Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Watcher: A Book Review

About The Book:

Kathryn Ellison’s life is nearly cut short when she is abducted and brutally assaulted in a case of mistaken identity. A mysterious light saves her life as one would-be killer flees and the other lets her go. When she meets Nick Lawson, the brother of the intended victim, at the courthouse, they both know they are meant to be together. The timing is not right, though, as Kathryn needs time to heal before she can be with anyone, especially a man who reminds her of everything that happened. 

Twenty years later, when Nick shows up at her door again, Kathryn realizes she needs to finally close all the doors she has left open and asks for some time. Over the next six days, she burns the letters she received from one of the men who abducted her, lets go of her first love, and faces a growing threat – the other man involved still considers that unfinished business and is coming back to finish the job he started. 

The Watcher is a story about understanding what one needs to hold on to in life, what one has to let go, and the unseen forces that help along the way.  

About The Author:

Sara Davison is a mother of three children who spends every moment she can reading and writing fictional accounts of ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances, and how they deal with their new reality.

Davison has an Honors Bachelor of Arts in English from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario (1992), and has completed creative writing courses at Conestoga College and, most recently, a two year correspondence course from the Institute of Children’s Literature in Connecticut.

Davison is currently a member of the Community Editorial Board for a major newspaper in her city, and contributes a monthly column to that publication. She is a copy-editor for an online publishing company and has served as editor and contributor on two newsletters put out by her church. Davison is also a member of The Word Guild, a national organization of writers and editors who are Christian.

She has been a finalist for two national writing awards through The Word guild; in 2008, for The Best New Canadian Christian Author Award, and in 2010, for Best Single Column.

Davison was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada and lives there today with her husband Michael and their children.

My Review:

This was a great read! Full of suspense, romance and a page turner right to the very last page, I was drawn in from the beginning.  Davison writes in a very fluid, easy to read manner, and address some really difficult topics in a very sensitive manner.  The unique manner of a spirit narrator made for an interesting read that at first I did not like, but eventually did get used to. A definite read that I would highly recommend from this talented, Canadian reader.  I actually think The Watcher would make for a great movie! The characters were all likable and very relatable. 

If you enjoy suspense, mystery novels you will for sure enjoy The Watcher. 

BUY IT: You can purchase The Watcher by Sara Davison from your favorite bookseller.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Word Alive Press and Graf-Martin Communications Inc. Ltd., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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