Alone, Together, Nevermore

Fiction - Thriller - General
322 Pages
Reviewed on 10/03/2020
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

Alone, Together, Nevermore: A Novel by Thomas Stacey is a wonderful story that takes readers on a compelling adventure. It is set in the 1970s and follows Tommy Rissen, a former rock-star who honed his skills for poetry and became the songwriter for the band called Roc. His fame grew steadily in the band, but things changed for him when he started using drugs. His relationship with Lenore also faced challenges. A US Marshall, Aureliano Martinez, bent on catching the famous Mexican drug lord, Joaquin Gutierrez, came up with a plan to use Tommy. Tommy lured the drug lord into the US and set him up. Imprisoned, Joaquin Gutierrez vows to have his revenge on Tommy, and he starts by killing Lenore who had just given birth. But it is only the beginning. Can Tommy escape the wrath of El Piranha when he escapes from prison and comes after him?

Alone, Together, Nevermore is an emotionally charged story with rock-solid characters. The setting between Mexico and the US is beautifully written and the narrative is filled with fascinating cultural elements. Tommy is a tragic hero that readers will love. He is genuinely flawed, and while he is a gifted songwriter, he has a huge addiction, and it will lead to his downfall. The antagonist is a drug lord with a unique torture signature. Thomas Stacey knows how to create a plot that keeps readers turning the pages. The conflict is strong and explored at different levels. Alone, Together, Nevermore is a fascinating story with unforgettable characters, gorgeous prose, and a strong narrative voice.