Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Ancestor” by Lee Matthew Goldberg, All Due Respect, August 2020 for Suzy Approved Book Tours
Lee Mathew Goldberg, author of “The Ancestor” has written a chilling thriller that is intense, captivating, intriguing, riveting and enthralling. The genres for this story are thriller, psychological thriller, mystery and suspense, adventure, and fiction. There is a dash of possible fantasy in this story as well. The timeline for this story spans a century and then continues with the story. The story goes to the past and future when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The author describes the characters as complex and complicated. There are betrayals, deep reaching secrets, lies, danger and murder. There is some historical background of gold prospecting.
Wyatt Barlow, wakes up after being frozen in Alaska. As he breaks through the ice that he was captured in, his memory starts to awake. He remembers his wife and child, and the time that he is now in, is not at all the one he woke up from. How is it possible that Wyatt was able to survive 100 years? Wyatt notices a fellow hunter, that looks identical to him. This doppelgänger is Travis Barlow, who lives with his wife and son.
Wyatt starts to obsess and follow Travis, and becomes aware of the lifestyle that is 100 years later than he is familiar with. Wyatt is convinced that he is a relative from long ago, and tries to see the family history. As Wyatt’s memory gets sharper, he remembers his days a gold prospector. He may actually remember where there is gold hidden.
In this edgy, well written story, I was surprised at the ending, and how it possibly could make a difference. I do hope the author writes a sequel. I highly recommend this amazing story.