9781948018067, $15.75, PB, 294pp, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: Eighteen-year-old Morgan Gardner did not seem like someone who could save the world — unless you took the time to notice her eyes. And most people didn’t.
Morgan’s exceptional gifts were known only to her and to the animals she could understand better than people. For a long time, she told no one about her nightmares. Embarrassed and afraid that no one would believe her, Morgan waited until it was almost too late. Then she confided in her mom’s best friend, Dr. Lindsey McCall.
Lindsey and her husband Rich had worked hard to reestablish their lives and careers after their last harrowing escapade. Relocated in a beautiful California home and newly reunited with Lindsey’s biological daughter LJ, all seemed to be going smoothly — until an enemy from their past returned with as deadly a plan as they could imagine.
Critique: The fourth novel in author Lin Wilder’s popular Lindsey McCall series, “Malthus Revisited combines the innovative medical research with a new and terrifying threat to the world’s population that is a biological time bomb. “Malthus Revisited” adds a dystopian element to the evolving Lindsey McCall mystery series. With an underlying premise and theme that could be plucked from tomorrow’s newspaper headlines, “Malthus Revisited” is a superbly crafted and reader riveting read from cover to cover. While especially and unreservedly recommended for community library Contemporary Fiction collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that “Malthus Revisited” is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $7.99).
A read that doles out thrills evenly.
Rooting unpredictable twists and tensions with an entertaining family saga- ‘Malthus Revisited- The Cup of Wrath’ is a well rounded, strong stand alone book 4 in the Lindsey McCall Series.
After striving hard and battling demons of the past, Rich Jansen and Dr Lindsey reestablish a peaceful life in the coast of California and bond with Lindsey’s biological daughter LJ and her gawky friend Morgan. Morgan finds it hard to deal with her exceptional gifts and confides in Dr Lindsey McCall sharing her secrets, that she believed no one would ever understand and accept.
Engaging readers on many levels with supernatural undertones saturating the narrative, author Lin Wilder immaculately weaves together the seemingly distinct plot strands that bring Lindsey and Rich face to face with their most horrid reality- an enemy from the past.
Author Lin Wilder does not let herself lose the basic threads of mystery thriller and has kept every chapter fresh and fluid as the story continues to unfold with overflowing leaps of scientific logic and compelling world building embedded with an engaging cast of fairly diverse characters- new and old.
‘Malthus Revisited- The Cup of Wrath’ is a 5 star read that doles out Lindsey McCall’s adventures and thrills evenly and is sure to keep its long time fans as well as newcomers gripped, excited and speculating for more to come.