Saturday, February 9, 2013

{Review} Mindfront by Dave Becker

ISBN #: 978-0985365325
Page Count: 428
Copyright: September 22, 2012
Publisher: Dave Becker

Book Summary:
(Taken from Goodreads)

After uncovering a universal code in the brain waves of all living things that could revolutionize psychology, Martin Keller wakes one morning to find himself covered in blood, surrounded by his butchered family. Convinced he's being framed by a diabolical organization set on stealing or sabotaging his work, he dodges a multi-agency manhunt that pursues him from the seediest corners of DC to the highest offices of government. Struggling to stay alive and find his family's killer, Marty soon finds himself lost in a maze of conspiracies and paranoia, and eventually begins to doubt his own sanity. How can he find the truth when he doesn't know what's real?

Kathy's Review:

Marty's mind is messed up - and yours will be too while you are reading this thriller. Marty's brain has been manipulated and some of what he sees and experiences is not real. But, some of it is. It's hard to discern which is reality and which isn't. But that's what makes this book interesting. Because you have an unreliable perspective from Marty, this book will keep you guessing until the end.

Author Dave Becker does a great job of switching back and forth between Marty's messed-up brain and scenes of Marty's professor friend, Ben, as well as FBI agents Alan and his partner, Karen, to add to the mystery. Just how much of the story takes place inside Marty's mind?

This is my second review of Dave Becker's work. The Faustian Host, a YA novel, was his first. This is definitely more for adults, as it is quite violent. But it's an excellent read for those who enjoy psychological thrillers. Good stuff from Mr. Becker. I hope he keeps it coming.

*An ecopy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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