Mike Dellosso has written a winner. His talents as a writer (this is his fifth book) and as a professor are showcased very well in this book.
The story is one of mystery, thrills and faith all rolled into one. The “hero” of the tale, Marny Toogood, has a history of an unhappy childhood, as do the sister and brother he ends up helping: Esther and William Rose.
Along the way to helping them, there are chases through the deep Maine woods, tunnels, car chases, murders (current and past), and a mysterious cult-like group.
The writing style and story had me sitting on the edge of my seat, not wanting to put the book down until I had it finished.
The Christian message in the books is well done, and does not beat you over the head with the message. And since the writing is so well done, it helps to get that message across with grace and subtlety.
The best, most quotable line:
“Science can’t prove faith. The two operate in entirely different realms. Natural and spiritual.”