The Real Michael Swann

The Real Michael Swann

In a new novel from New York Times bestselling author Bryan Reardon, a suburban family is rocked in the wake of a terrorist attack on American soil. On a typical late summer day, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the call abruptly goes dead. Then the news rolls in: A bomb has gone off at Penn Station, where Michael was waiting for a train home. New In a new novel from New York Times bestselling author Bryan Reardon, a suburban family is rocked in the wake of a ter...

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Title:The Real Michael Swann
Author:Bryan Reardon
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The Real Michael Swann Reviews

  • JanB
    Jun 26, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

    Although this is a fast moving story, and did a good job describing the terror a wife feels when after a terrorist attack, her husband is missing, this book missed the mark for me . To much running here and there, implausible circumstances and unbelievable scenarios kept me from fully ...

    2.5 STARS I'm just going do write a little mini-review of this one. I thought the premise of a terrorist attack and the mystery of what happened to Julia's husband, Micheal was an interesting one. She was speaking to him on the phone (he is at Penn Station waiting for his train ...

    Well there is a twist! Or is it a decoy??? Is your husband a homegrown terrorist? Has life in Corporate America become so overwhelming that he has become so revolted with the world and bitter that he can blow up a train station with thousands of commuters traveling through? This ...

    This was a Traveling Sister group read and we were split fairly evenly. Some enjoyed it, but it didn't work for the rest of us. The story had a strong start with an interesting premise, and the author did a good job capturing the initial panic and confusion that would naturally occur ...

  • Marialyce
    Jun 27, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

    Although this is a fast moving story, and did a good job describing the terror a wife feels when after a terrorist attack, her husband is missing, this book missed the mark for me . To much running here and there, implausible circumstances and unbelievable scenarios kept me from fully ...

    2.5 STARS I'm just going do write a little mini-review of this one. I thought the premise of a terrorist attack and the mystery of what happened to Julia's husband, Micheal was an interesting one. She was speaking to him on the phone (he is at Penn Station waiting for his train ...

    Well there is a twist! Or is it a decoy??? Is your husband a homegrown terrorist? Has life in Corporate America become so overwhelming that he has become so revolted with the world and bitter that he can blow up a train station with thousands of commuters traveling through? This ...

    This was a Traveling Sister group read and we were split fairly evenly. Some enjoyed it, but it didn't work for the rest of us. The story had a strong start with an interesting premise, and the author did a good job capturing the initial panic and confusion that would naturally occur ...

    Julia Swann is at her suburban Pennsylvania home talking on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the phone goes dead. A bomb goes off at Penn Station where Michael has been waiting to catch a train ride home. Seeing horrific images of the chaos on the news and unable to get a hold...

    4.5 Stars! Thank you to Dutton books for sending me an ARC of this book! Wow! This was my first book by Bryan Reardon and I'm happy to say I will be a fan for life. This book was really fantastic and touched on a few different topics during it's story. The book starts out with...

    Provocative, powerful and simply electric, ?The Real Michael Swann? captured my attention from the very first page! A five-star read, from author Bryan Reardon. Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the call disconnects. There has been an explosion at Pen...

    I won a copy of this book sometime in late March. Seeing as it never arrived (which for the record I don't think was the publisher's fault, just saying; it was probably the shipping company), I bought my own copy upon its release. I'm glad I did, because The Real Michael Swann is an im...

    3.5 terror filled stars rounded up My reviews can be found at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... An explosion happens in Penn Station and many are killed in what might be considered a terrorist attack. As the police, EMTs, firemen, and others rush to help those who have been ...

  • Lauren
    May 07, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

    Although this is a fast moving story, and did a good job describing the terror a wife feels when after a terrorist attack, her husband is missing, this book missed the mark for me . To much running here and there, implausible circumstances and unbelievable scenarios kept me from fully ...

    2.5 STARS I'm just going do write a little mini-review of this one. I thought the premise of a terrorist attack and the mystery of what happened to Julia's husband, Micheal was an interesting one. She was speaking to him on the phone (he is at Penn Station waiting for his train ...

    Well there is a twist! Or is it a decoy??? Is your husband a homegrown terrorist? Has life in Corporate America become so overwhelming that he has become so revolted with the world and bitter that he can blow up a train station with thousands of commuters traveling through? This ...

    This was a Traveling Sister group read and we were split fairly evenly. Some enjoyed it, but it didn't work for the rest of us. The story had a strong start with an interesting premise, and the author did a good job capturing the initial panic and confusion that would naturally occur ...

    Julia Swann is at her suburban Pennsylvania home talking on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the phone goes dead. A bomb goes off at Penn Station where Michael has been waiting to catch a train ride home. Seeing horrific images of the chaos on the news and unable to get a hold...

    4.5 Stars! Thank you to Dutton books for sending me an ARC of this book! Wow! This was my first book by Bryan Reardon and I'm happy to say I will be a fan for life. This book was really fantastic and touched on a few different topics during it's story. The book starts out with...

    Provocative, powerful and simply electric, ?The Real Michael Swann? captured my attention from the very first page! A five-star read, from author Bryan Reardon. Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the call disconnects. There has been an explosion at Pen...

    I won a copy of this book sometime in late March. Seeing as it never arrived (which for the record I don't think was the publisher's fault, just saying; it was probably the shipping company), I bought my own copy upon its release. I'm glad I did, because The Real Michael Swann is an im...

    3.5 terror filled stars rounded up My reviews can be found at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... An explosion happens in Penn Station and many are killed in what might be considered a terrorist attack. As the police, EMTs, firemen, and others rush to help those who have been ...

    **5 Goodreads Stars** A mysterious man sets a forest aflame next to a railroad, diverting oncoming trains back to a train station. Not much later, a man wanders into the same train station with a briefcase full of explosives. A few minutes later, the train station is blown to pieces...

    The premise for this one strikes a cord because it reads like something that could actually happen, similar things have happened, and nothing is more frightening than fiction becoming reality, especially in terms of terrorist attacks. This is part thriller part domestic suspense with m...

    Michael and Julia Swann are talking on the phone, while he is waiting for a train home from Penn Station, when a bomb explodes. The rest of the book is told in alternating chapters by the injured Michael, who feels the need to run away for reasons he does not understand, and Julia who ...

    I am starting this review the same way that I did The Boy at the Door ? I realize not every book is for every person. I found The Real Michael Swann to be overly predictable and from the almost the beginning I was able to figure out what the ?surprise ending? was. The characters,...

    Michael Swann, who is in New York City, is talking to his wife Julia on his cell phone. The phone call goes dead and Julia learns that a bomb has gone off. Julia rushes out to the car and tries desperately to get into the city to find Michael but is stopped by police barricades. She ke...

    The Real Michael Swann is a plot driven book that is part love story and part thriller with some politics thrown in. I like a plot driven book with a twist and his book had that. At times the plot was captivating, yet at other times it was the opposite. The author did write realistic a...

    When I first had the opportunity to read this book, I hesitated. I had already read two books where the characters feigned death from a tragedy to escape a life they felt trapped by, and no longer wanted to be living. I was afraid that this might be the third. It wasn?t. ...

    When a terrorist strikes a NYC subway, a terrifying string of events occur to the Swann family. I really loved this novel and would give it 4.5 stars. I highly recommend the reading of THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN to all! ...

    Thank you so much to Dutton Books for my free copy of THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by Bryan Reardon - all opinions are my own. While waiting for train, Michael Swann is talking to his wife Julia on the phone at Penn Station, when a massive explosion goes off and severs the call. Julia, in...

    WOW! This story has a very strong narrative drive, with a fluid writing style, and a few unexpected twists. The book is cleverly plotted, thoughtful and unsettling...and that, my fellow readers, is a very good thing. I loved it! ...

    Talk about a fast paced book! I read this in a matter of hours bc I literally couldn?t put it down! I was really impressed with BR writing in Finding Jake & this one was just as phenomenal! ...

    The Real Michael Swann is a study of a married couple separated by a terrorist bombing at Penn Station which leaves Michael wandering around with amnesia and Julia home with the kids desperately trying to figure out what happened to Michael. It is a study of their emotions and their fr...

