Jake is 15, and big for his age, but he’s a self-described flincher. Not so much that he’s afraid; he just hesitates, and then doesn’t act when actin is clearly called for, such as making a move on his classmate, Beth, a girl he has a major league crush on. Desperate, Jake turns to the only person he thinks can help him, his bad-ass cousin, Nick. Nick takes him under his wing and makes him part of a burglary scheme he’s operating.
Jake, reluctant at first, soon finds himself experiencing feelings he’d never believed possible. But, he also begins to see a dark side of Nick that he subconsciously knew was there, but had suppressed.
In Jake’s own words, his ‘coming to his senses’ experience is deftly chronicled in Casting Shadows Everywhere by Tim McBain and L. T. Vargas, a writing team that takes us into the deepest, darkest recesses of a character’s mind.
This is a riveting page-turner that you’ll be unable to put down. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I give it five stars.