Monday, June 13, 2016

Nothing Lasting - by Glen Krisch - I certainly did not see that coming

5 of 5 Stars     Review copy

Nothing Lasting has been available as an e-book for a couple of years and now it's been released as a Signed Limited Edition hardcover from the folks at Cemetery Dance.

This is a book I may have to reread again someday.  Now that I know it's secrets, I think it deserves a closer look so I can see all the clues, because they are there, right out in the open, and I missed them until the very end.

At it's heart,  Nothing Lasting, is a story of young love and love lost.  Twenty-five years ago, Noah Berkley lost the first and only love of his life.

In 1984 Noah and his Father moved back to to the town his Father grew up in.  "It's a time of change for Noah, life changes, location changes, personal changes."  One of the biggest changes is his Father's new girlfriend and her son Derek.  Derek was a big problem for Noah. Ever have someone in your life who had a penchant for getting you into trouble?  For Noah, that someone was Derek Dooling.

The only bright spot in this new town is Jenny Sparrow, although a year ahead of Noah in school, she and Noah become fast friends with the promise of much more.

Krisch lulls the reader into a false sense of comfort with a simple story of adjusting to a new life, but underneath there is a growing sense of dread.

When things start to go wrong, they go horribly wrong.

I'm being purposefully vague in describing this book.  It's one of those reads that is best enjoyed as the reader discovers it's secrets.

Nothing Lasting is published by Cemetery Dance and is available as an e-book and now as a signed limited edition hardcover.

Highly recommended.

Glen Krisch's other novels include The Nightmare Within, Where Darkness Dwells, and Arkadium Rising (Brother's Keeper Book One). His short fiction has appeared in publications across three continents for the last decade.  Besides writing and reading, he enjoys spending time with his wife, romance author Sarah Krisch, his three boys, simple living, and ultra-running.

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