    The Real Michael Swann pulls you right in from the beginning! Michael Swann is just a regular guy trying to return home from a job interview when his whole world literally comes crashing down. This is a story of a family ripped apart by horrific violence and a wife trying to seek the t...

    The thrillers I've read recently have left me feeling incredibly underwhelmed. Given the intriguing synopsis of THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN, however, I had high hopes that this would be the game-changer, something that would finally dazzle me. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case, as THE...

  • Patricia
    Mar 11, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

    Although this is a fast moving story, and did a good job describing the terror a wife feels when after a terrorist attack, her husband is missing, this book missed the mark for me . To much running here and there, implausible circumstances and unbelievable scenarios kept me from fully ...

    2.5 STARS I'm just going do write a little mini-review of this one. I thought the premise of a terrorist attack and the mystery of what happened to Julia's husband, Micheal was an interesting one. She was speaking to him on the phone (he is at Penn Station waiting for his train ...

    Well there is a twist! Or is it a decoy??? Is your husband a homegrown terrorist? Has life in Corporate America become so overwhelming that he has become so revolted with the world and bitter that he can blow up a train station with thousands of commuters traveling through? This ...

    This was a Traveling Sister group read and we were split fairly evenly. Some enjoyed it, but it didn't work for the rest of us. The story had a strong start with an interesting premise, and the author did a good job capturing the initial panic and confusion that would naturally occur ...

    Julia Swann is at her suburban Pennsylvania home talking on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the phone goes dead. A bomb goes off at Penn Station where Michael has been waiting to catch a train ride home. Seeing horrific images of the chaos on the news and unable to get a hold...

    4.5 Stars! Thank you to Dutton books for sending me an ARC of this book! Wow! This was my first book by Bryan Reardon and I'm happy to say I will be a fan for life. This book was really fantastic and touched on a few different topics during it's story. The book starts out with...

    Provocative, powerful and simply electric, ?The Real Michael Swann? captured my attention from the very first page! A five-star read, from author Bryan Reardon. Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the call disconnects. There has been an explosion at Pen...

    I won a copy of this book sometime in late March. Seeing as it never arrived (which for the record I don't think was the publisher's fault, just saying; it was probably the shipping company), I bought my own copy upon its release. I'm glad I did, because The Real Michael Swann is an im...

    3.5 terror filled stars rounded up My reviews can be found at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... An explosion happens in Penn Station and many are killed in what might be considered a terrorist attack. As the police, EMTs, firemen, and others rush to help those who have been ...

    **5 Goodreads Stars** A mysterious man sets a forest aflame next to a railroad, diverting oncoming trains back to a train station. Not much later, a man wanders into the same train station with a briefcase full of explosives. A few minutes later, the train station is blown to pieces...

    The premise for this one strikes a cord because it reads like something that could actually happen, similar things have happened, and nothing is more frightening than fiction becoming reality, especially in terms of terrorist attacks. This is part thriller part domestic suspense with m...

    Michael and Julia Swann are talking on the phone, while he is waiting for a train home from Penn Station, when a bomb explodes. The rest of the book is told in alternating chapters by the injured Michael, who feels the need to run away for reasons he does not understand, and Julia who ...

    I am starting this review the same way that I did The Boy at the Door ? I realize not every book is for every person. I found The Real Michael Swann to be overly predictable and from the almost the beginning I was able to figure out what the ?surprise ending? was. The characters,...

    Michael Swann, who is in New York City, is talking to his wife Julia on his cell phone. The phone call goes dead and Julia learns that a bomb has gone off. Julia rushes out to the car and tries desperately to get into the city to find Michael but is stopped by police barricades. She ke...

    The Real Michael Swann is a plot driven book that is part love story and part thriller with some politics thrown in. I like a plot driven book with a twist and his book had that. At times the plot was captivating, yet at other times it was the opposite. The author did write realistic a...

    When I first had the opportunity to read this book, I hesitated. I had already read two books where the characters feigned death from a tragedy to escape a life they felt trapped by, and no longer wanted to be living. I was afraid that this might be the third. It wasn?t. ...

    When a terrorist strikes a NYC subway, a terrifying string of events occur to the Swann family. I really loved this novel and would give it 4.5 stars. I highly recommend the reading of THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN to all! ...

  • Cindy Burnett
    Aug 25, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

    Although this is a fast moving story, and did a good job describing the terror a wife feels when after a terrorist attack, her husband is missing, this book missed the mark for me . To much running here and there, implausible circumstances and unbelievable scenarios kept me from fully ...

    2.5 STARS I'm just going do write a little mini-review of this one. I thought the premise of a terrorist attack and the mystery of what happened to Julia's husband, Micheal was an interesting one. She was speaking to him on the phone (he is at Penn Station waiting for his train ...

    Well there is a twist! Or is it a decoy??? Is your husband a homegrown terrorist? Has life in Corporate America become so overwhelming that he has become so revolted with the world and bitter that he can blow up a train station with thousands of commuters traveling through? This ...

    This was a Traveling Sister group read and we were split fairly evenly. Some enjoyed it, but it didn't work for the rest of us. The story had a strong start with an interesting premise, and the author did a good job capturing the initial panic and confusion that would naturally occur ...

    Julia Swann is at her suburban Pennsylvania home talking on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the phone goes dead. A bomb goes off at Penn Station where Michael has been waiting to catch a train ride home. Seeing horrific images of the chaos on the news and unable to get a hold...

    4.5 Stars! Thank you to Dutton books for sending me an ARC of this book! Wow! This was my first book by Bryan Reardon and I'm happy to say I will be a fan for life. This book was really fantastic and touched on a few different topics during it's story. The book starts out with...

    Provocative, powerful and simply electric, ?The Real Michael Swann? captured my attention from the very first page! A five-star read, from author Bryan Reardon. Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the call disconnects. There has been an explosion at Pen...

    I won a copy of this book sometime in late March. Seeing as it never arrived (which for the record I don't think was the publisher's fault, just saying; it was probably the shipping company), I bought my own copy upon its release. I'm glad I did, because The Real Michael Swann is an im...

    3.5 terror filled stars rounded up My reviews can be found at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... An explosion happens in Penn Station and many are killed in what might be considered a terrorist attack. As the police, EMTs, firemen, and others rush to help those who have been ...

    **5 Goodreads Stars** A mysterious man sets a forest aflame next to a railroad, diverting oncoming trains back to a train station. Not much later, a man wanders into the same train station with a briefcase full of explosives. A few minutes later, the train station is blown to pieces...

    The premise for this one strikes a cord because it reads like something that could actually happen, similar things have happened, and nothing is more frightening than fiction becoming reality, especially in terms of terrorist attacks. This is part thriller part domestic suspense with m...

    Michael and Julia Swann are talking on the phone, while he is waiting for a train home from Penn Station, when a bomb explodes. The rest of the book is told in alternating chapters by the injured Michael, who feels the need to run away for reasons he does not understand, and Julia who ...

    I am starting this review the same way that I did The Boy at the Door ? I realize not every book is for every person. I found The Real Michael Swann to be overly predictable and from the almost the beginning I was able to figure out what the ?surprise ending? was. The characters,...

  • Diane S ☔
    Jun 24, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

    Although this is a fast moving story, and did a good job describing the terror a wife feels when after a terrorist attack, her husband is missing, this book missed the mark for me . To much running here and there, implausible circumstances and unbelievable scenarios kept me from fully ...

  • Susanne Strong
    Aug 12, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    Jun 18, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

    Although this is a fast moving story, and did a good job describing the terror a wife feels when after a terrorist attack, her husband is missing, this book missed the mark for me . To much running here and there, implausible circumstances and unbelievable scenarios kept me from fully ...

    2.5 STARS I'm just going do write a little mini-review of this one. I thought the premise of a terrorist attack and the mystery of what happened to Julia's husband, Micheal was an interesting one. She was speaking to him on the phone (he is at Penn Station waiting for his train ...

