"… in Your book all my days were recorded, even those which were purposed before they had come into being." —Psalm 139:16
Young Cameron Vaux’s mind is slipping. Memories of his wife, killed two years earlier in a car accident, are vanishing just as his dad predicted they would. Memories he knows he has to remember.
His father tells Cameron that to save his mind he must find "the book with all days in it" —the past and future record of every soul on earth.
When an obscure clue leads Cameron to a small central Oregon town, he meets enigmatic Taylor Stone, a possible guide to finding the book who seems to carry secrets far deeper than anyone imagines. Local hotshot TV personality Ann Bannister thinks the legend of the book is a farce, but she has her reasons to join Cameron’s search anyway. Finally, there is fanatical New Age guru Jason Judah, who will stop at nothing to find the book of days before Cameron does.
My take on this book:
Cameron Vaux was twenty five when his father died, his dad was only forty-nine. The last conversation Cameron had with his dad was on a day when his dad was pretty lucid, you see Cameron's dad suffered from memory loss, dementia. When he warns Cameron that he too will lose his mind, and when he starts losing his memory that he must find the book of all days Cameron just brushes it off. Fast forward eight years and Cameron's memory is starting to fail. It has been going on for over a year and its getting progressively worse. Could it be possible that his father's prediction is coming true?
This book was quite interesting, the characters were solid and very well fleshed out. As we get the back story of Cameron it is easy to understand why he would fear losing his memory. Ann has her own reasons for looking for The Book Of Days, and we also see her trying to deal with her long held feelings for Cameron.The author provides several secondary characters that round out the story quite well.
While this book started out a bit slow for me, once it got going it was filled with enough mystery and suspense and plenty of plot twists that kept me reading to try and figure out what was going to happen. The ending was a twist that I didn't expect.
This book would easily appeal to anyone who likes a good suspense/mystery with spiritual undertones woven into the story. I am so glad that I kept reading because I enjoyed it and will look for more from this author.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.