Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Prediction by Darren Sugrue

★★★
An engaging novel composed of interwoven story lines that revolve around the possible authenticity of a rejected mathematical formula meant to predict the date of a person’s death. Twelve years have passed since the formula was created, the first prediction has just come true with another foretold to take place in a few days. 
   
The Prediction is an intriguing novel with amazing characters. The characters were incredibly well rounded and beautifully flawed in a way that made them feel authentic. The dialogue felt genuine and had a nice cadence that flowed well. 

The prose was descriptive and easy to read. The descriptions were visually vivid and highlighted small nuances of life that grounded the story in reality. The setting details of Amsterdam and Dublin were wonderfully described highlighting the location’s physical features, culture, and language.

The story was told from different characters that had mature viewpoints as the result of life experience. The story touched on themes such as life, death, family, love, loss, dreams, ambition and second chances. Watching the characters explore these themes as they experienced them in their lives was powerful to behold. 

The story was well paced with engaging tension and drama that added suspense. The plot was full of wonderful twists that concluded with an intense and satisfying ending. 

The Prediction is a compelling and dramatic story with excellent characters.   

[Note: I received my initial copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I have since personally purchased it.]

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