Indie Book Reviews (page 6)

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 >
The Gates of the Frontier Universe  by Christopher Villanueva
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 24, 2015

"A taxing read that makes good on early promises of an epic adventure."
An epic sci-fi novel centered on an intergalactic dispute from debut author Villanueva. Read full book review >
THE CURSE OF THE NEVERLAND by Lindy MacLaine
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 23, 2015

"A solid, entertaining and thoughtful fantasy tale, aside from a few small hitches."
MacLaine's debut novel delivers a new twist on an old classic, complete with pirates, dragons, pixies, childhood adventure and a twee fairyland. Read full book review >

THE WOMAN IN THE MOVIE STAR DRESS by Praveen Asthana
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"An entertaining ride with a troubled but sympathetic young woman."
Debut author Asthana offers a novel about a young woman's peculiar journey of self-discovery. Read full book review >
Musings of Yukiyu' by Rosa C. Scoushe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"A slow-paced novel with a beautifully portrayed tropical setting."
In Rosa's (Fractured, 2013, etc.) historical novel, tragedy forces a Puerto Rican teenager to become his family's sole provider as America's influence begins to slowly change his native land. Read full book review >
Cat Saves the World by Melody Lane Walsh
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"An upbeat tone and positive message in a short book that's engaging and appealing."
A simple picture book in which a girl named Cat imagines different ways she'll save the world when she grows up. Read full book review >
WEDDING DAY DEAD by Robert W. Stephens
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 21, 2015

"As formulaic as its predecessor, this is still a good, lightweight read. And we always knew that Poe and Alana would weather their private storm."
Welcome to paradise, and the further adventures of Poe and Foxx and the lovely Alana Hu, where the only thing to spoil the fun is the occasional murder. Read full book review >
BART FUBBLES by Pat Warren
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 21, 2015

"Warning: attempts to use this as a read-aloud may result in a laughing, unruly audience.
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A humorous picture book about an unusually gassy young boy. Read full book review >
BLACK ICE by Max Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"An engrossing thriller for readers who like their spies to be pragmatic but rigorous."
A Scandinavian intelligence officer stumbles upon a murderous global conspiracy to secure Arctic oil and gas resources in Morgan's debut thriller. Read full book review >
There's a Bug in the Tub and It Won't Get Out by JJ Allen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 19, 2015

"A calm, comedic tale of special friendships with beloved family members."
A girl has a startling bathtime experience in this heartwarming sleepover tale by debut authors Allen and Knowles. 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 >