Swimming with the Angels

Fiction - Thriller - General
304 Pages
Reviewed on 07/17/2021
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Author Biography

Colin Kersey's writing combines hair-raising stories and vivid prose with colorful characters. His first novel, Soul Catcher, was published by St. Martin’s Press. A former Washingtonian and self-described rainophobe, Colin now lives on a sunny island in Southern California where he is employed as Global PR Manager for a Japanese company. He is a graduate of the University of Washington, Western Washington University, and the novel writing program at Stanford University. He is currently working on a third novel.

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Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

After his wife steals from a powerful drug cartel, a man must run for his life in the sensational thriller, Swimming with the Angels by Colin Kersey. When Gray Reynolds and his wife, Heide, join her co-worker and family on a quiet cruise to Catalina Island, a sniper attacks them at the harbor entrance, and Gray is the only survivor. Gray learns that Heide had been skimming cash from a dangerous drug cartel, and they want not only their money but revenge. Injured and in pain, Gray leaves the hospital on the advice of the FBI agent in charge of the case; he must disappear. In a twist of fate, Gray happens upon a trout farm looking for a hired hand. Even though the job seems heaven-sent, trouble brews just below the surface as the two troubled daughters of the owner make a play for him. In the meantime, a killer is searching for him, and it is only a matter of time before they find him. With the family unraveling at the seams, and his presence endangering everyone around him, Gray must make a choice. Should he move on? Or is he already too late?

Brimming with suspense and intrigue, Swimming with the Angels by Colin Kersey is a breathtaking tale. The intricate plot contains fascinating characters with complex psychological, pathological, and emotional issues that give the storyline an eerie nuance. When Gray starts working at the farm, and the dark side of the boss and his family begins to show, I wondered if he had jumped from the frying pan into the fire. The inclusion of the FBI agent, the psychotic killer, and the disturbed family members gave the story enough complexity to keep me guessing from the first page to the last. At times, it was difficult to discern who was friend or foe. Containing some action-packed scenes, a bit of blood and violence, and a little love-making, this extraordinary novel promises to entertain mature readers who relish suspenseful thrillers.