If you’re into books that keep you up at night, be sure and check out Caleb Breakey’s debut.
About the Book
Welcome to the string, a game of impossible decisions and deadly consequences. Let’s go over the ground rules.
Rule #1: Participation is mandatory.
Rule #2: If anyone refuses to play, all threats will come to pass.
Get ready for a deadly social experiment as a sociopath known as The Conductor delivers disturbing threats and twisted moral dilemmas to unsuspecting students and staff.
As a powerful instinct for self-preservation sweeps through the campus, one man has a grave decision to make. Will university cop Markus Haas play the game to protect those he loves? Or will he break the string and incite massive chaos–and even death?
In the great suspense tradition of Ted Dekker and Steven James, Caleb Breakey’s explosive debut novel will have you turning pages into the night.
In My Opinion
First, a warning to readers. If you are easily distressed or frightened by violence or if content is something that sinks into your psyche and flows into your dreams, you may want to skip this debut novel. But for everyone else who enjoys a good thriller and can handle the suspense, violence, and psychological warfare, this book should be your next read. Fans of Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti will enjoy this new voice in the thriller genre.
Caleb Breakey’s debut novel introduces a cast of characters who are unwittingly cast in a cat-and-mouse game by a madman whose goal is to destroy the people he puts on his string. And while the characters can be confusing at first, as their personalities and roles are unwrapped throughout the book, they fit into their places.
As The Conductor reels his prey into his web, readers will appreciate that these are intelligent people who fight to break the villain’s control. They don’t hunker down in a corner and cower. They act. Even the women in the cast have an important role in uncovering the truth of The Conductor’s motives.
While the spiritual content isn’t overt, it’s there. Because much of what’s in our hearts and minds impacts the way we react to our circumstances, just as the characters in The String do.
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