Do you find the characters convincing? Very much so. Character development is superb and they are all placed in realistic situations. When his daughter is almost kidnapped, the book screams every fear a parent has and at this point only pulls the reader in a lot more.
How would the book have been different if it had taken place in a different time or place? I don't think the strangeness would have stopped and they would have probably met a different string of characters.
Would you recommend this book? In a heartbeat. This is one author whose books I will collect and read for a long time to come. Because I have read his other book, I know he is capable of different styles, plus as I found out from the cover of this book, he also has more than one non fiction title.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.