"… in Your book all my days were recorded, even those which were purposed before they had come into being." —Psalm 139:16
Cameron Vaux’s mind is slipping. Memories of his wife, killed two years
earlier in a car accident, are vanishing just as his dad predicted they
would. Memories he knows he has to remember.
His father tells
Cameron that to save his mind he must find "the book with all days in
it" —the past and future record of every soul on earth.
obscure clue leads Cameron to a small central Oregon town, he meets
enigmatic Taylor Stone, a possible guide to finding the book who seems
to carry secrets far deeper than anyone imagines. Local hotshot TV
personality Ann Bannister thinks the legend of the book is a farce, but
she has her reasons to join Cameron’s search anyway. Finally, there is
fanatical New Age guru Jason Judah, who will stop at nothing to find the
book of days before Cameron does.
I really, really wanted to like this book a lot more than I actually did, and I when I read the afterword I liked it a little more. It was nice to know that James L. Rubart felt led to write this book when his own father's memory was failing, and that Psalm 139:16 comforted him.
Before knowing about the personal connection to the story, I felt like it was another well-written book full of mystery, secrets, and suspense. It is classified as a Fiction/Christian/Suspense genre, and it is written in such a way that the Christian part of the book is not rammed down your throat. You certainly do not feel preached while reading this book.
I liked the book, just didn't love it as much as I have James L. Rubart's other books. I did like that at the end of the story it seemed to focus on the fact that God knows and cares about all the details of our lives. The rest of the ending just seemed a little too far out there for me.
I was not given a complimentary copy of this book, and the above review is only my opinion. I am moving on to James L. Rubart's book Soul's Gate, review soon to follow.