(Salt Eden Book 1)
STORY-LINE IN THE BEGINNING BY CELESTA THIESSEN:
Billed for those you liked Lost and Jericho, In The Beginning, is a new series by author Celesta Thiessen. Siblings Abigail and Nathan Taylor live in New York where crime runs rampant. When Saber Chad shows up at Abigail’s door with instructions from her father to go with him to Salt Eden, they begin a search for her brother, Nathan. Nathan’s dealing drugs and owes money to the wrong people. Someone is trying to kill him, and he can’t afford for the police to become involved. As they run for their lives, Salt Eden looks better and better. My book reviews of In The Beginning follow.
CHARACTER, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
In The Beginning Is a story filled with action and suspense. Although a short read of 46 pages, Celesta Thiessen crafted an action-packed storyline. I found the premise intriguing and the characters believable. Nathan’s character portrays him as immature and selfish. Nathan‘s a character I found hard to like. Abigail is sweet and trying to save her brother from himself. Adding in the father’s personality and his concept of recreating paradise in Salt Eden, I found he reminded me of a mad scientist as he intends to create a new world of love and peace. Without giving spoilers, I can’t say more.
Understandably, the characterizations are glimpses of what will appear in future books as Thiessen more fully develops these characters. Authors cannot develop plots and characters in a short story as they can in longer books due to the short length. However, Thiessen‘s crafted a good beginning for the series with intrigue, mystery, and family dynamics. A touch of attraction’s added between Chad and Abigail. I am intrigued where this will lead in future books.
In The Beginning is a clean book, although it has violence and drugs in the storyline. However, this made the story believable and true to life. I look forward to reading this series; Thiessen whetted my appetite for more. At the time of my review, In The Beginning, is free on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
IN THE BEGINNING RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
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