Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

I AM CHANGE by David A. Best
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2016

"A thoughtful book that shares the lessons of an eventful life."
This debut collection of poetry and prose delves into the power of change. Read full book review >
THE CLYDESIDE CATS by Sandra Lane
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 12, 2016

"Simple, relatable cat-centered tales and childlike illustrations add up to a cozy debut."
A debut short story collection for children spins tales of Scottish cats learning life lessons. Read full book review >

Final Departure by Jeff Walton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2016

"A wide-ranging and argument-heavy (albeit, rigged for the prosecution) novel dramatizing the tenets of Christian apologetics."
Two men trapped by a storm have a long conversation about humanity, life, and faith. Read full book review >
AWAKENING MACBETH by Carmen Amato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2016

"A suspenseful, page-turning paranormal romance."
An academic at the University of Virginia confronts her father's death and a supernatural threat in this novel by Amato (King Peso, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >
THE METAL WITHIN by Len Gizinski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2016

"A breezy, smart apocalyptic tale that makes sequels look tempting."
In the opening installment of debut novelist Gizinski's sci-fi series, survivors in a dystopian world encounter a covert organization that targets threats to citizens. Read full book review >

THE LAST FAITH by Karmak Bagisbayev
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 8, 2016

"This ambitious book's unique structure offers some unusual, intriguing moments."
A writer tries to answer all of life's mysteries by having a Socratic dialogue with God in this debut philosophical work. Read full book review >
DEADLY DELUSIONS by Barbara Ebel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 2016

"At its best as a drama, with a protagonist whose distressing professional and personal lives in and out of the hospital produce a gripping tale."
The patients in a medical student's psychiatry rotation have a variety of diagnoses, some more dangerous than others, in this thriller. Read full book review >
NIGHTSCAPE by David W. Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 2016

"A richly rewarding, action-packed excursion into the classic pulp era, delivering a combination of eldritch villains and overmatched but valiant heroes."
Two novellas set in the world of the 2012 Nightscape movie.Read full book review >
Biome by Ryan Galloway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"An indelible red-planet backdrop enhances an already rugged, tenacious story of a colony's cadets learning to rely on one another."
Part of a Mars terraforming settlement, a teenager has six days to figure out why doctors are repeatedly wiping her peers' memories—and why she's retained her own—in this sci-fi debut. Read full book review >
Dare Ya! by Rhonda Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"An energetic, but sometimes-feckless action potboiler about a wacky dotcom."
Two Special Forces veterans and ex-cons strike it rich with a gonzo social media website and then battle a vengeful conspiracy in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
The Pawn by Skye Warren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A well-written piece of erotic fiction, starring a desperate heroine, for alpha-male fans."
In this novel, debts force a young woman to auction off her virginity to the highest bidder. Read full book review >
MEMOIRS OF HOME AND FAMILY by Huyen Nguyen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A haunting, cleareyed account of the hardships imposed by war and tyranny."
Huyen recounts growing up during politically perilous times in Vietnam. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >