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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TORCHED: SUMMER OF ’64

By Joe Edd Morris
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

TORCHED: SUMMER OF ’64 is the story of sacrifice, interracial friendship and romance at a dark time in America's history.

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HOW A MONSTER IS MADE

By RaShell Lashbrook
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

The Carters are a 1950s American family fighting personal demons. Dad’s an abusive drunk and Mom is mentally ill. Their children bear the brunt of...

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CENTRAL CITY

By Indy Perro
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

Detective Vinnie Bayonne and ex-con Kane Kulpa appear to be on opposite sides of the law, but when Bayonne realizes that the unsavory murder he's...

MINDING MY OWN ME

By Nik O.K.
Rating:
2.9 / 5.0

MINDING MY OWN ME is a light-hearted and comedic view of a working-class thief.

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SINAI UNHINGED

By Joanna Evans
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

A therapist races to the uncover the truth about a particle physics experiment gone horribly wrong before it has even deadlier consequences.

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THE ULTRA BETRAYAL

By Glenn Dyer
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

A cryptologist working with Alan Turing on a top-secret project to decipher German codes, has gone missing, and the British government fears he might be...

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THE INSURMOUNTABLE EDGE (Book One)

By Thomas H. Goodfellow
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

A tough-as-nails general who cares for a troubled teenage niece as well as a fellow soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder, is called out of retirement...

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THE HIDING GIRL

By Dorian Box
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

THE HIDING GIRL is the story of twelve-year-old Emily Calby, who, after surviving the violent murder of her family, takes to the streets in order...

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TOKYO TRAFFIC

By Michael Pronko
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Several murder victims are found in a Tokyo studio used to shoot underage pornography videos, including one of the trafficked girls and an important official...

SIZE ZERO (Visage Book 1)

By Abigail Mangin
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

The scion of a high-powered modeling agency returns from self-imposed religious exile when the years-old cold-case disappearance of his childhood friend six years suddenly heats...

THE FREEDOM BUILDING

By Martin Kendall
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

THE FREEDOM BUILDING by Martin Kendall aptly delves into contemporary topics such as terrorism, trust, freedom, public and personal Truth in the guise of fiction.

DEADLY SCIENCE

By Ken Brigham
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

Ken Brigham's DEADLY SCIENCE is a detective story that suffuses medical and scientific information in it's plot.

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