Title: The Beached One
Author’s Name: Colleen M. Story
Publisher: CamCat Publishing
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Page Count: 592 Pages
Author or Book Website: New Homepage – Colleen M. Story (colleenmstory.com)
Link to Amazon purchase page: The Beached Ones: Story, Colleen M.: Amazon.com: Books
Link to Goodreads: The Beached Ones by Colleen M. Story | Goodreads
Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
He came back, determined to keep his promise.
Daniel and his younger brother grew up in an abusive home. Daniel escaped. Now an established stunt rider, he intends to go back to rescue his brother. But then one jump goes horribly wrong . . .
He recovers to find himself in Iowa, unscathed, yet his life has drastically changed. His best friend won’t answer his calls. Even his girlfriend is hiding something. Increasingly terrified, he clings to the one thing he knows: He must pick up his brother in San Francisco. In five days.
From the isolating fields of Iowa to the crowded streets of San Francisco, Daniel must fight his way through a fog of disjointed memories and supernatural encounters to face the truth and pay a debt he didn’t know he owed.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I was sure I knew what I was getting into when I was reading this book. I know about the bad and abusing home that he and his brother grew up in, but he got away and became a stunt driver. He wants to rescue his brother from that life. Then something happens to him and he wakes up and he does not fully remember what happened to him, but he does have to go get his brother in San Francisco. He meets different characters along the way as he does his best to piece everything back together. I enjoyed the supernatural twist in this book. It kept me wondering what was going to happen next. The characters were enjoyable and the setting added to the story and flow. It kept me on my toes and it makes me want to read it again to make sure I did not miss anything in my first read through.
My Rating of the Book: 4 1/2 Stars