Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

Desperate Shop Girls by David L. Gersh
THRILLERS
Released: March 26, 2015

"A welcome new approach to the small-town legal thriller."
Gersh (Art Is Dead, 2006), a former attorney, charmingly lampoons his one-time profession in this lighthearted legal thriller. Read full book review >
AFTER MIND by Spencer Wolf
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 25, 2015

"A rewarding tesseract of a novel that doesn't release its secrets easily."
A sci-fi debut about a boy who's deathly afraid of water and the family who helps reconstruct his mind after a tragic accident. Read full book review >

Four Years of Bedlamide: by Max Malady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2015

"Raw yet gripping exploration of mental illness.
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In this debut novel, Harry Taylor recounts his mistaken marriage to a schizophrenic, detailing her "Voice" and mercenary, mentally unstable family. Read full book review >
ASHES OF EDEN by Seven Everson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2015

"An original romance/mystery that will leave readers eagerly awaiting the next installment."
From debut novelist Everson, a supernatural story of first love and the realization that some things are not quite as they appear. Read full book review >
THE DEVIL'S SNARE by Michael Donovan
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 24, 2015

"A slick, dynamic mystery that confronts readers with just how many sides a story can have before we get to what matters: the truth."
Donovan's (Behind Closed Doors, 2013) second adventure of hard-boiled Eddie Flynn is a story steeped in the harsh realities of kidnapping, tabloid journalism, and good old-fashioned detective work. Read full book review >

HISTORY
Released: March 22, 2015

"An entertaining, highly detailed account of the lives of some very famous gangsters."
Friedman (All Against The Law, 2014, etc.) offers an in-depth account of the crime bosses of Prohibition-era America. Read full book review >
OF GIANTS AND OTHER MEN by Caspar Peek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2015

"A beautifully realized novel that doesn't shy away from describing the horrors of war as well as life's moments of beauty."
A lyrical family saga that brings to light an oft forgotten period of Central American history. Read full book review >
An Ordinary Magic by Jason Thibeault
THRILLERS
Released: March 21, 2015

"A superb magical tribute to fathers, sons, and those who love them."
A supernatural thriller about a priest, his wayward son, and the voodoo sorcerer who could exploit their secret. Read full book review >
Seven Tales for the Seven Dark Seas by Harold C. Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2015

"Crafty and classically subtle horror tales for all ages."
This debut collection features nautical horror stories along the Pacific Northwest coast. Read full book review >
THE DUST OF EARTH by Dylan Huntington
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 19, 2015

"Sci-fi enthusiasts should prepare to be lured in by this series entry that's sturdier and more assertive than the first."
Huntington's (The Rings of Elpída, 2013) sci-fi series continues, as the inhabitants of a dying Earth train youngsters to acclimate to another planet—and its mind-invading alien species. Read full book review >
A Spacious Life by Narissa Doumani
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2015

"Intelligent, contemplative spiritual memoir by a fine writer with a rich interior world."
A youngwoman writes of her spiritual evolution in an insightful debut memoir. Read full book review >
BIGGER by Aaron Brown
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 18, 2015

"A funny, yet earnest mystery story."
In Brown's debut novel, a man must solve a mystery involving his friend in order to reset his own life. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >