Format: Paperback, 344 pages
Publication: February 4, 2021 by Go to Publish
Synopsis: Betrayed by a trusted colleague and trapped in a manor corrupted by an unearthly evil, a band of survivors struggle to unravel a tangled, supernatural riddle kept in the cellar below. As hope dwindles, they must turn to a little girl to be the key to their salvation and save the world from a fate of fire and shadow. Halfway around the world, a police detective investigates a series of brutal murders with the help of a reclusive heroin addict in what becomes a race to find the little girl before the killer does.
I started this book right at the start of a reading slump, so it took me a lot longer to read it than it likely would have otherwise; it was a pretty fast-paced novel, but I just hadn’t felt like reading for several days. It had many qualities that I almost instantly like in a book: alternating chapters (past and present), strong female leads, and a supernatural aspect.
The alternating chapters were a bit confusing at first, but once I caught on, it was a lot easier to keep up with every character. All of them were written amazingly; they all felt so real, which I loved. Jazzlyn was by far my favorite. Her relationship with Roach was almost always entertaining; their bickering definitely softened some of the tension when necessary.
I personally really liked Walker’s writing style. He had the perfect mix of humor and suspense, both of which weren’t overwhelming at all. As I’ve said, I really liked the way he handled the characters. Everything just felt so realistic, which I always love. It made the book more enjoyable. I look forward to any other book he releases in the future.
I was quite confused with the Christian-centric aspects, but I did enjoy learning about it! It actually led to a bit of side research after I finished the book. Other than the confusion with that, the book did flow easily!
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book via the author in exchange for an honest review.
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Wesley W. Walker writes both fiction and nonfiction, with The Night Chasers being his debut novel. A self described iconoclast and classic idealist, he explores politics and the Christian ethical world view on his blog at libertyisftw.org. He and his wife live in Bentonville, AR.