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 breaking news but with two young children depending on her she is determined to find out what happened to Michael. Call after call goes unanswered as all of the phone services to the city are down and with each passing moment Julia begins to worry more. As Julia begins her search she gets the worse news possible, police may suspect that the one behind the bomb was her loving husband Michael.
The Real Michael Swann by Bryan Reardon is an extremely tense thrill ride that is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seat. Written at a time in our society when you hear of big heartbreaking events happening on the news all too often this story is extremely compelling as it’s about the wife left behind of an accused bomber that has taken the lives of many.
Julia was a character that I immediately loved. A young mother who would rather read a book than watch baseball but will do anything for her boys even if it’s sitting through the sport to make them happy. When the news breaks of the bombing I couldn’t help but hurt a bit inside for her when it’s not known whether the love of her life was alive or not.
As the story goes on it was so hard to even think of putting this book down until knowing what the outcome would be. One that covers all of the emotions as things unfold and a definite page turner until the very end. This is certainly a story that I’d recommend to the thriller fans looking for a realistic engaging read.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via Edelweiss.