Under a Fallen Sun

John Coon

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Paige tells her friends that their trip to Las Vegas needs to be by car because of her fear of flying.  She fails to mention that the real reason she wants to drive is so that she can follow the route taken by her brother before he disappeared.  Mechanical failure leads to them hitch-hiking, and they stop in Travis in the hope of finding a mechanic to tow and repair their car.

Travis is a quiet town.  Too quiet – there’s not a soul in sight.  After their good Samaritan is attacked, they try to leave, only to find that an invisible barrier keeps them trapped within.  What has happened to the residents of Travis, and will it happen to them, too?

The premise of Under a Fallen Sun is decent enough, but the telling of the story leaves a lot to be desired.  Characterisation is poor, and the writing is very simplistic.  There’s very little detail, and way too many moments that made me roll my eyes.  This is the first of John Coon’s works that I’ve read, and there was nothing here to make me want to try another.

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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