Book Review: Cascade

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Title: Cascade
Author: Peter Harper
Genre: Fiction, Action, Adventure
Pages: 293

Rating: 3.5/5

Cascade by Peter Harper is an action packed adventure which successfully enthralls the reader. It has guns, fights, political strategies, and one of the most exciting component - chase! So without any further ado, let's get to the review.

Shani Balcescu, an Oxford student, receives a message that her adopted father has had a heart attack for the second time. Before dying, he apologizes to her and mentions Seroule ( a west African region), but she doesn't think much of it. As she is recovering from her loss, she finds shocking revelations about her origin and about how her real parents got gunned down in Africa amidst a political coup. Along with a French Journalist, Nicholas Dubois, she meets a Seroulese rebel, who tries to convince her of his help, but Shani has her doubts. Together, they help Shani uncover more information when suddenly Nicholas is kidnapped. As Shani sets about to rescue him, she realizes she is being chased by the very people who killed her parents. Shani knows she has to fight. But how? And can she trust Khamadi, the rebel, who claims to be helping her?

There is much more action that goes on after this point where I stopped the summary but sorry, no spoilers here. The story paces smoothly with its catchy narrative. It is a complete action book, I might say, giving you the feeling of watching a movie. The writing is commendable, I found it totally concentrated on the story at hand with some bits of romance going on. The title, however, just resonates once in the entirety of the book which didn't quite leave a bold impression, in my opinion.

The book is great, it is a fast paced action packed story. So why is my rating 3.5? Well, I found the story to be a little slow in the beginning. It picks up pace only after a quarter of the story is down, hence the rating. But I would like to point out that the rest of the story is absolutely exciting, I couldn't put it down, all the way till the end. All in all, a great story with powerful ingredients all thrown in to make one thrilling read!

Definitely recommended to all action lovers.

*** This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. ***


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