If Cameron Vaux can’t find it, he will lose everything. “You will lose your mind. When it starts happening.... You must find the Book of Days.” When Cameron’s dying father delivers this message, he brushes it off. Lose his memory? He’s only 25. Find a book that doesn’t even exist? Foolishness. Nothing more than the product of his father’s dementia. But now, eight years after his father’s death, it’s happening. Chunks of Cameron’s life are just — gone. Even memories of his wife, killed two years ago, have slipped away. Could it be? Is his father’s eerie prediction coming true? Desperate, Cameron determines to fulfill his father’s last wish. He will find the Book of Days.
But when a lead takes him to the small town of Three Peaks, Oregon, Cameron realizes dark secrets are at work. The townspeople, warm as apple pie at first, turn cold as liquid nitrogen when Cameron mentions the Book. As his mind works against him, Cameron discovers that friends may be enemies. And the one person Cameron can’t stand? She might be his strongest ally.
But there are others seeking the Book - others who will stop at nothing to get it. And they’re closer than Cameron ever imagined.
I was looking forward to listening to this book, but the reading ruined it for me. It was read like a children's comic book adventure. The book was not a strong book, but with a good reader could have been an excellent listen; it has some very interesting ideas.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This book rings with a tinge of truth without being a heavy handed mind numbing gong of a christian story. The story was engaging and uplifting and carried some interesting scenes. The fluid nature of our destiny as related to our choices was handled as a positive theme. Some aspects of the story were predictable, and a few lines of discourse a bit too contrived, but over all the story kept you moving and interested. I wool like to see the author explore his puzzles and mysteries further. Good authors do not always make good narrators, but this wasn't too bad. He performed character voices pretty well.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
This is a powerful book that highlights the power of humans to choose forgiveness, love and life over grudges, hate, greed and death. It also tells of the immensity of the forgiveness and mercy found in Jesus and His love. The mystery takes the protagonist on a journey of self discovery that forces him to reevaluate every truth he has believed. I enjoyed tagging along as secrets were revealed. I couldn’t stop listening.
I listened to this every spare second! I really enjoyed it, especially with the author as the narrator.
I thought this might be a preachy God is real kind of book. And to me, it was. If I had been reading it I would have put it down. Because it was on my Ipod on my Bose speakers, I listened to it while I did household tasks. The same underlying message repeated over and over. Spoiler alert: main character does not believe in God but those he cherishes in life do. A loosely veiled lecture with what could have been an interesting premise if the author had developed the plot instead of the continued doubting Thomas/I need proof/oh wait there is a God story. If you were expecting any kind of variation on the many novels following the old Dan Brown mystery/search/uncover a secret hidden for centruries--this is NOT close. Some folks who like religious fiction, reiterating the "God is real" theme in a weak story may like this. It wasn't what I hoped for and the writing/dialogue was not mature or rich.
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