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Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite
In the Beginning: Project Genesis by Duke Woodrick delves into the story of the meteor crash at Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. The book introduces us to Simon Cole, a 12-year-old boy who finds his entire life is about to change forever and sends him along the path of something fascinating, scary, and amazing. What Simon found that day with his Scout troop would vanish from his memory, later causing an adult Simon to start looking into that missing time frame when he is a U.S. Senator. It is with the help of his secretary that questions will be answered for Senator Simon Cole.
I have to say that Duke Woodrick takes a whole new look at what is perhaps one of the most infamous events of our time. This is something that has been written and theorized about for years and here the author manages to make a whole new mark on the events that could have happened. The story is fast paced and well written with deep characters that you enjoy getting to know. There is no doubt in my mind that a lot of research went into this book and it truly does show in the way the story unfolds. I found that this book held my attention from the first page to the last and it was nearly impossible to set down. Anyone who enjoys this kind of fiction is going to be in for a treat, and you may even start asking yourself: is this really what happened in New Mexico? I know I did.