Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Fairy Wren by Ashley Capes

   Regular ole Paul Fischer is about to have a very difficult time of things.  His life had went from optimistic to severely pessimistic in a very quick downward spiral.  His bookstore, Stony Bay Books, is not doing well and he is getting a divorce on top of that.  To make matters worse, he finds out his ex, Rachel, is going to be trying to get the house and half of the book store.  Not that there was much to have if she got either.  Paul doesn't really fight things and it just seems to get worse and worse when he starts getting in trouble with the law as well.  Assault charges and more start mounting up.  He starts seeing someone, but regrets pulling her into the mess he's in.  Especially when it seems that his ex could be in some real trouble.  No one can seem to get in touch with her and surprise!  She's also pregnant with what could very well be Paul's baby.  The only one who seems to know anything about what's going on is a tiny little blue bird that keeps showing up at Paul's house, pecking on his tree outside and acting like it wants Paul to follow him.  A series of strange events unfold with the little blue Fairy Wren.  The wren seems to have some magic to it and takes Paul on a somewhat frightening journey to find Rachel.

   This book wasn't exactly what I expected.  From the title I was kind of expecting something more along the lines of fantasy or paranormal but it was more along the lines of strange and weird events.  Not to mention, I just downright feel bad for Paul in some ways because everything possible seems to be going wrong.  He is giving his lawyer lots of business.  All in all, he feels that he must find Rachel and get her out of whatever trouble she's involved in.  The book is filled with suspense and a slight tinge of the paranormal world through the Fairy Wren that keeps hanging out.  When I found out towards the end of the story what that bird had been doing pecking around in Paul's tree, it was a serious OMG moment!  All in all it was a good read!

A solid 4 out of 5 stars!!

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