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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NOBODY MOVE

By Philip Elliott
Rating:
3.5 / 5

NOBODY MOVE by Philip Elliott is a crime thriller with a chilling cast of villains–from diabolical serial murders and thieves to sexual deviants and plain...

IR Approved

ALL THE BIG ONES ARE DEAD

By Christopher A. Gray + Howard E. Carson
Rating:
4.8 / 5

ALL THE BIG ONES ARE DEAD is a spy thriller that whisks the reader around the world and into its characters’ heads.

IR Approved

THOU SHALL NOT KILL

By John Leifer
Rating:
4.0 / 5

The former Navy SEAL is back, this time to save the world from nuclear devastation, in John Leifer’s third John Hart thriller, THOU SHALL NOT...

HIGH FLYING

By Kaylin McFarren
Rating:
3.3 / 5

HIGH FLYING is a fast-paced thriller brimming with action.

THE RIVER RAT MURDERS

By Frank L. Gertcher
Rating:
3.3 / 5

The madame of a houseboat brothel, a teenage bootlegger and an enigmatic drifter make up a motley crew of misfit murder mystery solvers in THE...

LORI DANIELS MYSTERY: Pillow Talk

By Tom Preschutti
Rating:
3.3 / 5

A female police detective's love-life complicates a deadly campaign against a major crime organization in LORI DANIELS MYSTERY: Pillow Talk.

PSEUDO PRESIDENT

By Rob Bryant
Rating:
3.0 / 5

A Democratic candidate is nearing Presidential glory, aided not insubstantially by a team of violent, underhand and well-equipped voting fraudsters.

IR Approved

THE GIRL IN THE MIRROR

By Steven Ramirez
Rating:
5.0 / 5

A woman is pulled into a supernatural murder mystery in THE GIRL IN THE MIRROR.

IR Approved

DELPHYS RISING

By Kip Koelsch
Rating:
4.5 / 5

DELPHYS RISING is suspenseful, speculative science fiction about the scientific and military development of human-dolphin communications, the implications of the cross-species interface, and its unexpected...

THE DESIRE CARD

By Lee Matthew Goldberg
Rating:
3.0 / 5

THE DESIRE CARD tells the tale of a train wreck of a hero who can get anything he desires—but at what a cost.

IR Approved

V.E.N.O.M.

By Ty Mitchell
Rating:
5.0 / 5

An elderly Asian couple has been brutally killed and the children they fostered, kidnapped. Enter Jake Penny, a troubled homicide detective whose demons won’t let...

RENEGADE PAWN

By Craig S. Wilson
Rating:
3.0 / 5

RENEGADE PAWN is a gritty, suspenseful drama from the city of Rio and book one in the Lucas Rocha Thriller Series.

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