The Day After Tomorrw, by Alan Folsom

  • In “The Day After Tomorrow,” Alan Folsom weaves together a wide array of well-developed, interesting characters in an international murder mystery. It begins when Paul Osborne accidentally spies the man who murdered his father more than a decade earlier. Obsessed, he initiates a man-hunt which propels him into a powerful political intrigue as well as setting himself up as the prime suspect for an international serial killer. Despite the promising beginning, Folsom fails to deliver the anticipated suspense. Folsom’s attempts at tantalizing foreshadows belly-flop when, by page 300 of this 600 paged book, he feeds enough information that an experienced reader will easily guess the “shocking” end. The final 300 pages of the book tediously develop a new (scientifically and historically impossible) twist on a plot which has been regurgitated since the mid-1900’s.

  • Although Folsom’s writing style is generally fast-paced and entertaining, unfortunately the suspense is repeatedly interrupted by over-ambitious development of the characters’ sexual identities. Some of this development is necessary, but most of it is superfluous.

  • I would recommend this book for people who read quickly and do not try to interpret foreshawdows. I give this book 2 out of 5 stars.

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