Mrs. Cabot is well educated and highly skilled in her ability to write books,
that was apparent as I read some of her mystery book, “Out of the Embers”. The reason I couldn’t read every page or finish it, was, it was too depressing and dark for me.
Some examples: ….mimicked a knife slicing across his throat, …as though she’d been bludgeoned,…..a shiver of dread,…storm…moments of terror….horrible….murders…terrified shriek,…dead…..
hatred….curses…..gouge…… No matter where I read, there was more of the same bleak and
dispiriting story line.
I know Amanda Cabot’s books are well received, since some of them were finalists for ACFW Carol Awards, and the HOLT Medallion, but this type of book is not for me.
Since I’ve read this one, to a point, I’m absolutely positive I won’t read any type of Christian mystery or suspense book again. Life is severe enough without me spending my leisure time reading a book that will make me feel rather hopeless.
I would like to say we need to be careful what we read, as Christians. The Christian fiction industry has lately been infused with books that don’t glorify God, and we need to speak out, be honest, and do what Jesus says to do in Philippians: 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
I received this book for free from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.