RG Granville has his whole life in front of him…but only twenty-four hours to live it.
Beyond life’s boundaries, an enduring battle between good and evil determines the fate of earthly souls. Here, ‘caretakers’ guard and protect against the evil and vengeful ‘jumpers’ who slip back and forth between worlds to prey upon the living.
For one man, news of his impending demise sets off a deadly chain of events fueled by a jumper’s burning vengeance. Now he’s in a race against time to stop an unrelenting evil unleashed upon the earth. And if he’s to protect his family, and the world, he must breach the tenuous boundary between life and death to confront a killer—and a shocking secret from his long-buried past.
A TAKER OF MORROWS is a roller coaster ride that will leave readers contemplating the nature of life and death and the eternal price we pay for what we carry in our souls.
Five-star Reviews on Goodreads and Amazon:
"This is truly a great story, a work of art, right from the start the reader is thrown right into the story. This author has taken me by surprise with this story. If I could give this book 10 stars, I would with out hesitation. The characters are very well defined, the flow is great, and the unexpected twists and turns kept me wanting more. But it was the plot which held me captivated even more. Imagine having a guardian angel who actually communicates with you. And of course, if there are guardian angels, there has to be wicked or evil spirits in the mix, and yes, he takes us there. This author has crafted this work of art, which has the reader hanging onto e v e r y word. I really and truly enjoyed this story, and I want more like it! Who is this author????"
"I loved this book. The suspense was amazing and the imagery made it feel like I was in the book and experiencing everything with the characters, at times I forgot I was even reading a book. Each character was super relate able, even the villain. The relationship between Kacy and RG was a very beautiful thing. Overall this book was awesome."
"I was caught up within the first pages! a different take on a horror story because let's face it, if we know we have less then 24hours to live it is a different kind of horror. Really can't wait for more from this author."
"Enticing from the very first page! With RG only having 24 hours to live, puts a 'bucket list' into a short-order perspective...This book awakens part of the unknown spiritual world in a Whole New Way; especially since it is not directly religious. I fell in love with how the inner turmoil roller-coaster was worded, and love of the characters. I have been impatiently waiting for the next book in this series! Thank You Mr. Sayers for an Awesome Read!"
"This was an awesome book. I wish it was longer it was so good. RG and Kacey were magnificent in this book they really pulled it off. I definitely recommend this book to everyone." -Kristina
"Could not put it down! RG only has 24 hours to live and he puts his wife and unborn child first. He's a caring and selfless person he truly is. This book describes the spiritual world in an interesting way without being directly religious."
"A Taker of Morrows is a fast-paced book by breakout author Stephen Sayers. The protagonist has just 24 hours left to live and the book moves at a breathtaking pace as RG navigates a series of 'caretakers' and 'jumpers' who drive the plot forward and really make this book a page turner. In addition to a gripping plot, the author's excellent prose really draws the reader in. With so much terrible writing out there today, an excellent writer like Stephen Sayers really stands out in the world of fiction. I can't wait to read his next book!"
"I am an avid mystery reader but I rarely read supernatural mysteries. Stephen created a totally believable and suspenseful alternative reality. I cared about the characters throughout and rushed to the ending. I am drawn into the world Sayers created and I am looking forward to the next book."
"A thrilling thriller from the beginning - couldn't put the book down and eagerly await Book II - Sayers nailed it!! "
"A real page turner. Great characters and loved the New England backdrop. It's hard to believe this is Mr. Sayers first novel. Really looking forward to the next installment. Makes my wonder who my caretaker is??????? Thanks for a great read Mr. Sayers!!"
" A real original thriller! Best book I've read in years - really loved the unique storyline, and, as someone who grew up spending time on The Cape and Boston area - the local color was fantastic! I can't wait to read the next one. Well done!"
"Quite the enjoyable horror novel! The characters were dynamic and the plot was engaging, and the quick pacing and high tension kept me hooked until the very end."
"A Taker of Morrows is not your run-of-the-mill horror story. In this gripping page-turner, Stephen Paul Sayers delivers a suspenseful battle between good and evil, while simultaneously prompting readers to think about bigger questions: What would you do if you found out you had 24 hours to live? Is there life beyond death? I found myself pausing during my reading to contemplate what I would do in RG's situation. A Taker of Morrows is a thought-provoking novel with relatable characters hurtled into harrowing situations beyond their control. Sayers' skillful pacing, vivid prose, and surprising plot twists had me reading late into the night, and left me wanting to know what happens next. I look forward to the next installment of The Caretakers series!"
Five-star Reviews on NetGalley:
"This book was a work of art. Absolute perfection. This story will make you think about life and death and what happens after. It will also make you consider the question of how you will handle life and/or death situations. This was a terrific read with terrific characters that draw you in and never let you go! Fantastic from start to finish!"
"Robert Granville has so much to live for. His lovely wife, and his son to be born baby. Then he receives the news his time has come. He needs to live life to the fullest is the briefest amount of time. He won't share wonderful moments with his wife, and he won't be a father to his child. And then....Morrow appears. Did I say appears? Yes I did! He has to hurry and take advantage of the time left to find the solution to be with his family. All he has to do is learn to go from dimension to dimension and frome plane to plane....one more thing....he has to fight a murderous entity. Well written story. One of those where you get deeply involved in the storyline and everything around you ceases to exist"