If you’ve read any of Jonathan Dunne’s books you should know to expect a few things. First you should expect memorable, one-of-a-kind characters. You should expect a unique story that takes twists and takes you on a journey through all kinds of emotions, from suspense to sorrow to lust and everything in between. You should expect to encounter characters and references from his other works as well as recurring themes such as hope, dead/lost lovers, and wonder. This work does not disappoint. Just as I finished reading this book I turned on the radio and what did I hear? I heard Britney Spears’ “Till the World Ends” and it made me smile to think that it fit in with the ending of the book.
Theo Lambert and his family decide to take a break from their hectic lives, to switch off and unplug for a holiday far, far away from it all. They find themselves on a mysterious island where their wildest dreams come true. Their dream, however, is short-lived because just as they feel like they are truly getting away from the chaos of the world, the world is now coming to them.
As I was reading this book I came to really identify with the characters. I love the way the author develops the characters so that you can relate with them and really feel what they’re feeling. I could totally relate to them needing to take a break from it all. Who doesn’t want to just unplug once in a while & get away from all the social media, technology, politics, bad news all the time and just the hustle and bustle of everyday life? All of that can become overwhelming to the point that you wish you could just disappear to a remote island and not have to worry with the outside world or responsibilities.
That’s just what Theo and his family do. Pick up this book
and be ready for an adventure.
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