Indie Book Reviews (page 647)

THE SCARE by Robert Shaw
THRILLERS
Released: May 10, 2011

"An overcooked contemporary Gothic splatter-fest."
Jealousy is at the heart of this brutal horror story pulsing with axe-wielding gnomes and blood-spewing cats. Read full book review >
THE FUGITIVE’S DOCTOR by Deirdre-Elizabeth Parker
THRILLERS
Released: May 10, 2011

"A compelling tale of the ultimate faithful wife, though the telling is hindered by an awkward structure and lacks emotional impact."
A woman works diligently to obtain her husband's release from prison. Read full book review >

CHOICES by Bill Vallar
Released: May 7, 2011

"Flat characters and a straightforward plot make for an uninspiring read."
An all-star kid tracks down a bank robber in Vallar's debut novel. Read full book review >
LEGACY OF THE LIGHT by Todd A. Gipstein
Released: May 6, 2011

"A well-wrought tale of family, duty, honor and redemption."
In an attempt to redeem his family's honor, a man returns to keep the lighthouse where his father had failed to do his duty. Read full book review >
DEATH OF THE REPUBLIC by F. Scott Andison
Released: May 6, 2011

"A religion-imbued story with a solid tempo and a bevy of surprises."
A wealthy retired colonel with strong Christian beliefs supports his brother-in-law's presidential candidacy, but ulterior motives may prove lethal in the author's debut novel, the first in a proposed series. Read full book review >

HOLES IN THEIR HEARTS by John Wallace
Released: May 5, 2011

"An uplifting story of love set within a framework of Christian sensibilities, but will prove too light for those who desire more substantial intellectual fare."
In this Christian love story, good and bad angels vie for the souls of four lonely adults and one lonely child as unexpected circumstances bring them together to form new bonds of friendship and family. Read full book review >
PROPHETS OF THE GHOST ANTS by Clark Thomas  Carlton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 5, 2011

"The wobbly science of its premise notwithstanding, this is a fascinating, enjoyable sci-fi yarn."
In this postapocalyptic science-fiction allegory, diminutive tribal humans share the world, and a deeply intertwined society, with hordes of insects. Read full book review >
EXPENDABLE ASSETS by Drew Howell
THRILLERS
Released: May 5, 2011

"Though a slow start dims its shine, Howell's freshman effort satisfies without indulging in dramatics."
In Howell's debut thriller about terrorism, conspiracy and corruption, a former government operative with a troubled past teams up with an FBI agent to untangle a dangerous web that stretches from Afghanistan to Washington. Read full book review >
THE VOICE OF THE DOLPHINS by Hardy Jones
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 4, 2011

"A moving, effective tale that urges readers to place greater importance on environmental conservation."
An award-winning filmmaker describes three decades of work with dolphins. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 4, 2011

"Ingber's book will appeal to financial industry professionals but others may have trouble following the narrative."
An insider's look at one of America's darkest days and how Wall Street leaders worked together to avoid a national economic collapse. Read full book review >
THE IRON BRIDGE by Lee D. Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2011

"An earnest, if slow-paced, historical novel of Midwesterners."
Anderson offers a debut novel about life in northern Wisconsin in the early 1960s. Read full book review >
TWENTY KEY IDEAS IN BEGINNING CALCULUS by Dan Umbarger
Released: May 1, 2011

"Well-organized and student-friendly, this book thoroughly covers the mainstays of calculus.
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A guide that introduces students to the notoriously tough subject's fundamental blueprint. 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 >