Loved this book from cover to cover, but this volume is only half (or less?) of the book. It ended abruptly with no resolution to the themes. Usually when there are books in a series, each is somewhat stand alone, with subsequent volumes building on the theme from the first book. This one just stops in the middle of the story. Had I know this I would have looked to purchase the following volume(s) or not purchased at all.
It was difficult to put this exciting book down but I was so disappointed as I got to the end that I was not going to find any answers to the intertwined mysteries. Now I must spend more $ to get the 2nd book. I must read it to find some answers to the first and it sounds like people are looking for a third to find answers from the 2nd. I know this may sound confusing but I didn't know that I could have purchased both Farraday Road and Swopes Ridge and saved $ on postage also.
5 down to 4 stars because of cursing. I agree with Sarah (Louisville?) that is a sorry detractor to a great story. Mr. Collins wrote STICKS AND STONES a book on what words can do, etc. He is also an excellent wordsmith. So why resort to objectionable language. Or is this a case of the publisher's editor making the decision to include? I had found Swope's Ridge and picked up Farraday Road at the same time. So I did not get left hanging with 'to be continued'. Good thing! That does drive me crazy when I have to wait months or more to get "the rest of the story". Good read!
Don't judge a book by it's cover. I started this book and got sidetracked and never picked it back up until I read Swope's Ridge. I had a faint memory of reading about the character Lije Evans before. When I finished Swope's Ridge I dug through my book pile and saw Farraday Road had a marker at chapter thirteen. To me the cover looks like a story about drowning. This is not the case at all. In my opinion Zondervan did a better job with the cover of Swope's Ridge.I opened the book Farraday Road at page one and started over. Was I ever glad I did. Great story. I am eager to read the next in the series. The one after Swope's Ridge. I recommend both books that are out.
I received a copy of Farraday Road to review from Zondervan and it sat in my to-read pile for quite a while. When I finally started reading it I couldn't put it down! I read until one in the morning, way past my usual bedtime. I found the main characters to be believable and the plot was full of unexpected twists and turns. And I should mention, if you read this book, you will definitely HAVE to read the sequel.Though the book is published by Zondervan, with the exception of the notable absence of profanity and immoral behavior (on the part of the "good guys" anyway), there is little about Farraday Road that would mark it as a Christian book. That could be either a positive or a negative depending on your perspective. I enjoy reading some Christian fiction, but I do not like books that seem to have had the Christian aspect added as an after-thought. I also do not like fiction books to be preachy. I want to think about what message the author is trying to convey. Ace Collins neither preaches, nor tacks on Christianity, which I definitely appreciate.