About the Book:
Unassuming Ruby Case creates an uproar in her quiet town when she raises a boy from the dead. Joined by Reverend Ian Clark, she searches for answers—only to realize that the secrets she unleashed now threaten to destroy them all. Can they overcome their own brokenness before they become victims of an insidious evil?
About the Author:
Mike Duran is the author of the supernatural thriller THE RESURRECTION (Realms, 2011) about an unlikely woman who raises a boy from the dead and rouses something beyond her control. Mike’s novels explore the boundaries of belief, the fragile tether between science and superstition, the depths of despair and the reaches of faith. You can learn more about Mike, his writing projects, favorite music, cultural commentary, and arcane interests, at www.mikeduran.com.
Okay. Let me start this review off with this was not my favorite. That aside, Mike Duran is an author who shows great talent and is sure to work his way on to reader’s shelves quickly. His signs of talent show in creating an eerie plot and blended, complex characters. However, it is a debut novel that shows some room for improvement.
Ian’s story is creepy, eerie, and down right mysterious. Ruby’s character adds the kick to this story of survival, longing and redemption. Her experiences added to Reverend Ian’s making the characters blend with complexity. Both characters are mysterious, yet it still wasn’t enough to fully capture my mind.
All this being said, this creepy story of light vs. dark, good vs. evil, sacrifice and redemption comes with 4 stars and an encouragement to tray this debut novel. There is sure to be readers out there who will love his work and style. I will, as I do with many other authors, continue to read his future work, as I am sure one of them will hit me and I’ll love it.
*This book was provided for review by Strang Book Group*