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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  71 ratings  ·  42 reviews
As a security expert, Charlie Hazard is all about taking control of the situation. But when the stunning Dr. Gabriella Speciale draws him into a secret psychological project, risk parameters are shattered. Every move brings him to the edge of one fault line after another, and Charlie struggles to stay clear of a maelstrom of entangled dangers.
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 1st 2017 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Christian Fiction Addiction
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thomas Locke has once again offered up an un-put-downable adventure with his latest novel, "Fault Lines". I didn't realize at first that this novel is actually a prequel to the entire "Fault Lines" series, and at first as I dove into the story I wasn't sure if my attention would be held as is usually the case with Locke's novels. But let me assure you that if you have read the other two books in the series, you are going to devour this one! I loved getting to know a whole new side of Charlie ...more
Charlie Hazard is a security expert, having been a body guard and more in some of the most critical situations on the globe. Then, a woman approaches him and introduces him to the most cutting edge technology on the globe. Technology that can even give a person a glimpse into the future. Technology some would rather wipe off the face of the earth than allow to hit the markets. Charlie has his work cut out for him if he decides to help them.

Fault Lines. This one was suspense, not my normal read.
Fiction Aficionado
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller
This book was like a battle of wits on steroids—and by steroids, I mean a combination of spec ops and quantum physics! But don’t worry if quantum physics isn’t your thing. There’s nothing the average person (like me!) can’t understand in this story. All you need to know is that Dr. Gabriella Speciale has discovered a way to separate human sensory awareness from the body by combining and varying different pitch frequencies, allowing a person to be transported through time and space. Simple, huh?! ...more
Janet Sketchley
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In which book 3 is book 1… Fault Lines, the newest release in the techno-thriller series of the same name, fits first in the series chronology. If you’ve read Double Edge, the free ebook prequel, you’ll recognize the first four chapters of Fault Lines, but the rest is all new, expanding on what the prequel set in place, and a highly recommended read.

If you’ve read the previous books, grab this one. If you’re new to the series, dive in here. It’s fast-paced, a great read, and it’s clean. Although
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Charlie Hazard is Jason Bourne on steroids. A serious action hero right down to his awesomely appropriate name. Love his cryptic occupation too -- "risk containment." Multiply what that conjures up by 1000 and you pretty much have an idea of what Fault Lines reads like -- a complex plot with plenty of action including exquisitely choreographed fight scenes. But all that is peppered with surprising pockets of humour too, usually courtesy of Irma and Julio, Charlie's civilian recruits. In fact, ...more
Jul 03, 2017 rated it liked it
I was given a complimentary copy of “Fault Lines” to review as a Christian book. My low rating is based on the fact there is no mention of God; there are no evident themes of redemption, salvation or faith. Possibly it was considered a Christian novel because there is no swearing or sex; however, there is violence.
The characters are well developed and the premise of the book is compelling, though a bit confusing at first trying to understand “ascending” and where everyone fits into the puzzle.
Jul 31, 2017 rated it liked it
This is the type of book that is usually right up my reading alley. Yet, I had a bit of a difficult time fully embracing the characters. This in turn did not help as I was not as focused as I wanted to be with the storyline. Which, was an interesting one. The experiment that Gabriella was playing at with Charlie was intriguing. It just came down to the fact that I was not very connected with the characters including Reese. She hardly made a blimp on my radar. It was like I was aware I was ...more
Deb Haggerty
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Deb’s Dozen: The future is the present and becomes the past through Fault Lines

Fault Lines by Thomas Locke is one of the most frustrating yet brilliant series and books I’ve read. I’m a Thomas Locke fan and read everything he writes as the books are released.

So, you can imagine my surprise as I began reading Fault Lines to remember what was going to happen. Déjà vu was in full force. But then, that’s what Fault Lines is all about—seeing the future, watching the future come into the present, and
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
I wasn't aware there were two other books in the series when I originally signed up to review Fault Lines. Despite being a prequel, I had a difficult time trying to figure out the main plot. For me, the characters felt too wooden, with very little depth to them. The "mind-shifting technology" plot sounds interesting on paper, but it plays out in a very confusing way.

Overall, I was disappointed with Fault Lines. I couldn't connect with the plot or the characters. Maybe I need to read the other
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book captured my attention in the monthly email from Revell. Toes crossed that my request went in fast enough to capture one of the few available copies. Suspense is high on my list of personal favorite genres. In that regard this book did not disappoint. I have to be honest though, the description on Goodreads did not begin to describe the book I read. The back cover however, a whole lot more interesting.

