Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

Crimson Park by C.J. Booth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2016

"A thriller with an endlessly twisty plot and plenty of lingering questions for a third book to answer."
A California cold-case division finds that the disappearance of a B-movie director/producer isn't nearly as straightforward as it initially seems in Booth's (Olive Park, 2011) sequel.Read full book review >
One Plus One by Tony Faggioli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2016

"This frightening tale of a Christian heroine battling satanic forces emphasizes the power of prayer, forgiveness, and love."
A psycho killer, several cops, and a suburban mom become intertwined with angels and demons in this faith-based paranormal thriller. Read full book review >

One In A Million by Tony Faggioli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2016

"Paranormal fans should enjoy this strange brew of revelations and romance, saints and sinners, remembering the past and attempting to save the future."
Cosmic chaos erupts in this tale of adultery, murder, and monsters. Read full book review >
A Million to One by Tony Faggioli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2016

"A fast-paced sequel involving angelic and demonic machinations that's not for the faint of heart or stomach."
A second helping of a trilogy cooks up countless horrors and paranormal events. Read full book review >
Drop-Dead Gorgeous by Navy Topaz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2016

"Chick-lit fantasy at its most textbook, with a predictable but fun Hollywood plot."
A woman raised to believe that she's an ugly duckling gets a life-changing makeover in this tale of beauty, both inside and out. Read full book review >

InstaFame Exposed by Jay Titan
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"An intriguing glimpse into how to thrive among Instagram Goliaths."
A bodybuilder and personal trainer who leveraged Instagram for promotion and profit shares tips and tricks on using the tool in this debut how-to guide. Read full book review >
Calamity Jane by Bryan Ney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2016

"A light, fun, and atavistic Western novel."
Ney's debut historical novel depicts the adventures of a teenage Calamity Jane. Read full book review >
The Toorak Jackpot by Rosemary Macindoe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2016

"Lighthearted and often delightfully surreal, this satire lacks a fully developed story."
A debut farcical novel chronicles an Australian's sudden ascent to fame and riches. Read full book review >
The Day Before You Came by Martin Freiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2016

"Freiner pushes his protagonist toward insights that he never quite realizes in this relentless survey of eroticism and drug abuse."
A young addict chronicles his struggles with cocaine, alcohol, and especially sex in this debut novel in stories. Read full book review >
The Last Ma-Loo by Dean Ammerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2016

"A satisfying—if meandering—wrap-up to a memorable series of adventures with an appealing pair of protagonists."
An inimitable teenage hero and his short-tempered accomplice must once again save humanity in this final installment of a trilogy. Read full book review >
Split Rock by Holly Hodder Eger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"This well-written work benefits from the heroine's admirable willingness to examine herself honestly."
In this debut novel, a married woman confronts her might-have-beens and searches for her true self. Read full book review >
Paul by Gesner Noel
RELIGION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jeff Chang
September 20, 2016

In the provocative essays in journalist Jeff Chang’s new book We Gon’ Be Alright, Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, personal writing, and cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. “He implores readers to listen, act, and become involved with today’s activists, who offer ‘new ways to see our past and our present,’ ” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A compelling and intellectually thought-provoking exploration of the quagmire of race relations.” View video >