Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Beckon by Tom Pawlik ~ review

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (March 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414338732
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414338736

From the Back Cover:

Some things weren’t meant to be discovered. But once they’re unleashed, there’s no turning back.
Beneath the town of Beckon, a terror hides, lurking in the darkness. Waiting.

Three people are drawn to the small Wyoming town for very different reasons. Anthropologist Jack Kendrick comes looking for clues to his father’s disappearance. Police officer Elina Gutierrez arrives in the near-deserted town on the trail of her missing cousin. And George Wilcox is lured by the promise of a cure for his wife’s illness.

All are looking for answers. But as they draw closer to discovering the town’s chilling secret, the real question becomes . . . will their quest uncover a miracle, or release an unspeakable evil?

My take on this book:
Three people, find themselves in the town of Beckon, Wyoming.
Jack Kendrick was a nine year old boy the last time he saw his father David, an anthropologist who was headed out west to research an old Indian legend about an ancient civilization of people who may have actually built a subterranean city under a mountain.While there was extensive search not a trace of his father had ever been found.Twelve years  later Jack is cleaning out his father's desk and finds some documents that just might help him figure out what  happened to his father. So he decides to head to the town of Beckon , Wyoming to find some answers, but just might find more than he ever bargained for.
Elina Gutierrez a police officer from Los Angeles is looking  for her cousin who had been missing for a month. The last time he was seen was getting into a white van that had Nevada plates, one that came into the area every few weeks, so the next time the van shows up Elina follows it and winds up in Beckon.Will she ever see her cousin again?
George Wilcox and his wife Miriam come to Beckon, with the hope of a cure for Miriam's Alzheimer's, and while there may be a cure are they willing to give up their soul for it?
Having never read anything by Tom Pawlik I wasn't sure what to expect with this story, well what I found was an intriguing story that pulled me in from the beginning pages.This story is written in four parts, with the first part telling the story of Jack, the second being about Elina, and the third about George and his wife.The final part pulls all of the characters together. The author's descriptive writing made it easy to envision the things he was describing, which often gave me the chills.Overall, a story filled with plenty of twists that takes the reader on a suspense filled horror ride to a creepy little town where most people never leave. 
A complimentary copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest  review.
rating 4.5/5


  1. This was definitely a thriller, it kept me up for sure! Great thoughts :)

  2. I've seen great reviews for this book all day. It sounds like one I'd really enjoy. I'm adding it to my wishlist now!

    Awesome review! :)


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