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David Staniforth. People, remember this name. This one’s authorship stock is rising exponentially!
Void is the newest creation from the pen of Mr. Staniforth. His previous books have included a fantasy trilogy, a two-book (so far) second fantasy series, and a psychological suspense read titled Imperfect Strangers. I ...more
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WOW! OH WOW! I am left speechless. All I can say is to read this book you need to listen to the songs and read the lyrics while reading this book as the author asks, it will give you the true atmosphere in reading this book. It has given me goosebumps, and chills going right through me. I just want to thank David Staniforth for giving me this experience in reading this book. I am so touched how the music has moved me. I listened to every son ...more
Thank you so much to David Staniforth for providing me a copy of this book.
VOID by DAVID STANIFORTH is an interesting, moving, unique, and a suspenseful mystery/thriller that I thought was an absolutely fascinating look into a psychological journey of discovery from our main character’s perspective through the help of journal entries and song.
The author does suggest that you listen to the lyrics of the songs that are mentioned within the book to enhance the journey you take with the ...more
When Tom wakes up in his car, he is freezing cold, unsure of where he is. Worse yet...he is unsure of WHO he is. He discovers a journal he hopes will help him piece together his missing memory and reclaim his life.
This book reads quickly as you travel alongside Tom, driven to put back the pieces of his life and perhaps fill in the missing gaps along ...more
A fleeting figment of a memory, a recurring nightmare, are they based on reality? Are they manufactured? What is the mind trying to share with its owner?
The opening is gripping, the pacing just right. Oh, and I loved the story behind the ugly monkey doll in old Mrs. Gaskell's home.
Can you imagine the bone chilling dread on waking up, to discover, not only that you have no idea where you are, but also that you have no idea WHO you are? This is how we meet our protagonist, a young man who wakes up in his car one freezing cold morning, in a place he doesn't recognise. He finds a journal in the car that attempts to answer some of his questions, but he's not entirely sure he wants ...more
“The sense of being in the wrong place, with absolutely no idea where the right place might be, is an unnervin ...more
For 51 weeks in each of the last nine years, Tom has lived an ordinary life. For one week, he disappears and can't remember who he is, where he is, or what he's done. This year will be different, but can he trust his memories? Are they real? Are they from a dream or ...more
David Staniforth has hit the ball out of the park once again with a book that will stir all your 'senses'. With such descriptive writing, my mouth still waters for the hot, salty chips that the protagonist craves. I can see the hills, the gun stand, the dark tunnel. I hear the tick, tick of the bike wheels on asphalt. And last-I can hear and feel the music that plays such an integral part of this story.
But all of this is just a bonus, as the ...more
A man wakes up freezing in a car not knowing his name why he was there & what he had done he had a journal to which he could find out about his past BUT DID HE WANT TO FIND OUT THAT IS THE QUESTION?? he finds out that he was going to get engaged to Penny but has not comm ...more
I felt emotionally exhausted by the time I finished Void - in less than 24 hours because I simply could not put it down.
Void is one of those books that slowly ratchets up the tension until you find yourself completely immersed and oblivious to the outside world.
Trying to retrieve your lost memories is a bit (and I quote) 'like a lucky dip - you're always going to get something, but there is no guarantee that you are going to like what you get.'
Imagine waking up in the freezing ...more
This was for me an enjoyable and very informative book and some of the discussion about how we retain memories and how accurate they are was extremely interesting.
VOID (clever ...more
Not just another psychological thriller here, but a uniquely told story of memory loss that kept me guessing about our protagonist's real life right from the very enticing start straight through to the revealing emotional conclusion.
Pretty freaky not knowing who you are, to go missing for one week each January plus not remember the first twenty years of your life, but combined with fear of the unknown and hints of wrong-doing, made for an entertaini...more
The man woke in the front seat of the car; behind the steering wheel – as cold as ice with frost on the windscreen and a deep chill inside the car. Obviously he had been there awhile – but where was he? For that matter, who was he? Starting the car and cranking the heat to high was his first priority – searching the vehicle for evidence was his next. And when he discovered the lilac coloured journal in the glove compartment with an unfamiliar scrawled note on it saying “Read me – ple ...more
When a young man wakens in a freezing car, his mind a complete blank, he embarks upon a journey that brings that very dread to the fore.
