Title : Harkham’s Corner
Author : Chanse Lowell
Series : Harkham’s, #3
Rating : 3 Stars
Blurb : Adam Latham has the dream life he always wanted. The beautiful, caring wife, cute kid and a nearly complete college education, leading to a promising career. He even owns a house with a garage and a car he can get kinky in with his wife. Only things arenât as fabulous as they should beâ¦ Thereâs a client at his dadâs office where Adam works, flirting with him and causing him a lot of anxiety. Sheâs younger than he is, but she wonât seem to stop making advances, even making him feel crazy at times when she insinuates that the two of them have been intimately involved before. Adam would never be with this woman. Heâs the faithful, dutiful, husband, trying to provide for his family as he prepares to graduate and become a doctor, just like his stepfather, Dustin LathamâAdamâs hero. So why wonât she go away and stop insisting thereâs a past between them? And why does his music keep bothering him? Why, most of all, does he keep composing songs in his head at the drop of an instant and find almost immediate success when his biological father, Thomas Matthews, a former gifted musician and singer, posts those songs on YouTube? The numbers have shifted into musicâinvading Adamâs mind, and making it almost impossible to focus on the immediate tasks at hand. But he canât be mad at the notes. Music is his salvation, and itâs his wifeâs, too. But how can he trust it to be his sole source of income or to prove that heâs an intelligent, capable, mature man? He canât. He wonât. Heâll be the responsible adult his biological father never was, and heâll prove he can be a doctor, with Dr. Harkhamâs help, and find his own way out of the corner heâs been placed in his entire lifeâthe corner that exists by caging him in with rules and boundaries that make his life almost unbearable and hard to understand.
Review : I would like to give an complete review on the Harkham’s serie by Chanse Lowell – meaning all 3 Books at one time – as I feel that the storyline should not be seen seperatly but as one whole “Thing”. Harkham’s Case started out with a quite unique storyline – unlike any I have read before. And with unique I do not mean the Highschool – Boy meets Girl – story. Which I am sure you will agree with me is not very unique after all.
No I am talking about Adam
The Blurb tells you all about the story you need to know. Basically it already tells you everything. I agree that there are some hidden twists and turns that will keep you interested along the books, but basically there will be no “wow” effects that will “shatter” your world, even if the revelations you will face are huge. Maybe that is because the revelations are too huge. At least thats what it felt for me. While “Harkham’s Case” starts slowly evolving around the “getting to know” of the leads, “Harkham’s Choice” already drifts away a little. There are twists and turns that will keep your head spinning and “Harkham’s Corner” finally drops you in a storyline that will let you easyly relate to Adam himself. You really feel kind of confused about it all and people appear and disappear in such a fast rate that you have a hard time following. In the middle of the second book I was unsure if was going to finish the series as I felt the storyline slipping away with every page. But it was Adam bringing me back in focus. His character is so unique that he made me smile through all 3 Books. There is this way of how he sees the world that, if your are beeing honest with yourself, you can only admire. I found myself thinking on more than one occasion that anybody could be that flat honest with everything. It may be embaressing at many occcasions but it is somehow very liberating, so when you read the book, just think about this for a moment.
As I said the Blurb basically gives away most of the story – so any addition from my side would only take away from the few twists and turns – so I will not go into anymore details. It is a shame that the storyline went of trail to the end. No missunerstandings please – it all makes sense and everything works out as it is written, but it simply feels to me that it is to much. If you just take Adam, I belive his intriguing personality could have “done” it even better with a little less of the drama around him because even for a standard “normal” person all that drama would have been by far to much. I am aware of the “origins” of the story and I must say – If I had not read by accident about the origins – I would have NEVER noticed them.- Chapeau!! taking my hat off to Chanse Lowell for creating Adam –
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