"The Longest Summer" takes readers on an emotional and suspenseful journey alongside Max, a man who awakens to a chilling reality where everyone has mysteriously vanished overnight. In this haunting world, Max is determined to find his missing wife, Hannah, and unravel the enigma of humanity's sudden disappearance.
As Max grapples with the shock and confusion of waking up alone, he embarks on a desperate search for answers. The once familiar streets of his small Maine town now stand empty, devoid of any signs of life. Max's quest to locate Hannah becomes intertwined with his relentless pursuit of understanding the truth behind this inexplicable event.
Driven by love and fueled by a deep sense of loss, Max scours every corner of his hometown, finding tantalizing clues that push Max further into the mystery that shrouds the world.
With every step forward, Max must confront his own fears, doubts, and the haunting loneliness that threatens to consume him.
"The Longest Summer” is a captivating tale of love, resilience, and the indomitable human spirit. Through Max's relentless search, readers are taken on an emotional rollercoaster, delving into themes of loss, identity, and the profound impact of solitude. As he grapples with the unknown, Max's journey becomes an exploration of his own humanity, forcing him to confront his deepest fears and find strength amidst overwhelming uncertainty.
This gripping book will keep readers on the edge of their seats as they accompany Max on a journey that ultimately leads to revelations that challenge their perceptions of reality and the power of love in the face of the inexplicable. "The Longest Summer” is a story that lingers in the mind, reminding us of the enduring resilience of the human spirit and the unbreakable bond of love.
Jon Shannon and his wife Lori have been married since 1995 and have two adult sons. They all live in Saco, Maine.
For over 20 years, Jon has been a morning show host on the preeminent country radio station in the state of Maine. Tune in to 101.9 WPOR any weekday morning for the fun with Jon, Joe and Courtney.
Jon was recently voted into the Maine Association Of Broadcasters Hall Of Fame, and is the host of the popular Maine People Podcast, featuring notable guests from all over the state.
The Longest Summer is Jon's first published book.
This is a wonderful story of relationships and true love that is limitless, and the innate search for connection. From the beginning the author takes you on a quest of the familiar and testing the boundaries of the unknown. His journey makes you laugh (and cry) with joy for the adventures and the internal dialog that reads like an amazing voyage into the brain. It will remind you to go down that untraveled road, and create as many memories and connections as possible!! Great summer read !!
A satisfying read! Loved the descriptions of Maine spots - perfect for any New England lover to enjoy. It's fun to imagine yourself in the narrator's shoes living in a world of your own creation! A great bedtime read.
A fluid and entertaining story that is easy to read, filled with humor and emotion that left me on the edge of my seat right to the end.
I loved the storyline and I loved that it was written by a local Maine author so when the main character is talking about local places it is genuine. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down. I'll be looking forward to more from Jon Shannon in the future.
I read this book at one sitting! The author’s description of the world around him drew me in almost immediately! His sweet style of humor found me smiling and many times thinking, “I thought I was the only one who thought that.” He walks us through the characters emotions - fear, confusion, and love, to name a few, with such truth. I thoroughly enjoyed this summer day of my own, deep in a beautiful book.
Loved it! This is truly heartwarming and a great summer read. Love to read the works of local authors. So much about Maine. I hope Jon writes another soon.
This book was such a good read. The descriptions of people and places made you feel like you were there. Max was a guy everyone could identify with, his story was honest and both sad and funny. Great book John Shannon, can't wait for the next one!
Once I started reading this book I could not put it down!!!!