Book Review: “Our Trespasses”

(See all my Book Reviews and Author Interviews) – Author Michael Cordell published the novel “Our Trespasses” in October of 2021. This is his second novel. Read my interview with the author.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review. I categorize this book as ‘R’ as it contains scenes of violence and mature language. The main character of the novel is Matthew Davis.

Davis is flipping burgers in a New York diner when he has a psychic flash. He had always had a close connection to his twin brother, Jake. This time he knows his brother has died a violent death. Surprisingly, death does not break the psychic link to his brother. He continues to receive messages from Jake in the afterlife.

Davis travels to his hometown of Hatchett in remote Nebraska for the funeral. He also hopes to find out what happened to his brother. He is mistaken for Jake more than once, and Jake had enemies. Jake had developed into an evil man after Davis left. Davis also encounters an old flame he had left behind 10 years earlier when he moved on.

Now Davis has more to deal with than what and who he left behind. He must find a way to sever the connection with Jake. The torments of Hell are using the psychic connection to break through to our world.

I enjoyed the 6+ hours I spent reading this 247-page mystery and thriller. With the paranormal angle, the novel reminds me of one of Dean Koontz’s works. The cover art is a bit dismal, but relates to the novel. I rate this book as a 4.4 (rounded down to a 4) out of 5.

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