Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Discovery by Dan Walsh ~ review

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Revell; Original edition (April 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800719816
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800719814

April 1, 2012
Gerard Warner was not only a literary giant whose suspense novels sold in the millions, he was also a man devoted to his family, especially his wife of nearly 60 years. When he dies he leaves his Charleston estate to his grandson, Michael, an aspiring writer himself. Michael settles in to write his own first novel and discovers an unpublished manuscript his grandfather had written, something he'd kept hidden from everyone but clearly intended Michael to find. Michael begins to read an exciting tale about Nazi spies and sabotage, but something about this story is different from all of Gerard Warner's other books. It's actually a love story.

As Michael delves deeper into the story he discovers something that has the power to change not only his future but his past as well. Laced with suspense and intrigue, The Discovery is a richly woven novel that explores the incredible sacrifices that must be made to forge the love of a lifetime. Author Dan Walsh delivers yet another unique and heartfelt story that will stick with readers long after they turn the last page.

My take on this book:
"The Discovery" has such a beautiful cover that I couldn't wait to read the pages, and while the cover certainly caught my eye the story inside pulled me in and kept me interested until the final page.

Imagine having a grandfather who is a famous suspense writer. Well that's how it was for Michael Warner, he had always aspired to be a writer but following in his grandfather's footsteps wouldn't be easy. When his grandfather dies, Michael not only inherits a substantial fortune, but also inherits his grandfathers house. When Michael decides to write his first novel he soon finds an unpublished manuscript of his grandfather's. Thing is the story isn't the typical novel his grandfather was famous for writing. As Michael becomes absorbed in the manuscript a story unfolds that will change him forever.

From the beginning pages the characters in this story pulled me in. As Michael starts reading his grandfather's manuscript, not only did I wonder what he would ultimately do with it, but  I found myself intrigued because the story takes us back to WWII. The author's descriptions bring the story to life and make it easy to visualize what he is describing. While there is a spiritual message woven into the story the book never comes off as preachy. Overall if your a fan of reading a blended book that shifts between the past and present, that weaves together mystery,suspense and romance then  you really should pick up this book.

Available April 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, so interesting to read your comments today about this book by Dan Walsh as it is one I have seen before and thought I wanted to read -now I am sure I will be getting this one. this sounds like a wonderful story. thanks for sharing today...
    Paula O(


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