George Daly has become obsessed.
He's obsessed with the subjects of a couple of old photos and with coincidences, specifically those classified as synchronicity......and both are about to get him into trouble by colliding with one another.
The photo is of himself as a young boy.....he thinks. This boy is with a smiling couple that also appeared in an earlier photo with his parents. George has an inexplicable need to find out who those people are and why he can't remember having that picture taken.
Through a series of coincidences (which, by the way, prompt him to do research in order to write a book on the subject), George discovers the real identity of the boy....his twin brother.
Larry Hart doesn't know how it just so happened he ran into George Daly, but he's glad he did. George is about to rue the day he ever began his search, but Larry is going to benefit greatly from it. George's art dealer wife, Sara, is so engrossed in herself and her own extra-curricular activities that she doesn't even realize a large part of her life has changed.....but maybe she's better off living in that ignorance.
But it doesn't end there....a sequence of shocking events, fraught with danger and revenge, followed by an incredible revelation make for an unbelievable conclusion.
David Ambrose knows how to tell a story. He makes the reader not only feel the characters but also feel for what they are going through. Once those characters have gained their three-dimensional status, he throws in a mind-boggling twist that by many other authors just wouldn't be acceptable.
Rather than have this story be a singular narrative which would create confusion-causing holes, Mr. Ambrose has split it into sections. Each section is told from the perspective of one of the three main characters, so that there is never any doubt of what one may have thought or felt or been experiencing at any given time.
David Ambrose has spun an engaging tale full of interesting stories of coincidence and one man's search bringing him answers he never thought possible.