Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Book review: Trial Run by Thomas Locke ... and a Giveaway!


I really like Thomas Locke’s books, but I wasn’t sure how I would like a techno-thriller.  It’s just not my genre, you know?  But man, this guy can write!  When you pick up this book, hold on!  It will be a wild ride.  But so worth it!

It’s about two teams of scientists in two different parts of the world who are exploring out-of-body experiences, for very different reasons, and a grad student who receives advanced algorithm calculations in his dreams.  All this techie, science-y stuff is beyond me, but it was so interesting.  It was also an adventure to figure out who were the good guys, who were the bad guys, and whom you can trust.  It was a book that I would think about when I was not reading it, wondering about my own safety in ascending, or would I be able to remember all the details so I could accurately help the team in its mission.

I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.  I give it five stars (out of five.)  The only disappointment is that the next book in the Fault Lines series doesn’t come out until next summer, and I can’t wait to find out what happens next.  I recommend this book to those who like a story steeped in science and technology.  I think guys would like it, as well as women.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.

About the author:

Thomas Locke is an award-winning novelist with total worldwide sales of seven million copies.

His work has been published in twenty languages, and critical acclaim includes four Christy Awards for excellence in fiction and his 2014 induction into the Christy Hall of Fame.

Thomas divides his time between Florida and England where he serves as Writer In Residence at Regent’s Park College at the University of Oxford.  Visit Thomas at

Congratulations to Sandy G. who won a copy of Until the Harvest by Sarah Loudin Thomas in my recent giveaway!

Enter below to win a hardcover copy of Emissary, book one in Thomas Locke's  fantasy series, Legends of the Realm.  You can read my review of this book here:


  1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was such an unexpectedly wonderful book, full of well-rounded characters and inspiring stories of courage under hardship during World War II. I really didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did as I don't typically care for books written in the form of notes or letters but picked it up anyway on the recommendation of a trusted friend. So glad I did!!