Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

Blue News by Lance LoRusso
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"A perceptive work provides practical and timely suggestions for improving communication after critical incidents such as officer-involved shootings."
A police officer-turned-attorney examines the relationship between law enforcement and the media. Read full book review >
DAWN OF LEGAIA by A.C. Hachem
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"An expansive tale, despite its focus on one character, that offers trendy tech and substantial back story for a planned series."
A scientist aiming to colonize a new planet faces strong—and potentially lethal—opposition from an affluent rival in Hachem's sci-fi debut. Read full book review >

TIGER PELT by Annabelle J Kim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Unfolding against a sprawling canvas, an absorbing tale of characters shedding their identities and reinventing themselves, despite being battered by war."
Korea serves as a perfect crucible for Kim's expansive and impressive historical fiction debut, in which the characters must struggle against overwhelming odds. Read full book review >
Nightriders by Ashley Blake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"A historical novel about 19th-century vigilantes that re-creates a lost world as it morally instructs."
A dangerous clan wreaks havoc in post-bellum Louisiana. Read full book review >
CYCLES by Maria de Andrade
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Dramatically light, but historically and sociologically interesting."
From Lisbon to Montreal, De Andrade's (The Little Sect, 2015, etc.) second novel follows the lives of Marta and Tiago Sousa, a young Portuguese couple who stake their hopes for better opportunities on a move to Canada.Read full book review >

THE REPLACEMENT CHRONICLES by Harper Swan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"A time-hopping tale that should appeal to readers with an interest in the prehistoric period."
This debut omnibus unites all three installments of a story that connects a pregnant woman in the late Pleistocene era with her modern-day descendant, a researcher who gets entangled in a terrorist plot. Read full book review >
YOU FIRST by Stephanie Fournet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2016

"A smart romance that will satisfy existing fans and likely bring new ones to the table."
Fournet's (Leave a Mark, 2016. etc.) latest romance matches a young mother with a crime novelist in a sweet tale about learning to cope with whatever life throws your way. Read full book review >
THE LAST UP by Jimmy Vee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2016

"An engaging, funny tale about salesmanship and much more."
A time-travel fantasy novel about the philosophical core of an auto dealership. Read full book review >
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 >
RATIONING EARTH by Herb Bentz
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Dec. 12, 2016

"An original take on the economics of resource conservation."
A radical, ecologically minded proposal to meet the future challenges of an increasingly productive but still unsustainable economy. 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 >
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 >