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A play on words that will make you smile and shiver down to your bones in revulsion; consume at your own peril, don't say I didn't warn you!

This entire book can be wrapped up within one word: "Devour". Some of the play on words and meanings, as they relate to this book's title, you'll see coming and others you won't; they're all a clever twist based upon the foundation as laid out by this one word alone.

"Devour" isn't for the faint of heart, but it's not as dark or sinister as it could've been; and, for this, I'm thankful! Many slicing and dicing details have been omitted and left for the reader's imagination to fill in the blanks.

The book is large and long but clips along at a good pace. Despite the heaviness of material, you'll also sense that it's quite light. It could deal one crushing blow after another but is told in a manner that alleviates burdens before you've had time to fully digest. It's well paced, and balanced, just like a good book (or fine dining experience) should be.

Where length becomes an issue is more in regards to edits. There are quite a few missed words or words that are transposed. Despite this, the story-line is solid; even the errors cannot detract.

My biggest critique or drawback, and why this book has received a four star review from me rather than five, has to do with its final three chapters. A book that's long in length should never reach the apex of its climax only to close so quickly! The tears at the end, shown and shared by the characters, don't feel genuine; and, I would've liked to read about the father's home-coming, to have stayed by his side until his last breath. To me, continued reconciliation between father and son would've made for a story-line with a much longer lasting impact. It would've been an ending that was more palatable so as to leave a bittersweet taste in my mouth rather than a sour one.

Side Dish: "Devour" reminds me of the television show "Hannibal". Not surprising as the author shares this is where he hopes to take this book next: A screen near you! From book, to screen-play, I wish this author nothing but success.

Dessert: Be sure to read this book through until you find the bonus at the end: A play-list you've got to see to believe! Another play on words by the author that revolves around this book's title. It'll make you groan, laugh, and sing-along.

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About the author

David has enjoyed a prolific career as Morning Radio host in New York, LA, Chicago, Detroit & Charlotte, and as an international VoiceOver artist. He's worked as an actor in front of the camera and a director behind the camera for both TV & Film. Now in his "third chapter," David writes thrillers. view profile

Published on November 05, 2020

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90000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Psychological Thriller

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