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Official Review: Riders On The Storm by Richard Sparacino

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Official Review: Riders On The Storm by Richard Sparacino

Post Number:#1 by Vickyoreo86
» 02 May 2017, 13:27

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Riders On The Storm" by Richard Sparacino.]

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4 out of 4 stars
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Riders on the Storm by Richard Sparacino is a supernatural Crime/Thriller that touches on religion, science, human behaviours and loyalty. Richard Sparacino has a deep interest in the human make-up and what makes us tick on a behavioural and emotional level. He has studied psychology and this shows throughout the book, giving a realistic feel to the supernatural part of the story.

Detective Santini and his partner Detective Salvo have been friends and have worked together for a very long time in New York city. They trust each other and are fiercely loyal. However, New York city is being battered by an unusual storm that is stirring uncertainty and fear into the hearts of those in and around the city. Murders, suicides and strange 'accidents' are occurring. Santini discovers he is dreaming of them before they happen. On top of this, a recurring apocalyptic dream keeps him up at night. It is exhausting him. so, deeply concerned, his partner sends him to a psychologist, believing the work he does is starting to affect him. It is not easy tracking down murderers every day. Dr Kelly Jordan studies his sleep but the dark entity that is causing all this negative emotion sees Santini as a threat and must stop him. When they realise something very real is going wrong, the three work together to go against an evil they barely believe in before it destroys the whole planet.

Riders on the Storm is a brilliant book focusing on the morals and the deep nature of human beings. An evil entity finds humankind to have the most negative emotions and reactions and has manipulated and fed off them for centuries. Accumulating it all to use in one final moment which I can not address as it is a massive spoiler.

The plot is well paced, unveiling hints at the best moments to keep the reader engrossed. There was never any fluff or conversations that were just there to fill a few pages. Everything moved the story forward at the right time. The author writes from several POVs which gave a 'film-like' feeling while reading. Every character is well developed with individual personalities and played out their roles in the book beautifully. In fact, I could imagine every scene as if it really could have made a good film.

The story takes us through the worst of mankind to the best. It deals with religion, introducing a new take on it. It weaves science through the religion, letting both exist in equal importance which I think is very important in this day and age. I believe that the ending of this book shows us how we should be as a people, as those living together on one planet. The author has poured his visons, his morals and his beliefs in to the book.

I rate Riders of the Storm a 4 out of 4 stars. It is well edited, deals with true issues in the world today and gives it a supernatural spin. One character gave such a moving speech it stirred emotions in my chest that most likely won't budge for a few days. I would recommend this book to more than crime and thriller lovers, but to those who enjoy new ideas, who like science and religion and to those who are interested in the human psyche.

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Re: Official Review: Riders On The Storm by Richard Sparacin

Post Number:#2 by Amagine
» 09 May 2017, 13:26

I love that the book has a strong psychological aspect to it. It is interesting to be able to dive into the human mind. This book sounds very intriguing.

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Re: Official Review: Riders On The Storm by Richard Sparacin

Post Number:#3 by Vickyoreo86
» 09 May 2017, 13:42

Thank you
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Post Number:#4 by kandscreeley
» 09 May 2017, 14:15

This really does sound like quite an interesting and unusual book. I love when you can really tell that the author has poured himself into the book. It sounds like that is the case here. Thanks for the review.
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Post Number:#5 by Nisma Shrestha
» 10 May 2017, 03:07

Such an amazing book everyone should red.
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Post Number:#6 by christinac_2585
» 12 May 2017, 06:53

Thank you for the honest review! The psychological aspect of this book sounds intriguing. I like how it discusses the morals of humans in this book. I will add this to my reading list.
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Re: Official Review: Riders On The Storm by Richard Sparacin

Post Number:#7 by Vickyoreo86
» 12 May 2017, 07:00

The morals and deep look at human behavior in the world was very interesting ๐Ÿ˜Š thank you
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Post Number:#8 by CatInTheHat
» 12 May 2017, 18:24

All I could think as I read your review is about how freaked out I would be if I dreamed of murders and then they happened! How scary, it'd probably lead to insomnia.
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Re: Official Review: Riders On The Storm by Richard Sparacin

Post Number:#9 by Vickyoreo86
» 12 May 2017, 18:34

CatInTheHat wrote:All I could think as I read your review is about how freaked out I would be if I dreamed of murders and then they happened! How scary, it'd probably lead to insomnia.


Oh you hit quite close to a part of the story with that :P

My dreams are messed up enough I wouldn't want to have recurring apocalyptic ones for sure :D
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Post Number:#10 by Jaime Lync
» 15 May 2017, 20:04

You interested me in the book from the moment you mentioned supernatural crime/Thriller. Great review. Thanks
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Post Number:#11 by Rosemary Okoko
» 20 Jun 2017, 05:58

It must be interesting to read how the detective dreams up stuff before he is called to investigate similar occurrence. Thank you for this review.
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Re: Official Review: Riders On The Storm by Richard Sparacin

Post Number:#12 by Vickyoreo86
» 20 Jun 2017, 06:25

Rosemary Okoko wrote:It must be interesting to read how the detective dreams up stuff before he is called to investigate similar occurrence. Thank you for this review.


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