The Rasner Effect, by Mark Rosendorf
Publisher L&L Dreamspell
The Rasner Effect by Mark Rosendorf is more than a thrilling, suspenseful read.
It is a book that will challenge your perception, leaving you wondering
if those good guys are truly good and if the bad guys are really all that bad.
The Rasner Effect opens with a prologue about events which took place seven years ago. Laying groundwork is nice but I feel this book could easily have done without it. Reading the first two chapters, felt very repetitive at times.
Fortunately, I kept reading.
Rick Rasner survived a violent situation and is making the best of his circumstances, despite the blanks in his memory. When he starts work at the Brookhill Children’s Psychiatric Residence and begins to feel stirrings of memory, how can you not want someone to come in and help put the pieces of his life back together?
Clara Blue is a fifteen-year-old patient at the residence. She also has a troubled past and has done a thing or two that is frowned on by society but that in no way warrants the treatment she and the other patients receive at the horrifying institution.
The only reaction to her situation is to hope someone will rescue her.
The Duke Organization knows Rick Rasner and they are capable of filling in his blank memories. Put aside the fact they are merciless in their chosen jobs and you have heroes to the rescue.
Nothing, except perhaps Jake Scarberry stands in their way of resurfacing success. He has given a lot of himself to the good guys and has a personal vendetta against The Duke Organization.
Jack Scarberry left me rather disappointed, I kept waiting for something more to happen to him and in comparison to the other characters, he seemed awfully one-dimensional. I felt the secondary characters that made up the Duke Organization had more pull.
Overall, The Rasner Effect is an engaging read.
Never have I come across a book where the word “psychological” describes a work of fiction so aptly.
The plot is flawless and layered with intrigue. The ending is unexpected-though pleasant in a scary-psychological way.
Mark Rosendorf is an author whose work I will enjoy again and again.
I recommend The Rasner Effect as a definite read.
To learn more about Author Mark Rosendorf, please visit his website
Reviewed by Tina-Sue Ducross
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