    Well there is a twist! Or is it a decoy??? Is your husband a homegrown terrorist? Has life in Corporate America become so overwhelming that he has become so revolted with the world and bitter that he can blow up a train station with thousands of commuters traveling through? This ...

    This was a Traveling Sister group read and we were split fairly evenly. Some enjoyed it, but it didn't work for the rest of us. The story had a strong start with an interesting premise, and the author did a good job capturing the initial panic and confusion that would naturally occur ...

    Julia Swann is at her suburban Pennsylvania home talking on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the phone goes dead. A bomb goes off at Penn Station where Michael has been waiting to catch a train ride home. Seeing horrific images of the chaos on the news and unable to get a hold...

    4.5 Stars! Thank you to Dutton books for sending me an ARC of this book! Wow! This was my first book by Bryan Reardon and I'm happy to say I will be a fan for life. This book was really fantastic and touched on a few different topics during it's story. The book starts out with...

    Provocative, powerful and simply electric, ?The Real Michael Swann? captured my attention from the very first page! A five-star read, from author Bryan Reardon. Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the call disconnects. There has been an explosion at Pen...

    I won a copy of this book sometime in late March. Seeing as it never arrived (which for the record I don't think was the publisher's fault, just saying; it was probably the shipping company), I bought my own copy upon its release. I'm glad I did, because The Real Michael Swann is an im...

    3.5 terror filled stars rounded up My reviews can be found at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... An explosion happens in Penn Station and many are killed in what might be considered a terrorist attack. As the police, EMTs, firemen, and others rush to help those who have been ...

    **5 Goodreads Stars** A mysterious man sets a forest aflame next to a railroad, diverting oncoming trains back to a train station. Not much later, a man wanders into the same train station with a briefcase full of explosives. A few minutes later, the train station is blown to pieces...

    The premise for this one strikes a cord because it reads like something that could actually happen, similar things have happened, and nothing is more frightening than fiction becoming reality, especially in terms of terrorist attacks. This is part thriller part domestic suspense with m...

    Michael and Julia Swann are talking on the phone, while he is waiting for a train home from Penn Station, when a bomb explodes. The rest of the book is told in alternating chapters by the injured Michael, who feels the need to run away for reasons he does not understand, and Julia who ...

    I am starting this review the same way that I did The Boy at the Door ? I realize not every book is for every person. I found The Real Michael Swann to be overly predictable and from the almost the beginning I was able to figure out what the ?surprise ending? was. The characters,...

    Michael Swann, who is in New York City, is talking to his wife Julia on his cell phone. The phone call goes dead and Julia learns that a bomb has gone off. Julia rushes out to the car and tries desperately to get into the city to find Michael but is stopped by police barricades. She ke...

    The Real Michael Swann is a plot driven book that is part love story and part thriller with some politics thrown in. I like a plot driven book with a twist and his book had that. At times the plot was captivating, yet at other times it was the opposite. The author did write realistic a...

    When I first had the opportunity to read this book, I hesitated. I had already read two books where the characters feigned death from a tragedy to escape a life they felt trapped by, and no longer wanted to be living. I was afraid that this might be the third. It wasn?t. ...

    When a terrorist strikes a NYC subway, a terrifying string of events occur to the Swann family. I really loved this novel and would give it 4.5 stars. I highly recommend the reading of THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN to all! ...

    Thank you so much to Dutton Books for my free copy of THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by Bryan Reardon - all opinions are my own. While waiting for train, Michael Swann is talking to his wife Julia on the phone at Penn Station, when a massive explosion goes off and severs the call. Julia, in...

    WOW! This story has a very strong narrative drive, with a fluid writing style, and a few unexpected twists. The book is cleverly plotted, thoughtful and unsettling...and that, my fellow readers, is a very good thing. I loved it! ...

  • Larry H
    Jul 03, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

  • Myrna
    Jul 13, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

    Although this is a fast moving story, and did a good job describing the terror a wife feels when after a terrorist attack, her husband is missing, this book missed the mark for me . To much running here and there, implausible circumstances and unbelievable scenarios kept me from fully ...

    2.5 STARS I'm just going do write a little mini-review of this one. I thought the premise of a terrorist attack and the mystery of what happened to Julia's husband, Micheal was an interesting one. She was speaking to him on the phone (he is at Penn Station waiting for his train ...

    Well there is a twist! Or is it a decoy??? Is your husband a homegrown terrorist? Has life in Corporate America become so overwhelming that he has become so revolted with the world and bitter that he can blow up a train station with thousands of commuters traveling through? This ...

    This was a Traveling Sister group read and we were split fairly evenly. Some enjoyed it, but it didn't work for the rest of us. The story had a strong start with an interesting premise, and the author did a good job capturing the initial panic and confusion that would naturally occur ...

    Julia Swann is at her suburban Pennsylvania home talking on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the phone goes dead. A bomb goes off at Penn Station where Michael has been waiting to catch a train ride home. Seeing horrific images of the chaos on the news and unable to get a hold...

    4.5 Stars! Thank you to Dutton books for sending me an ARC of this book! Wow! This was my first book by Bryan Reardon and I'm happy to say I will be a fan for life. This book was really fantastic and touched on a few different topics during it's story. The book starts out with...

    Provocative, powerful and simply electric, ?The Real Michael Swann? captured my attention from the very first page! A five-star read, from author Bryan Reardon. Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the call disconnects. There has been an explosion at Pen...

    I won a copy of this book sometime in late March. Seeing as it never arrived (which for the record I don't think was the publisher's fault, just saying; it was probably the shipping company), I bought my own copy upon its release. I'm glad I did, because The Real Michael Swann is an im...

    3.5 terror filled stars rounded up My reviews can be found at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... An explosion happens in Penn Station and many are killed in what might be considered a terrorist attack. As the police, EMTs, firemen, and others rush to help those who have been ...

    **5 Goodreads Stars** A mysterious man sets a forest aflame next to a railroad, diverting oncoming trains back to a train station. Not much later, a man wanders into the same train station with a briefcase full of explosives. A few minutes later, the train station is blown to pieces...

    The premise for this one strikes a cord because it reads like something that could actually happen, similar things have happened, and nothing is more frightening than fiction becoming reality, especially in terms of terrorist attacks. This is part thriller part domestic suspense with m...

    Michael and Julia Swann are talking on the phone, while he is waiting for a train home from Penn Station, when a bomb explodes. The rest of the book is told in alternating chapters by the injured Michael, who feels the need to run away for reasons he does not understand, and Julia who ...

    I am starting this review the same way that I did The Boy at the Door ? I realize not every book is for every person. I found The Real Michael Swann to be overly predictable and from the almost the beginning I was able to figure out what the ?surprise ending? was. The characters,...

    Michael Swann, who is in New York City, is talking to his wife Julia on his cell phone. The phone call goes dead and Julia learns that a bomb has gone off. Julia rushes out to the car and tries desperately to get into the city to find Michael but is stopped by police barricades. She ke...

    The Real Michael Swann is a plot driven book that is part love story and part thriller with some politics thrown in. I like a plot driven book with a twist and his book had that. At times the plot was captivating, yet at other times it was the opposite. The author did write realistic a...

  • Meredith B.  (readingwithmere)
    Jun 09, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

    Although this is a fast moving story, and did a good job describing the terror a wife feels when after a terrorist attack, her husband is missing, this book missed the mark for me . To much running here and there, implausible circumstances and unbelievable scenarios kept me from fully ...

    2.5 STARS I'm just going do write a little mini-review of this one. I thought the premise of a terrorist attack and the mystery of what happened to Julia's husband, Micheal was an interesting one. She was speaking to him on the phone (he is at Penn Station waiting for his train ...

    Well there is a twist! Or is it a decoy??? Is your husband a homegrown terrorist? Has life in Corporate America become so overwhelming that he has become so revolted with the world and bitter that he can blow up a train station with thousands of commuters traveling through? This ...

    This was a Traveling Sister group read and we were split fairly evenly. Some enjoyed it, but it didn't work for the rest of us. The story had a strong start with an interesting premise, and the author did a good job capturing the initial panic and confusion that would naturally occur ...

