Friday, September 9, 2011
Review: Darkness Follows by Mike Dellosso
Seven-year-old Eva Travis loves her father relentlessly and unconditionally, no matter what. But will her love for him be enough to rescue him from surrendering to his inner darkness and doing something he'll forever regret, losing all he holds dear along the way? Sam Travis awakens one night to the sound of his dead brother calling his name and the sounds of a civil war battle outside his home in Gettysburg. Soon he begins to discover the journal entries of a conflicted civil war soldier written in his own handwriting. As the entries keep coming, Sam loses himself to something sinister more and more and distances himself from his wife and daughter. Something's going on. Something very bad needs to be done, and Sam is the chosen one for the task. Will the love of his daughter and Jesus be enough to bring him back from the darkness before it's too late?
DARKNESS FOLLOWS by Mike Dellosso is a beautiful story of the love of a daughter for her father set in the context of a very creepy story. Dellosso's story paints evil in the darkest of colors, only to show us the breathtaking light that shines into that darkness. The book has an ominous feeling throughout that kept me hoping the direction Sam Travis was taking wasn't really going to happen. The love of his daughter is profound. It was a beautiful depiction of the gospel of Jesus with love as the only cure to eradicate the darkness within us.
The storyline was captivating. As a father myself, I found the book a call to love my wife and children relentlessly. As a follower of Jesus, I found the book a call to love people far from God relentlessly because the love of Jesus is the only cure to killing the darkness and satisfying the soul.
DARKNESS FOLLOWS is a supernatural thriller that will keep your heart racing and your soul crying out for hope to the very end.
I received this book for free for review from Charisma House Publishers