Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Book Review - Again by John Leatherman


From the incredibly intricate storyteller John Leatherman comes a tale with more twists and turns than any episode of Sherlock.

For television news intern Chance Trifle, the third time really is the charm. He experiences every day three times, and only what happens on the third version is permanent. The rest of the world seems unaware that each day has two unofficial versions.

Chance's foreknowledge allows him to get what he thinks is his ticket to journalistic stardom - video of the murder of pop star Prima by record producer Sam Mason. But each unofficial attempt to release the sensational video goes horribly wrong, so on the official days, Chance keeps it secret. Meanwhile, he juggles relationships with two female interns, Danielle Arbusto and Trish Villanova-both captivated by his apparent cleverness.

With every moment Chance sits on the video, he feels more and more in league with a criminal. Obsessed with finding the right way to protect himself, profit from the video, and keep his girlfriends from finding out about each other, Chance misses hearing about the abduction of five-year-old Wendy Starnes until after his last chance to prevent it. Then as he struggles to help find Starnes, the video goes missing and turns up anonymously on the Web. It's only a matter of time before someone links it to him-and realizes he could have saved Prima and brought a murderer to justice if he hadn't been so focused on himself.

On the run from conniving coworkers, spurned lovers, determined detectives, bloodthirsty thugs, and fierce mercenaries, can Chance take his mind off personal gain long enough to realize the right way to use his gift?

At first, I wasn't sure I would be able to get into this book. I was a bit confused by the storyline and didn't like the main character, Chance, very much. However, as a book reviewer, I always plug along and finish the book so I can give it an honest review. Trust me, when I tell you that it was totally worth it! 

Chance is a young man who basically lives each day 3 times (think Groundhog day here, only without all the humor) and he figures out how he can fix the things he did wrong on the previous days and make things work out best for himself. I think that's why I didn't really care for him at first - he was quite selfish and always looking out for number one. 

He gets a job as an intern at a TV station and makes sure he is under the lead anchor for the station. He manipulates things so that this happens for himself. One of his goals is to get a big story that will allow him to get known quickly. It just so happens he is able to film the murder of a famous singer and this starts the intrigue and twists and turns of this story.

As an intern, he meets two young ladies, who are also interns and they both will have a profound affect on his life - especially his faith in God. Danielle is a beauty that all the guys flock around but she has a much deeper side and is the one who invites Chance to a Bible group, much to his surprise. The other intern, Trish, ends up being a really good friend and even more than that. Chance is constantly trying to juggle things between them.

There are lots of bad guys in this book - all out for themselves and willing to do anything to make things happen or not happen their way. Chance is running for his life more than once during all this and I really love how everything is all twisted and turned yet comes together in the end. 

I like how Chance starts to change his attitude about things and starts to think about others a bit more than himself. I really ended up liking him a lot and was cheering him on as the book progressed to the end. 

If you enjoy a book full of intrigue, strange happenings, and mystery, you'll love this book. I certainly did! I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. It really deserves it!

*This eBook was provided to me for my honest review by Glassroad Media and Management

Blessings - Julie


  1. I think I would like this book.

  2. Julie, thank you for reading and reviewing my book--and for keeping up with all the twists! --John Leatherman


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