Indie book reviews

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Our Reviewers won’t judge your book as compared to other self-published titles, but against other books, period. Our ratings are based on the following criteria, although reviewers are able to award partial stars (i.e. a 1.3 or a 4.7), rather than rounding up or down to a whole or half number.

1/5

Really bad 
Work on it.

2/5

Mediocre
1-2 bright spots.

3/5

Good
Worth reading.

4/5

Very Good
1-2 spots that need work

5/5

Excellent!
Must-read.

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INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE

By Susan Kraus
Rating:
5.0 / 5

INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE by Susan Kraus, the third book in a series following family mediator, Grace McDonald, examines the insidious nature of sexual assault on college...

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CATALYST

By Ian Kent
Rating:
4.5 / 5

When 43 people die en masse on a freeway in Los Angeles, there is panic everywhere. The cause is determined quickly enough--poisoned gas. But who...

NEVER BEEN TRACED

By Kenneth S. Kappelmann
Rating:
3.5 / 5

When Detective Tomas O'Malley began investigating the death of a high school athlete, he couldn't have imagined the bloody mess he'll soon find himself in.

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GATED

By J.D. Ventura
Rating:
4.0 / 5

In GATED, author J.D. Ventura takes readers to Frontier Village, a picturesque neighborhood where nothing is as it seems.

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DEATH IN PARAĺSO

By Jack Polo
Rating:
4.7 / 5

DEATH IN PARAĺSO is a fun, nimble detective novel set in a sunny Southern California town that would be paradise … if it weren’t for...

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A VIAL UPON THE SUN

By James + Craig Codlin
Rating:
4.0 / 5

A motley group of heroes race against the clock to prevent an ancient conspiracy from reestablishing the Spanish Inquisition in modern times in A VIAL...

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HUNTED

By Monique Gliozzi
Rating:
4.0 / 5

Danger and intrigue invades the Swiss Alps when a wanted killer takes refuge in the sleepy town of Grindelwald.

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THE FRUIT OF LIES: A Chautauqua Murder Mystery

By Deb Pines
Rating:
4.0 / 5

An amateur sleuth must solve a coldhearted billionaire’s murder case in the latest CHAUTAUQUA MURDER MYSTERY.

ATOM

By Stephen C. Sutcliffe
Rating:
1.0 / 5

ATOM is about The Children Of Atom, a group of spoiled rich kids who long to rock out, get high, and start society’s collapse by...

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THE NARROW MAN

By Kip Cassino
Rating:
4.0 / 5

THE NARROW MAN is a deeply chilling suspense story with a truly frightening villain at its core.

THE MISSING PIECES

By Deborah Henderson
Rating:
2.8 / 5

THE MISSING PIECES is a harrowing, puzzling psychological thriller.

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FATHER CARDOSO’S MANUSCRIPT

By Samuel Miles Morley
Rating:
4.0 / 5

FATHER CARDOSO’S MANUSCRIPT is a well-paced detective story set in 1920s Los Angeles featuring Detective Lou Smithers, a little person and his plucky sweetheart, Grace Lane.

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