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The Touch: A Supernatural Story - Part I Paperback – February 17, 2017
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"Suspense and mysticism take the reader on a fantastic journey! I found myself relating to this child with a special gift. This book is a real page-turner" - Christopher D. Morgan, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of the Portallas series.
A story to touch your heart!
Robert E Flynn sets the tone early on, developing a real sense of fear that something is there--in the shadows. He keeps the suspense going enough to keep you turning the pages, wanting more. I was gripped throughout, feeling for the special child and yearning to see where his powers would lead.
About the Author
Robert E Flynn III is a software-developer, musician, living with his beautiful fiance, Claudia, in San Antonio, Texas. He has two wonderful children, Caitlin and Zachary, who are grown and exploring their own fantastic lives. He has spent his entire life pursuing creative endeavors. Music was his first love and still is, and writing was always part of his life, but one college professor instilled the positive input that pushed him to create his first novel. While writing endless essays and research papers, this professor wrote something truly inspiring on every one of those works one semester. He simply wrote, “This was a pleasure to read!” This simple message inspired deeply. This is his first novel, but the story has been developing in his mind for two years. The book has a supernatural theme, but it is also a story of the condition of humanity. Robert also lived in Austin, Texas for many years and was part of the music scene in the city during that time. He was a member of several bands during those days and tremendously enjoyed playing live in many venues in the music rich area. He also lived in Denver, Colorado for several years when his children were young and then relocated back to San Antonio, Texas to be close to family.
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The plot is intriguing, suspenseful, and keeps you turning the pages. Clearly the world's sorry situation is reflected and gives you pause what might be going on in other dimensions with regard to the host of wayward and evil humans at large on our planet.
I was somewhat disappointed by the ending, however. Not so much because the story is clearly part of a serial, but because the main characters were seemingly abandoned as new twists were introduced to the story line. I think the author could have handled it better, perhaps by including the characters in which I'd invested interest throughout the rest of the book more directly in the final chapters while still including teasers with regard to the next episode. It felt as if they simply dropped out of existence as a whole new story angle took shape, which would have been a great way to start the next volume as opposed to ending this one. I was planning on giving this unique tale five stars until the ending, which I found unsatisfying and not as skillfully rendered as the rest of the book. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it tremendously until then.