"The contrast between tone and content is a characteristic talent of only a few authors. Kendall pays as much attention to his sentences as he does to his plots, shifting or consolidating meaning with the use of a single word. His writing is impeccably honed, full of juxtapositions and qualifications that help to create an emotional atmosphere that will have you spellbound."
- Emerald Book Reviews, 5/5
"Author Martin Kendall hits on every salient and terrifying point about modern life during this wild ride of a thriller novel, and it is those nods to our own reality which make the book all the more riveting for it. Intellectual and astute on many levels beyond the story itself, this is a book that keeps you thinking long after you put it down."
- Readers’ Favorite, 5/5
"I can assure you it will make you reflect on many challenging issues like the reliability of memory, individual happiness, the thin line between truth and deception, and the reasons behind terrorist acts."
- OnlineBookClub, 5/5
"Tautly-paced, THE FREEDOM BUILDING by Martin Kendall churns from one mysterious development to another as hero John Gowan along with the book’s reader tries to figure out what exactly is going on."
- IndieReader, 4.5/5
"A plot that keeps you guessing overlays a much deeper exploration of memory, repression, and identity in this mind-bending read. Rife with visceral passages of confusion and cognitive chaos, readers are led into the labyrinth of a troubled brain as Gowan tries to uncover his own repressed secrets, leading to an explosive conclusion that will stick in readers’ minds long after the final page. Weaving timely themes of patriotism, terrorism, mental health, and the nature of reality, Kendall delivers impressively with The Freedom Building, for a cerebral yet gripping psychological thriller."
Self-Publishing Review, 4.2/5
"The Freedom Building is a Kafkaesque, cerebral thriller that moves with purpose through its layered clues."
- Foreword Clarion, 4/5