Item description for Admission by Travis Thrasher...
Overview Jake Rivers tries to put his college days and memories--including the suicide of a friend--behind him. But a phone call leads him to find answers to questions that were never resolved in a story of haunting secrets and personal redemption.
Publishers Description The author of "Gun Lake "and "The Second Thief "is back with a riveting tale of how buried mistakes can resurface at any time. Adventure Company entrepreneur Jake Rivers gets a call from the parents of a woman who has disappeared and who was last seen with Alec, Jake's best friend from college. The girl's parents believe she is hiding out with Alec, but Jake hasn't heard from him in 10 years. Jake's moved on from his college days, but the memories of what he's tried to forget--a friend's suicide, an enemy's mysterious disappearance-- keep surfacing. Someone wants to keep him from discovering what really happened.
Citations And Professional Reviews Admission by Travis Thrasher has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Booklist - 04/15/2006 page 28
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.24" Width: 6.5" Height: 0.82" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2006
Publisher MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
ISBN 0802486711 ISBN13 9780802486714
Availability 0 units.
More About Travis Thrasher
TRAVIS THRASHER is a graduate of Trinity Christian College and is the author of several novels, including Blinded, Admission, Gun Lake, and The Second Thief. Admission was selected as one of Booklists top ten Christian novels of 2006. Travis spent much of his youth living with his family in Australia, Germany, New York, Florida, and North Carolina. He currently lives with his wife and family in suburban Chicago.
Travis Thrasher currently resides in the state of Illinois. Travis Thrasher was born in 1971.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Admission?
Captivating story of intrigue Dec 14, 2006
I loved it! Thrasher's innovative style is masterful in building suspense and weaving together a captivating story of intrigue. Although I happened upon Admission completely by accident and had never heard of the author, once I began reading his book, I was hooked.
While walking through parallel time periods in the shoes of the protagonist, the reader wrestles with the character's very real confusion, anxiety and doubts as he plucks away the cobwebs of mystery that enshroud his past in order to discover the truth of an event that has plagued him for years. With authentic characters, realistic life situations, and riveting suspense, Admission begs you to delve deeper into life's inexplicable complexities. Travis Thrasher is an author that deserves to be discovered by anyone who enjoys good suspense and a great story.
Compelling Christian thriller, ending a let down Sep 29, 2006
Admission by Travis Thrasher is a well-written psychological thriller. Jake Williams left college 15 years ago and hasn't spoken to any of his friends since. But he's blackmailed into searching for his former best friend by events that he can't remember regarding their last days in school and the death of another friend. Thrasher does a great job of feeding out only a little information at a time to the reader, and because even the narrator doesn't have the answers, it doesn't feel forced. He also does a good job of dealing with Williams' faith in God: the faith of a new believer uncertain how to talk about it and still struggling to stay on the narrow path. The true flaw in the book is the overly quick resolution. The story quickly jumps ahead after the killer is revealed, and I felt shortchanged. Just one more chapter could have smoothed over those rough spots.
Amazing.... Jul 1, 2006
Travis Thrasher's latest book, Admission is simply amazing. I highly recommend reading this book. Jake Rivers is on a search for a long lost friend and also trying to recover memories from a college Spring Break trip that went terribly wrong. All the while, he meets up with the love of his life once again, but can he reconcile past mishaps and start over again, or will the consequences of trying to uncover the past ruin his chance? Travis Thrashers weaves a suspenseful and thrilling story, one that keeps you on your toes for sure.
When You Have to Face the Past.... Jun 18, 2006
It had been eleven years and Jake thought he had put his college years behind him until one day a stranger calls Jake to find his daughter. In order for Jake to find her, he must rekindle old friendships and dredge up the past, but someone is trying to stop him. As he reconnects with his old friends, he discovers who his old friends really were, especially on that fateful night eleven years ago that changed everything. The story flips from past to present as Jake remembers bits and pieces about his life and what he's become. He looks at his friends and how some have changed and how some are the same. Thrasher does an excellent job of tying the story together with suspense and discovery. A must read for anyone with a past that they'd like to forget, but long to remember! Edee Wilcox, If I'd Only Known...
Jake Rivers is covered in blood and he doesn't know why Apr 27, 2006
In April 1994, college senior Jake Rivers awakens after a drinking binge covered in someone else's blood-and he doesn't know why. His friends know, but they refuse to tell him. After graduation, the group disperses and Jake loses contact with his college friends.
Fast forward to 2005. Claire Jelen, daughter of wealthy businessman Gregory Jelen, is missing. She was last seen with Alec Tristam, Jake's best friend in college. Gregory Jelen blackmails Jake into finding his daughter and Alec.
Jake tracks down his old drinking buddies from college. As he continues his search for the elusive Alec, someone begins to stalk Jake. Verbal threats turn violent and eventually escalate into attempted murder. When the stalker threatens Jake's old college flame Alyssa, Jake must decide if finding the truth of that long-ago night is worth what it may cost him.
Admission is written in a format that takes some getting used to. Odd numbered chapters are flashbacks to 1994 and are written in third person. Even numbers chapters are written in the present, 2005, and in first person point of view. This ping-pong style of writing is a bit difficult to follow in the first few chapters. But the story picks up steam as it goes and became difficult to put down until the end.