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by David Reynolds
 

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When twenty-year-old Sandy Carpenter agrees to baby sit Cassie Johnson, she has no clue that Cassie has a peculiar talent. In fact, Cassie's own family is unaware what she can do. Over the following months, Sandy enjoys five-year-old Cassie's quirkiness and grows to love the enigmatic prodigy.
Reading together in Sandy's cozy Ventura living room, an unexpected

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When twenty-year-old Sandy Carpenter agrees to baby sit Cassie Johnson, she has no clue that Cassie has a peculiar talent. In fact, Cassie's own family is unaware what she can do. Over the following months, Sandy enjoys five-year-old Cassie's quirkiness and grows to love the enigmatic prodigy.
Reading together in Sandy's cozy Ventura living room, an unexpected warm breeze brings forth a feast of scents although no doors or windows are open. Cassie appears to be in some sort of “state” until Sandy snaps her out of it. Cassie exclaims that a handsome winged angel in a toga told her that something big is about to happen.

That Friday, Sandy and Cassie are able to have a sleepover and give the Johnsons a night out. Thunder and pouring rain awakens them to a dark house. The power is out and the radio will only emit a hiss of static. Although well into morning, there is not even the faintest gray of sunlight. There is only the occasional punctuation of lightning.

Hungry, they decide to venture out in hopes of breakfast and to assure the Johnsons that Cassie is okay. Sandy finds the car will not start. Meanwhile, strange sounds outside the garage door draw Sandy closer. Someone or something begins banging on the roll-up door with enough force to severely dent it. Sandy leaves nothing to chance and pushes the car against the door to prevent its opening. With Cassie embedded as deeply into an overstuffed chair as possible, Sandy paces, heart thudding, realizing they are not safe in her home. Why doesn't whoever is out there just come crashing through the picture window? Is he simply toying with them? She must protect Cassie at all cost.

Sandy remembers that her beloved Danny, now lost to her in this life, was Mr. Super Prepper and had prepared an emergency drum in the garage. Flashlight in hand, Sandy makes three trips and now has a backpack and gear. Prepared and resolute, Sandy takes Cassie in hand and sloshes through freezing rain for the local Sheriff's Annex a few short blocks away.
An otherworldly, shadowy attacker manages to separate Sandy and Cassie. Lost in the dark and pouring rain, all Sandy can do is pray that Cassie can run fast enough to evade capture, or worse. Frantic and choking back sobs, Sandy is nearly paralyzed with the thought that the choices she must now make could mean Cassie's life.

Meanwhile, outside their their bubble of alternate reality, the military, physicists and engineers puzzle ways to bring the survivors back, even as politicians work to cover the mess up...for good!

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011294112
Publisher:
David Reynolds
Publication date:
04/16/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
516 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

D Doyle Reynolds lives in East Tennessee with his wife, Hilary, and children Emma, Benjamin and Reese.

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Shift 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Dmills1031 More than 1 year ago
the suspense, the action, this book has it all. one of the best books i have read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This mixed genre book has it all. Man, what a read! Some humor, scares, adventure. There is conspiracy and some military and science fiction elements. Really like the paranormal stuff and the invasion of angels and demons. Actually, downloaded it and read it somewhere else and came across it here. Now it's available in print? Well, that's good cuz it's a must have for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an excellent read! Thoroughly enjoyable, fast-paced, and well written. The characters are well developed, and the story line flows well. Absolutely gripping! Bravo!
cfi More than 1 year ago
For a first time author this story is fantastic! truely something for everyone and with a pace to keep you turning pages. I sincerely hope this isn't the last we hear from him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book based on Biblical principals... Read the first part till 2 am the first day and finished the next night at 1 am.... Worth the time and cost....
Deena-in-GA More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story from a first-time author! It really draws you into the storyline and makes you root for Cassie and her friends while they are battling the dark forces. I can't wait for the next one - hint for the author!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not only the first book by this author, it is the first book in a series as well. I really enjoyed this book. It is 700 pages long. The editing was not perfect, I would say it is 90% correct. Most of the errors were misused words, or added and missing words. Very few were misspelled. I did not find this distracting. I usually take off a star for editing, unless it is near perfection, but this book was so good, it earned five stars anyway. The first two chapters were slow, after that, the pace picks up, untill this book is running with suspence and intrique. I honestly had no idea how it would conclude. As one reviewer stated, there is some jumping around, but I did not have a problem following the story. There is not any sex, cursing, romance, child or animal abuse in this novel. There is a lot of suspense, violence and death. Some of it is almost sickenly graphic. This book is based on the Bible. There are angels, demons, predictions, Bible verses, prayers and a smattering of preaching. This reminded me of the Bible verse...."and a little child will led them"..... there is some paranormal activity, but because of its nature, this could be considered miracle(s) of God. Some Christians might take offence at the plot of this book and consider it blasphemy. I do not. If I were to give this unusual book a genre, it would be a Christian, science fiction, thriller. An odd combo, but it works. It is so nice to be able to give a book a five star rating. What an incredible first book. My thanks to the author. One of my favorite parts of this book was no animals were harmed! Nice touch! ( except for a hell hound) My least favorite was when a character I really liked sacrificed his life for a greater good. For ages 16 and up, because of the extreme violence and gore. I would not want anyone younger reading this. Not chick lit. For men, as well as women. Highly recommend for those looking for something different to read. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really bad. Makes no sense, jumps all over the place without tying anything together. Terribly boring. Do not recommend at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is quit slow at time and is hard to keep up with