I've been religiously reading
Mark Wildes' new book, Order of Coincidence. I was excited at reading his debut
book, To Yesterday (see my review), and I'm
pleased to say I'm no less excited at reading this one.|
Coincidence is another thriller from Mark, though not a romantic based one. Once
more set in North Carolina, Order of Coincidence transports readers
Mark's world of kidnappings, serial killers, hackers, and
Jason Simons makes a trip to Morehead City, his childhood home,
for his tenth year high school reunion. Little does he know, but the harmless reunion he
imagining will change his life and way of thinking forever.
This is a
story of friendship, of lost love, of childhood and memories.
Jason Simons finds
himself thrown into one of the largest unsolved killing sprees from the 17th
The things he once took for granted are stripped from him, and his only
weapon is his belief in his
friends and himself.
This is one of those
books that you really wish would just end when you're half way through...not because
it's un-enjoyable, but because you're that
engrossed in it, and you're desperate to
know how's it's going to end.
I had repeated arguments with myself about
not to read the back page to see the end.
I was at one point reading so fast that I
had to slow myself. It's a can't-put-it-down book, and it will have you
Mark does a great job of allowing you to think for yourself, and
he also does some of the thinking for you. He can describe situations for you and
you'll read it just knowing that it was going to happen. Then you're his prey.
You'll assume you know everything and try to predict what's going to happen when you
turn the page, and it's never what you expect. He'll add a twist here and a twist
there, and in a good way it frustrates the hell out of you.
fantastic thing the writer does for you is not describe too much, as in To
Yesterday. Mark will give you
a character name and not too much description, thus
allowing you to build a picture of what Jason and his
friends really look like. You
can really get a feel for the people you are reading about. But you have to wonder how
much of this book is
make believe and how much is real.
Mark does a
beautiful job of tying in parts of the Bible and the Internet. I did find myself at parts
this book checking the Bible and the Internet to see if what was in this book was
really there. This guy
clearly does his homework before he puts pen to
If you read this book, you'll see why I praise it so much and where I
get my excitement. It's truly his
second masterpiece, and I'm eagerly awaiting his