Time Passed by Robert Barlow Jr. was published June 28th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. Thousands returned from the war in Vietnam suffering from physical injuries that were easily seen. Thousands more suffered from mental injuries that too often went unnoticed. How many of those who suffered from mental anguish lived their lives, controlled by that emotional turmoil? The answer will never be known.
Time Passed is the account of Daniel Gardner, Phillip Russ and Benjamin Simms, each of whom returned from the war, but not unscathed. Each chose, for more than three decades, to allow the torturous events they experienced while in the distant land to control their lives.
It is an account of healing, brought about by a group of unknown warriors whose bodies were never recovered from that distant land, but whose souls were returned home by a group of volunteers who erected a memorial to honor the Vietnam veterans living in their town, including Daniel, Phil and Benjamin.
About the author: Twenty-seven years serving as a Soldier has given me an appreciation for just how great this country is, and the ultimate respect for those who sacrificed so we could remain a free nation. In few other countries could someone such as myself formulate ideas into stories and allow those ideas to flow from my mind through my fingers and to the keyboard. Should writing never become my career, I will still write as long as I love creating and telling my stories. Website – Goodreads
My thoughts: Time Passed was a quick read for me because I was so drawn in from the first page. This novel has the perfect combination of spine chilling suspense and thrilling action packed scenes. Barlow’s writing style will take your emotions on a roller coaster ride with each page you read making this an unforgettable read. Time Passed gives you a vivid and realistic story as you go into the jungle with these men, experiencing all their losses and struggles. A truly captivating read. * I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.*