Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Book Blog Tour: Frame 232 by Wil Mara

Margaret Baker was present to see John F. Kennedy as he was driven through Dealey plaza on November 22, 1963, the day he was assassinated. She happened to be videotaping him when she heard a Pop! sound, then another, and then another. Developing the film could put her at risk if the person developing it notices what the film is about. After a long period of procrastination, Margaret decides to have the film developed and puts it into a safe-deposit box after awhile. She carries the burden of the film on her shoulders for a long time, even until her death. When she dies the film is released into her daughter’s hands and she is given the choice of what to do with it. It is also revealed that Margaret was known as the Babushka Lady. New characters, sometimes mysterious ones, are revealed in the story as the plot continues to move forward, which is also how one comes to understand just who Jason Hammond is (the man who this book series is named after).

Margaret Baker's mostly innocent interest to want to see John F. Kennedy as he travels through a city in Texas turns into a mysterious secret of a film that holds some answers that no other film taken that day seemed to capture. On one hand, I thought Margaret was brave to keep such a secret for so long to protect her and her family. On the other hand, I think it would have helped more than she thought if she brought the film forward when she was alive. Putting the film into the hands of another family member seemed like it could've been just as risky as coming forward herself when she was alive, because it put her family member at risk instead of her. I am generally a person that doesn't enjoy diving into history that much. I think I stayed interested through most of this story because I am becoming more interested in seeing mysteries solved about situations where bad things happen to people, which this story does a great job of making happen.

Since this book is fiction it can put some people's minds at rest in some ways about John F. Kennedy's assassination and make some people wonder in other ways.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale Publishing for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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