Indie Book Reviews (page 5)

Killing Maine by Mike Bond
Released: May 15, 2015

"Another stellar ride from Bond; checking out Pono's first adventure isn't a prerequisite, but this will make readers want to."
In Bond's (Tibetan Cross, 2014, etc.) thriller, Hawaiian surfer Pono Hawkins books a flight to Maine to help a fellow Special Forces vet duck a murder conviction. Read full book review >
OUTSIDER by Omer Zamir
Released: May 14, 2015

"Barring the unfortunate erotica, a sensitive portrait of internal distress.
Zamir's (Apotheosis of a Generation, 2015) second collection is full of introspective poems of desire and despair.Read full book review >

The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan by Whitney Dineen
Released: May 12, 2015

"A romantic comedy with a lively, funny cast, including a lovable main character."
In Dineen's (She Sins at Midnight, 2014, etc.) latest novel, a 30-something public relations professional finds that getting a guy can be complicated. Read full book review >
The Accidental Truth by Lauri Taylor
Released: May 12, 2015

"A fascinating journey into an enigmatic case and equally elusive parent."
An Orange County woman details her four-year investigation into the violent death of her mother in Mexico in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
Psychedelic  Bubble Gum by Bobby Hart
Released: May 12, 2015

"A highly detailed autobiography by a unique figure in American cultural history that will interest historians and pop-culture aficionados alike."
Hart, in his debut, tells of how his jagged path through the music industry led to heartbreak—but also to happiness. Read full book review >

Released: May 10, 2015

"An enthusiastic, authoritative program for turning one person's trash into another person's treasure—and making a profit along the way."
A step-by-step debut guide to selling items on eBay. Read full book review >
Released: May 8, 2015

"An engaging story of success, as told by a man who refused to quit."
A debut work of creative nonfiction about the daunting challenges of higher education and the power of perseverance. Read full book review >
Once We Were Friends by Bryan Mooney
Released: May 8, 2015

"A dynamic concept with some powerful moments that falls just short of being something truly remarkable."
Mooney (Eye of the Tiger, 2014) blends mystery, romance, and nostalgia while weaving a tale of personal history and human darkness. Read full book review >
Elizabeth's Midnight by Aaron Michael Ritchey
Released: May 7, 2015

"A transformative tale for those who believe in magic and in a young girl's heart—a grandmother's too."
A socially awkward teenager discovers her true self in this fantasy-laced YA novel. Read full book review >
The Healing of Reverend James by Thomas John
Released: May 7, 2015

"A high-stakes yet thoroughly pleasant story of recovery from tragedy firmly grounded in faith."
In John's debut novel, a religious man's redemption comes at a high price. Read full book review >
SYSTEM by Jon A. Davidson
Released: May 6, 2015

"A staid, melancholy, cautionary sci-fi tale with an Orwellian, fablelike quality."
Faced with the end of his marriage, a mild-mannered man starts to question the omnipotent data-based System that regulates his society in this sci-fi novel. Read full book review >
Yield for Oncoming Greatness by Matt N. Tabrizi
Released: May 6, 2015

"An earnest book with idealistic intent but its proposals lack the detail they need to be widely embraced."
Tabrizi, in his debut nonfiction work, offers high-level proposals for how to improve the country. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
June 30, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >