Author: Abigail Boyd
First published May 13, 2011
257 pages, Kindle Edition
In the small town of Rocky Creek, Annie’s life changes forever when her best friend disappears without a trace. While everyone assumes that her friend has run away, Annie is convinced that there is something more sinister at play.
With her love for all things horror and the supernatural, Annie is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery. Along the way, she enlists the help of new guy in town, Caleb, who is skeptical of her theories.
As they investigate, strange things begin to happen around them, leading Annie to question everything she thought she knew. What is the connection between the old mansion on the outskirts of town and the disappearances of several young girls over the years?
And why is Annie suddenly experiencing terrifying nightmares? As the truth slowly unravels, Annie realizes that some secrets are better left buried.
Gravity, written by Abigail Boyd and first published in 2011, is a riveting novel that explores the delicate balance between life and death, and the forces that keep us bound to the earth. Boyd’s writing style is poetic and evocative, with vivid descriptions that transport the reader to the heart of the story.
The book is categorized as contemporary fiction, with themes that range from love and loss to science and spirituality. The novel follows the lives of two sisters, Samantha and Kristina, who are grappling with the aftermath of a tragic accident that leaves one of them paralyzed from the waist down.
The story is set in California, against the backdrop of the Salinas Valley, a place of stunning natural beauty that is also home to some of the most cutting-edge medical research in the world. The central conflict of the novel revolves around the relationship between the two sisters, and their struggle to come to terms with their new reality.
Samantha, the elder sister, is a biologist who is working on a groundbreaking new research project that promises to revolutionize our understanding of gravity. Kristina, on the other hand, is a free-spirited musician who is struggling to find her place in the world after the accident.
One of the strengths of Gravity is the way the author weaves together different threads of the story to create a compelling whole. Boyd’s writing is masterful in its ability to capture the essence of each character and the world they inhabit.
The pacing is excellent, with just the right amount of tension and release to keep the reader engaged from start to finish. One of the weaknesses of the book is that it sometimes feels a little too long.
Some readers may also find the scientific discussions to be overly technical, although this is a minor issue. Overall, the novel is a highly entertaining and thought-provoking read that will appeal to anyone who enjoys contemporary fiction.
Gravity is a novel that will resonate with a wide range of readers. It deals with issues that are relevant to our times, such as the nature of identity and the value of human life.
It is a book that will leave you thinking long after you turn the final page. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good read that is both engaging and meaningful.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.