Sunday, November 15, 2015

Book Review: The Shock of Night by Patrick W. Carr

Willet Dura, Reeve to the King of Bunard has once again been called on to investigate a murder, but this murder is not the what he typically sees in his line of work. First of all, a man has been brutally murdered with very strange cuts on his body, and the man he works for is a priest - who would want to harm a priest? While the priest has also been attacked there is still some life left in him when Dura arrives and his very last word - shouted a Dura in a foreign language - will change everything!
The more that Dura investigates this bizarre crime, the weirder things get because now when he touches people, he realizes that he can see into their thoughts. Dura soon learns that he has been passed a gift that most people do not even know exists but using it could make him a target of the same people who killed the priest.
Now, not only is Dura dealing with this new ability, but he is also trying to hunt the killers who it seems could not only place him in danger, but his city and even his world!

So this is totally not my normal genre of books to read, but I thought I would take a chance on it. Turns out, it was actually pretty good and I'm glad I gave it a shot. I will warn you, the first few chapters were a little rough and took me a while to get through. It was definitely not a read in one sitting type of book, but once I got into it a little bit, I was drawn into the story. By the time it ended I was excited to read the next installment which is always a good sign when you read something you normally wouldn't :-)

Thank you to Bethany House for a free copy of this book to read and review.

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