Book Review: When the Leaves Fall by C.A. King
Today, I will be reviewing When the Leaves Fall by C.A. King which was an OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day for June 7th, 2017!
About the Book
Ralph wakes up to what others only experience in a nightmare. Chained to a shed, he has no idea where he is, or who his captor is. His memories are blurred at best. As the days press on, he finds himself experiencing a roller coaster of feelings. Hunger, thirst and pain become his only companions. Flashbacks of a happier time are all he has to keep him going. As his situation deteriorates, he finds himself doubting he ever had the very thing he wants most - a family.
When Leaves Fall is a dramatic thriller with a twist. Keep the tissue box close for the ending.
WARNING: Sad ending
Ralph was an excellent lead for this story, and it was very disjointed when he woke up and was tied to the shed. His confusion and fear was evident, and as the story unfolded I found myself truly engrossed and trying to figure out what was going on and what was going to happen.
The twist was interesting and I didn't really see it coming, but I can't really say much about it without giving away a huge feature of the story. That, actually, was one of my problems, because even though it was superficially unique and well-written, it was also short and lacked a little bit of depth that might have brought it more to life. I was able to sympathize with and understand Ralph, but I felt like there was more there we weren't privvy to.
I'll rate this book 4 out of 5 stars because of how interesting it was, but it wasn't perfect by any means and could have used with a little more length to help add depth to the story. For people who enjoy strong books with provocative endings, this one is for you.
About the Author
C.A. King was born and raised in Halton County. She currently resides in Brantford
Ontario, Canada with her two sons.
After the loss of her loving parents and husband, Ms. King was devastated. She
decided to retire from the workforce for a year or two to do some soul searching.
It was during this time that writing became her passion. She found she was able
to redirect her emotions through her writing and in 2014 decided to publish some
of her works.
"I need to thank everyone for being so wonderful. It's amazing when someone reads your work and enjoys the story. I already have people waiting for future books to be released."
Carol Ann King is proud to have her name join the list of Canadian born authors. She hopes her writing will help inspire another generation of Canadians to continue adding to the literary heritage and rich culture Canada already has to offer. Her books in The Portal Prophecies series are fictional fantasy stories based on opening the door to possibilities.