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Posted November 26, 2011
Quite a tear-jerker; excellent book
A Drifter is someone who was supposedly forgotten by God and left to drift
throughout time, moving in and out of people's lives and then forgetting
If that isn't heart-wrenching enough, the drifter in our story can't even
remember his real name. He goes by whatever name his "tether" at the
moment chooses to call him.
The girl he becomes tethered to simply starts calling him Boy, because
she is known only as Baby Doll. She's the adopted daughter of a crime
boss, and she herself doesn't know her real name. Together, these two
lost souls must face and defeat the cold-blooded criminals of her father's
syndicate, which is coming apart at the seams.
A very sad story, but also chock full of suspense. It also raises
several good questions about God and our place in His mind. I loved
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Posted November 15, 2014
Sharon Rogers' latest heart-pounder is reminiscent of John B. Olson's Shade or TL Hines' The Unseen, or even the old Jimmy Stewart movie Harvey, yet it remains a unique story all its own. What if there was a being that no one could see, feel, or even experience? What if these beings existed, anyway? ...What if one of them chose to come to your aid?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Baby Doll is the adopted daughter of Lehigh's most notorious crime lord, Charlie Murphy. However, Charlie has just died, throwing the crime underworld into chaos. And Baby Doll may know more about it than she lets on.
Boy is a Drifter, a "forgotten" creation of God, left to wander the sands of time. When he spots Baby Doll at the cemetery-or, rather, when she spots him, because Drifters are invisible to most humans-an instant bond begins to form between the pair. This Tether forces Boy to remain within a certain proximity to Baby Doll at all times.
What follows is a rich and emotional tale as the two struggle to cope with each other's plight in the face of their own lonely existences. Through various obstacles, Baby Doll and Boy come to discover their true purpose in this world; but will they be able to fulfill them in time?
This book is a haunting and absorbing supernatural thriller that does more than just entertain; it forces the reader to look at the world in a new way. I loved the way the author chose to tell the story, using both characters' points of view and incorporating flashback, as well. A deep understanding of these characters develops throughout the story, bringing both of them fully to life in the mind of the reader, and remaining there long after the book has been put down. The story is well-crafted and well-written, and would be an excellent addition to anyone's bookshelf.
Posted April 18, 2010
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