Members of a powerful secret society kidnap Nate Lovejoy—a seemingly unremarkable stay-at-home dad—and bring him to their leader, Vanslow DeGange, who claims to know the future. He's foreseen that a billion people could die—unless Nate takes action.
Parks’ skill at creating realistic, strong characters makes the twists in Unthinkable believable as they confront evils they didn’t even know existed while proving their inner strength. Nate and Jenny’s unconditional love and respect for each other further buoy the gripping plot. And, yes, Parks makes you believe in predicting the future.
Parks has taken a risk with this novel. It works only if readers can suspend their disbelief enough to swallow its central premise. Rather than present DeGrange’s power as paranormal, the author offers a pseudo-scientific rational for it that may not satisfy some readers. Those who can accept it are in for a treat. The story is inventive, well written, fast-paced, and filled with twists. And chapters alternating between Nate’s and Jenny’s points of view add depth and tension.
... a solid, edge-of-your-seat thriller ... just when the critical moment is at hand, Parks throws us a major curveball. Unthinkable is an effective and memorable work that will force readers to think hard about the circumstances in which these characters are involved, while wondering what they would do if they were faced with the same challenges.