Odd disappearances followed by a mass shooting and being trapped on an island by a peculiar electrical storm? Storm Taken is quite a thrilling read!
Disclosure: I received this book to review through iREAD BOOK TOURS, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
Trapped on Naples Island, Eddie Dees does everything he can to hold his family together. A supernatural storm is feeding on people’s fear and paranoia. The more people turn on each other, the stronger it becomes.
Believing there are small, systematic breaks in the storm, he plans to make his way off the island with as many residents as possible. But he must first deal with the crazed gunman roaming the streets as well as another growing threat: Klutch, a violent army vet suffering PTSD, has recruited a band of followers who believe the storm is a weaponized weather experiment gone awry. Klutch plans on stopping anyone from leaving the island, and one of his followers is Eddie’s own teenage son.
I am going to be honest; the first couple of chapters felt… odd. Like they weren’t a part of the story (but I promise, they were and they make total sense now.)
The beginning was a little slow, but slowly, things started happening – things were going missing. Then other things would happen that felt like there was some higher force working to turn everyone against each other. Yet, myself, as the reader, couldn’t really pin point what it was. It was as though I was in Eddie’s mind and could feel that same itch that something wasn’t right, but couldn’t put my finger on it until it was too late.
When everything started happening – when the action started picking up – the entire story line picked up and I didn’t want to put the book down.
At one point, we were given the ultimate clue, but even that didn’t prepare me for what was to come – how everything would fall just in to place to work to the master plan.
This was definitely an edge of your seat read that I thoroughly enjoyed that gave just enough thrill and suspense.
About the Author
William Michael Davidson lives in Long Beach, California. A believer that “good living produces good writing,” Davidson writes early in the morning so he can get outside, exercise, spend time with people, and experience as much as possible. He is a writer of suspense and speculative fiction. If he’s not writing, he’s probably at the beach.