Lester Sharp is a workaholic, obsessed with the success of his business and oblivious to the world around him. All of that changes when a peculiar stranger comes into his shop asking for food and help. Lester soon finds himself on an impossible journey around the world to bear witness to some of the greatest tragedies a person can know, all frozen in a single moment of time.
In this challenging and gripping novel, debut author Chad Pettit, delivers a supernatural, pulse-pounding adventure in which Lester Sharp is in for the longest second of his life and learns lessons to last a lifetime.
I received this book from the author via Reveries Tours for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
If you’re taken with stories such as A Christmas Carol, It’s a Wonderful Life, and The Shack, Fate of the Watchman is a book you need to read!
This is a short story, less than 100 pages long, but it’s one impactful tale for sure. Lester is a prideful character who only thinks of himself, missing all of the important things in life, and never considering to help those who may need help. That changes though when a mysterious stranger becomes his “Jimmy Cricket” from Mickey’s Christmas Carol and opens his eyes to the horrors taking place in his own town and beyond.
I loved the story, the pace, and the emotion in this book. It’s definitely a book with a purpose to motivate its readers to want to make a difference and it does so successfully. There is no profane language however there is violence that becomes decently graphic, including the aftermath of a rape.
The ending, honestly, wasn’t as strong as I would’ve liked, but it was still a good ending leading up to a sequel. So overall, I liked Fate of the Watchman and give it 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it especially to readers who would like something to think about.
Rayleigh is a Sophomore in college with a major in Accounting and long-term goal of being a CPA. She is an avid reader of all genres, and just as much of her time is spent writing as it is reading. She is the Associate Editor and Web Manager for PURSUE Magazine, in addition to posting her monthly articles on their blog. Rayleigh interns for Hartline Literary Agency where she advises authors in the best way to market their books. She is also a Social Media Manager for various businesses.
Her writing pseudonym is Rae Leigh and she is in the process of seeking publication for her Dystopian novella, Program MIRA.