A gripping thriller: My review of Beckon by Tom Pawlik

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (March 16, 2012)

The town of Beckon, Wyoming, is not as it appears. Hidden beneath the town is an evil shrouded in secrecy, an evil that seems destined to forever change the lives of three people who arrive in the town. Jack is a young anthropologist who is seeking to uncover a Native American Legend connected to underground caves. Former cop Elina Gutierrez is looking for her missing cousin, and follows a trail that leads her to Beckon and straight into peril. George Wilcox comes seeking a cure for his wife's Alzheimer's. Jack, Elina, and George soon come face to face with evil as they learn of the secrets of Beckon.

Pawlik has written a gripping thriller, one that lived up to the excellent reputation he's achieved through his earlier novels. His writing is skilled, with scenes that are vivid and imaginative, leaving me feeling as if I were watching a movie. I was held spell-bound as the plot unfolded, with twists and turns aplenty to keep me flying through the pages. The author does an excellent job at weaving together all of the plot elements and the different perspectives of the characters, delivering what is ultimately a satisfying conclusion. Reading Beckon reminds me that there is a reason that Tom Pawlik has won a Christy award. His writing is simply superb, and fans of chilling suspense novels are going to devour this one. Read Beckon. You won't be disappointed. 5 out of 5 stars.

Book has been received courtesy of the publisher, Tyndale, for the purposes of this unbiased review.

Ready to buy?