Mark P. Dunn
On the surface, it looks like Paul Callahan has it all. The family, the house, the job. But nothing is ever as perfect as it seems, and when a college friend contacts Paul out of the blue, he finds himself reliving his first year of college, when everything went so right, and then so very wrong.
Uncaged Review: “…you want to keep reading…I will definitely be looking for more of his work.”
A key strength of this novel is one of the most important in any book – you want to keep reading! But it does not stop there. I found character development to be very good, and the main characters were credible on a number of levels. Writing about how someone goes through their college experiences to a mature adult is not easy, because you are subject to the values of each reader. In this novel, the principal characters each attempt to resolve their own demons, while at the same time balancing the relationships between themselves.
A Prologue sets the stage, and then ‘Testament’ combines elements of mystery, suspense, and drama to take the reader on a journey, providing just enough clues to connect all the dots, without really giving the ending away.
Mark Dunn has delivered a professional grade novel. I will definitely be looking for more of his work. Reviewed by Doug
4 1/2 Stars