    Julia Swann is at her suburban Pennsylvania home talking on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the phone goes dead. A bomb goes off at Penn Station where Michael has been waiting to catch a train ride home. Seeing horrific images of the chaos on the news and unable to get a hold...

    4.5 Stars! Thank you to Dutton books for sending me an ARC of this book! Wow! This was my first book by Bryan Reardon and I'm happy to say I will be a fan for life. This book was really fantastic and touched on a few different topics during it's story. The book starts out with...

  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Jun 24, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

  • Jayme
    Jul 06, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

    Although this is a fast moving story, and did a good job describing the terror a wife feels when after a terrorist attack, her husband is missing, this book missed the mark for me . To much running here and there, implausible circumstances and unbelievable scenarios kept me from fully ...

    2.5 STARS I'm just going do write a little mini-review of this one. I thought the premise of a terrorist attack and the mystery of what happened to Julia's husband, Micheal was an interesting one. She was speaking to him on the phone (he is at Penn Station waiting for his train ...

    Well there is a twist! Or is it a decoy??? Is your husband a homegrown terrorist? Has life in Corporate America become so overwhelming that he has become so revolted with the world and bitter that he can blow up a train station with thousands of commuters traveling through? This ...

    This was a Traveling Sister group read and we were split fairly evenly. Some enjoyed it, but it didn't work for the rest of us. The story had a strong start with an interesting premise, and the author did a good job capturing the initial panic and confusion that would naturally occur ...

    Julia Swann is at her suburban Pennsylvania home talking on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the phone goes dead. A bomb goes off at Penn Station where Michael has been waiting to catch a train ride home. Seeing horrific images of the chaos on the news and unable to get a hold...

    4.5 Stars! Thank you to Dutton books for sending me an ARC of this book! Wow! This was my first book by Bryan Reardon and I'm happy to say I will be a fan for life. This book was really fantastic and touched on a few different topics during it's story. The book starts out with...

    Provocative, powerful and simply electric, ?The Real Michael Swann? captured my attention from the very first page! A five-star read, from author Bryan Reardon. Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the call disconnects. There has been an explosion at Pen...

    I won a copy of this book sometime in late March. Seeing as it never arrived (which for the record I don't think was the publisher's fault, just saying; it was probably the shipping company), I bought my own copy upon its release. I'm glad I did, because The Real Michael Swann is an im...

    3.5 terror filled stars rounded up My reviews can be found at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... An explosion happens in Penn Station and many are killed in what might be considered a terrorist attack. As the police, EMTs, firemen, and others rush to help those who have been ...

    **5 Goodreads Stars** A mysterious man sets a forest aflame next to a railroad, diverting oncoming trains back to a train station. Not much later, a man wanders into the same train station with a briefcase full of explosives. A few minutes later, the train station is blown to pieces...

    The premise for this one strikes a cord because it reads like something that could actually happen, similar things have happened, and nothing is more frightening than fiction becoming reality, especially in terms of terrorist attacks. This is part thriller part domestic suspense with m...

    Michael and Julia Swann are talking on the phone, while he is waiting for a train home from Penn Station, when a bomb explodes. The rest of the book is told in alternating chapters by the injured Michael, who feels the need to run away for reasons he does not understand, and Julia who ...

    I am starting this review the same way that I did The Boy at the Door ? I realize not every book is for every person. I found The Real Michael Swann to be overly predictable and from the almost the beginning I was able to figure out what the ?surprise ending? was. The characters,...

    Michael Swann, who is in New York City, is talking to his wife Julia on his cell phone. The phone call goes dead and Julia learns that a bomb has gone off. Julia rushes out to the car and tries desperately to get into the city to find Michael but is stopped by police barricades. She ke...

    The Real Michael Swann is a plot driven book that is part love story and part thriller with some politics thrown in. I like a plot driven book with a twist and his book had that. At times the plot was captivating, yet at other times it was the opposite. The author did write realistic a...

    When I first had the opportunity to read this book, I hesitated. I had already read two books where the characters feigned death from a tragedy to escape a life they felt trapped by, and no longer wanted to be living. I was afraid that this might be the third. It wasn?t. ...

  • Amy
    Jun 02, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

    Although this is a fast moving story, and did a good job describing the terror a wife feels when after a terrorist attack, her husband is missing, this book missed the mark for me . To much running here and there, implausible circumstances and unbelievable scenarios kept me from fully ...

    2.5 STARS I'm just going do write a little mini-review of this one. I thought the premise of a terrorist attack and the mystery of what happened to Julia's husband, Micheal was an interesting one. She was speaking to him on the phone (he is at Penn Station waiting for his train ...

    Well there is a twist! Or is it a decoy??? Is your husband a homegrown terrorist? Has life in Corporate America become so overwhelming that he has become so revolted with the world and bitter that he can blow up a train station with thousands of commuters traveling through? This ...

    This was a Traveling Sister group read and we were split fairly evenly. Some enjoyed it, but it didn't work for the rest of us. The story had a strong start with an interesting premise, and the author did a good job capturing the initial panic and confusion that would naturally occur ...

    Julia Swann is at her suburban Pennsylvania home talking on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the phone goes dead. A bomb goes off at Penn Station where Michael has been waiting to catch a train ride home. Seeing horrific images of the chaos on the news and unable to get a hold...

    4.5 Stars! Thank you to Dutton books for sending me an ARC of this book! Wow! This was my first book by Bryan Reardon and I'm happy to say I will be a fan for life. This book was really fantastic and touched on a few different topics during it's story. The book starts out with...

    Provocative, powerful and simply electric, ?The Real Michael Swann? captured my attention from the very first page! A five-star read, from author Bryan Reardon. Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the call disconnects. There has been an explosion at Pen...

    I won a copy of this book sometime in late March. Seeing as it never arrived (which for the record I don't think was the publisher's fault, just saying; it was probably the shipping company), I bought my own copy upon its release. I'm glad I did, because The Real Michael Swann is an im...

    3.5 terror filled stars rounded up My reviews can be found at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... An explosion happens in Penn Station and many are killed in what might be considered a terrorist attack. As the police, EMTs, firemen, and others rush to help those who have been ...

    **5 Goodreads Stars** A mysterious man sets a forest aflame next to a railroad, diverting oncoming trains back to a train station. Not much later, a man wanders into the same train station with a briefcase full of explosives. A few minutes later, the train station is blown to pieces...

    The premise for this one strikes a cord because it reads like something that could actually happen, similar things have happened, and nothing is more frightening than fiction becoming reality, especially in terms of terrorist attacks. This is part thriller part domestic suspense with m...

  • Erin Clemence
    Aug 20, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

    Although this is a fast moving story, and did a good job describing the terror a wife feels when after a terrorist attack, her husband is missing, this book missed the mark for me . To much running here and there, implausible circumstances and unbelievable scenarios kept me from fully ...

    2.5 STARS I'm just going do write a little mini-review of this one. I thought the premise of a terrorist attack and the mystery of what happened to Julia's husband, Micheal was an interesting one. She was speaking to him on the phone (he is at Penn Station waiting for his train ...

    Well there is a twist! Or is it a decoy??? Is your husband a homegrown terrorist? Has life in Corporate America become so overwhelming that he has become so revolted with the world and bitter that he can blow up a train station with thousands of commuters traveling through? This ...

    This was a Traveling Sister group read and we were split fairly evenly. Some enjoyed it, but it didn't work for the rest of us. The story had a strong start with an interesting premise, and the author did a good job capturing the initial panic and confusion that would naturally occur ...

    Julia Swann is at her suburban Pennsylvania home talking on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the phone goes dead. A bomb goes off at Penn Station where Michael has been waiting to catch a train ride home. Seeing horrific images of the chaos on the news and unable to get a hold...

    4.5 Stars! Thank you to Dutton books for sending me an ARC of this book! Wow! This was my first book by Bryan Reardon and I'm happy to say I will be a fan for life. This book was really fantastic and touched on a few different topics during it's story. The book starts out with...

