Second Chance by Dylan S. Hearn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I discovered this author’s blog prior to his novel and admired his unusual style of writing. This novel is no exception. This is a multi-viewpoint story so tells the story from the perspective of four different characters: a politician, an investigator, an information cleanser (someone who searches the internet and deletes any unsuitable information), and a science technician.
The story had an interesting premise, set in a futuristic world with scientific research taking a lot of worryingly advanced steps. The author seems to have researched a lot of detail making it very realistic. On the night the politician is elected, a university student goes missing, an event that connects the main characters. It is not a light-hearted thriller! Suspense, drama, politics, weird science and odd incidents all add to this dramatic story.
I did feel the characters could be explored/ explained a little more and think Hearn has a lot more story to tell with the characters in his future books. The reader did get glimpses of the characters pasts, the futuristic present and also a further uncertain future. At which stage does science go too far and will those at the top cover it up?
This book captures your interest in a particularly bizarre setting. These books will appeal to fans of George Oswell; dark, twisted and gritty storylines with plenty of action (and the odd bit of compassion) to keep the reader going. Looking forward to future reads from this author.
4 thoughts on “Review of Second Chance by Dylan S Hearn”
Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful review. I’m so pleased you enjoyed my novel. It’s feedback like yours that makes writing so worthwhile. All the very best, Dylan.
Thank you so much for stopping by. It’s a great book and I’m intrigued to see where the series will lead. You’re writing is very unusual (or at least not my usual read) and I really enjoyed the style. Great job. 🙂
good book this; lovely review too
Thanks so much TanGental, I do like to leave reviews and links whenever possible. Yeah it was a great find through the world of wordpress, really interesting(if not a little worryingly close to home – lol)concepts. KL 🙂