Book Review-The Confessions of Jonathan Flite-Matthew J. Beier

Thursday, September 4, 2014



Have you ever seen a ghost or at least felt one? Do you believe in memories that are not your own-but you have them anyway? This is what happens to Jonathan Flite who is deemed "crazy" and sent off to a private psychiatric hospital for the very rich. His Mom has not exactly been the best Mom and has no idea what to do with this son. What will it take to prove that Jonathan is completely sane? I really liked this book!! I am going to let "about the book" explain a little more--but you have to decide for yourself!

About the Book (from Amazon)

Jonathan Flite claims to have memories he can’t explain. Seven layers of them, to be exact, all belonging to a group of teenagers who disappeared from a place called Idle County in 2010—ten years before his birth. Seventeen years of anxiety, violent outbursts, and refusal to admit he is lying have landed him at Crescent Rehabilitation Center, a seaside juvenile center for rich kids, and nobody has ever dared to believe his memories might be real.

Until now. On a blustery November day just three months after a nuclear terrorist attack in Geneva, Switzerland, ex-CIA psychiatrist Thomas Lumen arrives at Crescent to interview Jonathan for a book about Idle County. Fueled by his personal connection to the disappearances three decades earlier, he asks Jonathan to share what he knows—anything and everything.

By reigniting this thirty-year-old mystery, however, Jonathan inadvertently becomes a target of the very same religious terrorists who attacked Geneva, and they’ll stop at nothing to keep the secrets of Idle County under wraps. Jonathan must then make a choice: to continue telling his story, or risk the safety of everyone he loves.

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About the Author (from Amazon)


Matthew J. Beier is a novelist, screenwriter, photographer, and graphic designer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His first novel, The Breeders, was published in 2012. He attended film school at Chapman University in 2003, where he studied screenwriting, film production, and English before spending a final semester abroad at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. When Matthew isn't working, he enjoys tea, exercise, watching films, and spending time with his friends and family. He is currently hard at work on Book 2 of his Jonathan Flite Series, "The Release of Jonathan Flite." He would love to hear from you at matt@matthewbeier.com, on his Facebook author page, or on Twitter @MatthewBeier.

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16 comments :

Amanda McMahon said...

I don't remember it now but I know in high school I could sense and feel ghosts.

Danielle Royalegacy said...

Ooh, this one sounds like a winner. I would really like to read it.

Athena Nagel said...

Wow - intriguing! Sounds like a great read.

Jenn said...

OHHH I love books like this. The more mystery/scary the better.

Sharon Martin said...

What a decision to have to make and what a great story.

Masshole Mommy said...

That sounds like an awesome book. I think even my husband would like it.

Scott said...

This does sound like a book that is right up my wife's alley. She loves mysteries like this.

Carla WorkingMommyJournal said...

I love this plot line! I have always believed in ghosts and the loved ones surrounding us. The idea that we are re-born is a fascinating one! Adding this one to my list

Theresa Mahoney said...

I do like stories of the supernatural sort. I haven't read a good ghost story in quite some time, so I should grab me a copy of this to indulge in!

becca said...

I love supernatural type of stories this would be one i'd read.

jaime said...

This does sound good. I'm going to check out more about the author, too. he sounds interesting!

Mommy 2 J.A.M. said...

I really love your book reviews. I am going to check this out

Jennifer said...

I know this might sound silly, but I do believe in ghosts or spirits or whatever you want to call them... I'll definitely be checking this one out!

StacieinAtlanta said...

This looks like a good book. I just added it to my Amazon wish list.

Heavenly Savings said...

This sounds like a very interesting read!

Ann B said...

I like the synopsis of the book and will definitely check it out. Adding it to my book list now.

 
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