||Oct 1 2000
Doug Preston returns home late one night to find his wife, Anne, missing without explanation. When threats and violence follow, Doug hires an inquiry agent. The only clue is that Anne apparently returned to England with a mysterious man named John Moore. Despite the danger to his own life Doug follows the trail to England where with the help of old army and police friends he comes close to solving the mystery of Anne's disappearance. But then Anne's charred remains are found in a burnt-out car. Doug's quest is over.
Or is it? Why do the threats continue? Why does John Moore want to confront Doug? How many more twists can there be before Doug finally discovers the truth about Anne?
Scribes World Reviews, (http://www.scribesworld.com/reviews/)
Nicholas J. Ordinans
Doug and Anne Preston have been married four years, living in London the first two years and then moving back to her home country, Australia. Now Anne was gone and Doug has no idea where she went or why she left without so much as a note. Doug went to the police to file a report but the police told him since there didn't seem to be any foul play there wasn't much they could do. His dog was killed, his house was burned down and he was badly beaten. The private investigator he hired did find out that Anne had had a reservation booked for six weeks before she left Australia and that a John Moore had booked and paid for the reservations.
Doug didn't know a John Moore and didn't remember Anne mentioning him. He decided to go to London and track down John Moore and Anne and get a reason for her disappearance. In London he went to stay with his friend who was a Metropolitan policeman, Chris Hodges. Chris tried to find out unofficially what had happened to Anne but he couldn't. When Doug finally went to a nightclub where he used to hang out as a younger man, he found some clues. The clues and where they led him was surprising and almost cost him and Anne their lives.
HOME RUN is a concise and fast-paced mystery. The plot is well developed and does not disappoint. The story is told from Doug's point of view and the reader is able to grasp his feelings as he tries to solve the mystery of his missing wife. The ending is shocking and surprising.
E-Book Reviews Weekly
Set in Australia and England, Home Run takes the reader on
a journey of discovery. It is one where all the facets of
the human psyche are explored. Love, hate, depression, and
madness are all interwoven in one man's obsession to find
out the truth.
Doug Preston's normal day-to-day life is shattered when he
returns home from work to find his wife Anne has disappeared.
There is no logical explanation he can think of that would
explain why she just vanished. The police tell Doug not to
worry; they do not believe Anne has been the victim of foul play.
Soon events began to occur that even the police could not
ignore. Tessa the family dog is killed, Doug is beaten, and
his house burnt down. It is discovered that Anne left
Australia for England in the company of a Mr. Johnny Moore.
Furious by the lack of police action Doug travels to London to
seek out exactly what happened to his wife. What he discovers
in his investigations shocks him to his core. Never in his
wildest dreams would he experience the emotions the truth exposed.
Nicholas Ordinans has created a unique tale of one man's
obsession to discover the truth. It is an obsession that
harbors no malice towards anyone. Doug Preston just wants
to know why his wife disappeared with no explanation.
The reader is completely taken in by the twists and turns of the
plot. Nothing is as it seems, as Doug discovers one dead lead
after another. This novel will appeal to all those who love a
story that dares to be different.
Review by Warren Thurston author of "Gladiss and the Alien"
http://www.bogglebooks.com for eBook Reviews Weekly
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