Indie Book Reviews

 

  • One star = Really bad.
  • Two stars = Mediocre, but one or two bright spots.
  • Three stars = Good; worth reading.
  • Four stars = Very good.
  • Five stars = Excellent; must-read.
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ATLAS OF MEN

Rating: 5
After forty years the data from a controversial research study resurfaces to bring turmoil into the lives of the study’s participants in ATLAS OF MEN.
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FOUNTAIN OF TEARS

Rating: 3.7
Truth in human history is complicated because the people living it are complicated, as the novel FOUNTAIN OF TEARS attempts to explore.
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FEAR NOT THE DARK

Rating: 3
FEAR NOT THE DARK is an efficient fantasy thriller, complete with shapeshifting ghouls, restless ghosts, future doubles, and time traveling wizards.
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DAISY’S RUN

Rating: 4
DAISY’S RUN, the first installment in the CLOCKWORK CHIMERA series, concerns a conspiracy in space.
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THYLACINE DREAMS

Rating: 4
THYLACINE DREAMS is a collection of short stories that explore what it's like to be human - or not.
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CONSULTING DRUCKER: Principles and Lessons from the World's Leading Management Consultant

Rating: 4
CONSULTING DRUCKER: Principles and Lessons from the World's Leading Management Consultant, is a deep dive into the teachings and philosophies of the famous management guru Peter Drucker.
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WINCHELL PRICE MASTER PAINTER

Rating: 5
WINCHELL PRICE MASTER PAINTER is a personal look at both the art and the life of a talented, but idiosyncratic artist, through commentary on his work, the artist’s memories and stories collected by the son of the artist’s patrons.
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REFLECTIONS AND REMINISCENCES

Rating: 4
Sculptor John Safer's delightful memoir REFLECTIONS AND REMINISCENCES is more than just a chronicle of an interesting life, it's a snapshot of personal and political history.
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BEYOND CONFUSION

Rating: 4.7
Author Doretta Wildes has penned a lush and affecting murder…
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INHALE

Rating: 3.5
INHALE is a tale of survival written, by a young woman who married in good faith and found herself trapped by a warped husband who seeks to keep her under his thumb.
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BEAUTIFUL MINDS

Rating: 4.5
BEAUTIFUL MINDS is compilation of stories concerning the life and work of six people living in New York City as they pursue their creative passions.
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BAKING SUBSTITUTIONS: The A-Z of Common, Unique, and Hard-to-Find Ingredients

Rating: 4.5
An A-Z listing of substitutions that can be used in baking when you've run out of or don't have access to an ingredient, or want to adjust a recipe to meet dietary restrictions.
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MUNCHING ON THE SUN

Rating: 3.5
Memories of innocence lost wait like land mines as Lukas prepares to graduate from University in MUNCHING ON THE SUN.
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DÉJÀ VU ALL OVER AGAIN

Rating: 4
The hero of DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN heads back to high school to recapture his youth…and lost love.
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PURPOSE: The Extraordinary Benefits of Focusing on What Matters Most

Rating: 4.5
PURPOSE: : The Extraordinary Benefits of Focusing on What Matters Most is a straightforward primer that gives practical guidance on how to discover both a personal and business-team purpose.
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WHERE EAGLES DARE NOT PERCH

Rating: 2.5
WHERE EAGLES DARE NOT PERCH is a dark and bitter tale set in Civil War America.
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WRONGFUL DEATH

Rating: 4
WRONGFUL DEATH is an entertaining ride that takes the reader through a haunted house story where the ghost, not the living, has a lesson to learn.
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THE WINNER MAKER

Rating: 4
Author Jeff Bond leads us deftly through the story of Steph Reece and her fellow “Winners” as they investigate the mysterious disappearance of beloved high school teacher, Bob Fiske.
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A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DIE

Rating: 4
In a collection of 14 short stories, author Samuel Bigglesworth explores the concepts of death and life’s purpose with raw and jaw-dropping revelations.
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THE WARRIOR'S BANE

Rating: 3.9
THE WARRIOR'S BANE is a story of a swordsman who is compelled to fulfill an ambiguous prophecy even while rescuing the girl of his aspirations.
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THE BOYS WHO DANCED WITH THE MOON

Rating: 3.5
A tragic drowning leaves a young man struggling to cope with past secrets and broken friendship.
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CLOSURE

Rating: 4.5
CLOSURE explores troubling social issues and physical trauma's isolating destruction of identity in a fast-paced hybrid of detective fiction and metaphysical thriller.
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KILLERS, TRAITORS & RUNAWAYS - Outcasts of the Worlds, Book II

Rating: 2.5
The fantasy novel KILLERS, TRAITORS & RUNAWAYS explores ambitious themes of love, friendship, betrayal, interplanetary/inter-lifeform relations, violence and peace.
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HARVEST OF A WRATHFUL EYE

Rating: 3.7
HARVEST OF A WRATHFUL EYE is a fast-moving chase to catch a serial killer before he strikes again.