Young history professor, Jack Turner, takes a retreat at a lakeside cabin just outside of Culpepper, Georgia to work on his doctoral dissertation. The cabin is owned by an ambitious state senator, an inheritance from his father. Inside, everything is exactly the way it was when the old man died ten years ago. While taking a break from his research, Jack snoops through the father's books and finds an old photo album filled with black-and-white pictures of orphaned children. Intrigued, he continues searching and finds what appears to be evidence of murder and an old leather journal, handwritten entirely in German. Rachel Cook, Jack's girlfriend, translates the journal for him. What it reveals instantly puts both of their lives in mortal danger.
Besides his bestselling inspirational novels, Dan Walsh is quickly becoming known for unputdownable novels of suspense.
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About the Author
Kirby Heyborne is an accomplished actor, musician, and comedian who has received a number of AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook narrations. He has had starring roles in over a dozen features and many short films. Kirby is also a cofounder and director of the Los Angeles-based improv comedy group The Society.
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Dan Walsh has proven his ability to write a suspense novel. His second book in the Jack Turner Suspense series is every bit as suspenseful and action-packed as his first one. His lead character, Jack Turner, seems to get himself into some strange situations and you keep wondering how he is going to get himself out of it. His girlfriend, Rachel, plays a significant role in the story. Walsh adds a bit of romance but nothing real mushy. Jack and Rachel are turning out to make a good team, especially when it comes to research. A small part of the story is a flashback to the bombing of Dresden, Germany near the end of World War II. As the son of a World War II veteran who never talked about his experiences overseas, I am drawn to stories pertaining to the war. Maybe it gives me a small sense of connection with my father’s past. I recommend the book to those who enjoy suspense.
Dan Walsh has been a favorite author of mine for many years, and there hasn't been a book of his that I haven't loved! Remembering Dresden is one of his most masterfully written books thus far. The prequel, When Night Comes is another. These books can stand on their own, but some of the characters from When Night Comes carry over to Remembering Dresden. By all means read both of these impressive suspense novels, and read them in sequence! This novel is actually a novel within a novel based on a background record of historical accounts from WWII. The horrors of that time period are incomprehensible. Moving into the present, shocking information reveals itself, putting Jack and his girlfriend in grave danger. The book moves at a fast pace, filled with suspense and moments of terror and agonizing events. Characters are very well portrayed with characteristics realistic and believable. The setting is very picturesque and the ambiance of the cabin on a lake is charming, yet a site of horrifying secrets and jeopardy. This novel will keep your attention until the very end. I highly recommend this powerful and intriguing novel. This is one of my favorite books of the year! Dynamic and impressive! Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
Dan Walsh did it again! He grabbed me and wouldn’t let go. I started reading yesterday afternoon and had to quit. The same thing happened this morning. My husband thinks he needs to eat. He had an early evening class and then was going straight to work. The dear, sweet man was barely out the door before I had my book in hand. I started reading and couldn’t stop. It was becoming darker out now, but I couldn’t put this book down long enough to get up and turn on a light. I was too close to the end. I was straining to finish reading it. Just as soon as I finished God turned out His light. Jack and Rachel seem to innocently drift into mystery and intrigue. This book is a great stand alone read, but if you read When Night Comes first it will add to your enjoyment of this book. I love all your books, Mr. Walsh, but I’m really enjoying your Jack Turner mysteries. If you need me to drive over to Daytona, and proofread or whatever help you might need to speed along Jack and Rachel’s next adventure, just call. I can hardly wait for it. ***A special thank you to the author for providing a review copy.*** sunny island breezes
Dan Walsh has quickly become one of my favorite authors. He is super-talented at creating mysteries filled with heart-thumping action. This is the second one of his Jack Turner mysteries, the first one being When Night Comes, a spooky book indeed. As in the first one, be prepared for nail-biting with Remembering Dresden--which by the way has nothing to do with Dresden crockery. His father already dead, a little boy in war-torn Germany loses his mother, brother, and sister in one horrific day, leaving Luther Hausen an orphan, one of hundreds in the country. He grows up without a touch of loving or caring from anyone, half-starved and homeless. The boy matures in post-war East Germany into a man filled with hatred and a thirst for revenge. When the Berlin Wall is destroyed, the man leaves for the US with his own young son, one thing on his mind: to find and kill all the pilots of the bombers who destroyed Dresden. His son, Burke Wagner (name changed when they left Germany) is a State Senator in Virginia. He has embraced the US, especially the capitalism and politics. His father is dead, buried along with his vicious deeds. Burke has an aide who carries out the senator's own cover-ups and hidden skeletons. Until Jack Turner rents the senator's cabin and stubs his toe on a loose board. He pulls up the unfastened loose board and discovers something the senator will do anything to cover up. Jack and his girlfriend Rachel find themselves again embroiled in a horrifying mess. You definitely want to get this book to see how they get out of this scrape!