The Message

Rated 4.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Olivia Radford-Wickham is a prominent surgeon with searing career ambition. Her husband Tom, in stark contrast, is one of life's drifters, currently parading as an author. His one dedication is caring for their six year-old son. Kieron was born with neurological abnormalities, and has special needs. After a blazing row between Olivia and Tom, a phone call changes their lives forever. More
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About Hylton Smith

Born in the Northeast of England, I graduated from Newcastle University in Chemistry. My entire career has been in the manufacturing industry, first in research, then general management. After a number of years as the chief executive of a UK division of an American multinational corporation, I set up my own company, and in less than five years I was able to retire and turn to a boyhood yearning to write science fiction stories. This has gradually expanded to other genres such as alternate history and crime fiction.

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Review by: JaneofArch on July 16, 2017 :
Well-constructed depiction of a failing marriage put into crisis by a child abduction. Features an ambitious female surgeon and stay-at-home dad who has sacrificed hopes for a career to care for a bright but emotionally-damaged child.

The tension generally runs high though the work is harmed by the author's predilection for incomplete and run-on sentences, and by what seem to be misplaced attempts at humorous aspects of certain characters. Somewhat questionable villains, as well. Could use considerable editing but the depiction of tension smooths over many faults

Good if somewhat raw material.
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Review by: AsloDaUntouchable on May 3, 2015 :
Excellent concept. Book is filled with fillers. I eventually resorted to skimming through a few chapters due to the overstretched build up and use of uncommon language.
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Review by: Frank Lee on March 1, 2015 :
BRAVO! A deeply engrossing story that keeps you turning the pages and wanting more. And wanting answers that are not made obvious. This book puts you inside a child abduction and makes you see it from many different angles. U.S. Readers: you need to brush up on your UK colloquialisms but even if you don't; it's a great read.
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