Kathryn Mackel's Vanished is a supernatural suspense thriller with multiple POV characters.
Story Teaser (from authors website):
After a bomb explodes in a working-class neighborhood of Barcester, Massachusetts, Police sergeant Jason Logan fights to keep order and assist the injured while desperately waiting for aid to arrive. Is the mist from the bomb preventing ambulances and fire trucks from coming in? Or has something far more dire occurred?
As the hours tick by, Logan tracks the terrorist mastermind—whom he learns is not done wreaking havoc. Cut off from modern medical resources, nurse-practitioner Kaya de los Santos treats the injured and soothes the fearful, unaware that her teenaged son Ben is on the run from both the cops and the terrorist.
The vanished begin a battle for survival against enemies they’ve always known—and forces they’ve never even imagined.
Multiple Point of view stories are a challenge to write, but lots of fun to read if done well. They allow several story lines to enlarge the readers understanding of "the dilemma". And there's the wonderful possibility to have several engaging characters, each struggling to solve/survive some aspect of "the dilemma".
Books that come to mind our Dune, Watership Down, Lord of the Rings, (any good Michael Crichton book), Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, even the Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury does this.
Multiple POV stories often carry the downfall of being trite and formulaic if not done well. So many grocery store thrillers and mysteries can fall into this, but from the reviews "Vanished" has received, its looking like Mackel has done a hard days work in writing this story. Like the books I mentioned above, Multiple POV has the power to create a sweeping epic that can show you the big picture through several larger than life characters.
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