Indie Book Reviews (page 8)

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
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 >

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
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
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
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 >
Of Angels and Few Lies, of Everything Under Blue Skies by Raminder Bajwa
Released: May 27, 2015

"Some standouts but limited overall by the incessant rhyming and some clichéd sentiments."
Bajwa's debut poetry collection explores spirituality, relationships, and current events. Read full book review >
The Land of Matta  by Michael Eldred
Released: May 27, 2015

"A fantastical puzzle that may be too difficult to solve.

Eldred (Capital and Technology, 2015, etc.) presents a fantasy allegory for physics enthusiasts.Read full book review >
We Came All This Way by Mike Heppner
Released: May 26, 2015

"Well-written and intriguing."
Abandoning the rest of her family, a woman runs away with her daughter to join her brother on a man-made island/new nation and reflects on what brought her there. Read full book review >
A GIRL LIKE THAT by Mary Flinn
Released: May 25, 2015

"An uplifting tale of love and redemption that's perfect for fans of stories of rehabilitated youth and second chances."
A breezy romance about a single mother who tries to reinvent herself after her young-adult son leaves the nest. Read full book review >
The Quiet Tides of Bordeaux by J. L. F.  Lambert
Released: May 25, 2015

"A hushed but resonant literary memoir."
Lambert (Termcraft, 2014) records the life a 20th-century schoolteacher in Bordeaux. Read full book review >
Refuge by Jason K  Macomson
Released: May 24, 2015

"With its overly simplistic approach to good vs. evil, this vampire saga thus far lacks drama and bite."
Alongside the young woman they saved from an attack, a vampire-hunting duo faces off against a gang of bloodsuckers in debut author Macomson's evangelical tale for young adults. 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 >