Shine Your Light On Me

Shine Your Light On Me

by Lee Thompson

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ISBN-13: 9781937009557
Publisher: Apex Book Company
Publication date: 03/10/2017
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)

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Shine Your Light On Me 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ToManyBooksNotEnoughTime More than 1 year ago
I would like to thank the LibraryThing Early Reviewer Program for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Teaser: Aiden LeDoux is a typical sixteen-year-old boy when the O’Connell brothers nail his father to a tree. He doesn’t believe things can get any worse...until three months later, when a mysterious light bursts forth from his face and heals everyone in his father’s bar, from minor scrape to terminal illness. Once word of this miracle event spreads, crazed townspeople attempt to force Aiden to use his newfound gift to heal those they love. But Aiden doesn’t know how he did it. Or why. Or if he can ever make it happen again. In the heart of a blizzard, in the throes of fanatical entitlement, the townspeople begin to tear the town—and each other—apart, with Aiden and his family trapped in the middle... Shine Your Light on Me is a gripping tale that illuminates the ugly underbelly of humanity. From its tense opening to its explosive finale, the monsters herein are all too real, too familiar, and Lee Thompson's relentless prose will leave you breathless. I found this book to be a bit disjointed in the beginning, switching between characters without properly identifying the protagonist of each segment. However as I got deeper into the book I found it easier to track the changes as they were made. Of the main characters I felt that Aiden was possibly the least well developed, though I think there were some seriously unplumbed depths available to him. Even his father got more development than he was accorded. Conceptually the premise is interesting, and development of the overall idea was decently done. I do wish there'd been more exploration of people's behaviors and responses to the situation. All told this is an okay read, but I feel a bit like this is the outline of the story and it needs, nay deserves, more fleshing out.