I got myself a copy of this book through one of those Kindle book deal newsletters. Always looking to try new authors. I do read through the peek inside feature on amazon, check for typos and poor editing. This book opened pretty clean, so I gave it a go.
It started slow for me, with the main character at his current time recounting the story of the Stone Man's arrival and subsequent events. It built tension, with the reader being given glimpses into the current situation which was made out to be grim. And the switch of characters at the end was a nice touch.
The ending was extremely interesting. I appreciate stories that don't leave off with everything well and good. The situation put forth by the author fit the story very well. I especially liked the not blatant way this ending was revealed to the reader. Nice touch there.
One thing that bothered me was the genetic component. I felt it didn't wrap up as perhaps as thoroughly as it should have. When the Stone Man first arrived, before it left a number of characters were repeating the proteins of the genetic code. Theirs? Maybe. The object of the Stone Man's hunt? Likely. But no mention is made by the powers that be if those in custody are saying the same string of letters, and if there's any way a test can be done on number 4's genetic code to verify that that's what they were all mumbling. I don't know if this could be done, though, but in the overall scheme, the author went out of his way to drop this in, more to let everyone know what the Stone Man was after than anything, I think. I felt there should have been some follow-through on this plot point at the end's wrap-up. Just my thought.
Anyway, buy yourself a copy and enjoy.