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Ripple Effect (Time Thriller Trilogy V1) [Paperback]

By Paul McCusker (Author)
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Fifteen-year-old Elizabeth suddenly finds herself in a parallel world where she is called Sarah and is diagnosed as having amnesia, while the real Sarah has taken Elizabeth's place and is in a coma.

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The Time Thriller Trilogy delivers gripping, fast-paced mystery that intrigues and captivates through hours, seconds, and centuries. A long history of strange disappearances and unexplainable occurrences leave clues that the town of Fawlt Line may actually sit on a time fault--- a portal to alternate times and unexpected time travels--- a twist of fate that puts all of Fawlt Line s citizens in serious danger. Will they find the faith to hold on to the town and time where they belong? After Elizabeth falls through a mysterious time warp, will she ever make it back home? Elizabeth stayed home to take a bath and plan on how she could escape her parents by running away. But after she almost drowns when the bathtub fills with muddy water, she emerges to find that her world, and everyone in it, has changed. Elizabeth has dropped into another girl s existence---a questionable life full of untrustworthy relationships and secrets that threaten her life. Is she dreaming or is she an amnesiac as everyone suspects? Will she find the faith to uncover the truth and make her way back to her own reality? Previously published as Sudden Switch."

Citations And Professional Reviews
Ripple Effect (Time Thriller Trilogy V1) by Paul McCusker has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Voice of Youth Advocates - 06/01/2009
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 09/15/2008 page 1011
  • CBA Retailers - 12/01/2008 page 53
  • School Library Journal - 04/01/2009 page 138

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Zondervan
Pages   212
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.48" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 12, 2008
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
Age  13-16
Series  Time Thriller Trilogy  
Series Number  1  
ISBN  0310714362  
ISBN13  9780310714361  
UPC  025986714369  

Availability  0 units.

More About Paul McCusker

Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker is a Peabody Award-winning writer and director who has written novels, plays, audio dramas, and musicals for children and adults. He currently has over thirty books in print. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Walt Larimore, M.D. is a noted physician, award-winning writer, and medical journalist who hosted the cable television show on Fox s Health Network, "Ask the Family Physician." He lives in Monument, Colorado."

Paul McCusker currently resides in the state of Colorado. Paul McCusker was born in 1958.

Paul McCusker has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Adventures in Odyssey Books
  2. Adventures in Odyssey Flashbacks
  3. Adventures in Odyssey Passages
  4. Adventures in Odyssey Passages (Quality)
  5. Adventures in Odyssey Radio Scripts
  6. Father Gilbert Mystery
  7. Focus on the Family Books
  8. Imagination Station Books
  9. Lillenas Drama
  10. Radio Theatre
  11. Season Tickets
  12. Time Thriller Trilogy
  13. TSI (Paperback)

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Reviews - What do customers think about Ripple Effect (Time Thriller Trilogy V1)?

...  Apr 6, 2010
Most of the storyline is told by previous reviews, but what they don't tell you about is the element of horror in this book. This is NOT a sit-down-and-relax book, nor would I recommend reading it before bed at night. Among other potentially traumatic and disturbing themes, near the end of the book there is a very intense nighttime murder-chase scene that some parents may consider to be inappropriate and frightening. The lines between what the author portrays as reality and fiction are very blurred, mixing faith with bizarre science-fiction concepts. All in all, I would not recommend this book. There are so many great books out there and this one just doesn't compare.
Good page turner  Sep 19, 2009
Here's a different story from the norm. Elizabeth is determined she is going to run away from home; she wants a normal life with normal parents. Her best friend Jeff plans on talking her out of it on the night they are supposed to meet at the old saw mill. However, Jeff is there and Elizabeth never shows. While her parents head out to church she takes a bath behind a locked bathroom door. After dozing off in the tub she wakes up in a whole different time. Everything is similar but not the same. She's now Sarah, who lives with her boyfriend Calvin. As the title says, it's a time thriller. Sarah and Elizabeth switch places, but how? Only God knows. Elizabeth will soon discover that Calvin, Sarah's best friend Rhonda and David are not what they seem. Meanwhile, Jeff and his cousin Malcolm are looking for a way to get Elizabeth back.

This is a good fast book. I read it in a day. I knew Calvin wasn't all he appeared to be from the beginning, he was too interested in everything Elizabeth did. I enjoyed the book, if you are looking for a page turner with some suspense this is a good choice. My only reason for not giving it 5-stars is, even though it was a good read, I just didn't love it.
An engaging story  Oct 20, 2008
Ripple Effect is a book about a girl named Elizabeth who lives in a town where strange disappearances have happened over many years. One day while taking a bath she feels fingers tightening around her throat and suddenly finds herself in another time. She has taken on the identity and life of a girl she doesn't know. Her life is in danger if she stays in this world. Will she make it out alive? Will she uncover the secret she needs to escape? This thrilling story is a roller coaster ride of excitement. This brillant author takes you back and forth smoothly from the current time to the "other" time. There are lots of twists and turns in this thrilling story.
And for added excitement the author Paul McCusker gives you the first chapter of the sequel to this book titled: "Out of Time" which is Book 2 in the Time Thriller Trilogy. I look forward to reading this!
Excellent Suspense read for teens!  Oct 19, 2008
"Ripple Effect" is a thrilling mystery read for teens from Paul McCusker. The first book in a planned trilogy series, "Ripple Effect" has science fiction flavors sprinkled throughout this carefully woven mystery that follows Elizabeth through a time warp in her bathtub to an alternate reality. What follows is an adventurous quest to get back home.

I'm surprised at how engaging this book is. McCusker writes an intelligent mystery and doesn't spoon-feed his audience. It really made me realize that the teen audience he is targeting is an intelligent group of future leaders. This novel really impressed me.


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