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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

What Follows After

I've read several of Dan Walsh's books with great anticipation. He writes from the heart and generally touches my heart with what he writes. I think my favorite of his books is still The Reunion. But that's not the subject of this post.

What Follows After trails the story of Scott and Gina, and their sons Colt, and Timmy. Scott and Gina are separated after a misunderstanding of epic proportions. Colt is tired of lying for them, and about them, and decides to run away with his little brother to their favorite uncle and aunt. They want an environment of peace and they are willing to do whatever it took to get it. This one small (in the grand scheme of things) action is all it took to set in motion a week of turmoil these characters had never seen before. While Colt is in a diner's restroom, a man kidnaps Timmy ostensibly to replace his son who'd drowned the year before.

I didn't read the synopsis of the book before I chose to read it for review. This is not a book I would have chosen otherwise, it just doesn't fit my tastes. That aside, this book is well-crafted with a tight story line that keeps the reader engaged throughout. The characters are well developed, the plot line is well thought out, there are just enough details to keep the story fresh and moving along. It ties in the Cuban Missile Crisis well and creates an FBI manpower shortage to hunt for Timmy because of the crisis.

Dan Walsh has a great writing style that is compelling and refuses to let the reader go. Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and an FBI agent to help you.

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