A new voice in speculative fiction with a short but powerful story is one I will be keeping my eye on.
About the book
Lester Sharp is a workaholic, obsessed with the success of his business and oblivious to the world around him. All of that changes when a peculiar stranger comes into his shop asking for food and help. Lester soon finds himself on an impossible journey around the world to bear witness to some of the greatest tragedies a person can know, all frozen in a single moment of time.
In this challenging and gripping novel, debut author Chad Pettit, delivers a supernatural, pulse-pounding adventure in which Lester Sharp is in for the longest second of his life and learns lessons to last a lifetime.
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In My Opinion
If you could see the world’s pain in one moment in time, would you change your focus?
In Fate of the Watchman, Chad Petit asks this exact question. Luther Sharp’s life is about to change when a stranger walks into his shop. The man is so focused on his business, he had no time for anything else—including friendships, philanthropy, or even church.
That night, time stands still for everyone but Luther as this stranger takes him on a journey that opens his eyes to some of the horrors in his town and the world. When the reality becomes personal, Luther must decide what he is going to do with the overload of information.
There is a lot packed into this short one hundred pages. It’s a reminder that we are called to shine a light in the darkness, that we can’t live our lives in our own cocoon ignoring the pain and suffering of those around us. There are horrific events happening every day, the ones that make the news and then there are the ones that are less advertised but no less traumatizing to the people involved.
A strong start in speculative fiction for Petit, I’m interested to see where he’ll take readers next.
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