Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Banks of Certain Rivers by Jon Harrison

Neil Kazenzakis is barely holding his life together: ever since an accident left his wife profoundly disabled, he's been doing his best as a single dad and popular high school teacher. He's also been dealing with Lauren Downey, his sort-of girlfriend of the past two years who's pushing for a commitment—and for Neil to finally tell his son Christopher about their secret relationship.

Neil's carefully balanced world begins to fall apart when some questionable footage of him is anonymously posted to YouTube...just as Chris learns about Lauren in the worst possible way. Doubting his own recollection of the events in the online video and threatened with the loss of his job and the ability to care for his wife, Neil must find a way to prove the truth to his family, his community, and himself as he struggles to regain the splintered trust of his son.

Heartbreaking, poignant, and written with devastating humor and warmth, The Banks of Certain Rivers is a shattering story of memory, loss, and just how far a man will go to show the people closest to him the meaning of love. ~~ synopsis from Goodreads

My thoughts about The Banks of Certain Rivers ~~

This is a story that grabbed me from the prologue. I love when that happens! I just couldn't read this book fast enough. This is a very well written story and I immediately cared for the characters. Neil is a school teacher who really cares about his students and his family. There are troubled times on the horizon for everyone but the reader really is rooting for the good to overcome the bad.

This story has it all, enough variety to keep everyone happy. Let's see, there's tragedy, family bonds, love, drama, action, suspense. Something there interest you? I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves a fast-paced read with great storylines and fabulous writing.

This book is Jon's first novel but it reads like an experienced novelist's work. I can hardly wait to see what he writes next!

It is soooo good!

About the author

A native of the Midwest, Jon Harrison currently lives with his dog, Jasper in the Northern Rockies. When not writing, he enjoys skiing, running, and climbing. The Banks of Certain Rivers is his first novel.

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