By Nico Laeser
Two different people recommended this book to me. The author (whom I only “know” through a book reading club) and a good friend. I didn’t even bother to read the description because my friend and I have similar tastes and if she says it’s good…it’s going to be good. I ran straight to my kindle to buy it. Glad I didn’t know what to expect. The surprise was amazing! With a name like SKIN CAGE, I think I was expecting something violent or horrific (something along the serial killer ilk). It wasn’t that at all—and I’m not going to elaborate on what it really was (you need to be surprised too)—but, I wasn’t disappointed in the least!
Daniel/Danny Stockholm is an incredible character. The author does an amazing job of fleshing out his personality, his history, thought process…he’s a well-rounded if somewhat stiff (giggle giggle) guy. But don’t let that worry you…he loosens up, gets more active and goes out and get a whole new life that changes everything! You’ll love him.
Anna, Danny’s aunt has a great back-story and it’s unfolded a little bit at a time in such a way that I wanted to speed through the pages to see just how!
Cassie is an angel wearing nurses’ whites and she too is fascinating. I know two different real people in my life whom Cassie resembles in personality. That made her relatable and real to me. As were all the characters.
Marcus Salt, the antagonist (in the first part of the book) was a donkey’s butt! I’ve known so many people just like him—selfish, self-centered, Neanderthal’s who should be kept in cages…let’s just say you won’t like him either. The author didn’t miss a beat on this one!
Even David who lent not much more to the story than his body, was a well-developed character whom I both liked and loathed all at once. (I hate to see people give up on life!) His back story, however, gave me deep insight into who and (why he was) what he was.
This author is a masterful story teller. And I was hooked from beginning to end. I read this story in just under two hours. I couldn’t put it down.
I would recommend this book to ANYONE!