Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Strange Man

The Coming Evil Trilogy - Book One by Greg Mitchell

Blog Tour - Day 3

Rosalyn, Appearances Can be Deceiving

(click image for Amazon link or click link below) The Srange Man - available from:
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I received a review copy from Realms of The Strange Man in conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour

Rosalyn struck me as someone you should take a second look at as a character. The town looks down on her, not for anything she ever did but for an alcoholic mother and a father who ran off.
A partier, a flirt, and more, yet Rosalyn has the strength of character that surpasses Dras. The two are best friends since childhood. Dras' parents took Rosalyn under their care when she was left alone. When others spoke harshly and thought ill of Rosalyn, Dras stood up to them for her. Years passed and now Rosalyn takes care of Dras; the little boy who never grew up. She's there when he needs the support of a kind word, when he watches horror movies late at night, and even when he's had to many drinks at The Rave club.

I guess a one word description for Rosalyn would be compassionate, while a one word description for Dras might be fun-loving. Yet, there comes a time in your life that you receive a wake up call to put away the ways of your youth and take up the responsibility of adulthood. This wake up moment for Dras came when he met the Strange Man face to face. His life would never be the same. He feels an overriding desire to warn Rosalyn about the danger, no matter the cost. She thinks he's joking at first, then tells him to leave her alone. The tension mounts as Dras tries to get help from his brother the minister, but he has been hurt too many times before by Dras' choices. The story builds and in the climax scene, Rosalyn is confronted by a truth long avoided. Will she decide to leave Greensboro for the promised greener pastures, or stay with Dras who has changed in a way she's not all that sure that she likes?

Read The Strange Man for an intense story. It's a tale that will leave you pondering long after the last page.

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