Breach of Consciousness is a combination of murder, paranormal activity, and an investigation. The ingredients bring forth a novella worth reading. The beginning introduces, the main character, Marco Torres. The details given are just enough to hook readers. Then, from there it builds into a mystery woven with the characters mysterious ability and the action coming ahead.
Peter appreciates the factor of arresting the reader within the first sentences, offering enough information about the main character and the direction of the tone of the novel to assure the pages will turn rapidly.
From the body builder at the open-air gym and the psychics on the boardwalk to the mysterious blind man who stalks Marco and his mentors, the author peoples his tale with authentic, living characters.
It seems one of the key themes of the book is self-exploration and what happens when we accept who we are, weird as we could be. Peter Castillo is a great storyteller and I enjoyed the way he used the first person narrative, the ability to draw readers into the narrator’s worldview and perception of reality without sacrificing the point of view of other characters.