Hawke's Return

Hawke's Return

by Mark Willen


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ISBN-13: 9781683131113
Publisher: Pen-L Publishing
Publication date: 09/12/2017
Pages: 362
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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Hawke's Return 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I won this in a giveaway and wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was very pleasantly surprised. For starters, it couldn’t be more timely. A key plot involves an accusation of sexual harassment, though one that much more in the gray area than those in the news today. It makes you consider what you’d do if you were the boss and one employee is accused of sexual harassment and you can’t tell which party is telling the truth (neither is really trustworthy). You can’t let it go lightly but you don’t want to ruin someone’s reputation if it didn’t happen. The plot is a bit slow moving – not for those who like action on every page – but there was enough happening to keep me reading. The real strength of the book is the characters. They come to life as good people but realistically flawed. I liked it enough that I’m going to buy the author’s earlier book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hawke’s Return is a delight to read. The story line unfolds during a few weeks in the small Vermont town of Beacon Junction. As in Willen’s first novel, the lead character is the admirable, if imperfect, Jonas Hawke. Surrounding Jonas is an ensemble of strong characters. We come to care about these people in their own right –not only Jonas but also his adult daughter Sally, their friend Mary Louise, newcomers Dylan and his son Max, an endearing eight-year old boy. Facing their own emotional issues, these characters wrestle with moral and ethical choices having no simplistic solutions. The setting is nicely drawn, and the novel has suspense, keeping the reader engrossed throughout the story. I was glad to spend my time with these characters, and I’m hoping to meet them again.