Pushback

Narrated by: Graham Halstead
Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
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Dave, an investment counselor with PTSD, survives a blowout that kills his fiancee, Allison.  

A year later, Dave has found unexpected happiness with Cathy. At Dave's very-small-high-school reunion, Dave is stunned that he doesn't recognize anyone there. Cathy, who was previously victimized by a con man, breaks it off. Late that night, Dave gets a text: "How does it feel to be so quickly forgotten?" Apparently, someone close to Allison is angry that he has moved on so "soon."  

Dave's PTSD symptoms make him avoid conflict at almost any cost, so he hopes this will pass. It doesn't. The harassment escalates. And now, someone is trying to kill him.  

Dave's only choices are to flee or stay and fight. Has somebody picked on the wrong guy?  

"Stith...successfully expands his horizons with this unsettling Hitchcockian thriller.... Judicious use of humor provides some relief from the dark plot line. Fans of Daniel Palmer-esque intelligent suspense will be pleased." (Publishers Weekly)

©2018 John E. Stith (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Pushback—excellent read

Loved this book! It was an easy reading page turner with plot twists continually appearing every time I thought I’d began to figure it out. The ending was totally surprising. In addition to being an excellent mystery, it was also very sensitive. The narrator was perfect for the story. This book would also have make an excellent movie.

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Ridiculously Implausible Yet Entertaining

I chose this book based solely on its settings. As a resident of Black Forest it is always fun to have familiar places mentioned in a work for fiction.
The story is completely implausible and the protagonist behaves in ways that no real human would behave, yet the story kept me entertained. Not a bad listen if you go in with no real expectations. I enjoyed the narrator.

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Really?

Good plot concept but needs credible human behavior, reactions, and dialogue,. Not one character rang true.