    Provocative, powerful and simply electric, ?The Real Michael Swann? captured my attention from the very first page! A five-star read, from author Bryan Reardon. Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the call disconnects. There has been an explosion at Pen...

  • Faith
    Jun 04, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

    Although this is a fast moving story, and did a good job describing the terror a wife feels when after a terrorist attack, her husband is missing, this book missed the mark for me . To much running here and there, implausible circumstances and unbelievable scenarios kept me from fully ...

    2.5 STARS I'm just going do write a little mini-review of this one. I thought the premise of a terrorist attack and the mystery of what happened to Julia's husband, Micheal was an interesting one. She was speaking to him on the phone (he is at Penn Station waiting for his train ...

    Well there is a twist! Or is it a decoy??? Is your husband a homegrown terrorist? Has life in Corporate America become so overwhelming that he has become so revolted with the world and bitter that he can blow up a train station with thousands of commuters traveling through? This ...

    This was a Traveling Sister group read and we were split fairly evenly. Some enjoyed it, but it didn't work for the rest of us. The story had a strong start with an interesting premise, and the author did a good job capturing the initial panic and confusion that would naturally occur ...

    Julia Swann is at her suburban Pennsylvania home talking on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the phone goes dead. A bomb goes off at Penn Station where Michael has been waiting to catch a train ride home. Seeing horrific images of the chaos on the news and unable to get a hold...

    4.5 Stars! Thank you to Dutton books for sending me an ARC of this book! Wow! This was my first book by Bryan Reardon and I'm happy to say I will be a fan for life. This book was really fantastic and touched on a few different topics during it's story. The book starts out with...

    Provocative, powerful and simply electric, ?The Real Michael Swann? captured my attention from the very first page! A five-star read, from author Bryan Reardon. Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the call disconnects. There has been an explosion at Pen...

    I won a copy of this book sometime in late March. Seeing as it never arrived (which for the record I don't think was the publisher's fault, just saying; it was probably the shipping company), I bought my own copy upon its release. I'm glad I did, because The Real Michael Swann is an im...

    3.5 terror filled stars rounded up My reviews can be found at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... An explosion happens in Penn Station and many are killed in what might be considered a terrorist attack. As the police, EMTs, firemen, and others rush to help those who have been ...

    **5 Goodreads Stars** A mysterious man sets a forest aflame next to a railroad, diverting oncoming trains back to a train station. Not much later, a man wanders into the same train station with a briefcase full of explosives. A few minutes later, the train station is blown to pieces...

    The premise for this one strikes a cord because it reads like something that could actually happen, similar things have happened, and nothing is more frightening than fiction becoming reality, especially in terms of terrorist attacks. This is part thriller part domestic suspense with m...

    Michael and Julia Swann are talking on the phone, while he is waiting for a train home from Penn Station, when a bomb explodes. The rest of the book is told in alternating chapters by the injured Michael, who feels the need to run away for reasons he does not understand, and Julia who ...

  • Stacey Camp
    Jan 29, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

    Although this is a fast moving story, and did a good job describing the terror a wife feels when after a terrorist attack, her husband is missing, this book missed the mark for me . To much running here and there, implausible circumstances and unbelievable scenarios kept me from fully ...

    2.5 STARS I'm just going do write a little mini-review of this one. I thought the premise of a terrorist attack and the mystery of what happened to Julia's husband, Micheal was an interesting one. She was speaking to him on the phone (he is at Penn Station waiting for his train ...

    Well there is a twist! Or is it a decoy??? Is your husband a homegrown terrorist? Has life in Corporate America become so overwhelming that he has become so revolted with the world and bitter that he can blow up a train station with thousands of commuters traveling through? This ...

    This was a Traveling Sister group read and we were split fairly evenly. Some enjoyed it, but it didn't work for the rest of us. The story had a strong start with an interesting premise, and the author did a good job capturing the initial panic and confusion that would naturally occur ...

    Julia Swann is at her suburban Pennsylvania home talking on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the phone goes dead. A bomb goes off at Penn Station where Michael has been waiting to catch a train ride home. Seeing horrific images of the chaos on the news and unable to get a hold...

    4.5 Stars! Thank you to Dutton books for sending me an ARC of this book! Wow! This was my first book by Bryan Reardon and I'm happy to say I will be a fan for life. This book was really fantastic and touched on a few different topics during it's story. The book starts out with...

    Provocative, powerful and simply electric, ?The Real Michael Swann? captured my attention from the very first page! A five-star read, from author Bryan Reardon. Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the call disconnects. There has been an explosion at Pen...

    I won a copy of this book sometime in late March. Seeing as it never arrived (which for the record I don't think was the publisher's fault, just saying; it was probably the shipping company), I bought my own copy upon its release. I'm glad I did, because The Real Michael Swann is an im...

    3.5 terror filled stars rounded up My reviews can be found at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... An explosion happens in Penn Station and many are killed in what might be considered a terrorist attack. As the police, EMTs, firemen, and others rush to help those who have been ...

    **5 Goodreads Stars** A mysterious man sets a forest aflame next to a railroad, diverting oncoming trains back to a train station. Not much later, a man wanders into the same train station with a briefcase full of explosives. A few minutes later, the train station is blown to pieces...

  • Janelle
    Jun 12, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

    Although this is a fast moving story, and did a good job describing the terror a wife feels when after a terrorist attack, her husband is missing, this book missed the mark for me . To much running here and there, implausible circumstances and unbelievable scenarios kept me from fully ...

    2.5 STARS I'm just going do write a little mini-review of this one. I thought the premise of a terrorist attack and the mystery of what happened to Julia's husband, Micheal was an interesting one. She was speaking to him on the phone (he is at Penn Station waiting for his train ...

    Well there is a twist! Or is it a decoy??? Is your husband a homegrown terrorist? Has life in Corporate America become so overwhelming that he has become so revolted with the world and bitter that he can blow up a train station with thousands of commuters traveling through? This ...

    This was a Traveling Sister group read and we were split fairly evenly. Some enjoyed it, but it didn't work for the rest of us. The story had a strong start with an interesting premise, and the author did a good job capturing the initial panic and confusion that would naturally occur ...

    Julia Swann is at her suburban Pennsylvania home talking on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the phone goes dead. A bomb goes off at Penn Station where Michael has been waiting to catch a train ride home. Seeing horrific images of the chaos on the news and unable to get a hold...

    4.5 Stars! Thank you to Dutton books for sending me an ARC of this book! Wow! This was my first book by Bryan Reardon and I'm happy to say I will be a fan for life. This book was really fantastic and touched on a few different topics during it's story. The book starts out with...

    Provocative, powerful and simply electric, ?The Real Michael Swann? captured my attention from the very first page! A five-star read, from author Bryan Reardon. Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the call disconnects. There has been an explosion at Pen...

    I won a copy of this book sometime in late March. Seeing as it never arrived (which for the record I don't think was the publisher's fault, just saying; it was probably the shipping company), I bought my own copy upon its release. I'm glad I did, because The Real Michael Swann is an im...

    3.5 terror filled stars rounded up My reviews can be found at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... An explosion happens in Penn Station and many are killed in what might be considered a terrorist attack. As the police, EMTs, firemen, and others rush to help those who have been ...

    **5 Goodreads Stars** A mysterious man sets a forest aflame next to a railroad, diverting oncoming trains back to a train station. Not much later, a man wanders into the same train station with a briefcase full of explosives. A few minutes later, the train station is blown to pieces...

    The premise for this one strikes a cord because it reads like something that could actually happen, similar things have happened, and nothing is more frightening than fiction becoming reality, especially in terms of terrorist attacks. This is part thriller part domestic suspense with m...

    Michael and Julia Swann are talking on the phone, while he is waiting for a train home from Penn Station, when a bomb explodes. The rest of the book is told in alternating chapters by the injured Michael, who feels the need to run away for reasons he does not understand, and Julia who ...

    I am starting this review the same way that I did The Boy at the Door ? I realize not every book is for every person. I found The Real Michael Swann to be overly predictable and from the almost the beginning I was able to figure out what the ?surprise ending? was. The characters,...

