Monday, July 29, 2019

Caleb Breakey: The String

By Kelly Bridgewater

Welcome to the string, a game of impossible decisions and deadly consequences. Let's go over the ground rules.

Rule #1: Participation is mandatory.
Rule #2: If anyone refuses to play, all threats will come to pass.
Game on.

Get ready for a deadly social experiment as a sociopath known as The Conductor delivers disturbing threats and twisted moral dilemmas to unsuspecting students and staff.

As a powerful instinct for self-preservation sweeps through the campus, one man has a grave decision to make. Will university cop Markus Haas play the game to protect those he loves? Or will he break the string and incite massive chaos--and even death?

In the great suspense tradition of Ted Dekker and Steven James, Caleb Breakey's explosive debut novel will have you turning pages into the night.

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My Thoughts:

Psychological Thrillers are my favorite genre ever!!! I love the chase for the bad guy and the noose getting tighter and tighter on the characters where they have no choice but to listen and do what is asked. The String by Caleb Breakey is a wonderful story. The first chapter is  little confusing, and I had to read it two times to move past it, but after that, the novel took off. And I mean, it took off and didn't stop. I kept flying through the story and didn't want to put it down. I wanted the Conductor caught. Who was he? I had a couple of suspicions, but the novel kept barreling ahead. Breakey did exactly what I expected and wanted. The characters' lives were in danger, and the climactic moment kept rushing toward me. This story was original but reminded me of a Steven James' novel with its format and the main character of Haas reminded me of Patrick Bowers on some level. While the plot did keep my attention glued to the page, the ending was a little bit of a letdown. I can't say why because then it would be a spoiler. You have to read and see if you agree with me. Overall, The String was a well-crafted and original story that leaves me begging for the second book in the series. Fans of Steven James and Lynette Eason should pick this book up. BUT as a word of caution, if you like safe suspense like Colleen Coble, Irene Hannon, or DiAnne Mills, this novel, I believe, might not be the one for you.

I received a complimentary copy of The String by Caleb Breakey from Revell Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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About the Author:

Caleb Breakey is the CEO of Speak It To Book, the premier ghostwriting agency for influencers, thought leaders, and industry celebrities. He is an ECPA Award finalist and a winner of the prestigious Genesis Contest for fiction writers, and he loves exploring truth through story. He writes in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and enjoys visits from a mischievous mini husky and a smiley Shiba Inu. (Taken from Goodreads.)

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