Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

WARRIOR by Terry Irving
THRILLERS
Released: June 1, 2015

"A brisk, suspenseful adventure nestled in real, historical drama."
Irving's (Courier, 2015) historical thriller, the second in his Freelancer series, offers a provocative reinterpretation of the infamous Wounded Knee incident. Read full book review >
AFTER THE GAZEBO by Jen Knox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2015

"Complex, assured stories that describe the complications of love and need with perfect pitch."
These well-observed short stories describe sometimes-uneasy, sometimes-hopeful reconciliations with fortune. Read full book review >

The Dark by Forrest Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2015

"This is a rollicking adventure with religious, philosophical, and technological overtones; for science fiction die-hards."
When a dimension-hopping spacecraft ventures beyond the boundaries of the universe, literally ending up nowhere, strange and disturbing events play havoc with it. Read full book review >
THE MASTER YESHUA by Joyce Luck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2015

"An ideal example of how fiction can be used to present and explore alternative concepts in history and religion."
A grounded retelling of Christ's life and the early days of the church from the gospel of his ailing nephew. Read full book review >
The Fine Print by Jack Schwartz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 29, 2015

"A fond, nostalgic celebration of a decadeslong career in media."
Vivid personal dispatches from the heyday of print journalism. Read full book review >

A YEAR OF LEARNING, LAUGHTER, AND LIFE by Jaishen Rajah
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 29, 2015

"Pithy portions of wisdom well-told."
A lifetime of collected anecdotes in an excellent and entertaining resource for speakers, writers, and storytellers. Read full book review >
MEASURELESS NIGHT by Chris Culver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2015

"A riveting page-turner whose author is a worthy heir to the late Robert B. Parker."
In Culver's (Nine Years Gone, 2014, etc.) latest police thriller, a woman is killing the people who sent her husband to death row, and police detective Ash Rashid must stop her. Read full book review >
Portraits at an Exhibition by Patrick E. Horrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2015

"A challenging, worthwhile account of the workings of the mind amid the contemplation of art and beauty."
Horrigan (Widescreen Dreams, 2001) sets his debut novel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, where the central character, Robin, slowly travels through an exhibition titled "Motions of the Mind: The Renaissance Portrait and Its Legacy." Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 28, 2015

"A ray of sunshine for those with similar struggles."
The odds for a positive outcome from pregnancy while battling cancer might seem improbably long, but Hosford's hopeful debut memoir proves that, with a little bit of luck and lots of grit, it is entirely possible. Read full book review >
Ghost of the Nile by Veronica Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2015

"A rather ordinary historical romance in an extraordinary setting."
A dead warrior sent back to the land of the living confronts betrayal, treason, and romance in Scott's (Magic of the Nile: Gods of Egypt, 2014, etc.) latest series novel.Read full book review >
Exophobic: Making Waves by D. Kenton Mellott
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 27, 2015

"Leisurely paced but intelligent and profound, even at its goofiest."
An agency monitoring illegal manipulation of electromagnetic waves may have uncovered an attempt to control humanity in Mellott's (Exophobe, 2012, etc.) latest sci-fi outing. Read full book review >
WATER GHOSTS by Linda Collison
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 27, 2015

"A witty YA voyage with plenty of narrative power."
In Collison's (Star-Crossed, 2006, etc.) YA adventure, a teen on a character-building excursion at sea faces challenges larger than getting along with his crewmates when the spirit of a destructive ancient Chinese ghost appears. 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 >