My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Date read: January 18 to 20, 2017
Wow! This book definitely deserves 5 ***** stars from me!!!!! This was an absolutely amazing Historical Thriller that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish!
THE ONE MAN by ANDREW GROSS was an absolutely riveting, exciting, haunting, and suspenseful read with a solid plot that grabbed my attention from the very first chapter and had me on the edge of my seat in anticipation of that oh so exciting climax! I was extremely excited after reading this book that I had to share my excitement with my hubby. This book was that good as I normally don’t share my thoughts with him unless the book has that WOW factor and boy did this ever. This novel was extremely hard to put down.
I absolutely love THE COVER of this book and that is one of the reasons that I chose this book to read. A man alone behind barbed wire with that bold title (and my favorite colors). Looked intriguing to me! Awesome!
THE ONE MAN is a brilliant TITLE for this novel. One man on a rescue mission to break out THE ONE MAN from Auschwitz.
THE ONE MAN has us following along the story of Nathan Blum’s rescue mission to save Alfred Mendl who is an electromagnetic physics professor and is imprisoned at Auschwitz, as he has the knowledge to help make the first atomic bomb believed to ensure victory in the war.
This novel was filled with compelling CHARACTERS and I really liked everything that each of them brought to this story throughout the novel. They each had their role to make this an extremely tense and thrilling read. ANDREW GROSS delivers a riveting story with a solid plot that was easy to follow along with the storyline and all the characters involved.
The ENDING was surprising, intense, exciting, emotional, and satisfying for another extremely enjoyable read. This one is definitely a favorite read of 2017!
What makes this novel even more special is that we learn from the AUTHOR’S NOTE why he wrote this book and that much of the story is based on truth but there were a few things that the author changed or added to intensify this story.
To sum it all up it was action-packed, suspenseful, and a fast-paced read with a tearjerker but satisfying ending. Most definitely recommend!!