Sunday, March 11, 2018

The Man He Never Was Review


 About the Book

What if You Woke up One Morning and the Darkest Parts of Yourself Were Gone?

Toren Daniels vanished eight months back, and his wife and kids have moved on--with more than a little relief. Toren was a good man but carried a raging temper that often exploded without warning. So when he shows up on their doorstep out of the blue, they're shocked to see him alive. But more shocked to see he's changed. Radically.

His anger is gone. He's oddly patient. Kind. Fun. The man he always wanted to be. Toren has no clue where he's been but knows he's been utterly transformed. He focuses on three things: Finding out where he's been. Finding out how it happened. And winning back his family.

But then shards of his old self start to rise from deep inside--like the man kicked out of the NFL for his fury--and Toren must face the supreme battle of his life.

In this fresh take on the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, James L. Rubart explores the war between the good and evil within each of us--and one man's only chance to overcome the greatest divide of the soul. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

James Rubart has a very unique way of writing. His stories might remind readers a bit of Ted Dekker but are unique in their own way. This wasn't my favorite book he has written but still enjoyable at a 3.5 star rating. At times I felt like the story got a bit slow and perhaps too predictable. The ending seemed rather rushed though I appreciate the general story line. Is this a book I would recommend? Probably not. I enjoyed Rubart's previous novels like Rooms and The Chair more so than this one. 
3.5 Stars.
"I received this book from Booklook in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own."

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