Thursday, May 2, 2013

Back Before Dark Blog Tour

I am so happy to be on this tour. I enjoyed this book and I think people of all ages will enjoy it. So let's get started and meet the author Tim Shoemaker.

Happily married for more than thirty years to Cheryl, the love of my life.
Dad to three grown sons and two daughter-in-laws
Elder Chairman in my church and high school small group leader
Full time speaker and author since 2004
Living in the greater Chicago area
Grateful for God’s incredible grace and mercy to me in countless ways.

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Praise for Code of Silence: 'Deliberate, plausible, and gritty whodunit.' --Booklist Starred Review


A detour through the park leads Cooper, Gordy, Hiro, and Lunk straight into a trap, and Gordy is abducted! For the kidnapper, it's all a game, a way to settle an old score, with no one getting hurt. But evil has a way of escalating, and once his identity is discovered, the rules change. Despite the best of police efforts, the hours tick by without a clue or a ransom call, leaving everyone to their own fears. Gordy is gone. Cooper descends deeper into a living nightmare, imagining the worst for his best friend and cousin. Hours stretch into days, and talks of a memorial service begin to surface. But Cooper still feels his cousin is alive and develops a reckless plan, changing all the rules. Now the one who set out to rescue his friend needs to be rescued himself. Sometimes rescuing a friend from darkness means going in after them.

My Review:
I really liked this book for a few different reasons but before I tell you let me tell you a little about the book.

Cooper, Hiro, and Gordy are riding their bikes through the park when they see a backpack on the roof of a van. Gordy tries to catch up and tell the driver but he is abducted by the driver. Cooper calls the police but doesn’t know if he has the license plate right. When days go by and the cops are no closer to finding the kidnapper and Gordy, Cooper takes matters into his own hands. But Hiro fears Cooper is going too far in his pursuit of the kidnapper and Gordy. But how far is it when your friend’s life is in danger?

I really loved the characters in this book. They are very relatable. You can feel the connection between the characters. Tim makes you feel the horror that the friends are feeling at the abduction of their friend. I was hooked to the pages as Gordy is breaking laws to get back his friend even at times I found myself cringing at the lengths he would go through. The book is a fast paced and will leave you on the edge of your seat the whole time wondering who the kidnapper is and if they will get Gordy back safe. I really liked that the author put notes in the back that I think every kid, teenager, and adult should read on how to keep yourself from being abducted and  if you are abducted  what you need to do. 
4/5 Bloody Fangs

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I wanna say Thank You to Tim for letting me review his book and Thank You to Jean for letting me participate in the tour. Make sure you check out all the other stops on the TOUR and don't forget to enter the giveaway.

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