CSFF Blog Tour for Tom Pawlik’s Vanish Day 2

Elizabeth Goddard Uncategorized 5 Comments

Welcome to day 2 of the blog tour for Vanish. If you haven’t read the book and don’t enjoy spoilers, then you shouldn’t read my post. 

Now, where was I? Back to the alien invasion. What else could it be? I am so completely hooked on this book for the simple reason that I want to know what’s going on. While I enjoy suspense and ever-increasing tension, I don’t enjoy enveloping mist on a dark night, blocking visibility when hideous aliens—and they ARE hideous—whisper nearby. They’re always just on the edge of darkness, whispering, torturing the characters with vivid memories from their past. Must be an alien experiment.   

When Conner’s seizure morphs into a heart attack and he fights for his life, waking up in the emergency room—I was stunned. But all the seizures, bright lights and pain of shocking defibrillation, makes sense. And that’s when it dawns on me what’s going on. I couldn’t have predicted this outcome. A dream maybe, but not lingering in a world between life and death, where demons—yes demons not aliens—labor to tug you into the abyss from which there’s no return. 

Amazing. So now the book I wish I hadn’t started is one I highly recommend. In Vanish, I got everything I wanted in a novel–surprised with the unpredictable, and pulled into a story that blew my mind. That doesn’t happen very often.


Vanish: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1414318936 

Tom Pawlik’s Web site – http://www.tompawlik.com/

Tom Pawlik’s blog – http://www.tompawlik.com/blog.htm  

Valley of the Shadow:  http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1414326793   

Comments 5

  1. Rebecca LuElla Miller

    My reaction, too, Beth. I don’t like the genre as a rule and was actually not looking forward to reading it. But Tom’s writing style is easy and I was quickly sucked into the vortex of wondering what was actually going on. Even though I was pretty sure most of the way that the beings were demons, not aliens, I hadn’t imagined a between-life-and-death scenario. Great, great plot twist, I thought.


  2. Beth Goddard

    Of course I considered demons and in the back of my mind knew they had to be–after all this is Christian fiction–but their description throughout the book was like that the “Grays”–

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