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3.59  ·  Rating details ·  210 ratings  ·  29 reviews
The author of Gun Lake and The Second Thief is back with a riveting tale of how buried mistakes can resurface at any time. Adventure Company entrepreneur Jake Rivers gets a call from the parents of a woman who has disappeared and was last seen with Alec, Jake's best friend from college. The girl's parents believe she is hiding out with Alec, but Jake hasn't heard from him ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Moody Publishers
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This is one of the best books I have ever read. Was deep, but Spiritual. Could hardly put it down. I read it for the second time. Christian Fiction is usually fluffy cloud stuff but his books are real without being over the top preachy. I recommend his books.
Joanne Elston
Mar 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
Not a book I'd recommend. My biggest problem with it was that, like many books anymore, the story switches back and forth (in this case, every short chapter) between the past and the present. In this book that style did nothing to improve the story or build suspense (as I'm supposing the author was trying to do). It would have read better if the book started with the story from the past and then followed with the story of the present. I also felt that in an effort to build suspense the author dr ...more
This is the first book I have read by Travis Thrasher and I have to say I was impressed. I loved this suspenseful and thrilling story that kept me guessing right up to the end.

In Admission, Thrasher shows us a young man's road to redemption.. We follow Jake Rivers as he takes us through parallel time periods in his life eleven years apart. One period is his senior college year where we experience the partying, bonded friendships, tragedy, questioning of faith, love and romance.. along with one d
This is an excellent read for high schoolers as well as adults. Jake Rivers, owner of a mountaineering/adventure travel company in Colorado is hired by a man, Mr. Jelem, ostensibly to find his daughter Claire, last seen in the company of one of Jake's college pals, Alec. However, once Jake begins revisiting his college friends, someone tries very hard to stop Jake from finding out what really happened.

The book's narrative flips back and forth from Jake's early 1990s college years (alt-rock band
Sep 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
I was returning a book to the library when I saw this one, the front cover caught my attention and I read the first page and was hooked. I read it in three sittings. I liked it a lot, deals with college and what a certain group of friends did there. The myth that all the drinking and partying doesn't hurt anybody is explored in a really good story. I am sure I would read another one of his books.
Feb 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone
This book was an great read from beginning to end. The suspense from beginning to end was consistent. The transition from past to present was done in a way that the reader can follow easily. I highly recommend this book.
Janet Roy
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Second Travis Thrasher book that I've read. Just put all of the rest of them on my want to read list!
Christina Hopp
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Kathleen (Kat) Smith
When most people are asked to describe college life for typical male young men, you would often bring to mind fraternity parties, college pranks, drinking, partying, drugs and short term relationships, even perhaps poor choices when it comes to studying and attending class. Often time, most people believe that this would be a check list of sorts for your average college student. When Travis Thrasher wrote Admission it was about that kind of experience. Where a group of rag tag men gathered toget ...more
Amanda G. Stevens
Mar 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Jake Rivers spent his college years as the ultimate partying prankster. He put all that stuff behind him, though, after a spring break when something went wrong--something he can't quite remember. When he's blackmailed into revisiting his past, he'll have to confront old college buddies and old memories he never thought he'd face again. This unique contemporary mystery ping-pongs between 1994 (Jake's senior year) and 2005 (Jake's search) in a slow reveal that kept me interested till the final pa ...more
Sep 04, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian, suspense
Jake hoped that what happened in college would stay in the past. But when he is contacted by a man looking for his daughter, Jake is forced to confront what happened during his last semester. You see, the man's daughter was last seen in the company of Jake's former college buddy Alec. Jake hasn't seen Alec in over 10 years, but he agrees to start looking for him. That leads to him reconnecting with his group of college friends, and also to him gradually remembering what happened during that last ...more
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
This book is pretty bad. I got it at a library sale recently, and needed something to take on a long trip with me. It started out awful, but I just kept plugging away at it. It ended being barely intolerable, so I would at least say it got better as it went along. The story is about a dumb college kid who does something stupid and ends up trying to piece it all together a decade later. It's like a really bad episode of Cold Case, even down to the author trying to use musical references to make s ...more
Amy Binkerd
Jun 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book! I was given one of his books at a Ted Dekker gathering as part of a give away ("Isolation"). So I grabbed this one when I came across it at a bookstore. My only complaint is that after I finished page 176 things just made NO sense all the sudden. I looked down and it had jumped from page 176 to 241. In that 65 pages someone got shot and someone else was killed! Luckily I was able to piece it together by what came after 241. I may have to try to exchange the book at the ...more
Terri Schmidt
Sep 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
Thrasher was a new author to me. I really enjoyed his style of writing, and how he weaves the Christian life into the story. As he says, he is not a "Christian author", he's an author who happens to be a Christian. I just finished another of his novels "Isolation", dealing with the supernatural and the spiritual battles being waged all around us on a daily basis. I finished it at 2AM, so that should give you an idea of how riveting I found it to be. :-)
Margaret Chind
Sep 18, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Ryan and any other Reinhardt or small college kids
Even though the plot in this book is extreme... I can completely seeing it happening with my friends from the small college I went to. I think that this is a definite read for all those kids who just want to party and don't realize what can happen. If only they could learn from other peoples mistakes before making their own. I definitely recommend this book to any college kid.

Caley Ann (Katie)
May 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
I picked this one up at the library on a whim as I browsed the "to be shelved" cart, and I'm glad I did. While perhaps not surprising in the outcome (I will interject here that this is no Secret History), I was still very engaged by the characters and the action. At the very least, I am inspired to check out the author's other novels.
May 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
I like how the book flipped from the past and the present. It kept me guessing about what happened during spring break. The crazy college pranks were interesting to read about. But I didn't particularally like the ending, it didn't provide enough closure. And it wasn't really a happy ending, and I like those since it makes you feel good when you're done with the book.
MIllynne Brown
Feb 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Very gripping tale ... loved the back and forth of past events and current and the surprises along the way. I had never heard of this author but found this at a $5 book deal at a local store... will try and find other books by him after this.
Feb 16, 2010 rated it liked it
A somewhat weak premise but an interesting story of exploration in relationships, trust, friendship and closure.
Sep 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Suspense. Small amount of faith message could have been incorporated more. I was expecting more from the mystery than was delivered.
Feb 19, 2016 added it
I really like to read Travis's books.
Nov 28, 2007 rated it liked it
I couldn't put this book down...however was disappointed with the ending.
Jul 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
I thought this was pretty good.....the story yo-yo's back and forward...and keeps you on edge to find out what happened with the group of friends....
May 17, 2016 rated it did not like it
Artificial suspense hooked me, but the ride wasn't that great and the payoff wasn't worth it. Not my style of book.
Feb 08, 2008 rated it did not like it
Shelves: faith
Each chapter flips back and forth between two times, and not particularly well.
Dec 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
yet another good book from travis! this was very suspensful for me, i didnt want to put it down! good good good read!
May 26, 2010 rated it it was ok
It was OK.
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
This book was all over the place.
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Bestselling author Travis Thrasher has written over 50 books, spanning genres in fiction, nonfiction and children’s literature. His inspirational stories have included collaborations with filmmakers, musicians, athletes, celebrities and pastors.

With the childhood goal of pursuing a writing career starting in third grade, Thrasher worked for 13 years at Tyndale House Publishers after graduating co
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