Friday, May 30, 2014

Dark Father - by James Cooper - Best book I've read so far this year

5 of 5 Stars     Review copy

By far, the best book I've read so far in 2014.  Writer, James Cooper, has crafted an intricate story dealing with the long-term consequences of growing up with a father with a dark side.

In Dark Father, there are three distinct story lines masterfully woven into one of the most disturbing tales I've read in quite a while.

Little Billy loves his father, but Dark Daddy can frighten him at times. When his mommy takes him and leaves daddy, he actually worries about his father.

In another story line, Frank and his wife, Cindy, along with five-year old Jake, have a wonderful live together, but when the unimaginable happens the stress is overwhelming and it's effects on Frank are devastating, leading him to do some terrible things.

Finally, there's Mack, an institutionalized man with a neurological condition which causes him to see his father's face in everyone around him.

Part of the charm of Dark Father is seeing how Cooper brings all of these stories together in the end.  Brilliant in execution, Dark Father will stay with you long after you've finished reading.

Coming in June from Darkfuse, Dark Father will be available as a Limited Edition hardcover, paperback and e-book.  Plus, if you subscribe to Amazon Prime, you can read it for FREE through the Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Highly recommended.  I'd even go so far as to say, "Don't miss it."

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