Book Review: A Truly Unique Supernatural Thriller- no vampires, werewolves, witches or other paranormal monsters. These monsters are human…


The Unyielding Future

By Brian O’Grady

Brain O’Grady has written an easy going supernatural thriller that rises above the tropes of paranormal fiction. It’s a thriller with nuance and sophistication. The Unyielding Future is written in a conversational style so easy to read, but profoundly full of thought provoking scenarios.

The reader follows a prominent Austin, Texas neurosurgeon through a series of unlikely events. As an unseen force manipulates crime after horrific crime, our doctor inadvertently always seems involved.  It’s a race against time as a psychopath has kidnapped several children and has threatened the doctor’s youngest daughter, Mia.

Our doctor meets Adis, after he prevents a mass shooting at a high school by taking out the terrorists invading it.  Our doctor is supposed to treat Adis, who physically appears like a 70-year old man, for lacerations etc. he incurred during this standoff. A mystery in itself is how someone of that age could take out a terrorist group commando style and only have a few lacerations.

Adis tells fantastical tales and allegories to make our doctor (and reader) figure out the link between the tale and the dilemma at hand. The unseen force happens to be Adis’ counterpart, nicknamed Sida.  Before this situation Adis’ job was to intervene much like a guardian angel as commanded by his elders.  However, Adis makes a mistake and consequences of his actions make a domino effect that puts many lives in danger.

Author Brian O’Grady has written a crime thriller but not like any crime thriller you’ve seen. It is an action film director’s dream complete with action heroes/villains, multi-car crashes, multiple fight scenes and fiery explosions. The Unyielding Future is a breath of fresh air in its uniqueness and highlights the darkness of the human soul. This is one story you don’t want to miss!

For more information about Brian O’Grady’s other books, please visit his author page at:

FTC Disclaimer: I was given an ARC of this title by Net Galley and The Story Plant for review purposes only, no other compensation was awarded.


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