Gigi Hyde Charlotte, NC (March 7, 2012)
The secret is how we respond to those things. Will Stallworth has everything going for him—he’s considered one of the hottest young stars in the advertising world of 1984; his charisma attracts beautiful women; he’s rich. But his return to his hometown, Atlanta, opens deep, unhealed family wounds. Huge cracks begin to appear in Will’s heretofore impeccably manicured façade.
His fall from the pinnacle of his profession is brutal and swift. Certain that he is losing his grip on reality, he comes close to throwing in the towel. A series of circumstances, some would call them coincidences, but I am not one of them—anyway, a series of events allows Will a life-transforming journey to his family roots. Here he begins to understand the sources of fear that have dominated and controlled the lives of every man in his family for three generations.
This story moved fast and kept me close to the heartbeat of the main character every minute.
Bolstered by this knowledge, Will finds the courage to look his demons in the eye and see them for what they are: illusions that can be confronted and overcome. This story moved fast and kept me close to the heartbeat of the main character every minute. Rarely does that happen for me. I hope there will be other books about the life of Will Stallworth.