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Beth's Review: Wind Down by Mark Ewig

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Publisher: Self-Published

Released: October 4, 2014

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, And Suspense

Length: 168 pages

Format: eBook, Kindle Unlimited

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Aaron Starks survived a near death experience when he was stabbed by an unknown assailant. All of his college roommates were suspects. However, investigators could turn up nothing to catch the attempted murderer.

Fifteen years later, Aaron is all grown up with a family. Things are going great until he starts experiencing strange blackouts and other paranormal visions. During the blackouts he still interacts with others, but he cannot remember anything he said or did. Doctors are unable to provide an answer.

It is not until Aaron has an encounter with Ju'van, a local shaman, that he realizes what he needs to do. He is sent on a journey to meet up with all his old roommates to discover the truth on what really happened the night he was stabbed in the back.

Five Boundless Stars

I have to admit, I was a little discouraged by the cover, but this book is not as scary as the monkey makes it look, however, it IS full of mystery and suspense. Wind down is so full of suspense; you will not put it down.

Aaron’s story begins in college as he is moving into his first off-campus apartment. This is also the day he meet the love of his life, Jessica. Six months later, he takes Jessica out to dinner to confess his love for the first time. His life is perfect and everything is going his way, then he gets home. Aaron manages to survive the trauma of being stabbed that night, and is even able to move on when the case is closed with no answers.

Fifteen years later, he and Jessica are living the perfect life with three beautiful children, and all the success they dreamt of in college. The traumatic event from college is in the past, until Aaron starts having black outs, hallucinations, and bazar dreams. He is led to believe this will end when he provides himself with closure from his “near death” event.

His Journey takes him to meet with his college roommates to finally answer the questions; who stabbed me and left me for dead? And why? His blackouts and hallucinations continue throughout his journey to make his story more interesting than any other road trip. His three roommates have grown to have individually unique lifestyles. The answers to his questions unfold, but, is he asking the right questions?

This is definitely a well written and thought out story. I give it 5 stars and will be looking for more books by Mark Ewig.

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