In a new novel from New York Times bestselling author Bryan Reardon, a suburban family is rocked in the wake of a terrorist attack on American soil.On a typical late summer day, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the call abruptly goes dead. Then the news rolls in: A bomb has gone off at Penn Station, where Michael was waiting for a train home. New York City is in a state of chaos.A frantic Julia races to the city to look for Michael, her panic interwoven with memories of meeting and falling in love with the husband she's now desperate to find. When someone finds a flier she's posted and tells her they may have seen her husband, her dreams seem to be answered. Yet as she tries to find him, her calls go unanswered. Weaving between the aftermath of the explosion and Julia's memories of her life with Michael, new developments raise troubling questions. Did Michael survive the explosion? Why hasn't he contacted her? What was he doing when their last call was cut off? Was heor is he stillthe man she fell in love with?Part family drama, part tragic love story, and part disaster narrative that hits terrifyingly close to home, The Real Michael Swann is a deftly plotted suspense novel with an unflinching portrait of a marriage at its heart, challenging us to confront the unthinkable--both in our country and in our own homes....
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The Real Michael Swann Reviews
"I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live."
This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking about for quite some time. The premise of the novel depends on you, the reader, going in without any prior knowledge of the plot, so I'll just leave it at yes, you should read the book. That epilogue though... Can we dis ...more
Thank you to Dutton books for sending me a free copy of The Real Michael Swann in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband Michael when the call goes dead. She finds out that a bomb has gone off at Penn station where Michael was waiting for a train home. Julia launches into a frantic search for her husband. Leaving her kids in the care of a neighbor she goes to the city to look for him. She is surprised by the amount of help she gets fro ...more
There was so much more to this book than what I expected from the blurb. An emotional roller coaster despite the generic nature of the terrorism plot. The direction changes and intriguing developments kept the need to know going throughout - a solid, quick, worthwhile read!
The Real Michael Swann is a study of a married couple separated by a terrorist bombing at Penn Station which leaves Michael wandering around with amnesia and Julia home with the kids desperately trying to figure out what happened to Michael. It is a study of their emotions and their frustration. Don't think of this as a thriller. It isn't. It is rather slow moving and kind of like viewing the world through a fishbowl.
Excellent. Superb writing that's almost haunting and very emotionally charged. I highly recommend this book but dive into it without reading the blurb, it just gives too much away. Avoid the reviews too, simply read it. The less you know in the beginning, the more satisfying it will get. And just in case you haven't read Bryan's first book, " Finding Jake", I can assure you that it is just as good as this one.
The Real Michael Swann is a plot driven book that is part love story and part thriller with some politics thrown in. I like a plot driven book with a twist and his book had that. At times the plot was captivating, yet at other times it was the opposite. The author did write realistic and well thought out characters. It's scary considering this could be a true story.
Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed and he wasn't sure how or when he'd get home. The next Julia knows she hears that a bomb had exploded in the city just after the call had dropped with her husband.
Julia is frantic with worry after hearing the bre ...more
When I first had the opportunity to read this book, I hesitated.
I had already read two books where the characters feigned death from a tragedy to escape a life they felt trapped by, and no longer wanted to be living. I was afraid that this might be the third.
Julia and Michael are on the phone with each other when the call goes dead.
A bomb has just been detonated at Penn Station where Micheal was waiting for his train home.
Julia has no idea if Micheal has survived.
This FAST paced n ...more