What if reality is only the edge of possibility?

There isn't much that can throw
Sara Wise
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
With intense action and mind-blowing science, Thomas Locke goes back to the beginning of the story with his prequel novel “Fault Lines.”

Charlie Hazard, an expert in risk containment, is dragged into a strange and dangerous situation when the mysterious Gabriella McLaren, an experimental psychologist, whisks him off to a secret mission with no explanation. Convincing him, through a scientific experiment, to help her cause, Charlie brings in the help of his friend and retired police detective Irma
Jessica Higgins
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great stand alone. May be a bit confusing if you’ve read the previous installments.

Charlie Hazard is a security specialist and is very good at his job. One day, a young woman named Gabriella Speciale shows up and throws a wrench into his work and his life. After a high-speed chase when they manage to get away from some rouge bikers, Gabriella talks Charlie into becoming a part of a secret psychological experiment which changes Charlie’s perspective on life. There is corporate opposition that is
Jalynn Patterson
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
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As a security expert, Charlie Hazard is all about taking control of the situation. But when the stunning Dr. Gabriella Speciale draws him into a secret psychological project, risk parameters are shattered. Every move brings him to the edge of one fault line after another, and Charlie struggles to stay clear of a maelstrom of entangled dangers.
The research team abandons the lab on the Florida coast and flees to a mountain refuge in Italy. The battles in Charlie's mind are overtaken
Nadine Keels
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
"If you run from a lifetime chance just because the price is high, you'll drown in shadows or cynicism or both. You grab hold with both hands. And you get ready for the fight of your life."

Charlie Hazard, a security expert, has little idea what he may be in for when he joins a secret psychological project at the request of Dr. Gabriella Speciale. The project could have untold implications on human consciousness itself, but a conspiracy against the project could mean deadly consequences in Fault
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After experiencing deja vu while reading the first chapters of FAULT LINES -- it took me a moment or two to realize that I'd read them before in DOUBLE EDGE, a short story prequel released before TRIAL RUN, the first novel in the "Fault Lines" series -- Thomas Locke, having brought readers up to speed on how Charlie Hazard and Dr. Gabriella Speciale first met, doubles down on the danger and intrigue and challenges readers to keep up as he fills in the backstory on not only Charlie and Gabriella, ...more
Janelle Cole
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fault Lines is a novel by Thomas Locke (AKA Davis Bunn). This is the third book is a series that goes beyond this book, and oh my!! This book starts on page 1 and you will not want to put it down, even after it is over!

This is one of the fastest paced books I have read!! I did not read the first two books in the series but feel like it is ok, I do not think I missed much, but I want to read them and plan to get my hands on them as soon as I can!!

I absolutely loved the characters, every one of
Robin Willson
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
A non-stop psychological action book. Why do you read? I personally read for entertainment, something to “take me away” but I also like to learn something, expand my knowledge. This is a book that would make a great movie. Lots of action, beautiful European settings. There is a group of scientists who have discovered a way to tap into the human mind and have an “out of body” experience where you can see into the future. They are up against a powerful company that would like to steal that ...more
Edward Arrington
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The story pushes the boundaries of what we know as reality. Someone tried to convince me years ago that truth is whatever you perceive it to be. This story seems to apply a paraphrase: reality is whatever you perceive it to be. That concept is particularly apropos concerning the ascents that Gabriella and her team made. It boggles the mind to think that something like that would be possible. I had an interesting thought as I was reading. If Thomas Locke can imagine such things for a story, could ...more
Brandi (Rambles of a SAHM)
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense
I enjoyed this book so much but I have to admit that I was a bit confused. I have previously read Double Edge (an ebook prequel to the series), Trial Run, and Flash Point. So I was expecting Fault Lines to be book three in the series. It's not.

Fault Lines is actually book one. (Yes, it was published last but it is really the first.) When I began reading the book I kept thinking I've read this before. It's because I had. Double Edge is covered almost verbatim in chapter one of Fault Lines. The
Julie D.
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have always enjoyed a good science fiction book and this story absolutely fits that description!

I will be honest and tell you it took me a bit to figure out what was really going on but the wonderful writing and suspense kept me turning page after page to try and figure out what was happening. It was worth it because this is an exceptional book.

We are introduced to the hero of the book right away. Charlie is a guy that other men want for their best friend and women love because of his strength
Becky Lewis
What an incredible journey Locke (T. Davis Bunn) takes the reader on in this speculative suspense book. Starting in a Florida community center with three unlikely allies,with Charlie and his compatriots fleeing to Italy in a quest to expand the boundaries of time and space, Locke's Fault Lines is a very tense and exciting book.

