Wednesday, August 06, 2008

All Through the Night Review

All Through the Night was a book I picked up expecting to like, but not inhale the way I did. I enjoyed My Soul to Keep, and thought this book would be similar. Nope, this one definitely upped the meter on the suspense. And LOVED the hero and supporting characters.

In All Through the Night, Davis Bunn's latest book, broken relationships and unfulfilled promises scar Wayne's past like burned-out craters. ... He finds himself helping a retirement community's senior citizens and then pulled into a situation that he's not sure he can believe. A fabulously wealthy man has been approached by an ... angel??? And now he wants to hire Wayne to investigate. Was it really an angel? Does he need protection?

There's a romantic thread to this book, but the suspense is by far the more prevalent plot. Wayne is joined by an unlikely group as he tries to figure out what's going on. There's Foster the retired dry cleaning business owner, Jerry the retired cop, and Julio the 13 year old kid he's helping. And Victoria is the retired missionary with a direct line to God -- in a totally un-gimmicky way I might add. Tatyana is Wayne's link to his new employer and someone who seems to understand Wayne's pain without downplaying it at all.

Wayne is a character who carries scars, and I liked him for them. He's also a man of action who will do it what it takes to protect those around him. He's the kind of hero I like to see in a book. Strong, yet well aware of his weaknesses. And in this case ripe for change. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and suspect Eric will, too. Davis Bunn is becoming one of my go-to authors. One more book like this one, and he will be firmly on that list.

You can read the first chapter here.

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