Yesterday Calling

A Sam Dawson Mystery

Fiction - Suspense
326 Pages
Reviewed on 05/09/2022
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Author Biography

Steven W. Horn is the author of the award-winning novels in the Sam Dawson Mystery Series. An Iowa native and decorated Vietnam veteran, Horn earned his doctorate in Colorado. After high-ranking careers in both Colorado and Wyoming, he turned to full-time fiction writing, drawing upon his diverse educational and career experiences in crafting his stories. Horn’s critically acclaimed debut stand-alone novel was ANOTHER MAN’S LIFE. YESTERDAY CALLING: A SAM DAWSON MYSTERY is Horn’s fifth book in the mystery series all of which have received awards or starred reviews from national and/or international organizations. He lives in Wyoming.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Yesterday Calling by Steven W. Horn is a Sam Dawson Mystery. At 16, Sam had the same interests as any lad of his age - girls, cars, and fishing. He fell in love with a married woman, a woman he should have steered clear of, but fatal attraction lured him in. Now 50, Sam is paying the consequences of his early choices. His job is under threat, as are he and his daughter. Hank Thompson is a dangerous man and death is too good for his victims. With the past rushing back to haunt Sam, he knows he must pay the price but is that price too steep? With a psychopath on the rampage, Sam and Sydney must be one step ahead to stay alive but can they? Is there anything Thompson won't do to get his revenge? And is everything really what it seems at first glance?

Yesterday Calling by Steven W. Horn is the fifth book in the Sam Dawson mystery series. I haven’t read the rest but I would recommend anyone who chooses this book to read the entire series in order. This is an edge-of-your-seat story, a thriller of epic proportions that combines a coming-of-age story and all the trials and tribulations of growing up, with a haunting tale of revenge and reparation; a story of one man who must pay the price for choices he made years before. The primary characters are incredibly believable and easy to relate to, with realistic flaws and lives. This is action all the way through, with an attention-grabbing plot and lots of twists and turns before we get to the real truth and the explosive ending. Highly recommended for anyone who loves a good thriller.