FBI agent Josh Metcalf believes he has uncovered a decades-long conspiracy involving missing children. His obsession has led him to compile hundreds of cases. All involve children rumored to have psychic abilities - and all have no witnesses, no leads, and no resolution.
Meanwhile Rowan Wilson, a meteorite hunter for NASA's Spaceguard Program, is losing her grip on the past. Memories of the childhood she thought she'd had are vanishing, and dark recollections of kidnappings, mind control, and an isolated mountain ranch are taking their place.
When Rowan's shadowed past converges with Josh's research, they uncover a deadly plot to reshape humanity. With the world's survival dependent on stopping a vast network of conspirators, can they decipher - and expose - the truth in time?
©2015 S. M. Freedman (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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This listen was good in spite of being a little uneven. It was pretty good effort for a first novel. I feel that it would have been easier to track the plot if the characters had had more depth. This read/listen will probably resonate better with adolescent audiences than old codgers like myself.
I will definitely read The Faithful again. Just as soon as the sequel is published! Great story. The villains were properly villainous and occasionally you couldn't tell whom to trust. Exciting, with many twists and turns. I want to know what happened to the Sheriff!
Without giving anything away, I guess the rescue at the farm.
Can we be saved?
Don't waste time considering! Buy this book!
I restarted the book about chapter 7. I felt like I might have missed something important. The farther I got into the book the better it got. Great length. Likable characters.
I got this book on a daily deal...and I was so suprised by how good this book was.. I totally did not expect to like it by the description but it is so unique I think it would be even hard to explain.. The characters were strong, the plot was unique and interesting, the only thing I would maybe change was the ending.
The reviews were mixed. I'm glad I bought it & read it. I plan to read the next in the series when it is available. Yes, the perspective did change, but I read for the story. I thought it was a good one. There is room for improvement in the following books on fleshing out the characters. It reminded me of the Eden series, which never did fully develop the characters. I hope this author will give the characters more motivation and develop the interpersonal relationships. I could have done without some of the freaky priests and gory ritual details. It didn't really add to the story or reading experience for me.
I feel like this is ridiculous to say about a supernatural thriller but this is just stupid. It starts out interesting and given the nature of the book, I was willing to suspend my disbelief. However, the author destroyed any good faith you offer as a reader with shitty, annoying characters and unforgivable dialogue. The narrator wasn't great but the horrible howlers she had to read made her mediocre performance plummet to cringe worthy. Even worse is the tedious, uninspired romance which literally had me fast forwarding through whole sections. Most egregious is the fact that this whole book is a set up for a series. I mean, really? How about concentrating on make one good book instead of a series of crappy books. Whoever, SM Freedman is, you owe me 9 hours of my life.
As a complete package, I'd have to say this audio book was a bit above average. The narration was good, but not spectacular. The story, while unique, could have been better executed.
Perhaps I'm being a bit harsh, as I understand this is the authors first work, and it does indeed feel like a first work.
Would I recommend this book? If you like post apocalyptic stories and are able to imagine ESP and other psychic phenomena, then you'll likely enjoy the story, just don't expect a masterpiece.
I did enjoy the story but it would have been much better with a different narrator. the way it was red detracted from the story if there was a sequel I would consider getting it if they had somebody else read the book.
So I was relatively interested throughout the book, until we get to the "final count down" which turns out to be completelyridiculous. The idea that people can breed psychic capable people is one thing, but the big picture of this book was just too much to swallow. The powers of the psychics went from ridiculously overwhelming to weakly useless.
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