Published: May 2010
Genre: Christian Fiction/Suspense
Source: Amy Currie of Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists
Synopsis from Phenix & Phenix:
In “Never Let You Go,” Lexi is a young single mother learning to cope with the aftermath of a family disaster and the decisions of her husband, who left seven years ago. With little left to hold on to, she devotes her life to her only daughter, and is determined to do anything—work grueling hours, sacrifice financially—just to make her happy.
But when her estranged husband unexpectedly reenters their lives, her sister’s murderer comes up for parole and an unwanted acquaintance returns demanding payment of an old debt, Lexi’s world is quickly turned upside-down once again. As hidden sins are exposed and a whirlwind of mysterious forces begin to surface, her tenuous grip on life and her loved ones is threatened.
My Thoughts: This book is very reminiscent of Dekker and Peretti's past work. These two authors were my introduction into Christian suspense and I've pretty much enjoyed all of their works. Now, I have a new author to add to that list.....Erin Healy. This is an age old story of good versus evil with a twist of supernatural added to the mix. Overall, I thought Healy wrote a compelling page turner and I savored the time I spent with MOST of the characters. I have to admit that I felt that Warden was a bit of a cliche' in regards to the portrayal of the devil. At times, I found myself rolling my eyes at some of the words and expressions he exhibited. I would like to see the author grow in this regards, and really make the reader struggle in answering who is good and who is bad. I like trying to figure that out. But even with that, it didn't detract enough from the story to discourage me from finishing it. There is that knowledge going into this genre that all things will turn out for the good and yes, it is fairly predictable, but I think that is one of the reasons I enjoy reading these books. For those that like suspense with a Christian undertone, I think this would be a good choice for a future read.
Thank you to Amy Currie for sending me a review copy. I was not compensated for my review.
My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.
They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel.