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- "The interesting characters, the action-packed scenes and unpredictable turns of events definitely keep the readers in turning the pages and guessing till the last page."-Shin Lae, The Bookish Ailurophile
- "Heskett's ability to depict scenes with such rich details immerses the reader right in there with Tucker and his constant unfolding of truths and lies in his own life. Not one to mince words, Heskett masterfully creates a tale that moves along at a good clip."-Nick Rossi, Reading Other People
- "The attention to detail and the author's style of writing made this amazing and totally captivated me. It's packed with suspense, action, intrigue and was at times emotionally intense." - Natalie Cleary, Book Lovers Life
- "The story moves along quickly and kept me guessing, which I really like. It had humour, action and intrigue and I could have read on for much longer." -Laura Nazmdeh, Snazzy Books
From the Author
- ASIN : B00VQL7LOA
- Publisher : Royal Arch Books (May 7, 2015)
- Publication date : May 7, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 5771 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 246 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #422,218 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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This is the story: Tucker Candle is a young employee of a tech firm. He meets an unusual man at a bar, Kareem. This unleashes a series of catastrophic events:
His wife, Grace, disappears.
The dark side of his co-workers is revealed.
An acquaintance from his company shows up dead in Candle’s own bathtub.
The reader can’t help but question the meaning and origin of events. Also, we wonder what where everything is leading and how it will end.
Congratulations to Mr. Heskett on his ability to craft a gripping, alternative world to our everyday existence! This is a good choice to read for the sole purpose of entertainment.
That's what it is about this book. This guy, you get trapped in this spiral with him. He's beautifully average. He reacts to each plot movement exactly as we would, not like some Hollywood hero who suddenly becomes good at evasion of the enemy. He just wants his wife back, and the rest of it can go to the devil. At times, he goes home when that's probably the first place they'll look. He bumbles his way through things he doesn't understand until this magical point where he's just had enough. It's an amazing transition.
Though it may seem like a cliffhanger novel, I assure you there is a satisfying ending and plenty of mystery left for the next book. Cliffhangers are not my cup of tea, and there was no cliffhanger here, I can't wait to find out Why in the next book. At the end, you're left wondering where the normal ends and the mystical begins, or if it was ever really there in the first place. Just a great place to end a story. Go get this one.
And this story will have you doing the same thing. Looking forwards to the next part; so many mysteries to clear up, questions needing to be answered and answers that need questioning.
Very nice work, now get back to writing I want to know what is going on with Kareem.
With that said, there are several scenes of violence, some graphic (but quick). There is some harsh language, but it's not overly done - it's used appropriately. With that said, I do not recommend this book for kids.
This book is part of a series and I like how he still gave it a satisfying conclusion. This book would make for a fantastic movie. The book comes with a free sample of the follow-on book at the end and it's got the same writing style that leaves you asking, "What's going to happen next?"
Summary: If you want a real page-turner with an intriguing story and interesting characters, you should try this book.
Top reviews from other countries
So begins this intriguing and very quirky mystery thriller. When Candle returns home after completing the training session, everything is changed. His wife's car is there but she isn't. Instead, in the bathroom is - well, you'll need to read this exciting story about an ordinary man trapped in extraordinary circumstances, and always the question, why? Well written with good characterisation, action and dialogue, it has an increasingly surreal feel as Candle struggles to regain his wife, his life and make sense of what is happening.
A good read.
I've seen some reviewers feel sympathy for Candle...that confuses me. To me he comes across as an idiot and he makes decisions at every point that are just weird. **SPOILER ALERT**
Right from the first meeting, in a bar, of a strange man turning water into wine and a bemused Candle asking if he's Jesus (hope I remembered that part correctly - I only read it yesterday and I seem to be wiping it from memory). Which was weird. Although not so weird as following him down a dark alley - somehow being reassured by the stranger knowing his name and offering him a taser as protection.
Then he's away for several days and his heavily pregnant wife starts sending him texts that make no sense and doesn't answer her phone. Most NORMAL people would be worried at that point and phoning friends and relatives to go check on her. Not our Candle. And, even when he eventually flies home, he doesn't seem to have a sense of urgency about locating her - not even when the dead body turns up.
I get that it's meant to be a slightly off the wall, surreal storyline - but unless you are in some alien universe you have to have characters who behave with a modicum of normality. Instead Candle is annoying and, at 50%, still fairly 2 dimensional and, because I don't like him, I have no reason to carry on as I really don't care what happens to him. Shame as it seemed like a promising series.
Next day Candle gets on with normal life, if normal is working for a company who wants to sack him. A warning the night before that he doesn't take seriously. Take the trip and there will be no more protection from mysterious stranger.
On his return Candle finds his wife missing and a man dead and bleeding all over his home. Trusting no one he goes on a hunt for his pregnant wife. Anyone and everyone he comes into contact with ends up dead though. But where is his wife and what part in all this door s his neighbour play?
Jim Heskett knows how to keep your attention and how to write an excellent page Turner. Plenty of action and mystery to keep you guessing.
The ending brings a degree of closure, but since it's book one of a trilogy, there are plenty of unanswered questions.
Now I need to know what happened next ...