Saturday, June 6, 2015

Pool of Echoes


Title: Pool of Echoes
Author: David G. Allen
Pages: 174
Year: 2015
Publisher: CreateSpace
My rating is 4 stars.

Jordan Mitchfield hears voices. He is home at Mitchfield Manor when two policemen arrive, pounding on his bedroom door. He makes a run for it out the window trying to escape, but gets caught and taken to a mental asylum. He knows who put the police up to capturing him; it is his older brother Nathan. Nathan and Jordan are sons of a billionaire media mogul who is dying from cancer. Nathan wants control of his father’s media empire and needs Jordan out of the way to obtain a controlling share of the company. Jordan knows no one in his family cares about him, but his father who is too ill to help him.

While in the asylum, Jordan still hears voices and believes he should be where he is, but not permanently. He knows he needs help, but can he find it with Dr. Seltzer? One night the door to his room is opened and another doctor comes to take him for therapy. He winds up in a pool of water that somehow helps him regress, with the doctor’s help, to visit his past. He visits various time periods from his past where he encounters himself at the particular age he was at the time the memory was made.
This regression was complicated and hard to follow exactly how this happened, but the story was filled with action and lots of tension which made it very interesting to read. There were a few swear words in the story for those readers who might be offended. There were only a couple of references to God, so if readers are looking for that particular element in a story, it is not very evident in this one. The characters were realistic and easy to relate to, making me eager to see who the story ended. It was short and very easy to read, and I quickly got involved in the tale.

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