Today’s book is The Prophet of Marathon, by Bob Waldner. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. 🙂
Length: 301 pages
Released: November 16, 2015
James Bennett didn’t come to the Florida Keys to find a new father. As the rebellious, serially underemployed scion of an old-money New York family, he’d spent years disappointing the one he already had. But when smooth-talking ex-televangelist John Wainwright takes an interest in him, he spurns an invitation to grow up and finally join his family’s business on Wall Street in favor of staying in Marathon to help Wainwright rebuild his church.
When James’ faith in his new mentor and his infatuation with Wainwright’s beautiful, estranged daughter lead him into a maze of deception and double-crosses, he’s left to try to find a path to redemption on his own, and he can only hope that his father will still be there to meet him on the other side.
I didn’t expect to be this hooked.
There’s only one thing better than a mystery that keeps you guessing: a mystery that lets you think you’ve figured it out, only to sweep the rug out from under you with a little wink, as if to say “Hey. Don’t get too cocky.” The Prophet of Marathon was definitely one of these – a well-written and well-crafted novel that was all too easy to binge-read until far too late in the night. I couldn’t help it! Waldner has a great writing style, and I was completely swept up with the intrigue of the story and the tribulations of a deliciously flawed and snarky main character. Highly recommended!