Friday, February 26, 2010

Book Review: Vanish by Tom Pawlik



The story starts out with snapshots in the lives of the three main characters – Mitch, Conner and Helen. After noticing an on-coming storm, all three wake up to find everyone else has disappeared. While searching for signs of life, they find one another and begin their journey to find out what has happened to the world as they knew it. They come in to contact with strange beings they think may be aliens and find other people, some of whom disappear just like the others.

I started reading this book without really knowing what I was getting myself into.  About half way through, I wondered if I was reading some Sci-Fi Thriller (which I wouldn't normally pick), so I started reading some of the reviews by other readers on Amazon.  I discovered the author is a Christian writer and some readers were unhappy that the Christian theme/message was hidden until the end...until they had already gotten hooked.  Knowing that was helpful, but certainly didn't make me like the book any less. 

I couldn't put this book down.  I highly recommend it if you like Mystery, and particularly if you like Christian Fiction.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Currently Reading...

Book Description:

It began with a power outage. A power outage that went beyond lights and televisions. Clocks stopped telling time. Cell phones no longer received signals. Cars became dead relics that wouldn't start.


As the world around them becomes darker, so do the inhabitants of the small town of Westmont, Illinois. A mysterious and evil presence has taken a hold over the village, making the once peaceful town a place of violence and despair.

A small group of individuals, untouched by this presence, must uncover the mystery of why they remain normal and discover what - or who - is taking control of their town, one soul at a time.

Because the Man in the Dark Coat is out there. Hunting them.

And not everyone can remain untouched forever.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

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Monday, February 8, 2010

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