Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Father's Child by Mark Adair

This was billed as a thriller but it is so much more than that.  It’s riddled with philosophical ideas about the character’s, life, hope and what is true happiness.  I say riddled because it’s definitely not dripping or over done in any way.  This book is well written and kept me guessing as to where it would all end.  It is definitely not a casual read.  If you want a run of the mill thriller with no thought put into it, this is not the book for you.  The author has gone inside the minds of the main characters and along the way taught the reader about feelings and life in general.

I thought I saw the end coming but at the last it took a surprising turn.  I didn’t see part of it coming, I do want to know what exactly happened to the first friend and by golly I’m ecstatic the way the rest of it worked out.  Go team! 

The author, I believe, took a good, hard look at the way things are put together and carried the story through all that meant.  It wasn’t over done and it certainly isn’t just another thriller.  It is one of those kinds of books that you can read over and over and still find something new that you may have missed.  I almost read right past the big revelation because I just wasn’t looking for it.  That’ll teach me to read well into the night!  

Generally, this is a well thought out book and definitely a do-over.  Excellent job, Mark!

Author Web Site:  Mark Adair

Review by Sue Owen


  1. Thank you for the review - I'll have to add this book to my list of must-reads!

  2. Nice to meet you. I came over from the RMFW e-loop to support Mark. Wonderful review. I'm now following you.
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

  3. Thanks Linda, Karen, and Nancy for stopping by and supporting me and Pink Phoenix!

  4. Well done. Your book must be something special to garner a review of this caliber. My interest is aroused.

  5. This is definitely on the top of my list!