“1986” Book Review

June 14, 2016 / 0 comments

“1986” Book Review1986 by Morgan Parker
Published by Self-Published on June 20th 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Format: eARC
Source: ARC
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Allana Harrison wanted out. She wanted to escape her painful, broken past and enjoy a fresh start somewhere else. Anywhere else. And while all of the boys in high school and college promised to deliver that dream, only one man actually pulled through.

Now a young adult, Allana finds herself on the opposite side of the world, in a prosperous and rich town that's not only isolated from her past, but from the crime, grime and hustle of bigger cities, in a country where she doesn't understand the language or know anybody else except her husband. And that's how she likes it.

Until she meets Alex, another American who ends up being her only other friend, the one person who reminds her of what it's like to feel desired, wanted and hungered for.

Except Alex has motives. And Alex has questions -- about her husband's work at the world's most-advanced, leading-edge power station, questions he wants answered... and when Allana can no longer provide them, Alex threatens to reveal the secrets of their forbidden past, secrets that will destroy the man that saved her.

Caught between two men -- one she loves and the other she can't help but love -- Allana must deliberate the role she plays in the moments leading to humankind's greatest disaster... in 1986.

Angie’s Thoughts:

We are taken on a third person narrative about Allana, Vasy and Alex. How one woman is in love with two different men who are not what they seem. There are so many secrets, lies, and betrayal that I’m not really sure what I read.

I was confused about 75% of the book and I’m still left with a lot more questions than answers. I think it was largely due to the way it was written in the third person narrative. I couldn’t form an attachment to any one of the characters. I didn’t care if they lived or died.

Allana was constantly complaining and we were always reminded that she missed Vasy, her husband, who worked over 80 hours a week at the plant. He introduces her to his friend Alex whom she forms a close relationship to. It was a disaster waiting to happen.

Alex is the forbidden fruit she couldn’t have. But if you push two people together then what happens? He’s hot, young and American. Everything she’s attracted to and misses.

I’ve read other reviews that they mentioned about the sex not being hot enough. This book is not focused on sex. It’s focused on the people and the results of the lies people tell.

Overall the story was ok. The book was written exceptional well and you could tell Morgan Parker had done his research about nuclear reactors. That’s why I rate this…

The Verdict:




About Morgan Parker

Author Bio: As the author of the best-selling mystery romance, Surviving Goodbye, Morgan Parker has written several other novels under this pen name. In 2012 and 2013, he self-published Textual Encounters and Textual Encounters: 2, respectively. As a result of the interest in these two stories, he wrote non friction, an unconventional love story. That love story earned Mr. Parker a tremendous amount of attention and at the insistence of his readers, he followed it with Hope (a novella) and Sick Day. All three of those stories have spent time on Amazon best-seller lists. 

When not writing, Morgan likes to spend time gathering story material from his two young children, rereading books by Colin Harrison, and napping where he discovered the Type II Sleep State, which is the topic for an untitled trilogy to be released in late-2016.

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