Wednesday, May 16, 2012

7 Hours: Rearview by Mike Dellosso

In each installment of 7 Hours, a character is visited by the enigmatic Thomas Constant, who makes a heart-stopping statement: “You are about to die. But you may choose from one of three options: Live seven more hours, travel back in time and relive seven hours, or accept the inevitable and die now.”
The clock is ticking.

What will you do with the time you have left?

Rearview is the first installment of a seven-book series called 7 Hours. Each of the seven stories is written by a different author that revolves around Thomas Constant.

Dellosso tells of Professor Dan Blakely - an upstanding man who has been falsely accused by a female student. This accusation sends his life and career in a tailspin.

Contemplating the horrific life he will now lead, Dan decides to end his own life. This is when he's visited by Thomas Constant who offers him the choice.

I was incredibly impressed by this first story. It sets the perfect tone for what to expect from this 7 Hour endeavor. Dellosso provides an outlet for every emotion without it feeling cliched or forced. I actually found my eyes watering at the end of this book. A fully satisfying end to an excellent 88-page read.

Jump into the 7 Hour experience with this inaugural short tale that will have you thinking long after it's over.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Tyndale House Publishing.

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