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Here is what the readers of Train of Consequences have to say:

"Wow!! I literally couldn't put this book down. It captured me from start to finish! I hope to read more from this author! Thank you for a very well-written suspense novel!"
- Michael Trinidad, Concord, NH

"An edge of your seat read! Once I started reading, I didn't want to put it down! I can't wait to see what's coming next from this author! One of the best books I have ever read - and it should positively be made into a movie!"
- Andrew Lawyer, Sanford, FL

"Once you start reading this book, you definitely won't want to put it down. As someone else said, it would make a great movie. The descriptions of the people and places make them seem so real."
- Bill Bourbeau, Bow, NH

"This is one amazing book. Well written, with characters you feel you KNOW. I read so much that it is seldom a book truly touches my heart. This one did!"
- Deb Chabot, Hooksett, NH

"Really like the author's style of writing. Quick enjoyable read. Found myself sucked right in from page one. Don't want to give anything away. Recommend you take the ride yourself. Remember being thirteen; making life-long friends, facing issues like divorce and bullying. However, this thirteen year old faces issues no child should. Will certainly keep my eyes open for this new author's next endeavor."
- Lil D.

"I thought this book was EXCELLENT!!! The author has a very natural, honest and believable narrative style reminsicent of King and Koonts - two of my all-time favorites!  As I read this, I felt like I could "see" what was taking place as I went along, that's how natural and comfortable his writing is. This book really reads like a movie - and probably should be made into one! The story grabbed me right from the start and I couldn't put it the book down...I was totally engrossed in the story and what was happening to the main characters - WOW!!! Good stuff!! Buy the book now, you won't regret it! Hoping for more material from Mr. Jarvis soon!!!"
- Marty Lewis, Raymond, NH

"An excellent story! Very moving, with plenty of intrigue and pulls at the heart.  I will read it again!  In some ways it has the characteristics of a memoir, even though I know it's Shelly's story.  I have only one suggestion and one request for Tom Jarvis...write again, and again, and again!"
- Bud Bourbeau, Anacortes, WA

"Anyone who has ever had a cherished and loyal friend who has been victimized will feel a strong kinship with this story."
- Terry Tibbetts, Author of A Spartan Game

"You know you've read a good book when you are still thinking about it hours later. I read 2-3 books a week, and it is rare that I am moved to the point I was with Train of Consequences. You draw the reader in and I actually felt like I was riding in the back seat of the car, walking along the train tracks...You are a VERY talented author and I look forward to reading more."
- Kimberly Major, Williamsburg, VA

"A shoo-in for the New York Times Best-Seller list!  This book needs to be a feature film.  It's so well-written, that you feel almost as if you're watching a movie while you read it.  Tom Jarvis's ability to draw you in with his characters and actually make you care about them is just amazing."
- Virginia Hall, Petoskey, MI

"Train of Consequences is a book I STRONGLY suggest you read...As a matter of fact, if you don't, you'll probably die."
- Kevin Gendron, Manchester, NH

"What a moving and engaging story!  Dealing with current issues like bullying and child abuse, this book is very timely.  Tom Jarvis employs a truly talented skill in painting such vivid pictures of life-like characters and situations.  The relevant and compelling storyline, along with the remarkable prose, makes this book a perfect candidate for a major motion picture.  I have a feeling I'll be thinking about these characters and their journey for quite some time."
- Andrew Lawyer, Manchester, NH

"I read the whole book in one day.  Awesome story!  You're a great writer, can't wait for you to do another book!"
- Stacy Bixby, Concord, NH

" really draws you into the characters, and I love how descriptive it is.  I can definitely visualize the scenes in the story."
- Shelly Tremblay, Manchester, NH

"With suspenseful and animated storytelling, Tom Jarvis's first novel grabs the reader immediately. His characters are well-crafted and full of gritty realism. He explores themes of life, death, abuse, redemption, and salvation through friendship and brotherhood in a fast paced read. "Train of Consequences" brings the audience right on board the non-stop express journey of a young man's loss of innocence to the horrors the world sometimes holds in store. Jarvis has created a great work, illustrating the bond tragic events can create that turn friends into brothers."
- J. Rose, Bedford, NH

"This very well-written book will keep you reading non-stop until you finish it.  It is a story well told that illustrates adversity and resolution...and the meaning of true friendship.  I could not put it down.  You will remember the story told here.
- Diana Christine, Pompano Beach, FL

"This book was riveting, and kept my attention for the entire time.  The story is gritty and real, the characters are engaging, and the settings are nicely detailed.  I highly recommend this book to anyone!"
- Jen, NH

"...all I can say is wow.  What a great ride to go on.  Definitely a book I could read again and again.  I loved the depth of the characters...I can't wait to see what the author will write next."
- Paula Mitchell, Windsor, CT

"A brilliantly written book.  It made me laugh.  It made me cry.  It made me angry and sad.  It's a book full of emotion and brilliant description.  I could totally imagine the Train Town camp.  The whole story was a runaway roller coaster of tension and raw emotion.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I can't wait to read the next one."
- Kay Moore, Mansfield, England

"I really, really enjoyed the book.  I know a book is good when it leaves me feeling such strong emotions for some time after putting it down.  Being a therapist, I know the reality of the story here - it's so possible - and that's what makes it so touching and emotional.  You are definitely talented.  [Train of Consequences is] a really well-written, attention-getting book.  I'm truly impressed!  There's no doubt that I will read future books you write.  I hope this is just the beginning for you, because I think you have a lot to offer!"
- Tammy Kiniry, Newington, CT

"Fantastic read!  Tom's ability to describe the world he created is amazing.  It is as if you are living the story alongside the characters.  Truly a moving and thought-provoking book!"
- Brooke Palmer, San Diego, CA

"All I can say is...WONDERFUL!  I love the characters and their wonderful flaws and beautiful emotions!"
- Heather Grigas, Canterbury, NH

"I finished the book last night. I had settled in to do a little reading when I found myself not able to put the book down. I read about a hundred pages last night trying to get to the end.  I thought that it was a great book and I just about welled right up when [I read the climax]. Overall, a fantastic read and I will definitely be recommending it to people.  Awesome job!  Can't wait for your next book to come out!"
- Adriane Gelatt, Concord, NH

"Loved the book. Lots of suspense and surprises, very interesting. I like a book that gets me interested in the beginning and holds my interest right to the end. This book will not disappoint. I look forward to more from this new author."
- Diane Hawkins, Henniker, NH

"I loved it. Your words vividly described the characters emotions and the surroundings they were in. I felt like I was right there with them. I wanted to take Shelton and Richie home with me to protect them."
- Laura Houston, Ocala, Florida

"A very satisfying and immersive adventure indeed. It's a compelling and suspenseful story with gripping characters. There are moments in this story that will stay with me for a very long time."
- Andrea Comsteller, NH

"This book is beautifully written! It shows a rare intimacy that makes you really come to care about the main characters.  Some parts made me laugh out loud and some parts made me cry.  I had a hard time putting this book down, and even when I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it."
- Cynthia M. Liska, NH

"Wow.  It was very well written and really drew me in (I was reading in blocks of hours at a time, only stopping because I had to, not because I wanted to).  [The climax was] very powerful.  This is an excellent first book and I hope you continue to write!"
- Jennifer Burk