Out of Reech by Adam J. Beardslee is a long adventure into a forgotten history.
~~~~Some Spoilers Ahead!~~~~
Jacob Reech is a professor of writing at the University of Michigan who’s life seems perfect. He has a great job, a wonderful fiancee, and everything a man could want. But, despite all this, Jacob also has a secret. His grandfather left Jacob a letter in his will that would soon send Jacob plunging into a terrifying race for survival, for redemption, and for a priceless treasure that was lost to history.
I thought this book was fairly put together, and you get sucked in with every page you read. Jacob’s ordeal is terrifying, and you feel the adrenaline flow as the story progresses. The many characters that make up this tale all have a part to play, and they play it well. The dialogue has a purpose and moves the story along beautifully, the setting is well described, and the action scenes keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
That being said, there are a few things I need to mention. The book is extremely long winded and tends to bounce from character to character without warning. When I first started reading, There’s some confusion at first about which person played what part to the story and their involvement doesn’t become clear until you get close to the end. There was also a bit of a punctuation problem, which could have added to the fact that I thought it was long winded.
Overall, I give it a 4 of 5. When the character come together, and you begin to put the pieces together, you realize that the seeming randomness of the characters actually make perfect sense. The emotions are real, and the ending is a twist that you won’t see coming. A great book for those who are a fan of the longer, more complex novels.
About the Author:
Adam J. Beardslee is a Michigan native who didn’t discover his passion for writing until after some personal tragedy. He turned to writing for its therapeutic value, and Out of Reech became his debut novel in 2014. To learn more about this author and his works, you can visit his Amazon Page, his Outskirts Press Page, or connect with him on Facebook. The author’s photo was taken from Outskirts Press