Let’s Review: Harken


Kaleb Nation’s Harken came out well over a year ago, but sadly only for ereaders such as kindles, sony readers, etc (not iBooks; sorry iPad users). What initially interested me in it was Cassidy Jay Tucker’s review which can be found here.

Naturally upon finding out it was only for ereaders, I was devastated. That is, until my birthday when I got a paper white! Harken was the first book that I purchased, and what a fantastic purchase it was! It’s fast-paced, realistic, thrilling, frustrating, and much more!

So what about it is so fantastic? Well, decide that for yourself. It’s about a 16 soon-to-be 17 year old Michael Asher, who can read eyes. That’s right: eyes. You know that saying, “eyes are the window to the soul”? Michael calls that window the Glimpse, as it’s usually a small amount of time for the eye to betray its feelings and show its true intentions. He makes a business out of this, charging people to come to him with a possible fraud or adultery, because he’s never wrong.

One night, Michael goes to meet a client whose wife is supposedly having an affair. Naturally this meeting takes place deep in the woods, and naturally his client tries to kill him. No big deal or anything, right?

But why did his client want to kill him? Michael had never done anything to deserve this, right?

Wrong. So very, very wrong.

Now, I don’t want to give too much of the plot away, as the twists and turns and knowing just about as much as Michael knows is one of the best parts of the book, but I will say this:

No one is safe.

Cliche, I know, but true. So go get yourself an ereader (or maybe try and find a pdf of it on the internet) and get reading!


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