Title: Stranger Things
Author: Erin Healy
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Sub-Genre: Christian Thriller
Length: 357 pages
Rating: 5 stars
In the burnt-out hollow, a house of dark secrets and an eerie beauty beckon.
Serena Diaz’s life is imploding. A troubled student has accused the young biology teacher of sexual misconduct, cutting off her promising career just as it was starting to blossom. But that’s just the beginning of Serena’s problems.
When a therapeutic walk in the woods leads her to a ruined house overtaken by criminals, Serena is assaulted and finds herself witness to the senseless murder of the one man who tries to help her.
Hurled into a world of false accusations and hounded by the press, Serena must confront evil itself to unravel the mysterious visions—and terrifying danger—that pursue her. But she can’t ignore the most haunting question: Why would a mysterious stranger give his life to save hers?
The answer, if she can find it, will point the way to her freedom from evil men in a lascivious trade.
Reflection. That’s what I want to do after reading this novel. I need to reflect. I need to breath and work my way through what happened, what I felt, and how I feel now. Seriously. This is an incredible novel. I’ve read Ms. Healy’s work before, but, by far, this is absolutely the most amazing book of hers to date. Holy cow. I’m still in awe of it.
Child molesting. Falsely accused people. Human Trafficking. Tragedy. So many moving, emotionally traumatic circumstances and beautifully chiseled characters. Those are the things that make up this novel that follows Serena Diaz, the Fire Followers and a teenager set to seek revenge.
From start to finish this novel had me captivated. I was emotionally moved in so many ways, sometimes brought to tears, sometimes brought to anger, but always brought close to these amazing characters in a way that I won’t soon forget. This author has mad skills, for sure!
I highly recommend this novel to those who love dramatic reads. Books filled with characters that come to life, real life issues woven into a fictional novel that keeps you on the edge of your seat. This 5 star read kept me turning page after page, white knuckling the book, until the last page was turned. Well done, Ms. Healy!
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