Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Trial Run by Thomas Locke

Trial Run is the first book of the Fault Lines series by Thomas Locke (aka Davis Bunn). This book is about two different programs competing to achieve the ability to have safe and controlled "transits" or "ascents" - out of body experiences. As both programs experience unforeseen complications, it becomes a tighter competition and a race to save the lives of their team members.

This book is very complex right off the bat, introducing you to several key players within the first few chapters, jumping around a lot, and expecting you to somehow keep track of who everyone is and where each game plan is headed. This book is definitely not for those that have a hard time keeping everything straight when stories get complicated.

I had a hard time keeping an interest for the first third of the book, but kept reading because I really like Locke's writing style. The second third of the book was a smoother ride, but still not really getting to the point fast enough for my taste. The last third of the book, I couldn't set it down, and was caught off guard by the abrupt ending. I want to know the rest of the story. Looks like I'm headed off to order book number 2 soon. 4/5 stars.

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