Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Review ~ The Disillusioned by D. J. Williams

The Disillusioned
Published May 1st 2013 by WestBow Pres

Book Blurb

A mother's suicide threatens to destroy a family legacy. Her sons, Sam and Daniel, are forced to leave their comfortable worlds behind and search for a woman they believe can unlock the secrets that have remained hidden. They are propelled into separate journeys from Los Angeles to the heart of the Zambezi, where they are forced to confront a man known as Die Duiwel, the Devil. On their adventures they will find themselves in a place where death is one breath away, where thousands of children are disappearing into the darkness, and where the woman they are searching for is on the hunt for revenge. When they stand face-to-face with the forgotten slaves of Africa, they will fight to redeem what has been lost.

Review

Following their mother’s suicide, Sam and Daniel Armstrong leave behind a comfortable world to search for the truth about long buried family secrets. Their individual journeys take them from Los Angeles and into Zambezi, to the heart of a dark and very dangerous place, where children are disappearing and where the ultimate revenge threatens their very existence.

The corruption at the heart of the story focuses on the very depths of human despair, and intertwines a humanist perspective alongside a story of religious fervour and moral principle. Whilst the evangelical and religious nature of the narrative is central to the plot, it does not overly detract from what is in effect a competent and convincing adventure story. The short and concise nature of the individual chapters seem to give credence to a mystery with many twists and turns, and which keeps the reader guessing until the very end. 



Overall, I thought this was a well written and interesting story. 

4****

More about the author can be found http://www.djwilliamsbooks.com/



My thanks to D J Williams for my review copy of this book.





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