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Book Review: Trial Run

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Trial Run

Author: Thomas Locke

Hardback: 384 pages

Series: Fault Lines (Book 1)

Publisher: Revell (August 4, 2015)

From Inside Flap:

Dr. Gabriella Speciale has assembled an international team of elite scientists with one goal in mind–to create and control out-of-body experiences that transcend the limits of time and space. Reese Clawson’s mind-bending experiments aim to explode the boundaries of human consciousness–and annihilate the opposition in the process.

When a terrifying discovery and a string of failed tests threaten to dismantle both programs, the key to survival may reside in the mind of a gifted grad student whose unsettling dreams have thrust him into the center of a dangerous battle for control. As the threads of perception and reality become tangled and time itself twists in unexpected directions, one warning remains clear: what you don’t know can kill you.

From Back cover:

“Somewhere between spectacular and astonishingly compelling. After I finished, I could not let it go.”–Phyllis Tickle, former senior editor, Publishers Weekly

Cutting-edge research requiring controversial experiments. Startling dreams delivering cryptic communication from the dreamer’s future self. Ruthless rivals determined to control mind-bending new technology. When you’re balancing on the edge of what’s possible, trouble awaits, ready to push you into the abyss.

This daring psychological journey into the very nature of causation and consciousness will leave you turning the pages and grasping for solid ground–especially when it becomes clear just how much fact lies within the fiction.

“Truly remarkable. Extremely vivid and very well crafted. A wonderful read.”–Keith Hazard, Acting Deputy Director (ret), Central Intelligence Agency

Meet the Author:

Thomas Locke is a pseudonym for Davis Bunn, the award-winning novelist with total worldwide sales of seven million copies. His work has been published in twenty languages, and critical acclaim includes four Christy Awards for excellence in fiction. Davis divides his time between Oxford and Florida and holds a lifelong passion for speculative stories. As Thomas Locke, Davis is also the author of Emissary.

Check out his website by clicking here!

My Review:

This book is an example of when an Author thinks “what if” and then writes those ideas down. Trial Run is not a book I would have normally picked but, the front cover look interesting. And I’m really not a person to judge a book by its cover but, sometimes that just can’t be helped. This book is not going to appeal to everyone but, if you’re one of those that it does appeal to then this is definitely the book for you. I struggled in the beginning with all of the information that was thrown all at once causing it to be a little hard to follow. There are a lot of technological explanations that aren’t well explained for the average reader. Don’t let this stop you from reading the book because once you get past all that, it’s an amazing read. So, I definitely encourage those of you that this book appeals to grab a copy and find a comfy reading spot.


I received this book free from the publisher through the Revell bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Happy Reading!


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