on April 22, 2012 :
It starts out with the main character talking, but takes many pages before the reader knows the character’s name or if it is a male or female talking. We finally learn that it’s Steven who is losing his roommate, or is it his girl friend, to Chris.
Then Stephen dies.
EXCERPT: . . . I slowly sat up on the floor, leaning back against the kitchen cabinet. I could hear crying coming from the other room. I knew it was Jessica. I knew I would have a lot of explaining to do. . . .
That’s when the reader knows that there is something extraordinary going on. And the rest of the book resolves the mystery.
This story is written in the first person, not my favorite style, because it limits the author’s flexibility in story telling. Partway through the adventure, the story switches so that everything is from Aiden’s point of view, even as he meets with Steven. It becomes a little confusing on who is talking. Soon the scene has both Steven and Aiden speaking from their point of view. Finally, it keeps switching scenes and the reader has to try to keep track of who is talking.
There are too many typos and word use errors for the reader to stay focused on the story. Almost every couple pages there is a word problem that distracts. This book needs some serious editing, and then the story itself may become enjoyable.
(reviewed 45 days after purchase)