I would like to thank T.L. Hines and Thomas Nelson Publishing. As part of their marketing efforts for T.L. Hines’s new book, The Unseen, they sent out free copies of the book to Bloggers in exchange for a review. In my opinion, This is a great way to build up hype about the book and get people interested.
and it got me Interested.
The story follows a loner named Lucas. Lucas makes his home inside of underground steam tunnels, train stations, even in active office buildings above ceiling tiles and just about anywhere else that he can set up a perch to watch and observe people as they go about their daily business.
You begin to sense that Lucas, and how he considers this lifestyle of stalking workers as normal, is rather creepy. Until he meets a fellow “Urban Explorer” who is traversing the steam tunnel that Lucas claimed as his home. Their acquaintance sets forth a roller coaster of events leading Lucas to an underground organization of urban explorers who, like Lucas, follow and watch individuals, though they make Lucas’s creeping seem normal.
The story picks up and lures you in more and more as Lucas gets involved with the local police, mob-like thugs and government agencies. Throughout the book you wonder, along with Lucas, who is friendly and who is not.
I’ll admit, it was difficult to relate to Lucas and the characters introduced early in the book, but like a train wreck, you just have to read on and see what will happen next. Once you’re really hooked, the book gets extremely exiting as Lucas is constantly running for his life and trying to avoid members of the underground organization, local police and government agents (but who knows WHICH government!)
Those of you who know me, know that I don’t read books very often. The Unseen, being a freebie, sounded like a fun “Bathroom Book”. You know, one that i would pick it up and read a few pages, at most, a night. About three quarters into the story, I realized I was reading 2 or 3 chapters at a time. If you’re looking for a fun read, pick up The Unseen.
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