Every once in a while I like to read a good book. I’ve found that I love reading on my phone (with my kindle app), and I like reading books I can get through in a few days, instead of spending weeks and weeks reading the same book. So I was happy when I came across this book.
Silent Notes Taking, by Greg W Haws is a thoughtfully written narrative woven with mystery and history. It is a story about two time periods as the main character, Jake, seeks to discover the source of some old money left to him by a friend and neighbor, Mac. Jake is conflicted about what to do with the money and begins unraveling the questions around where this money could have come from. I found the history of trains and train robbery intriguing and was fascinated by the little details and idioms found in this story. The World War II connection is unique and provides an interesting perspective that I enjoyed. As Mac serves an LDS mission in Germany he meets and grows to love the German people. He is understandably conflicted when he later finds himself fighting a war against them. Mac is such a multi-layered character and as Jake begins to uncover the story of Mac’s life I found myself wondering what stories and secrets are waiting to be uncovered in the lives of those around me.
You can buy the digital version of the book on Amazon for only $2.99.