Indie Book Reviews

  • One star = Really bad; there’s a reason this book is self-pubbed.
  • Two stars = Mediocre, but one or two bright spots.
  • Three stars = Good; worth reading.
  • Four stars = Very good.
  • Five stars = Excellent; must-read.
  • * IndieReader receives compensation for most of the books it reviews, along with copies of those books.
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OUT OF TUPELO

Rating: 3.4
OUT OF TUPELO is a complex tapestry of secrets and violence.
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THE RESPONSIVE LEADER

Rating: 4.3
THE RESPONSIVE LEADER offers practical advice for becoming a more effective leader in the constantly evolving world of business.
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VENGEANCE IS MINE

Rating: 4.5
When a filmmaker is murdered during a Fourth of July concert, amateur detective Mimi Goldman finds herself drawn into the investigation.
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OUTRAGEOUS: THE LEGEND OF ZESTY SUNDROPS

Rating: 4.5
OUTRAGEOUS: THE LEGEND OF ZESTY SUNDROPS explores the life of a complex hero whose antics in war, crime and love leave a mark on everyone he encounters.
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THE MOVING BLADE

Rating: 4
THE MOVING BLADE is a police thriller that takes place against the backdrop of a rich descriptions of Japanese culture and contemporary Tokyo.
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BEST EVIDENCE

Rating: 4
BEST EVIDENCE is a thought-provoking series of poems that navigates the diverse range of human emotions.  
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THIS SIDE OF ZERO

Rating: 4.8
Several people’s lives converge in darkly mysterious ways at an apartment complex in a small Minnesota town in the psychological thriller THIS SIDE OF ZERO.
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FINDING HOPE IN THE DARKNESS OF GRIEF

Rating: 3.8
Readers can seek quiet strength in FINDING HOPE IN THE DARKNESS OF GRIEF.
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FREEING LINHURST: INTO THE TUNNELS

Rating: 4
Jack Alexander again finds himself and his friends chasing ghosts and searching for answers at Linhurst State School and Hospital. Throw in nightmares, teenage frustrations and ghost hunters, and Jack’s in for an amazing adventure.
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THE PROTOTYPE

Rating: 3.4
THE PROTOTYPE has an original, action-fueled design, with some surprise features hiding under the hood.
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MYSTIC YELLOWSTONE

Rating: 2.4
When a scared sister runs from her schizophrenic and threatening brother, getting a job as a ranger in Yellowstone to hide away, she’s determined to prove herself.
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THE WEALTH ELITE

Rating: 3
What makes the super-rich tick and why am I not like them are the themes captured in THE WEALTH ELITE, an in-depth study culled from interviews and deep academic research.
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TERMINAL

Rating: 4.6
The reality of modern-day bioterrorism will keep readers riveted in TERMINAL, a military/government thriller.
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LILY WHITE LIE

Rating: 2.8
LILY WHITE LIE is a cozy mystery about an amateur historian and small-town political drama.
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PUTTING CALIFORNIA ON THE MAP

Rating: 3
Learn about the man behind California’s surveying in PUTTING CALIFORNIA ON THE MAP: VON SCHMIDT’S LINES.
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Z.O.S.: A MEMOIR

Rating: 2.9
Z.O.S.: A MEMOIR : A reluctant war wife tells her story.
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RIBBONS OF DEATH

Rating: 3.9
RIBBONS OF DEATH is a suspenseful fantasy about the search by a government agent and a professor for a child who, while wearing a special amulet, causes others to lose all inhibitions against violence.
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COCO

Rating: 4.5
Orphaned bear cub Coco experiences adventures and friendship as she and protector Babou traverse the Adirondacks in this beautifully illustrated story.
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HEARTS OF MERCY

Rating: 4
HEARTS OF MERCY is an engaging, late 19th-century romance infused with rich historical detail.
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PUTTING THE OUTSIDE INSIDE KIDS

Rating: 4.7
PUTTING THE OUTSIDE INSIDE KIDS is a heartfelt, informative memoir of a father-daughter canoe journey in Canada.
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TARGET: Business Wisdom from the Ancient Japanese Martial Art of Kyudo

Rating: 4.5
The “secret” to success in business, writes author Jérôme Chouchan (President, Godiva Japan), lies in the principle “Right shooting always results in a hit.”
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NO EASY MONEY

Rating: 4
An organized crime syndicate learns that a computer entrepreneur is no pushover in NO EASY MONEY.
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A LYLE SAXON READER: LOST STORIES OF THE FRENCH QUARTER AND BURIED TREASURE

Rating: 5
Historian Michael Warner sheds light on New Orleans favorite son, Lyle Saxon, by gathering some of the early 20th century writer’s short stories and news reports never before published in a book.