"… in Your book all my days were recorded, even those which were purposed before they had come into being." —Psalm 139:16
Young Cameron Vaux’s mind is slipping. Memories of his wife, killed two years earlier in a car accident, are vanishing just as his dad predicted they would. Memories he knows he has to remember.
His father tells Cameron that to save his mind he must find "the book with all days in it" —the past and future record of every soul on earth.
When an obscure clue leads Cameron to a small central Oregon town, he meets enigmatic Taylor Stone, a possible guide to finding the book who seems to carry secrets far deeper than anyone imagines. Local hotshot TV personality Ann Bannister thinks the legend of the book is a farce, but she has her reasons to join Cameron’s search anyway. Finally, there is fanatical New Age guru Jason Judah, who will stop at nothing to find the book of days before Cameron does.
I really, really wanted to like this book a lot more than I actually did, and I when I read the afterword I liked it a little more. It was nice to know that James L. Rubart felt led to write this book when his own father's memory was failing, and that Psalm 139:16 comforted him.
Before knowing about the personal connection to the story, I felt like it was another well-written book full of mystery, secrets, and suspense. It is classified as a Fiction/Christian/Suspense genre, and it is written in such a way that the Christian part of the book is not rammed down your throat. You certainly do not feel preached while reading this book.
I liked the book, just didn't love it as much as I have James L. Rubart's other books. I did like that at the end of the story it seemed to focus on the fact that God knows and cares about all the details of our lives. The rest of the ending just seemed a little too far out there for me.
I was not given a complimentary copy of this book, and the above review is only my opinion. I am moving on to James L. Rubart's book Soul's Gate, review soon to follow.