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- Print Length: 511 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: November 17, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00E6YCH0M
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #307,751 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author
If you haven't landed on this page by accident, then you're one of those curious people, like me, who likes to know a bit more about the authors we read. My life is much less exciting than my writing (thank goodness, because I put my characters through hell!)
I am the lucky father of three young children, and live in Brisbane, Australia. I attended James Cook University from 1991 to 1998, graduating with a Bachelor of Biological Science with duel majors in Zoology and Archaeology, a First Class Honors Degree in Underwater Archaeology, and a Masters Degree in Environmental Management. I draw on knowledge from all of these disciplines in my books, but am still trying to learn something new every day.
To date, I have completed three novels, titled FAST (a military thriller), PLAZA (an archaeological thriller), and MELT. FAST and PLAZA are both the first books in a set of trilogies. MELT is a stand alone psychological thriller. My final title, AFTER, is a collection of short stories.
Right now I am working on the sequel to FAST, and very much enjoying my role in assisting with the development of a feature film based on one of my short stories.
I love interacting with readers, and I respond to everyone who either contacts me directly or leaves a review for one of my books.
I want to talk to YOU! So try out one of my titles (they're only $2.99) or download one when they are free. I'm happy either way, as long as my work is being read and enjoyed.
Hope to see you around this incredible place called Amazon soon!
Top Customer Reviews
Such is Shane's talent that I have read all his other books : "Plaza", "Fast", and "After".
(In the spirit of full disclosure, I got "Melt" as an advanced reader's copy from Shane himself.)
Without giving much away, this is it the story of several people who are kidnapped and find themselves in an enclosure of some sort. All are seemingly strangers to each other and there appears to be a common thread. I can however, without a shadow of a doubt, state that I care for each character; I want to know more about them (even the ones that are simply despicable!), their past, their state of mind, even what they think about each other.
Though I am very close to the end of the story, I am not quite ready for the conclusion because I am enthralled by the story and the pace of the narrative.
Warning: if you read this book while on a bus or train, be careful because you might just miss your stop as it happened to me a couple of times.
This is an enjoyable, well written, thought provoking tale of diminishing resources. Character driven with an eclectic cast of characters, responses and feelings. The situational responses have an authentic and realistic feel. This is the third book of Shane Brown's I've read and I enjoyed them all, in a genre where stories sometimes feel familiar if not similar, these three are different, new and each in different ways, creative and in this case topical. For me a 5 star book is one , aside from being well written, that I keep to read again. As with the others this one definitely qualifies. Well worth the read.
My biggest complaint is that the ending was too abrupt and was not sufficiently explained. Who captured them, why and how the information about their captivity was to be used was glossed over in a couple of pages. I understand the desire to continue to concentrate on the main characters - the captives - but the entire book was based on these questions and the answers were (to my mind) incomplete.
I was hooked from the beginning, and the pages flew by as I stole moments here and there throughout the day in order to keep reading. The premise was original, the characters were interesting, and the writing was smooth. I wanted to know what everyone was thinking and how they ended up where they were -- even the people I didn't like at all were still fascinating in their own right.
The only negative (for me) was the ending's abruptness. However, the story was actually concluded, so I think I just wanted it to keep going out of sheer nosiness. I wasn't ready to put the book down. A minor negative, and not enough to even pull down the rating.
Definitely a keeper as well as a future re-read.
The one common thread between all of Mr Brown's books so far is that he's able to make a situation we've read before in to something genuinely new. I think that takes real skill and so can't wait to see what he does next.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've read EVERY book by Shane M Brown and have enjoyed them all. Full of action, true page-turners. However, I struggled with Melt. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Michelle V
Interesting concept. Didn't end how I thought it would which is always a plus for me.Published 3 months ago by louise massey
I loved the book, what a thriller! I couldn't stop reading until I was done. This is definitely one of my favorite books.Published 3 months ago by Amber
I hate starting new stories, sometimes they're hard to get into, sometimes they just suck. I hate ending stories that are good. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Lorrie Schumacher
Fast paced book. The characters and plot kept me interested throughout the length or the novel. Recommend reading you won't be disappointed.Published 9 months ago by Diana
I gobbled up everything he has written! Totally worth the obsessionPublished 11 months ago by Anna Wallace
Another story that was not for me. Never finished this to me it was a waste of my time.Published 11 months ago by BillyBob
The same scenario over and over. Stupid story. Stupid people who never tried to work together to get out of their situation.Published 12 months ago by Jay H Gatlin