Book Review: Run of the Mill

Run of the Mill by Dave Patten: Famous musician, 26 year old millionaire, and known playboy Tyler Clark finds himself launched into his repressed past after a chance encounter with an old friend during the after party of one of his concerts. Under threat of blackmail, Tyler is forced to painfully reveal the truth behind the summer of 2002 a summer that started with drugs, sex, and good music, and ended in tragedy, betrayal, and suicide.

Guest Flash Review: ***ARC received in exchange for an honest review.*** 

Wow what an amazing book. This is so well written and if felt like I was reading a book from a seasoned author. Once you start reading you will not want to put it down. Great great story and I hope to see a lot more by this author. Definitely a must read.

TeriLyn's thoughts: **ARC generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

Run of the Mill is the story of Tyler Clark, cynical and witty musician, who takes us on a journey of self-discovery through his past to show his growth and worth of the present. It's a coming of age tale scripted by a realist. It's a also a story of growth as Tyler discovers the ways his past permanently shaped him. Dave Patten's writing is engaging. I've met some of these characters growing up. I've been different aspects of these characters growing up and this makes the book all the more intriguing. The story is based in Philadelphia, being from Pittsburgh I found a lot of similarities. The author also mentions the great sport of wrestling which I must comment on being as I've spent my life at wrestling matches. So Tyler being a wrestler endeared him to me even more. Tyler and his best friend Kyle are dreamers. A lot of the story revolves around this friendship and how the earliest of relationships will shape your life forever. Tyler and Kyle engage in some nefarious activities but understanding why and seeing them execute their plans is witty and laugh out loud funny. Kyle begins to unravel and we lose sight of him and see the affects that has on Tyler. Tyler moves on from tragedy to college, where his life takes another nose dive. His story is unexpected, heart breaking, and uplifting all at the same. Run of the Mill is definitely a modern day coming of age story, breathtakingly honest and real. The author allows the protagonist to narrate his life in such a way that you’re hooked to the pages and makes you glad you signed up for the journey.

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