Admission

by Travis Thrasher

Paperback, 2006

Status

Available

Call number

813.6

Publication

Moody Publishers (2006), Edition: New, 304 pages

Description

The author of Gun Lake and The Second Thief is back with a riveting tale of how buried mistakes can resurface at any time. Adventure Company entrepreneur Jake Rivers gets a call from the parents of a woman who has disappeared and was last seen with Alec, Jake's best friend from college. The girl's parents believe she is hiding out with Alec, but Jake hasn't heard from him in ten years. Jake's moved on from his college days, but the memories of what he's tried to forget--a friend's suicide, an enemy's mysterious disappearance--keep resurfacing. Someone wants to keep him from discovering what really happened.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

304 p.; 8.25 inches

ISBN

0802486711 / 9780802486714

User reviews

LibraryThing member debs4jc
Plot Summary: What happens, When & Where, Central Characters, Major Conflicts
Jake hoped that what happened in college would stay in the past. But when he is contacted by a man looking for his daughter, Jake is forced to confront what happened during his last semester. You see, the man's daughter
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was last seen in the company of Jake's former college buddy Alec. Jake hasn't seen Alec in over 10 years, but he agrees to start looking for him. That leads to him reconnecting with his group of college friends, and also to him gradually remembering what happened during that last year of school. It seems that someone doesn't want him to remember though, as it looks more and more like someone is trying to warn him to stay away.






Style Characterisics: Pacing, clarity, structure, narrative devices, etc.
Shifts from the past to the present from chapter to chapter, as we follow Jake's investigation and also his memories (such as they are) of what happened in college. Jake was a heavy drinker back then, and his memories of what happened--and why people are dead or missing--is not very clear. This build suspense as the reader waits to see the truth about Jake and his college friends revealed. There is also a bit of romance in the book, as Jake reconnects with an old love interest from his college days. She was too much of a "good girl" back then to get serious with him, but now Jake has changed--but so has she. First of all, they have to figure out who is trying to hurt people, and what went horribly wrong during Jake's last spring break.






How Good is it?
Good suspense, a pageturner. Also touches on some deeper issues in the characters lives, but doesn't go too deep or get too preachy, allowing the flow of the story to carry the message.
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LibraryThing member CatieN
Jake Rivers receives a phone call from a stranger who offers Jake $50,000 if he will find the stranger's daughter who happens to be with one of Jake's college friends, Alec, who he has not seen in 11 years. Jake takes the offer and begins hunting down his old college gang one by one to see if they
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can help him find Alec. The reason Jake hasn't seen any of them in 11 years is because something awful happened during spring break of their senior year but Jake can't remember what it is because he had a drunken black-out. He just knows that he woke up the next morning covered in blood with a knife in his hand. The characters are fleshed out fairly well, but the mystery/plot is thin, and the ending comes as no surprise at all.
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LibraryThing member cherryblossommj
Even though the plot in this book is extreme... I can completely seeing it happening with my friends from the small college I went to. I think that this is a definite read for all those kids who just want to party and don't realize what can happen. If only they could learn from other peoples
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mistakes before making their own. I definitely recommend this book to any college kid.
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LibraryThing member cherryblossommj
Even though the plot in this book is extreme... I can completely seeing it happening with my friends from the small college I went to. I think that this is a definite read for all those kids who just want to party and don't realize what can happen. If only they could learn from other peoples
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mistakes before making their own. I definitely recommend this book to any college kid.
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