Monday, April 9, 2012

"The Discovery" Book Review


Gerard Warner was not only a literary giant whose suspense novels sold in the millions, he was also a man devoted to his family, especially his wife of nearly 60 years. When he dies he leaves his Charleston estate to his grandson, Michael, an aspiring writer himself. Michael settles in to write his own first novel and discovers an unpublished manuscript his grandfather had written, something he'd kept hidden from everyone but clearly intended Michael to find. Michael begins to read an exciting tale about Nazi spies and sabotage, but something about this story is different from all of Gerard Warner's other books. It's actually a love story. As Michael delves deeper into the story he discovers something that has the power to change not only his future but his past as well.

I have been drawn to Dan Walsh's writing because he seems to me like a Christian version of Nicholas Sparks. His writing doesn't shove the Gospel down your throat but it sure does weave itself into his story lines. I'm not sure that for me personally he will ever be able to top The Deepest Waters - that story blew me away. Now Dan brings a new story with a new twist. In The Discovery we have Michael, an aspiring author who's grandpa is a NYT bestselling author and when he passes away he leaves a mystery behind him for Michael to solve. A completed manuscript that he never had published... why? So this book follows part of the story in the present and part of the story in the manuscript that Grandpa Gerald left behind. It is an interesting scenario and makes for a good read. I look forward to seeing what Dan writes next, he always has a fresh take on the stories he weaves.

****Thanks to Revell publishing for a review copy of this book.****
Available April 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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