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Matt Turner’s gift is also his curse...

With over 700 5-★ reviews, The Dig is not to be missed.

★★★★★ “Page turner that never got boring” ★★★★★ “An entirely unique idea…” ★★★★★ “…characters you care about, a villain to love (and hate), and two stories in one to keep you sucked in.” ★★★★★ “Definitely diving into the sequel when it comes out.” ★★★★★ “I love a book that keeps me thinking about it weeks after it’s finished.” ★★★★★ “…captivated…spent a sleepless night reading the whole thing!” ★★★★★

A mysterious woven metal artifact is found at a paleontological dig in Africa. Mystified experts, confounded by the impossible timeline they get from traditional dating methods, call upon a stubborn young man with a unique talent. Matthew Turner's gift is also his curse: When he touches any object, his awareness is flooded with the thoughts and feelings of those who touched it before him. It is a talent that many covet, some fear, and almost no one understands. Despite being exploited as a child and tormented by the unpleasant experiences imprinted on him from the various items he has "read," Matthew agrees to travel from New York to the forests of Kenya. There, threatened by unknown enemies and helped by a beautiful but prickly ally who begins to understand his strange ability, he journeys back in geological time to make a discovery so shocking that it forces us to rewrite all human history.

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The Dig (Book 1 of the Matt Turner Series)
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4.1 / 5
Dig it!
April 26th, 2015
A good story which took me beyond where I maybe wanted to be? I enjoyed reading this book and I couldn't put it down! It crossed thresholds my normal reading would not cross but from start to finish I enjoyed the fantasy and the journey! Thanks Matt Turner; I look forward to meeting you again!
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March 13th, 2015
The story is excellent, the pressure is kept on in every chapter and the characters are likeable and relatable. I highly recommend this as an excellent read, well written and I have already brought the next book and the prequel. Its nice to find a gd writer with a different take, much appreciated! Happy days.
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I liked it!
February 22nd, 2015
Well written, quick read. Characters were well developed. Some characters you love and some you love to hate!! Storyline kept you wanting more. I would recommend it.
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The Dig
August 26th, 2014
Excellent Read When is the Next One?
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The Dig
June 19th, 2014
Great story, well told. The obligatory romantic sub-plot was a needless distraction, but a small one. Straightforward sci-fi page turner. I'm looking forward to reading more books from this author.
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A Fun Book
May 21st, 2014
Well, I am impressed. This book is a journey into the imagination with a sense of humor. I thought toward the middle that the story was dragging. But the excitement picked up and I found myself eager to read the next chapter. Well done!
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The dig
April 14th, 2014
I was intrigued about this book from the description and I was not disappointed. I can't wait to read more from Michael Siemsen
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Interesting Power
March 28th, 2014
Whether power or gift this would be a boon in the real world if the sensitivity was a little more refined or the character becomes more adept at control. Must read the next installment.
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January 27th, 2014
A good book but plot a little thin.
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