Fiction

, ,

Rightfully Mine: God's Equal Rights Amendment

Rating: 3
The compelling story of the wandering nation of Israel following their escape from Egypt and 40 years of exile in the desert.
, , ,

A Small Fortune

Rating: 5
Reminiscent of The Pilot's Wife, a woman must come to terms with the fact that her life has been based on lies and misconceptions, but as she battles to regain her freedom and safety, she discovers a surprising strength she didn’t know she possessed.
, , , ,

The Life of O'Reilly

Rating: 4
Nick O’Reilly is a 36-year-old partner in a prestigious Manhattan law firm. Though he’s devoted to his legal career, there’s a side of O’Reilly that knows, even at the onset of this emotionally suspenseful novel, that all is not right with his world.
,

Sex Offender Lives Here

Rating: 4
An attempt at a “Fight Club” type story, set in the garage of a guy who's fallen from society's graces.
, ,

Green Monster: A Johnny Denovo Mystery

Rating: 4
The Green Monster (named after Fenway’s huge, left-field wall)--featuring the brilliant detective Johnny Denovo and his savvy team--will keep mystery fans guessing till the final inning.
, ,

Lulie

Rating: 4
A strong and loving heroine readers will long remember and admire, and delivers a blissfully satisfying denouement that reaffirms hope and happiness.
, , ,

5 Shots

Rating: 2
A graphic novel that weaves five tales of murder, mayhem, and action a private eye who can read people's minds.
, ,

The Edge of Forever

Rating: 4
A gripping but scary novel about the possibility of a super volcanic eruption from Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
, ,

Barking Her Way to the Top

Rating: 4
Roger Pyle's s six-year old collie, Kukushka, is not an ordinary pet, as she is able to be understood by her master. The often irreverent dog demands that Pyle get her a job in the civil service.
, ,

Sunset

Rating: 1
the story of three different men in three different cities, dealing with the end of civilization. Most of the Earth's population is killed and two days later the dead have disappeared.
, ,

Rock Chick

Rating: 2
India “Indy” Savage is the owner of a used book store and coffee shop. She is unwittingly involved in a crime ring, when her best barista loses a bag of diamonds and bad guys begin shooting at him.
, , , ,

Magician of Oz

Rating: 2
An attempt to create a classic children's story that falls far short of the mark of a classic.
, , ,

One Hour Martin-izing

Rating: 2
Marty and Cassidy Tyroni are a married couple who lead secretive lives.
, ,

Murder of an American Nazi

Rating: 2.5
A a story about a small town police detective whose obsessive search for the truth leads him from a seemingly simple murder investigation down an insidious path of espionage, cover-ups, and violence.
, ,

Re-Deal

Rating: 1.5
The main theme of Re-Deal is time travel, but the story is all over the place, dealing with gambling, action, cowboys, good vs. evil, and a whole slew of literary themes that are often haphazardly introduced and put together.
, , ,

The Rands Conspiracy

Rating: 2
A mild-mannered office worker has a job that involves secret information. He escapes the slaughter of his co-workers and must both evade the killers and uncover the conspiracy.
, ,

Briefs

Rating: 4
Wideman unveils an utterly original voice and structure--hip-hop zen--where each story is a single breath, to be caught, held, shared and savored. Reviewed by IR Staff
, ,

The Day of the Knights

Rating: 3
A multi-layered thriller about a feud between a cop and a serial killer that is much bigger than its plot.
, ,

The Last Cookie Club

Rating: 3
This moving fictional tale is informed by real-life experience about the roots of food addiction.
, , ,

Social Climbers

Rating: 3
A illustrated novel and purported how-to guide for the upwardly mobile, Social Climbers features an 8th grade writing style, a plethora of typos, tense mistakes and spelling errors.
, , ,

Adam's Daughters

Rating: 3
Part two in The Westward Sagas follows the Mitchell family as it struggles during the time of the Colonial and American Revolution.
, ,

Seven Blackbirds

Rating: 3
By turns humorous, scandalous, and lyrical, Seven Blackbirds is the story of a woman as she struggles along the road toward wholeness in the heart of Oklahoma's Green Country.
, ,

The Doll Brokers

Rating: 2
The violent and sexually graphic story of an independent woman as she stuggles to be successful in the modern toy industry.
, ,

The Shack

Rating: 4
In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question, Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?