It has been a while since I did a book review. Lately I have been re-reading some of my favorite books. I have done reviews on a few. Otherwise it has been a while since I read a book that I could not put down.
The first thing that caught my attention in this book is the interaction between the main character (Eric) and his wife. My spouse and I have similar interactions. While there are significant differences there were enough similarities to make me feel right at home and comfortable with their interactions.
The other thing that kept me hooked was the way the character interacted with his environment. He did not just rush into anything. He took time to examine things and think before he acted. This process saved him a few instances and caused problems in others. Just because you have a guide does not mean you should just blindly follow.
Eric is an average guy, perhaps even slightly more intelligent than average. He has a good job and family life. One night he has a nightmare that causes him to abandon all reason and go out for a drive. Being slightly more intelligent than the average bear, he actually stops before he gets into the car and drives. He manages to put it off for two days before investigating the overwhelming need to drive, somewhere.
Eric only has his cell phone (with spotty reception) and wits to overcome the obstacles in his way. Weird creatures and shady characters are common encounters as he follows the path set out before him.
I should also point out that this book is free (right now) if you have a Kindle. Even then it is worth the pittance that would be charged (like 3 or 4 dollars.) I bought the second book “The Unseen.”