Freelance Author/Screenwriter currently residing in Philly, PA. Writes mostly Sci-Fi and Horror but will dabble in other genres. Current novel 'Second Dawn' released July 29th. The Sequel 'Obey' is slated for release later this year.
Dillon Shaw is being brought back from suspension to hunt the alien race known as the Rhynn---the same alien race that kidnapped her when she was sixteen. As she learns more about what really happened to her in those caves as a teen, she begins to question who the real enemy is and the true nature of the agency she works for---the NIA.
The best stories don't tell a story, they bring you into the story. When reading this book, there was never a moment that I didn't feel as though I was actually in the scene and watching these characters come to grips with their various choices.
The center of this story is Rick and Shelby and as we follow them over the course of the novel, we find much to love and hate in each. We hope that they are meant to be together, but the beauty of the writing is that we are never sure what Ms. Parks has in store for them. We do however come to understand each of them, and those around them in dramatic layers that unfold throughout their journey to reconcile, re-invent and define themselves.
In the end this is a less a story about love and more a tale about connections, both the healthy and the dangerous, that help shape our lives. TFC Parks was able to lay out the complexity of these relationships on the page without overplaying the dramatic elements for effect.
Overall, I enjoyed following these characters and I found the writing smart, sensual but also very rhythmic. The mood of the writing stays with you long after you've finished the last page.
Very well done debut for Ms. Parks and I look forward to her next project.