Indie Book Reviews (page 9)

NOW I KNOW IT'S NOT MY FAULT by Laurie B. Levine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2017

"An infuriating, frightening, and compassionate story of abuse."
A vulnerable 14-year-old girl becomes the victim of a beloved teacher in Levine's debut novel. Read full book review >
THE LAST CONFESSION by Pat Kelley Brunjes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2017

"A diverting and intriguing family mystery involving a priest."
A journalist investigates a decades-old accusation in this novel. Read full book review >

THE ROAD TO SPIRITUAL FREEDOM by Harold Klemp
Released: Jan. 18, 2017

"An intriguing book explores spiritual practices and perspectives using storytelling as the main device."
A guide presents a religious approach to understanding the inner self and the experiences of life. Read full book review >
A CONVENIENT CHRISTIAN by Dwane C. Craft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2017

"A confused plot undermines this tale of Christian strength."
This soap-operatic tale follows the entangled lives of three people struggling with lost faith. Read full book review >
SCHEDULED TO DEATH by Mary Feliz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"An engaging but not complex mystery that moves forward quickly with freshness, a few surprises, and a couple of real scares."
In this California-based cozy, a professional organizer sorts through suspects in the mysterious death of a client's fiancee. Read full book review >

MIND, WORLD, GOD by Tam Hunt
RELIGION
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"This engrossing work defies the New Age stereotype by offering a lucid and intelligent discussion of humanity's place in the universe."
A book delivers a message of harmony in a world torn between science and faith. Read full book review >
PRESIDENTIAL CONCLUSIONS by Douglas J. Wood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"A sharp tale of government and terrorism fortified by an exceptional POTUS protagonist."
Samantha "Sam" Harrison must lead the United States against coordinated nationwide terrorist strikes in this political thriller, the final installment of a trilogy. Read full book review >
GUESS AND CHECK by Thaddeus Rutkowski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2017

"A stark, engrossing, Hemingway-esque portrait of a life spent in the margins."
Rutkowski (Haywire, 2010, etc.) delivers a new short story collection, offering sparse prose and pointed observations about one man's struggle to connect with others.Read full book review >
The Attachment Bond by Virginia M. Shiller
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Jan. 15, 2017

"A useful, thorough survey of a cornerstone theory, if somewhat dry at times."
A clinical psychologist explains the five-decade history of attachment theory and its relation to personal development. Read full book review >
Blood Family by Brent Winter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2017

"A clever, engaging view into dark places."
Fantasy and horror blend in Winter's debut novel about a man who discovers his family's links to the supernatural. Read full book review >
WATERCOLORS REVEALED! by
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 14, 2017

"An often inviting look at the alleged prophecies of a famous thinker."
Lloyd (Nostradamus Finally Revealed!, 2011) offers a meditation on images found within The Lost Book of Nostradamus.Read full book review >
BEST LAID PLANS & OTHER DISASTERS by Amy Rivers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2017

"Chicken soup for the working woman's soul."
The female mayor of a small town navigates politics, relationship troubles, and the reality that life doesn't always go according to plan. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >