Friday, October 30, 2009

The Last Thing I Remember

The Last Thing I Remember by Andrew Klavan

"Suddenly I woke up strapped to a chair. Dazed, I looked around me. I was in a room with a concrete floor and cinder block walls. A single bare lightbulb hung glaring from a wire above me. There were instruments on a tray--awful instruments--blades and pincers and other things. They were covered in blood. My blood."

This is the first page to an exciting new series called The Homelanders. 17-year-old Charlie West went to bed after an ordinary day at school, only to wake up to find that a year has passed, he's been convicted of murdering his best friend, and a mysterious government group is trying to kill him.

The book grabs the reader from the first page, riveted to Charlie's desperate attempt to escape his captors and his search for answers to the missing year of his life. The characters are well written and the plot is so exciting you'll find yourself unable to put the book down. However, the author does leave a number of questions unanswered, so you'll have to wait until the second book is published to find out what happened to Charlie, and why.

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