    Michael Swann, who is in New York City, is talking to his wife Julia on his cell phone. The phone call goes dead and Julia learns that a bomb has gone off. Julia rushes out to the car and tries desperately to get into the city to find Michael but is stopped by police barricades. She ke...

    The Real Michael Swann is a plot driven book that is part love story and part thriller with some politics thrown in. I like a plot driven book with a twist and his book had that. At times the plot was captivating, yet at other times it was the opposite. The author did write realistic a...

    When I first had the opportunity to read this book, I hesitated. I had already read two books where the characters feigned death from a tragedy to escape a life they felt trapped by, and no longer wanted to be living. I was afraid that this might be the third. It wasn?t. ...

    When a terrorist strikes a NYC subway, a terrifying string of events occur to the Swann family. I really loved this novel and would give it 4.5 stars. I highly recommend the reading of THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN to all! ...

    Thank you so much to Dutton Books for my free copy of THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by Bryan Reardon - all opinions are my own. While waiting for train, Michael Swann is talking to his wife Julia on the phone at Penn Station, when a massive explosion goes off and severs the call. Julia, in...

  • Marjorie
    May 15, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

    Although this is a fast moving story, and did a good job describing the terror a wife feels when after a terrorist attack, her husband is missing, this book missed the mark for me . To much running here and there, implausible circumstances and unbelievable scenarios kept me from fully ...

    2.5 STARS I'm just going do write a little mini-review of this one. I thought the premise of a terrorist attack and the mystery of what happened to Julia's husband, Micheal was an interesting one. She was speaking to him on the phone (he is at Penn Station waiting for his train ...

    Well there is a twist! Or is it a decoy??? Is your husband a homegrown terrorist? Has life in Corporate America become so overwhelming that he has become so revolted with the world and bitter that he can blow up a train station with thousands of commuters traveling through? This ...

    This was a Traveling Sister group read and we were split fairly evenly. Some enjoyed it, but it didn't work for the rest of us. The story had a strong start with an interesting premise, and the author did a good job capturing the initial panic and confusion that would naturally occur ...

    Julia Swann is at her suburban Pennsylvania home talking on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the phone goes dead. A bomb goes off at Penn Station where Michael has been waiting to catch a train ride home. Seeing horrific images of the chaos on the news and unable to get a hold...

    4.5 Stars! Thank you to Dutton books for sending me an ARC of this book! Wow! This was my first book by Bryan Reardon and I'm happy to say I will be a fan for life. This book was really fantastic and touched on a few different topics during it's story. The book starts out with...

    Provocative, powerful and simply electric, ?The Real Michael Swann? captured my attention from the very first page! A five-star read, from author Bryan Reardon. Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the call disconnects. There has been an explosion at Pen...

    I won a copy of this book sometime in late March. Seeing as it never arrived (which for the record I don't think was the publisher's fault, just saying; it was probably the shipping company), I bought my own copy upon its release. I'm glad I did, because The Real Michael Swann is an im...

    3.5 terror filled stars rounded up My reviews can be found at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... An explosion happens in Penn Station and many are killed in what might be considered a terrorist attack. As the police, EMTs, firemen, and others rush to help those who have been ...

    **5 Goodreads Stars** A mysterious man sets a forest aflame next to a railroad, diverting oncoming trains back to a train station. Not much later, a man wanders into the same train station with a briefcase full of explosives. A few minutes later, the train station is blown to pieces...

    The premise for this one strikes a cord because it reads like something that could actually happen, similar things have happened, and nothing is more frightening than fiction becoming reality, especially in terms of terrorist attacks. This is part thriller part domestic suspense with m...

    Michael and Julia Swann are talking on the phone, while he is waiting for a train home from Penn Station, when a bomb explodes. The rest of the book is told in alternating chapters by the injured Michael, who feels the need to run away for reasons he does not understand, and Julia who ...

    I am starting this review the same way that I did The Boy at the Door ? I realize not every book is for every person. I found The Real Michael Swann to be overly predictable and from the almost the beginning I was able to figure out what the ?surprise ending? was. The characters,...

    Michael Swann, who is in New York City, is talking to his wife Julia on his cell phone. The phone call goes dead and Julia learns that a bomb has gone off. Julia rushes out to the car and tries desperately to get into the city to find Michael but is stopped by police barricades. She ke...

  • Liz
    Jul 12, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

    Although this is a fast moving story, and did a good job describing the terror a wife feels when after a terrorist attack, her husband is missing, this book missed the mark for me . To much running here and there, implausible circumstances and unbelievable scenarios kept me from fully ...

    2.5 STARS I'm just going do write a little mini-review of this one. I thought the premise of a terrorist attack and the mystery of what happened to Julia's husband, Micheal was an interesting one. She was speaking to him on the phone (he is at Penn Station waiting for his train ...

    Well there is a twist! Or is it a decoy??? Is your husband a homegrown terrorist? Has life in Corporate America become so overwhelming that he has become so revolted with the world and bitter that he can blow up a train station with thousands of commuters traveling through? This ...

    This was a Traveling Sister group read and we were split fairly evenly. Some enjoyed it, but it didn't work for the rest of us. The story had a strong start with an interesting premise, and the author did a good job capturing the initial panic and confusion that would naturally occur ...

    Julia Swann is at her suburban Pennsylvania home talking on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the phone goes dead. A bomb goes off at Penn Station where Michael has been waiting to catch a train ride home. Seeing horrific images of the chaos on the news and unable to get a hold...

    4.5 Stars! Thank you to Dutton books for sending me an ARC of this book! Wow! This was my first book by Bryan Reardon and I'm happy to say I will be a fan for life. This book was really fantastic and touched on a few different topics during it's story. The book starts out with...

    Provocative, powerful and simply electric, ?The Real Michael Swann? captured my attention from the very first page! A five-star read, from author Bryan Reardon. Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the call disconnects. There has been an explosion at Pen...

    I won a copy of this book sometime in late March. Seeing as it never arrived (which for the record I don't think was the publisher's fault, just saying; it was probably the shipping company), I bought my own copy upon its release. I'm glad I did, because The Real Michael Swann is an im...

    3.5 terror filled stars rounded up My reviews can be found at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... An explosion happens in Penn Station and many are killed in what might be considered a terrorist attack. As the police, EMTs, firemen, and others rush to help those who have been ...

    **5 Goodreads Stars** A mysterious man sets a forest aflame next to a railroad, diverting oncoming trains back to a train station. Not much later, a man wanders into the same train station with a briefcase full of explosives. A few minutes later, the train station is blown to pieces...

    The premise for this one strikes a cord because it reads like something that could actually happen, similar things have happened, and nothing is more frightening than fiction becoming reality, especially in terms of terrorist attacks. This is part thriller part domestic suspense with m...

    Michael and Julia Swann are talking on the phone, while he is waiting for a train home from Penn Station, when a bomb explodes. The rest of the book is told in alternating chapters by the injured Michael, who feels the need to run away for reasons he does not understand, and Julia who ...

    I am starting this review the same way that I did The Boy at the Door ? I realize not every book is for every person. I found The Real Michael Swann to be overly predictable and from the almost the beginning I was able to figure out what the ?surprise ending? was. The characters,...

    Michael Swann, who is in New York City, is talking to his wife Julia on his cell phone. The phone call goes dead and Julia learns that a bomb has gone off. Julia rushes out to the car and tries desperately to get into the city to find Michael but is stopped by police barricades. She ke...

    The Real Michael Swann is a plot driven book that is part love story and part thriller with some politics thrown in. I like a plot driven book with a twist and his book had that. At times the plot was captivating, yet at other times it was the opposite. The author did write realistic a...

    When I first had the opportunity to read this book, I hesitated. I had already read two books where the characters feigned death from a tragedy to escape a life they felt trapped by, and no longer wanted to be living. I was afraid that this might be the third. It wasn?t. ...

    When a terrorist strikes a NYC subway, a terrifying string of events occur to the Swann family. I really loved this novel and would give it 4.5 stars. I highly recommend the reading of THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN to all! ...

