Saturday, 5 April 2014

Book Review: Dead Man's Switch

Dead Man's Switch  -     By: Sigmund Brouwer
ISBN# 978 0 7369 1747 6

From the Back:

When a teen boy receives a written warning from his friend to avoid his church and leave his remote island town immediately, he’s terrified—his friend died weeks ago!

He knows danger is up ahead when he realizes that his friend’s dead man’s switch computer program has been activated. Unsure who to trust, he sets out alone to unravel a dark conspiracy. Soon, the seeker soon becomes the hunted in an unknown wilderness. The only hope for escape is a trigger-happy hermit—a man with his own secrets to hide.

Fiction fans who love a great mystery and the quest for justice will talk about and think about this book long after the last chapter is read.

My Reflections:
This book came in perfect time, as my two home schooled children had just attended a day long workshop on writing, presented by Sigmund Brouwer. You can imagine their excitement when the very next day the book I was reviewing came in the mail. You guessed it, it was Dead Man's Switch. I was super mom for the day! So needless to say both children were eagerly waiting for me to be finished with the book, just so they could be next to read it!

This book was filled with age appropriate drama, action and adventure. You will not find any foul language or young love scenes in this novel, a real breath of fresh air, it is clean and safe for tweens.

If your child is looking for an action packed story, on the edge drama, this book is for them. I was left on the hook until I flipped the last page. I would recommend "Dead Man's Switch" for grades 5 and up as some of the events can be a bit scary and confusing to the younger crowd.

Definitely waiting for the sequel, can't wait to see Sigmund Brouwer at the next writers workshop!

This book was provided free of charge from Harvest House Publishers in return for my honest review. Thank you Harvest House!

About the Author:

Sigmund Brouwer

Sigmund Brouwer

Sigmund Brouwer is the popular author of more than 40 novels and numerous non-fiction books. He is coauthor of The Last Disciple series, which was featured in Time magazine and on ABC's Good Morning America. Sigmund inspires teens to read through speaking engagements at schools across North America and through his programs. Sigmund is married to Christian recording artist Cindy Morgan, and they have two daughters.

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