July 1, 2012

Review: Henry Franks by Peter Adam Salomon

Henry Franks: A Novel
Author: Peter Adam Salomon
Genre: YA Suspense/Thriller
Release Date: September 2012


A dark, psychological thriller about a boy's search for himself

Four thousand, three hundred and seventeen stitches, his father had told him once. All the King's horses and all the King's men had put Henry Franks back together again.

One year ago, a terrible accident robbed Henry Franks of his mother and his memories. He can't remember anything: the accident, his mother, his life. The past sixteen years have vanished. All Henry has now are scars and a distant father--the only one who can tell Henry who he is. If only he could trust his father.

Henry tries to piece together his past with help from Justine, his only friend. Could his nightmares--a sweet little girl calling him Daddy, murderous urges, dead bodies--hold clues? While a serial killer stalks their small Georgia town, Henry unearths the bitter truth about his mother--and himself.


I didn't really know what to expect when I picked up Henry Franks. I was very pleasantly surprised with what I read. It's like nothing on the YA market right now - very original. The story flows perfectly and the narrative is so well written that I just flew right threw it. The character of Henry Franks is such a puzzling mystery - it's so mind-boggling trying to piece together what happened to him "before." Things in his story don't add up and he's starting to wonder what really happened. Trust me - you will never see the answer coming. It hits you like a ton of bricks and leaves you with your mouth hanging open muttering "What?!?" This is a compelling YA thriller/suspense like I've never encountered before. I don't want to ruin anything by revealing too much of the story, but there are tons of twists that leave you begging for more. Henry Franks is a unique page-turner in the literal sense of the word; I couldn't stop reading it until I figured out the truth and finished the book. The plot is such an interesting concept that it will leave you thinking about it long after you finish the last page. Highly recommended.


1 comment:

  1. I REALLY want to read this. It sounds amazing and I love that the mystery is shocking and not something to easily guess. that always makes it better. I'm so glad you enjoyed this...yours is the first review I've seen.