Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Frame 232 by Wil Mara (A book review)

What would you do if you received an inheritance, part of which is a secret that can turn the world upside down and provide new clues to a major event of history? Would you tell someone or let secrets remain secrets? Sheila Baker is faced with these decisions in Frame 232, the new novel from Wil Mara.
After her mother's death, Sheila inherits everything, including a key to a safety deposit box. Inside the box is a film. And on the film is the footage made by the "Babushka Lady," a lady seen in photos taken at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, the day of President Kennedy's assassination. The Babushka lady had remained unidentified until now, over 40 years later. Sheila's mother was the Babushka Lady.

After watching the video, Sheila discovers why her Mom had kept it secret. Not knowing what to do, Sheila contacts billionaire Jason Hammond, a man who involves himself and funds the search for answers to secrets of the unknown. Sheila and Jason are propelled headlong into a whirlwind of shady characters and governmental figures that will stop at nothing to keep the truth of the Kennedy Assassination from being revealed.

Having been born 2 years after the assassination of Kennedy, I only know what I have read or heard about, including all of the conspiracy theories. I didn't know much about the Babushka lady, so I found this book to be very interesting, even though it was only a fictional "what-if" thriller. Mara keeps his readers on the edge of their seats as the bad guys do everything they can to keep the incriminating film from going public. The characters are well developed and he makes you care what happens to them, a quality of a well told story.

I had a great time reading this book. It was great fun to enter the  Kennedy assassination story, one fraught with conspiracy theories and a wide assortment of opinions. I recommend this book to anyone simply wanting to read a thriller novel, but especially anyone interested in the Kennedy assassination.

Watch the video below as Wil Mara introduces his new book.

I received a copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WOW! I love the whole JFK conspiracy thing. I remember sitting in a desk at Wadsworth Elementary School, in Decatur, when they announced that the President had been shot. I've studied this for years and often wondered what happened to the lady in the scarf....gotta find this book now!

David G