Saturday, July 1, 2023

Review: The Forgotten Sons of Wyoming by Brady Koch


Genre: Psychological Suspense/Mystery


“The men at Trinity Ranch all have something in common: none of them can remember how they arrived there or the terrible secret they all share.”


Prior to this series Brady Koch had authored three collections of short fiction. This is the second book in the “All Our Forgotten Futures” series with two more slated for release in 2023.

For more about Brady Koch visit his blog.


For those who are reading this series in order this second book of the series might seem different from the first, but ultimately it isn’t and the similarities become more and more obvious as the book progresses. Like the first, the author describes it as psychological suspense. This installment has a bit of mystery and both have a smidgen of what I’d describe as near future science fiction with a mild dystopian leaning thrown into the mix.

This book is different from the first in the series with the bit of mystery thrown into the mix. The mystery comes down to Asher, the main character, trying to answer three questions. “Why am I here, where did I come from, and why can’t I remember?” Most of Asher’s cohorts who work at Trinity Ranch, a cattle ranch and meat packing plant, have the same questions. In fact, outside of management and their onsite preacher, no one seems to have a clue to the answers. At least not at first. How some of these answers come out and what those answers are kept me guessing to the end. I’ll summarize this by saying that if you read and liked the first book in the series, I think you’ll like this one too. If you haven’t read either, but like suspense and mystery with a few bits of other genres thrown into the stew, give it a try.

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Some adult language.

While part of a series this book stands alone. Although I recommend both books I’ve read thus far, the order you read them doesn’t matter.

Format/Typo Issues:

Review is based on an ARC (advance reader copy), so I can’t gauge the final product in this area.

Rating: ***** Five Stars

Reviewed by: BigAl

Approximate word count: 45-50,000 words

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