Who is he?
What has he done?
Where does he belong?
Why can he not remember?
VOID: a psychological journey of discovery that forces the question: To what extent can our memories be trusted?
A bloke wakes up in a car on a ...more
A man wakes up in a car, freezing, not knowing where he is. Not knowing who he is. We soon learn, thanks to a journal that he finds in the car, that his name, apparently, is Tom. According to what is written in the journal, he has no memory of his childhood or teenage years. Incredible, yes. Even more mystifying is that evidently, he disappears for more than a week at the ...more
I have always been fascinated with psychology, psychological disorders, human behavior, etc., so this book was right up my alley. The human brain is just fascinating and scary, all at the same time.
Come to think of it, that's exactly how I would describe this book, fascinating and scary. Tom Gardener wakes up in a freezing car on a hill, with no idea who he is or how he got there. He finds a hand-written journal in the glove box, and opens it to discover it was apparently ...more
Void is actually a brilliant title for the book. A 'void' has occurred in the mind of the main protagonist who wakes up in a car and can't remember why? Slowly tidbits are fed to the reader as we're thrown into the same void of blankness. How did he come about to be in the car and why? Clues are fed throughout and ...more
Imagine,if you will,waking up in a car,dressed in a black crumpled suit,on a frosty night, the reasons for being there, unknown.
Then a creeping dread begins to enter your consciousness as you slowly realise that the pertinent question that screams to be answered is not where are you,why you chose this particular destination,but alarmingly,who are you.
In such a confused and disorientated state do you then discover a journal,enclosed within are photos of a man bearing an uncanny resem ...more
When the author invited me to read this book assuring me it would be 'right up my street'. I was a little unsure because I have had lots saying this lately even in genres I don't read, but something made me take the plunge.
I have to say I nose dived into the book not really knowing if I would like it.
I can gasp in horror now because if not for the author I may have just kept this book on my Kindle as I had purchased this some many months ago, hesitating to read it.
Just imagine yourself in a car ...more
My reviews are usually very gut oriented meaning I talk mainly about the impressions a book leaves on me and what I feel reading it. I can't help it. A book, a song, a movie, a painting, any form of art has to make me feel something - good or bad.
The amazing ratings this book was receiving plus the theme - amnesia - caught my attention. Like many others, I read this book quickly, I was eager to find out along with narrator who he was and what had happened.
This is a well written, well pace ...more
A man so unsure of who he is, or was, awakens in a freezing car not knowing where he is. Upon discovering a journal in the vehicle, he learns this has happened before. It seems he has a happy life, a life he has completely forgotten. As memories emerge there is a sense of dread that possibly there are things he doesn't want to remember.
Not only is the story filled with thought-provoking twists and turns but the author has incorpora ...more
First of all I'd like to thank Sue for connecting me with David Staniforth and the biggest thank you to David for sending me the book and giving me a chance to read it.
Second, I'd like to say that if you're looking at this book contemplating whether or not to purchase it...Do it, do it now. Do yourself a favour and do it.
I full ...more
How do you know what is a real memory? How easy is it to implant false memories?
Void was a totally enthralling journey of discovering two people's pasts. I really enjoyed how the author linked music and memor ...more
I already read all the books by Mr David M. Staniforth and i loved all of them. I was eagerly waiting for this new book and i was sure i'd love it.
And i did!!!!!! It was amazing. The cover already captivated me and the note to the reader was even better and i was ready to dive into this story.
So, Imagine you ...more
Please read me...........
As the mystery slowly unwinds, you find yourself totally caught up in the experience.
Which is why I'm being very vague with the storyline.
It was different to what I expected but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Complimentary Copy provided by David Staniforth in exchange for an honest review
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