Mike Wells is an American bestselling author of more than 20 "unputdownable" thriller and suspense novels, including Lust, Money & Murder and Passion, Power & Sin. He is also known for his young adult books, such as The Mysterious Disappearance of Kurt Kramer, The Wrong Side of the Tracks, and Wild Child, which are used by English teachers in high schools and colleges worldwide. Formerly a screenwriter, Wells has a fast-paced, cinematic writing style. His work is often compared to that of the late Sidney Sheldon, with strong and inspiring female heroes, tightly-written scenes, engaging action/dialogue, and numerous plot twists. He currently lives in Europe and has taught in the Creative Writing program at the University of Oxford.
on Sep. 02, 2012 :
I just finished reading this book and enjoyed it. I had a little trouble getting starting it, but as I continued reading I couldn't stop. Then, when I reached the ending, I had to get the second book.
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(review of free book)
on March 31, 2011 :
What attracted me to the novel, in the first place was the mention of Aruba, my favourite place on the planet! But soon I discovered that there is more to the book than the exotic scenery. The phenomenon that the book is about is mysterious and too fantastical for comprehension, but at the same time I wanted to believe that supernatural communication was possible…
I also enjoyed all the people in the story, especially Kurt’s parents. In the story their son disappears and their reactions are dramatic but not unbelievable. In fact, reading this book was like watching a good science fiction movie, where the great acting brings out all the high points of the plot. The main characters were good, too, but probably younger people could relate to them better. I definitely sympathized with the parents, especially with Kurt’s father. He is so much like my husband!
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)