This debut suspense thriller novel by L A Greyson, is an exciting, fast moving novel set nowhere and everywhere. It doesn’t feel like a debut novel, it feels like the produce of a seasoned author and I thoroughly enjoyed this page turning story that I literally couldn’t put down.
Eden Franks has a casual drink with a childhood friend and that drags him on an elimination quest, from the hills of San Francisco, to the heat of Dubai, to the turmoil of Sri Lanka, Thailand and beyond. The author develops the characters with such precision, you can experience their situations and picture them vividly. I particularly loved the character Ari, she has strength, determination and fighting spirit that saves her in the end and brings her back to love.
The audience will enjoy the detail; the tropical forests that you can almost smell, the desert dust you can taste and the snowflakes you can visualise. Its an attack on the senses. Fact is thinly disguised as fiction, especially for those who have lived the expat lifestyle. As an expat reading this fiction, the writer made my experiences of the characters feel real and I had genuine empathy for them.
The real theme here is the human experience. Men looking for a better life are disappointed and fathers defend their families. There is love, friendship, murder, and cruelty – this story has it all. If you like Robert Ludlum or Dan Brown, this is a must read. If not, give it a go. When you begin a debut novel, you never know if it will be full of stuttering, have an unclear plot, and/or an underdeveloped storyline. The Oxygen Wasters has none of that, It is well worth the kindle price on Amazon. Can I be the first to say this would make a fantastic screenplay!
Congrats L A Greyson on a fantastic book and I look forward to the next novel.
Book Review by Annelyse Blatch.
Avid reader and Professional Photographer based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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'I enjoy traveling the world and learning about new cultures. I have visited 79 countries so far, but still have quite a few more on my bucket list. I have worked in the field of Human Resources for over 20 years, primarily working with large US corporations with international offices. I have lived in several states in the US, and have also lived and worked abroad.
My love of travel and exploration and my first-hand experience in the corporate world both play a critical part in my story telling.
The Oxygen Wasters is my debut novel.'
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A casual drink with a childhood friend turns Eden Franks’ quiet San Francisco life upside down, and leads him on a fast paced dangerous quest to eliminate five “Oxygen Wasters” in order to save the lives of his own family.
Nine thousand miles away, a Sri Lankan housemaid fights for her life after suffering horrific torture and sexual abuse at the hands of her sadistic employers.
In the isolated sand dunes on the outskirts of Dubai, a Saudi Arabian couple are kidnapped and left to die in the scorching heat.
The Oxygen Wasters tells the story of how these character’s paths overlap, and how easily the line between survival and revenge becomes blurred.