EO-N by [Dave Mason]

Having just lost her mother, Alison realizes just how lonely she is in the world. Her frustrations are compounded by the pressures at work as she struggles to keep her investors happy. While she tries to navigate these turbulent waters of grief and anxiety, another deeply unsettling situation crops up. Fragments of the last known aircraft flown by her grandfather before he went missing more than 70 years ago turn up in Norway. As the last known relative of the ex-Royal Air Force pilot, she chooses to link up with the investigative team trying to find out what had happened to her grandfather. For Alison, this soon becomes more than just a chance to find closure. The mystery surrounding the case brings back the familiar feeling of having nagging questions but finding their answers painfully elusive. This case must be solved because Alison wants some answers for a change.

Dave Mason’s EO-N is a thriller in every sense of the word. The Canadian author serves up a delightful cocktail of mystery, suspense, and excitement in his debut novel. To tell his story, Mason simultaneously narrates the events of the past and present. The switch between the different but connected periods adds extra intrigue as you anticipate their point of convergence. The structure is great, and the language is so apt that it helps you really experience the story.

EO-N is an engaging story where Mason relies on familiarity and resonance to keep his readers engaged. I found myself nodding in agreement as certain characters reflected and talked on several occasions. In case you’re wondering what familiar and thought-provoking ideas the book holds, I’ll share a bit. It reminds us that despite our attempts to make sense of the world, we never seem to settle the questions that really matter. I’m referring to those pesky queries that gnaw away at our minds in the dead of night, like “why are we here”, “why do we have 7 billion intelligent beings roaming a planet”, “why’s life so darn hard”, and “why do we have to lose the ones we love?” The book also alludes to finding purpose and how even the littlest sighting of something worth living for can pull us out of a rut, energize us, and set us on a new path.

EO-N is a thought-provoking, emotionally resonant, historical fiction novel that is consistently entertaining and has a depth to the story that will appeal to anyone looking for a meaningful story.

Pages: 298 | ASIN: B08LBRVL7B

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