The characters are presented little by little, as different situations occur,then seem to create fault lines as if the story has hit a definite snag or precipice.
Nov 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have yet to meet a Davis Bunn or Thomas Locke book I did not like and this one, Fault Lines, did not disappoint. It is thrilling from page one all the way to the conclusion. While this is a psychological thriller, it is not your typical one. For example, it is not the sort of mind manipulating story that you would expect…and without giving away spoilers, it was unlike anything I had read before.

Charlie Hazard is a man with a story and I look forward to getting to know more of him in the two
Kasey Cocoa
Fault Lines is a series in which the order of the books is a bit jumbled. Double Edge (free ebook) is the first few chapters of this book. Trial Run is listed as "Fault Lines #1" and Flash Point as "Fault Lines #2". This book, Fault Lines, actually falls prior to Trial Run so it's essentially a prequel. I'm not a fan of books released this way as it tends to lead to confusion. Now that that's out of the way, the actual read was ok although I wasn't able to get into the characters as much as I ...more
Rachel DeVaughn
Aug 29, 2017 rated it liked it
I haven't read anything by this author so I was excited to try a new book. Unfortunately I didn't read the book description very well because I don't care for "psychological thriller" books. I had a hard time getting into the characters and plot.

From the first chapter it seemed unrealistic and weird to me that Charlie would get into a vehicle with a strange woman and drive to a secret, undisclosed location. I read about half the book before I just put it away.

If you like this author's writing
Aug 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fault Lines by Thomas Locke is a page turning, fast pace, hook line and sinker kind of book that will have you up till all hours of the night. It is a fascinating thriller if these are the kinds of books that you like. With danger, risk, mystery and a intense story line, you'll find yourself immersed in a thick plot line with well developed characters and deadly scenes. Imagine a psychologist and a security expert? This book will sure peak your interest as the Charlie and Gabriella are brought ...more
C.O. Bonham
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-met-the-author
Fault Lines by Thomas Locke is the newest book in the Fault lines series. It's also a prequel.

The first chapter is the same as the short e-novella, Double Edge.

The novel is fast paced and action packed. But it lacks suspense. Because I already know what happens next. I don't have to worry about giving away spoilers about this book.

If you've read Trial run and Flash Point then you already know the truly important facts of this story. The story of how Charlie Hazard joined the team and why
Danielle Urban
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fault Lines by Thomas Locke is fascinating thriller. Instantly, I was hooked. The story is about mind-shifting technology that one can destroy and another is fighting to keep alive. Danger, risks, and a mystery that propelled me from my chair into the book. The plot was well-developed and built up the intensity as the pages were flipped. Two main characters, Charlie and Gaberiella brought this tale to life. Charlie is in the line of protection duty while Gabriella is a psychologist who takes him ...more
Lovely Loveday
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
FAULT LINES by Thomas Locke is a very suspenseful novel that will truly keep you on the edge of your seat. Locke creates a world like no other with amazing life-like settings and an unbelievable plot line that is true to hold you captive til the very end. The characters are well-developed with very intriguing back stories that are sure to draw you in with each page you read. I found this to be a very suspenseful read that had me wondering what was wanting for me to discover on the next page. A ...more
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read Fault Lines more slowly because the story is so tightly woven I didn’t want to miss a thing. It was great fun getting to know Charlie, Gabriella, and Julio better. Although this book is a prequel to Trial Run, each book stands strongly on its own without needing the other one for readers to understand and enjoy. That said, now that I’ve read the set up in Fault Lines, I may reread Trial Run! I did not want Fault Lines to end; I wanted to keep reading. I eagerly look forward to Thomas ...more
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fault Lines was my first foray into Thomas Locke’s writing. While science fiction is not my normal reading pleasure, I was intrigued and fascinated by thisstory line. The narrative began a bit slowly for me, but it steadily gained momentum with each turn of the page. Thomas Locke blends science and technology in a techno-thriller that is sure to engage and entertain fans of the genre. I enjoyed this cleverly crafted tale and look forward to reading more of the Fault Lines series.

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Thomas Locke is an award-winning novelist with total worldwide sales of seven million copies.

His work has been published in twenty languages, and critical acclaim includes four Christy Awards for excellence in fiction and his 2014 induction into the Christy Hall of Fame.

Thomas divides his time between Florida and England, where he serves as Writer In Residence at Regent's Park College, Oxford

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  • Flash Point (Fault Lines #2)
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