An ancient Mayan artifact, smuggled into Los Angeles, unexpectedly alters three lives in bizarre ways.
Gray, an aspiring artist struggling to provide for his family, Claire, his insomniac wife, and Ashley York, a wealthy socialite striving to make it as a real actress, find their paths crashing together, their dreams and their very identities threatened.
Meanwhile, Saul Parker, a detective and hobbyist magician who is self-conscious about his weight, strives to solve a strange case that seems impossible to comprehend.
Only Wayob, a mysterious chameleon-like killer, has a grasp on the dangerous power that has consumed his life and now infiltrates the others.
The Encanto, Book 1 of the LA Fog series, is an intricately woven, character-based mystery about how the choices we make inform our identity.
4 out of 5 (very good)
Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
The Encanto is full of well written characters and lots of twists and turns. Not forgetting details that will keep you hooked from start to finish.
Descriptively rich you can easily get lost for hours in this world of mystery and intrigue... then 'wake' up in the real world. Make sure to have a cuppa to hand and some cheeky biscuits, a snuggly blanket and get comfortable.
Ideal for anyone with a love of historical type legends with artefacts and adventure. You'll be kept on your toes and there's the added bonus of this being the first in the series!!
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Arthur Swan’s Top Ten Most Influential Novels of All Time
10. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
9. Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut
8. House of Sand and Fog, Andre Dubus III
7. The Fifth Witness, Michael Connelly
6. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
5. Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk
4. All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy
3. The Green Mile, Stephen King
2. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski
1. Life of Pi, Yann Martel
Arthur Swan was raised in North Carolina and now resides in Los Angeles. He has contributed to films ranging from ‘A Beautiful Mind’ to ‘How to Train Your Dragon’.
On weekdays, he rises before the sun and starts writing, followed by a swim at one of his favorite outdoor pools in LA, followed by a big breakfast, more writing, and then his day job.
He volunteers for Young Storytellers, enjoys fishing and fireworks with his favorite niece and nephew, and on weekends he can be found hiking high climbs in early fog before the sun burns through as mist vanishes to blue sky, or otherwise, he’s probably trying to write.
His first novel, Before the Sun Hits, won the Reader Views Reader’s Choice Award.
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