fantastic series if, along with a few improvements, the characters and world remain this solid."
In Lewis-Lerman's debut YA fantasy, magical adventures begin for a young girl when her friend grows terribly ill and she becomes determined to save her. Read full book review >
TRAVELS WITH CHARLIZE by David R. Gross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2015

"A poignant, ultimately uplifting travel narrative that ends too quickly."
In this memoir, a retired veterinarian and cardiovascular researcher takes to the highways and back roads of the West Coast with his dog, seeking solace and purpose. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 28, 2015

"Elegant, inspiring synthesis of mind-body principles and practices."
This debut spirituality guide outlines how yoga and meditation will help you achieve ultimate enlightenment. Read full book review >

OUT OF SILENCE by Martin Beck Matustik
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 28, 2015

"An important examination of what it means to discover one's self, and to reclaim one's sense of belonging."
A philosophically charged memoir of a man connecting with a Jewish heritage that he only discovered later in life. Read full book review >
RISKING IT ALL by Tessa Bailey
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"This intense, erotic romance pairs brisk action with well-developed characters."
An undercover policewoman falls for the criminal assigned to protect her in a taut romantic thriller by author Bailey (Staking His Claim, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A moving memoir that's particularly timely, given the current health care debate in the United States.
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A heart-rending debut nonfiction account of a couple's struggles with insurance companies as they tried to recover from a catastrophic accident. Read full book review >
THE GAMERS by Shauna Sare Little
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 26, 2015

"An apocalyptic YA adventure with a familiar setup, but refreshing young characters and unexpected plot turns."
In Little's YA dystopian sci-fi debut, teenagers who've spent most of their lives in virtual reality escape to a real world of nuclear and viral devastation. Read full book review >
SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF DUST by Scott Michael Bowers
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 26, 2015

"A riveting story about a man whose self-discovery will end violently or with a woman who loves him."
Three friends' annual Panama City Beach, Florida, getaway turns into a violent quest for vengeance in Bowers' debut thriller. Read full book review >
SIMESTA by Marianna Palmer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 25, 2015

"Strong in concept, shaky in execution."
Marianna and Esther Palmer's debut fantasy-adventure novel takes readers to the world of Telda, where gods and humans with elemental powers battle for control. Read full book review >
A spiritual guide for you and your horse by Jennifer McCann
Released: Jan. 25, 2015

"Like-minded readers may find this spiritual approach useful."
In this guidebook, a spiritual healer offers advice for helping owners and horses live better lives. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Bill Browder
author of RED NOTICE
March 24, 2015

Bill Browder’s Red Notice is a nonfiction political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption. In 2007, a group of Russian law enforcement officers raided Browder’s offices in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fund’s companies had paid to the Russian government. Browder’s attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and uncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise. A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved, he was arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for a year. On November 16, 2009, he was led to an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear. “It may be that ‘Russian stories never have happy endings,’ ” our reviewer writes about Red Notice, “but Browder’s account more than compensates by ferociously unmasking Putin’s thugocracy.” View video >