(I received a free copy of this book, from Curiosity Quills Press, in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I did find this book slightly hard to get into when I started reading it. I had a little bit of difficulty getting behind Wesley’s character at first and even by the end of the book, I’m still not entirely sure that I really liked him… though he was certainly an interesting character.
The plot of the book was fairly good and I liked the gradual reveal of the information about the main character, rather than having it all come through at once. I also quite liked the religious aspects about this book, being a Christian myself.
I liked most of the other characters in this book, but there were a couple of times where I got confused with the characters. I did think that the author did a really good job of showing Wesley’s mindset and how close to despair he was.
I liked the hints of the supernatural elements in this book as well. I would have liked a bit more detail about what was going on there, but I think it worked quite well in the way it was used in this book. Even if I wasn’t sure I liked Wesley, I could really empathise with him easily.
There were some really dark moments in this that made me shudder when I read them. I was glad that the author didn’t shy away from the darker moments in the book, but some of those did make me cringe when I was reading them. There were still some things here I wasn’t completely sure I understood.
I quite liked the ending of this book, too. I felt it worked really well with the rest of the book. I also really liked Morton and Ruth as characters, as well as the banter between the rest of the guys.
I’d probably check out other books by this author at some point in the future. This one was really well-written and I was able to see a lot of the events happening inside my mind. I’d also like to see some of the other characters further explored, too. I felt that they each had stories that could be told.