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I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
Eric Thomas is a talented writer with a unique ability to create true to life characters. The unexpected twists had me turning the pages into the AM hours.
My emotions concerning this book are all over the board. There were times it read like a 5 star book that you just can't put down while other parts didn't hold my attention as well, sort of like a 3 star book would do. Overall, I enjoyed it, so the 4 star rating seems appropriate.
Some parts of the book could have used a little more polish, while other parts were pure awesomeness. There would be a scene that captured my imagination, the details vivid, but followed by a page or two of conversation or internal monologue that just didn't do it for me. However, to the author's credit, he always brought me back, each chapter (just about) ending on a cliffhanger and usually a good one that made me say "oh wow" out loud.
In addition to some of the conversations not capturing my attention, I didn't particularly like the format used. There would be an entire page of dialog with no other descriptions, of either the dialog or anything else. The technique is used for rapid conversation, but I personally find it slightly annoying. Half way through I'd lose track of who was talking, having to go back and retrace the conversation. Occasionally identifying the speaker would have helped, not to mention streamlining some of the banter.
One thing I think the author did extremely well was simile and metaphor, particularly simile. As mentioned already, not only would there be a scene that captured my attention, the details would be assisted by a well placed simile. For example, take the following quote.
"[...]her gaze drifted up to the ceiling as if there was weight attached to the back of her head."
Or, how about this one?
"Buried alive and I had just come to terms with the uselessness of beating on the coffin.Read more ›
Greg is an overnight traffic reporter. He is a loner and leads a boring life. Until that night he witnessed a fatal accident. He feels guilt and believes that the accident was his fault.
Soon he starts to see the ghost of the dead driver. He is being haunted by an angry dead man. At first he is not sure if it is real or a dream. He decides to join a group therapy session for people with anxieties. But all the members accept the leader of the group find him creepy and the story bizarre. He starts to question his own sanity.
He begins a quest to find out what the ghost wants of him, and why he was chosen to be the "haunted one". What he discovers is tragic and his life will never be the same as he continues on his quest to fulfill the ghosts wishes.
A fantastic read. I could not put it down. I was hooked from the first page until the last. I look forward to more work from Eric Thomas.
I also recommend his first book : Fall of the Citizens
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good one, for sure. Twists and turns abound and it's ending was definitely climactic. It's interesting and original and I'm most certainly going to read another by this author!Published 12 months ago by mysterywritr
This was a short story, but one full of twists and turns that kept me reading. It was very different about a man who worked nights reporting traffic issues over the radio. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Humming Bird
I guess I expect my ghost stories to be gothic in nature. Something of a disappointment.Published 19 months ago by martha
This book was so different that I am not sure how to rate it. In fact, I almost stopped reading it until I had read about 45%. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Red to Gray
This book started off a little slow and I almost gave up on it. I am so happy that I didn't. Greg, the main character, is a man that I could relate to. And wow! Read morePublished 22 months ago by Dia
Pretty good book. It got a little cheesey and cliche a few times, but I thought the storyline itself was good. Fast read too. Enjoyed it for the most part.Published on July 25, 2014 by shara
Very good book, keeps you from not wanting to put it down. I would definitely recommend the book for people to read. Really enjoyed it.Published on June 15, 2014 by Darryl Barron
A good story, just a little slow in the beginning, but heated up at the end - I enjoyed it.Published on May 6, 2014 by Louise