Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

SUICIDE FOREST by Jeremy Bates
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Bates' choice to avoid brazen scares makes for an understated horror story that will remind readers what chattering teeth sound like."
In Bates' (The Taste of Fear, 2012, etc.) horror novel, a simple excursion into a reputedly haunted forest turns into a nightmare when people start dying in conspicuously unnatural ways.Read full book review >
THE HEALER by Beny J. Primm
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"An interesting, informative firsthand account of how medicine and government grappled with two plagues that reshaped society."
One of America's leading experts on addiction battles drugs, HIV, and racism in this absorbing memoir. Read full book review >

MAGGIE AND ME by Linda Hewitt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

Hewitt's (Georgia's Great Undertaking, 2014, etc.) insightful family memoir provides a glimpse into the life of a complicated woman.Maggie Mosteller McLendon lived a full life. Read full book review >
Violets & Violence by Morgan Parker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"An entertaining bit of fluff; implausible in parts but delivers romance and violence, per the title.
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A magician falls for an investment adviser in another mystery/romance by prolific author Parker (Surviving Goodbye, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >
HERE AFTER by Sean Costello
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"An uneven but often effective missing-child story with a twist."
In Costello's (Squall, 2014, etc.) latest horror novel, a father grieving his son gets clues from beyond the grave about the abduction of another child. Read full book review >

My Daughter, Her Suicide, and God by Marjorie Antus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"A penetrating, emotionally honest look at the aftermath of suicide, ideal for sharing with others who grieve."
A Virginia woman whose 17-year-old daughter committed suicide explores issues of faith and grief in this excellent debut. Read full book review >
LOVER IN THE NOBODY by Jonathan Harnisch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"An extraordinary, harrowing odyssey into an embattled self, full of humor, compassion, and a rare understanding of mental illness."
A young man battling extreme mental illness brings his sadomasochistic fantasies to life in Harnisch's (Sex, Drugs, and Schizophrenia, 2014, etc.) latest novel.Read full book review >
The Father-Daughter Club by Alison Ragsdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"A thoroughly readable story about acceptance, forgiveness, and redemption."
In Ragsdale's (Tuesday's Socks, 2014) second novel, a tightknit father and daughter face life-changing challenges that threaten the stability of their relationship.Read full book review >
A MOST UNLIKELY SPY by Linda A. Rich
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 14, 2014

"A concise thriller with an enthralling protagonist and a rich historical backdrop."
In Rich's debut historical thriller, a World War II codebreaker tracks down an American naval officer who may be working as a spy for the Japanese. Read full book review >
SHRUGG, 1 MILE by G. A. Schindler
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 12, 2014

"Rough prose undermines this sci-fi tale and its inimitable villain."
Schindler's debut sci-fi novella explores what might happen if the aliens are already here, watching us. Read full book review >
JONATHAN ROBERTS by Gregory P. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2014

"An exhaustive biography, which serves as a welcome addition to American Civil War and Quaker history.
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Wilson chronicles the life of Jonathan Roberts, a Quaker who served in the Union Army during the Civil War despite his pacifist convictions. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Dec. 11, 2014

"An often engaging book that shows readers the beginnings of the great voyages and the ancient symbols of seafaring communication."
An informed, freethinking re-creation of ancient trade routes, rooted in research and serious fieldwork. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >