Monday, June 4, 2012

7 Hours: Recollection by Tom Pawlik

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? 

Adrian Colfax wakes up muttering a string of numbers. He's just had a crazy dream that doesn't add up. Something feels off once he wakes up.

Adrian believes he's supposed to do something important if only he could remember.

I absolutely loved Tom Pawlik's addition to the 7 Hours world. His book reads like an episode of Lost. You have the main character who can't remember while having small pieces of memory to string together and we are trying to solve the problem right along with him. You have the desperate love story that has to be resolved before the end and, of course, there are mysterious numbers that come into play which has the potential to solve the entire puzzle.

This story had me turning pages like a blaze. It was that engaging. If you loved Lost, you will read this book on a flash of lightning.

This story asks the question, would you save the person you love most if it meant something else catastrophic could occur. Would you take that chance?

I can't say enough good things about this short story and yet I will because this is the end of the review.

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

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