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Final Beginnings

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  229 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Four families. One tunnel. And the survival of the country is at stake. Against the backdrop of serial terrorist attacks in New York City, psychic medium John Edward's second novel follows the lives of four people and their diverse experiences with life and death on personal and global levels.

There's the cantankerous Brooklyn police chief on the brink of retirement who lo

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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published August 20th 2004 by Hay House, Inc.
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veganjilly
Apr 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, fiction
Although I am a HUGE fan of John Edward's nonfiction books, I didn't have very high expectations for this book. I don't know why, and as it turns out, low expectations were highly unwarranted! This book was EXCELLENT. I was surprised by how action-packed it was; I could not put it down and in fact finished it in a couple of days (it is also a fairly quick read). There are several characters that get introduced one after the other and I was afraid I'd get confused, but I didn't. Everything was la ...more
Rae Gee
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-reads
Interesting idea for a novel and one which caught me from the get go. Even more interesting is that the book is written by a world-renowned medium. A medium becomes embroiled in a terrorist plot and it's her visions that help to keep the ragtag band of heroes and heroines together. The plot is quick to keep moving, leaving the reader little time to draw breath. If you're interested in the metaphysical and want something that is packed with action and interesting characters then give this one a g ...more
PJ Swanwick
Apr 15, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-age
Edward's psychic thriller fails to deliver much spiritual depth

John Edward's second novel, a supernatural thriller, is more "thriller" than "supernatural." Co-written by Natasha Stoynoff, Final Beginnings offers a quick beach read with a reasonably suspenseful story. However, I was disappointed by its lack of spiritual exploration.

Spiritual/metaphysical content: Low. Given John Edward's international reputation as a psychic medium and author of seven books, I expected a more substantial metaphy
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Panda1602
Nov 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All I knew of John Edwards was 'Crossing Over', Pyschic Medium. As always, when I read something I keep an open mind. This novel was breathtakingly awesome. It takes the reader to levels that challenge the mind, not only in character outlays, but also in the unfoldment of the story. It is gripping and keeps you edgy whilst at the same time asking yourself "why?". As incarnate souls some do have a hard time coming to terms with death, crossing over, and receiving messages from the beyond the veil ...more
Roberta
Dec 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second time I've read this book. I just can't get enough of the page-turning, life & death drama which unfolds in New York City. A disillusioned psychic, able to converse with those who have made the transition to the 'other side,' foretells all the chaos in advance, though no one believes her until it's too late. A genetics tycoon has built an empire, though it all comes crashing down - partially due to his genius son.
Liisa
Apr 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having read (and loved) John's books "Crossing Over" and "One Last Time", I was intrigued to read his first attempt at fiction.

I was not disappointed! In fact I was surprised at how quickly I was drawn into the story and how embroiled I became in the lives and journey of each character!

I only hope the rumours of a sequel are true.
Leora Stutes
This novel has woven into the story psychic phenomenon. It's about a brilliant genetics researcher & his strange son, a police captain, a reporter, a psychic, a retired military man, etc. The story includes explosions and threats of them. It was an interesting story and I enjoyed it.
Juliewheatcox.Net
I can easily see this book becoming a movie. It's got the action that so many people crave, plus illustrates how God can bring people together to create a miracle. The scenes in the end also show the other side, and that our loved ones are there and watching over us.
Maria Carmo
A thriling romance by one of the best known mediums of our time. Intense and with a lot os suspense, the story develops as we get to know the characters. An adventure where each will find a different outcome, and all will overcome their own limitations.

Maria Carmo,

Lisbon 23rd. October 2013.
Nicole
Dec 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Beth
Feb 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not at all what I expected from John Edward, but a good thriller with a great premise.
Anne-Marie
Jul 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this story! I was a bit confused with all the characters at first, but I managed to get in the story.
Jodi Morgan
Apr 07, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!
http://www.BookCrossing.com/journal/12587000
Paige Collingwood
Was really surprised what a good writer he is. Really
enjoyed the book and i made me cry at the end
Cami
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book! John Edward never disappoints!
Pattik
Sep 24, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
interesting book
Robin
Aug 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Validating, captivating, timely. Trust your gut instinct. My comments are limited- too close to home for now.
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