A story of the supernatural with a bit of Scrooge meets Groundhog Day thrown in, this short story packs a whole lot into less than 100 pages. As Lester Sharp is swept from location to location in one frozen moment, his life is changed along with his way of thinking and his heart.
While Lester is not an initially likable character, reading his experiences of that moment is riveting and empathy for him grows. This is a bit of a breathlessly paced, suspenseful thriller that begs for continuation and expansion. Recommended for those who enjoy supernatural stories with influences of an unabashedly Biblical bent.
Fate of the Watchman by Chad Pettit | Ambassador International, October 2018 | ebook, 93 pages
This review refers to a digital copy I voluntarily received through Just Read Tours. A positive review was not required and all opinions expressed are my own.
From the publisher:
Lester Sharp is a workaholic, obsessed with the success of his business and oblivious to the world around him. All of that changes when a peculiar stranger comes into his shop asking for food and help. Lester soon finds himself on an impossible journey around the world to bear witness to some of the greatest tragedies a person can know, all frozen in a single moment of time.
In this challenging and gripping novel, debut author Chad Pettit, delivers a supernatural, pulse-pounding adventure in which Lester Sharp is in for the longest second of his life and learns lessons to last a lifetime.