USA Today

“…a heady combination of the movie What Dreams May Come, John Grisham’s best work and Dante’s Divine Comedy.'”

Boston Globe

“…a great story….”

Booklist Magazine, Starred Review (American Library Association)

“Sometimes dreamily lyrical and sometimes harshly realistic, Kimmel’s authorial voice is undeniably compelling. Raw, tender, and intelligent, The Trial of Fallen Angels is a fascinating glimpse into the judgment of lost souls and recovered memories.”

“Reviewers Pick 2012”

“Treasure this book, for it is one you will want to read over and over again….”

Library Journal, Starred Review 

“[a] powerful debut… Kimmel has written a stirring spiritual thriller.”

Kirkus Reviews

“…an intriguing, intricate and metaphysical novel—not your typical fare.”

Reading Group Choices

“Featured Book 2013”

The Savannah Tribune

“Best of 2012”

“Brilliant…it begs to be read a second time and a third…”

“Best of 2012”

Alaska Journal

“Best Books of 2012”

“Best Books of 2012”

“Top 10 Editor’s Pick of the Month — Mystery, Thriller, Suspense”

“Top 10 Hot New Releases — Legal Thrillers”

“Inspiring Reads for the Season”

Barnes & Noble

“Top 25 Fiction Pick”

“Top 7 Pick — Thrillers”

“Top 2 Pick — Visionary & Metaphysical Fiction”

Friends Journal

“…finely written, deeply thoughtful, exciting as a novel, and challenging as an exploration of life….”

“Top Ten eBooks for Book Clubs”

“… a spectacular world of theology, philosophy and, yes, mystery…. What an incredible debut.”

Life After 50 Magazine

“Best Books of 2012, Adult Fiction”

“…beautiful, haunting, and shouldn’t be missed.”

Long Island Pulse Magazine

“There’s lots to like…and it starts with James Kimmel, Jr.’s beautiful writing.”

WRTI (Philadelphia NPR Station)

“…very compelling…”

“Red Hot Book of the Week”

“…a novel about love, justice, forgiveness, and all the ways these things do or do not intersect.”

“Books I Adored 2012”

“…will continue to linger in the heart and souls of its readers, long after the final page is read. Highly recommended.”

“I loved it.”

“…a provocative read and one that will force you to look into your own soul…very entertaining….”

“…a moving book with great emotional impact.”

Bryan Gruley, author of The Skeleton Box

“In a world seething with anger in search of so-called justice, James Kimmel, Jr., spins a heartbreaking story that delivers a rebuke with courage, intelligence, and elegant prose.”

Library Journal — Picked By Barbara Hoffert, National Book Critics Circle

“…unlike anything you have ever read.”

RT Book Reviews Magazine — Picked For “Exciting Debut Authors” 

“Due process follows the heroine of The Trial of Fallen Angels into the afterlife.”

“My first gem of this year. Loved it, loved it. The last 20 pages are one of the best payoffs ever. 5/5*”

“Top 10 Reads of 2013”

Mesquite Local News

“Best of 2012”

Sun News

“This powerful thriller is a unique debut….”

From Where I Sit 

“…a remarkable book….”

No Credentials Necessary 

“Thought-provoking…a page-turning mystery.”

Spencer Daily Reporter

“…extremely captivating…”

Aiken Standard

“This book should not be missed.”

“If you like your reads to have some meaning, this is a great one to pick up…. Kimmel has crafted a thriller-esque novel with both depth and emotion.”

“Top 10 Books 2012”

Superior Telegram

“2012’s Best Titles”

Pella Public Library Staff Reviews

“… a surprisingly realistic and interesting take on the afterlife…. Recommended.”

“…tense and well-paced…the twist in the novel is well worth the wait….”

“…there’s tons of twists that lead to a big surprise ending…I’d recommend this.”

Buried Under Books Reviews

“…an exploration of the human spirit…the subject matter is fascinating, the writing erudite, the finish of the book well done.”

Fresh Fiction Reviews

“And absolutely awesome and compelling spiritual thriller…an incredible, page turning thought provoking read!”

It’s All About The

Best of 2013 For Grown-Ups

Worcester News

Book of the Week–July 2014–“a sobering look at the nature of human justice and how retribution and revenge is carried out in the world of the living….”