It will begin in the heavens and end in the Earth
But before that…the rules will be broken
The Change is coming and the world as we know it is ending. Sixteen-year-old Ellie has changed. She looks the same but her mother detects someone else looking out through her blue eyes. Ellie builds a “shelter” in her room with an entrance that leads…elsewhere.
And what of the convoy of tractor trailers Hari Tate watches drive up a mountain road and return without the trailers…leaving nothing on the mountain. What are they shipping?
And the writer who finds a hole in the floor of his NYC apartment and tumbles through into… elsewhere.
They will all find each other and find their answers in the electromagnetic pulses piercing the Earth from Out There, pulses that no one should hear, but some do. But they are not simply pulses. They are SIGNALZ.
I’m a loyal fan of the Repairman Jack series, and even though Jack doesn’t make an appearance in this book, I jumped at the chance to be in his world again.
It’s been years since I read Nightworld, but I went back and scanned the last couple chapters to reacquaint myself with what was happening – and that made me miss Jack, Abe, and Gia even more. Still, I enjoyed meeting these new characters, joining them on their dangerous, unpredictable journeys, and seeing how their stories intertwined. This is a short novel, but the length didn’t hinder character development – they’re all well-drawn. And I adored the play on the author’s name with one of the characters.
This is a fast-paced, action-filled read with some horrific moments, but I wouldn’t recommend diving into this book if you haven’t read the series. If Wilson turns this into a series, I’m fully on board and will read every book – but I’d sure love it if Jack made an appearance!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.