Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Never Let You Go by Erin Healy

Book Description

Losing everything has made Lexi hold those she loves tightly. Hell is determined to loosen her grip.

Lexi lives in the shadow of choices her husband made. Especially Grant’s choice to leave seven years ago, without a word. Her relationship with their daughter, Molly, is now the most important thing in her life. Lexi will do anything—work grueling hours, attend church on her only day off, sacrifice financially—just to see Molly smile.

When Grant shows up declaring his intent to re-enter their daughter’s life, Lexi is skeptical of his motives. She soon determines not to let him near Molly. Then a drug dealer named Warden arrives on Lexi’s doorstep, demanding payment of Grant’s old debts.

But that's just the earthly perspective. Staggering supernatural events are spilling into her world in real and shocking ways. Hell's fury is great, but Heaven's power is greater still. In a novel that defies easy categorization, this has all the early buzz of the breakthrough read of 2010.

My review:

Erin Healy has written two books with Ted Dekker: Kiss and Burn. I figured this first solo novel by her would be similar in style, and it is. I was looking forward to reading it, and dove into it as soon as it came in the mail.

Some things were a bit hard to follow at the start of the book, but it improved later in the book. I think the author did a great job on her first solo novel, and look forward to reading more by her.

The story isn't necessarily a happy one, but the plot was really good, and you find yourself really identifying with the characters, and there was a definite Christian message in the book, along with plenrty of suspense. A recommended read.

About the author:

Erin Healy is an award-winning editor who worked with Ted Dekker on more than a dozen of his stories before their collaboration on Kiss. She owns WordWright Editorial Services, a consulting firm specializing in fiction book development. She and her husband have two children.

Never Let You Go is availble from Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Thanks to Thomas Nelson for the review copy.


Unknown said...

Thanks for your review on "Never Let you Go." It does sound like a more dark story. Today I am going to order a new murder mystery, "Her Mother’s Diary," which sounds similar to Erin Healy's book. The story is about a woman who is estranged from her wealthy parents and chooses to enter into the world of drugs. Not only does she become homeless, but her parents are murdered by the drug lords. She must then find the money her mother had hidden before they do. What appeals to me in the synopsis is that this could be a great page turning thriller with elements of redemption in it. You should check it out!