Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Book Review: Finding Daylight by Lorna Gray

Finding Daylight
By Lorna Gray
Publisher: Lorna Gray
Published: Jan. 18, 2014

Amazon Synopsis:

How far would you go to save your own life? Finding Daylight is the story of Alonso, a man whose seemingly perfectly life is turned upside down after he dreams of his own death - and then meets his supposed assassin the very next morning! Set in New York and in Madrid, the story follows Alonso on a journey of self-discovery as he sets out to expose his new colleague as the cold-blooded killer he knows him to be. Faced with jealousy, weakness and self-doubt, he struggles to maintain his composure as a husband, father and skilled political negotiator. As he loses his grip on his job, his family and his morals, he is drawn ever closer towards the seemingly unavoidable outcome of his dream. 

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 My Thoughts:

Finding Daylight definitely had a unique plot. Whoever dreams of their own death and then meets the person from their dream who will assassinate them the next day?

Alonso, the main character of the book turns from a confident, competent political negotiator with the UN into a jealous, self-doubting, insecure man once he meets Aguirre, the man from his dream who is a cold-blooded killer. Part of the problem is that everyone else likes him so much.

Alonso and Aguirre are assigned to work together on a case which frustrates Alonso because he can’t stand Aguirre and his knowing smirks. The men in the office think Aguirre is wonderful at his job. He can charm the panties off any woman he meets (literally).

There are a number of twists and turns in the story even as Alonso travels from New York to Europe to visit his grandmother and runs into his old college friends and then back again right up to the climax of the story.

Finding Daylight is a story about a man who finds himself again at the age of 40. The question is, is he who he thought he was? And what will he do now?

I would classify this as an adult-oriented novel. Though there were no sexual scenes in it, some of the characters are somewhat morally loose.

The story itself was quite interesting and I gave it 4 stars out of 5.

Thank you to the author for providing a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.

About the Author:

Born to British parents in South Africa, moved to Milan, Italy "to have an adventure" in 2006. Still having the adventure and loving it, teaches Art History to (hilariously) lively Middle School students. Enjoys rainy days, reading and walking - especially in the snow. Favourite authors are varied and include Tom Robbins, Charles Dickens, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, John Fowles, Virginia Woolf, PG Wodehouse, Martin Amis, Muriel Barbery, Jeffrey Eugenides, Tolkien, Enid Blyton.

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