    Thank you so much to Dutton Books for my free copy of THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by Bryan Reardon - all opinions are my own. While waiting for train, Michael Swann is talking to his wife Julia on the phone at Penn Station, when a massive explosion goes off and severs the call. Julia, in...

    WOW! This story has a very strong narrative drive, with a fluid writing style, and a few unexpected twists. The book is cleverly plotted, thoughtful and unsettling...and that, my fellow readers, is a very good thing. I loved it! ...

    Talk about a fast paced book! I read this in a matter of hours bc I literally couldn?t put it down! I was really impressed with BR writing in Finding Jake & this one was just as phenomenal! ...

    The Real Michael Swann is a study of a married couple separated by a terrorist bombing at Penn Station which leaves Michael wandering around with amnesia and Julia home with the kids desperately trying to figure out what happened to Michael. It is a study of their emotions and their fr...

    The Real Michael Swann pulls you right in from the beginning! Michael Swann is just a regular guy trying to return home from a job interview when his whole world literally comes crashing down. This is a story of a family ripped apart by horrific violence and a wife trying to seek the t...

  • Laura Rash
    Jul 02, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

    Although this is a fast moving story, and did a good job describing the terror a wife feels when after a terrorist attack, her husband is missing, this book missed the mark for me . To much running here and there, implausible circumstances and unbelievable scenarios kept me from fully ...

    2.5 STARS I'm just going do write a little mini-review of this one. I thought the premise of a terrorist attack and the mystery of what happened to Julia's husband, Micheal was an interesting one. She was speaking to him on the phone (he is at Penn Station waiting for his train ...

    Well there is a twist! Or is it a decoy??? Is your husband a homegrown terrorist? Has life in Corporate America become so overwhelming that he has become so revolted with the world and bitter that he can blow up a train station with thousands of commuters traveling through? This ...

    This was a Traveling Sister group read and we were split fairly evenly. Some enjoyed it, but it didn't work for the rest of us. The story had a strong start with an interesting premise, and the author did a good job capturing the initial panic and confusion that would naturally occur ...

    Julia Swann is at her suburban Pennsylvania home talking on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the phone goes dead. A bomb goes off at Penn Station where Michael has been waiting to catch a train ride home. Seeing horrific images of the chaos on the news and unable to get a hold...

    4.5 Stars! Thank you to Dutton books for sending me an ARC of this book! Wow! This was my first book by Bryan Reardon and I'm happy to say I will be a fan for life. This book was really fantastic and touched on a few different topics during it's story. The book starts out with...

    Provocative, powerful and simply electric, ?The Real Michael Swann? captured my attention from the very first page! A five-star read, from author Bryan Reardon. Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the call disconnects. There has been an explosion at Pen...

    I won a copy of this book sometime in late March. Seeing as it never arrived (which for the record I don't think was the publisher's fault, just saying; it was probably the shipping company), I bought my own copy upon its release. I'm glad I did, because The Real Michael Swann is an im...

    3.5 terror filled stars rounded up My reviews can be found at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... An explosion happens in Penn Station and many are killed in what might be considered a terrorist attack. As the police, EMTs, firemen, and others rush to help those who have been ...

    **5 Goodreads Stars** A mysterious man sets a forest aflame next to a railroad, diverting oncoming trains back to a train station. Not much later, a man wanders into the same train station with a briefcase full of explosives. A few minutes later, the train station is blown to pieces...

    The premise for this one strikes a cord because it reads like something that could actually happen, similar things have happened, and nothing is more frightening than fiction becoming reality, especially in terms of terrorist attacks. This is part thriller part domestic suspense with m...

    Michael and Julia Swann are talking on the phone, while he is waiting for a train home from Penn Station, when a bomb explodes. The rest of the book is told in alternating chapters by the injured Michael, who feels the need to run away for reasons he does not understand, and Julia who ...

    I am starting this review the same way that I did The Boy at the Door ? I realize not every book is for every person. I found The Real Michael Swann to be overly predictable and from the almost the beginning I was able to figure out what the ?surprise ending? was. The characters,...

    Michael Swann, who is in New York City, is talking to his wife Julia on his cell phone. The phone call goes dead and Julia learns that a bomb has gone off. Julia rushes out to the car and tries desperately to get into the city to find Michael but is stopped by police barricades. She ke...

    The Real Michael Swann is a plot driven book that is part love story and part thriller with some politics thrown in. I like a plot driven book with a twist and his book had that. At times the plot was captivating, yet at other times it was the opposite. The author did write realistic a...

    When I first had the opportunity to read this book, I hesitated. I had already read two books where the characters feigned death from a tragedy to escape a life they felt trapped by, and no longer wanted to be living. I was afraid that this might be the third. It wasn?t. ...

    When a terrorist strikes a NYC subway, a terrifying string of events occur to the Swann family. I really loved this novel and would give it 4.5 stars. I highly recommend the reading of THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN to all! ...

    Thank you so much to Dutton Books for my free copy of THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by Bryan Reardon - all opinions are my own. While waiting for train, Michael Swann is talking to his wife Julia on the phone at Penn Station, when a massive explosion goes off and severs the call. Julia, in...

    WOW! This story has a very strong narrative drive, with a fluid writing style, and a few unexpected twists. The book is cleverly plotted, thoughtful and unsettling...and that, my fellow readers, is a very good thing. I loved it! ...

    Talk about a fast paced book! I read this in a matter of hours bc I literally couldn?t put it down! I was really impressed with BR writing in Finding Jake & this one was just as phenomenal! ...

  • Dave
    May 02, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

    Although this is a fast moving story, and did a good job describing the terror a wife feels when after a terrorist attack, her husband is missing, this book missed the mark for me . To much running here and there, implausible circumstances and unbelievable scenarios kept me from fully ...

    2.5 STARS I'm just going do write a little mini-review of this one. I thought the premise of a terrorist attack and the mystery of what happened to Julia's husband, Micheal was an interesting one. She was speaking to him on the phone (he is at Penn Station waiting for his train ...

    Well there is a twist! Or is it a decoy??? Is your husband a homegrown terrorist? Has life in Corporate America become so overwhelming that he has become so revolted with the world and bitter that he can blow up a train station with thousands of commuters traveling through? This ...

    This was a Traveling Sister group read and we were split fairly evenly. Some enjoyed it, but it didn't work for the rest of us. The story had a strong start with an interesting premise, and the author did a good job capturing the initial panic and confusion that would naturally occur ...

    Julia Swann is at her suburban Pennsylvania home talking on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the phone goes dead. A bomb goes off at Penn Station where Michael has been waiting to catch a train ride home. Seeing horrific images of the chaos on the news and unable to get a hold...

    4.5 Stars! Thank you to Dutton books for sending me an ARC of this book! Wow! This was my first book by Bryan Reardon and I'm happy to say I will be a fan for life. This book was really fantastic and touched on a few different topics during it's story. The book starts out with...

    Provocative, powerful and simply electric, ?The Real Michael Swann? captured my attention from the very first page! A five-star read, from author Bryan Reardon. Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the call disconnects. There has been an explosion at Pen...

    I won a copy of this book sometime in late March. Seeing as it never arrived (which for the record I don't think was the publisher's fault, just saying; it was probably the shipping company), I bought my own copy upon its release. I'm glad I did, because The Real Michael Swann is an im...

    3.5 terror filled stars rounded up My reviews can be found at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... An explosion happens in Penn Station and many are killed in what might be considered a terrorist attack. As the police, EMTs, firemen, and others rush to help those who have been ...

    **5 Goodreads Stars** A mysterious man sets a forest aflame next to a railroad, diverting oncoming trains back to a train station. Not much later, a man wanders into the same train station with a briefcase full of explosives. A few minutes later, the train station is blown to pieces...

    The premise for this one strikes a cord because it reads like something that could actually happen, similar things have happened, and nothing is more frightening than fiction becoming reality, especially in terms of terrorist attacks. This is part thriller part domestic suspense with m...

