April 29, 2015
The Rememberers, by C. Edward Baldwin
For 19-year-old Kallie Hunt, everyday moments began feeling all too familiar. She had a sense that she’d lived them before. But that was crazy, right?” Déjà vu. That was kid’s stuff, right? Been there, done that. Impossible. You got one shot at this life thing. One shot. You lived. You died. End of story. But if that was true, then why would the government be interested in her? Why would priests literally be stalking her? How could a small town girl possibly have anything to do with saving humanity from terrorists and demons? And pray-tell, what does any of it have to do with her first love? For Kallie Hunt, there would be no simple answers. Besides, nothing in life is ever really simple. Not good. Not evil. Not even love…
I enjoyed The Rememberers, by C. Edward Baldwin. I didn’t have any preconceived notions, not being familiar with Mr. Baldwin’s work. The story seemed to be presented as some sort of precognition based on reliving lives, similar to Replay, by Ken Grimwood, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, by Claire North, or even Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise.
The book appeared to begin this way, but about two-thirds it started reading more like an episode of Supernatural, with demon gates, possessions, and a healthy dose of religious secrecy. I’ve enjoyed Supernatural, and thusly liked The Rememberers.
The story telling flowed seamlessly and the chapter lengths accommodated shorter reading periods. Kallie Hunt was a very likable character, and by far my favorite of the cast of characters.
Fans of the television show, Supernatural, will enjoy this book.
C. Edward Baldwin is an award-winning author, motivational speaker, and life coach. Baldwin has a BA degree in Communications from North Carolina A&T State University and a MA in English from East Carolina University. He is married to the beautiful Natasha and they are the proud parents of two boys. The Baldwins currently reside in Raleigh, NC.