by Christopher Parker
Separated by hundreds of miles, yet drawn to each other by forces they can’t understand, Amy and Ryan spend a magical day together and quickly forge a deep connection. But all is not as it seems….
This is a love story. Not just romantic love but a daughter and son’s love for their mother and father, a father’s love for his son, a father’s love for his daughter. A mother’s love for her daughter. A love of duty, of place. And between two young people who discover each other in strange times.
I enjoyed this book. Its twists and turns I can’t describe as they would become spoilers. Just know there was a moment when realization struck me and I swore out loud because of the unexpectedness. This rarely happens for me when I read. Usually, I can spot plot points a mile away so thanks to Parker for the joy of discovery.
I found the main characters loveable, very human in their flaws, and Parker is a deft hand at dialogue. If I found some of the dialogue repetitive and some over-writing in exposition, it wasn’t really at the expense of the story itself, but I did skim read once or twice. In counterbalance, I read frantically once too, desperate to find out what came next. I have to say, when I closed the final page, my thought was, this would make a great film.
The spooky development of the story was great and its buildup believable. I would read anything else by this author. It was fun to live in his imagination for a day. Thanks to Christopher Parker for an enjoyable read.
Author: Christopher Parker
Publisher: Beacon Press