    Michael and Julia Swann are talking on the phone, while he is waiting for a train home from Penn Station, when a bomb explodes. The rest of the book is told in alternating chapters by the injured Michael, who feels the need to run away for reasons he does not understand, and Julia who ...

    I am starting this review the same way that I did The Boy at the Door ? I realize not every book is for every person. I found The Real Michael Swann to be overly predictable and from the almost the beginning I was able to figure out what the ?surprise ending? was. The characters,...

    Michael Swann, who is in New York City, is talking to his wife Julia on his cell phone. The phone call goes dead and Julia learns that a bomb has gone off. Julia rushes out to the car and tries desperately to get into the city to find Michael but is stopped by police barricades. She ke...

    The Real Michael Swann is a plot driven book that is part love story and part thriller with some politics thrown in. I like a plot driven book with a twist and his book had that. At times the plot was captivating, yet at other times it was the opposite. The author did write realistic a...

    When I first had the opportunity to read this book, I hesitated. I had already read two books where the characters feigned death from a tragedy to escape a life they felt trapped by, and no longer wanted to be living. I was afraid that this might be the third. It wasn?t. ...

    When a terrorist strikes a NYC subway, a terrifying string of events occur to the Swann family. I really loved this novel and would give it 4.5 stars. I highly recommend the reading of THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN to all! ...

    Thank you so much to Dutton Books for my free copy of THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by Bryan Reardon - all opinions are my own. While waiting for train, Michael Swann is talking to his wife Julia on the phone at Penn Station, when a massive explosion goes off and severs the call. Julia, in...

    WOW! This story has a very strong narrative drive, with a fluid writing style, and a few unexpected twists. The book is cleverly plotted, thoughtful and unsettling...and that, my fellow readers, is a very good thing. I loved it! ...

    Talk about a fast paced book! I read this in a matter of hours bc I literally couldn?t put it down! I was really impressed with BR writing in Finding Jake & this one was just as phenomenal! ...

    The Real Michael Swann is a study of a married couple separated by a terrorist bombing at Penn Station which leaves Michael wandering around with amnesia and Julia home with the kids desperately trying to figure out what happened to Michael. It is a study of their emotions and their fr...

  • Carrie
    Dec 03, 2017

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

  • Rebecca McNutt
    Jul 07, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

    Although this is a fast moving story, and did a good job describing the terror a wife feels when after a terrorist attack, her husband is missing, this book missed the mark for me . To much running here and there, implausible circumstances and unbelievable scenarios kept me from fully ...

    2.5 STARS I'm just going do write a little mini-review of this one. I thought the premise of a terrorist attack and the mystery of what happened to Julia's husband, Micheal was an interesting one. She was speaking to him on the phone (he is at Penn Station waiting for his train ...

    Well there is a twist! Or is it a decoy??? Is your husband a homegrown terrorist? Has life in Corporate America become so overwhelming that he has become so revolted with the world and bitter that he can blow up a train station with thousands of commuters traveling through? This ...

    This was a Traveling Sister group read and we were split fairly evenly. Some enjoyed it, but it didn't work for the rest of us. The story had a strong start with an interesting premise, and the author did a good job capturing the initial panic and confusion that would naturally occur ...

    Julia Swann is at her suburban Pennsylvania home talking on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the phone goes dead. A bomb goes off at Penn Station where Michael has been waiting to catch a train ride home. Seeing horrific images of the chaos on the news and unable to get a hold...

    4.5 Stars! Thank you to Dutton books for sending me an ARC of this book! Wow! This was my first book by Bryan Reardon and I'm happy to say I will be a fan for life. This book was really fantastic and touched on a few different topics during it's story. The book starts out with...

    Provocative, powerful and simply electric, ?The Real Michael Swann? captured my attention from the very first page! A five-star read, from author Bryan Reardon. Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the call disconnects. There has been an explosion at Pen...

    I won a copy of this book sometime in late March. Seeing as it never arrived (which for the record I don't think was the publisher's fault, just saying; it was probably the shipping company), I bought my own copy upon its release. I'm glad I did, because The Real Michael Swann is an im...

  • Holly  B
    Jun 22, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

    Although this is a fast moving story, and did a good job describing the terror a wife feels when after a terrorist attack, her husband is missing, this book missed the mark for me . To much running here and there, implausible circumstances and unbelievable scenarios kept me from fully ...

    2.5 STARS I'm just going do write a little mini-review of this one. I thought the premise of a terrorist attack and the mystery of what happened to Julia's husband, Micheal was an interesting one. She was speaking to him on the phone (he is at Penn Station waiting for his train ...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Jun 21, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Jun 08, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

  • Katie B
    Apr 20, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

    Although this is a fast moving story, and did a good job describing the terror a wife feels when after a terrorist attack, her husband is missing, this book missed the mark for me . To much running here and there, implausible circumstances and unbelievable scenarios kept me from fully ...

    2.5 STARS I'm just going do write a little mini-review of this one. I thought the premise of a terrorist attack and the mystery of what happened to Julia's husband, Micheal was an interesting one. She was speaking to him on the phone (he is at Penn Station waiting for his train ...

    Well there is a twist! Or is it a decoy??? Is your husband a homegrown terrorist? Has life in Corporate America become so overwhelming that he has become so revolted with the world and bitter that he can blow up a train station with thousands of commuters traveling through? This ...

    This was a Traveling Sister group read and we were split fairly evenly. Some enjoyed it, but it didn't work for the rest of us. The story had a strong start with an interesting premise, and the author did a good job capturing the initial panic and confusion that would naturally occur ...

    Julia Swann is at her suburban Pennsylvania home talking on the phone with her husband, Michael, when the phone goes dead. A bomb goes off at Penn Station where Michael has been waiting to catch a train ride home. Seeing horrific images of the chaos on the news and unable to get a hold...

  • Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance
    Aug 27, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...

    4.5 Stars! THE REAL MICHAEL SWANN by BRYAN REARDON was an extremely gripping, intense, and suspenseful story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this story and thought the premise was unset...

    One Group / Two Coulees Norma and I read The Real Michael Swann with six of our traveling sisters and we had some different views on this one. This time in a coulee, I didn?t end up in the same coulee as Norma. The Real Michael Swann is part family drama with a little love sto...

    Michael and Julia Swann had gone through some big changes in their lives but were both loving parents that would do anything for their boys. As Julia waits for Michael to come home from the city one evening after a job interview she gets a call from him that the station had been closed...

    3 Stars Michael Swann is in Penn Station, on the phone with his wife Julia when the unthinkable happens. An explosion. A terrorist attack. Just like that the line goes dead and Michael appears to be missing. Unable to accept the ?alternative? - Julia Swann searches for her husba...

    Although this is a fast moving story, and did a good job describing the terror a wife feels when after a terrorist attack, her husband is missing, this book missed the mark for me . To much running here and there, implausible circumstances and unbelievable scenarios kept me from fully ...

    2.5 STARS I'm just going do write a little mini-review of this one. I thought the premise of a terrorist attack and the mystery of what happened to Julia's husband, Micheal was an interesting one. She was speaking to him on the phone (he is at Penn Station waiting for his train ...

    Well there is a twist! Or is it a decoy??? Is your husband a homegrown terrorist? Has life in Corporate America become so overwhelming that he has become so revolted with the world and bitter that he can blow up a train station with thousands of commuters traveling through? This ...

  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Jun 22, 2018

    "I move, I thought. Therefore, I must live." This was one emotionally charged and powerful story, one that is well needed in this age of fear mongering and social media. The heavy handed digital footprint expounded upon in this story was so well done and it's one I'll be thinking ab...

    One moment, Julia Swann is on the phone with her husband, Michael. He's calling from New York's Penn Station, where he's waiting to catch a train home after a job interview, but the trains are significantly delayed. Without warning, Julia hears a noise in the background and then Michae...

    4.5 stars! I couldn?t put this book down! Wow! This was a fast-paced, edge of your seat, gripping and suspenseful story. It had me glued to the pages from start to finish. I LOVED how this was narrated ? the two perspectives kept the story fresh and interesting. The short chapte...