Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Darkness Rising Book Review

Book Review of Darkness Rising
  by Lis Wiehl with Pete Nelson
"Secrets and murder.  Angels and demons.  Welcome to East Salem"
An East Salem Novel

REVIEW BY: L. Bankhead

      Everyone that reads my blog knows that I am a huge Lis Wiehl fan.  I love her work, and so obviously I picked up her newest offering.  IT'S AMAZINGLY GOOD! This is the second part of the East Salem Trilogy, and a sequel to Waking Hours.  It picks up right where the first book left off and immediately blasts you into the world of East Salem - with it's angels, demons, darkness and intrigue.  New characters that were not in the first book are revealed; and again Wiehl does an excellent job at cultivating them.  The research that goes into her writing is evident.  I love that she brought on Pete Nelson again, as his masterful work brings the story alive.  I've recently read that some readers were disgruntled because the book doesn't mention God or Jesus enough.  Is there a rule about that I don't know about?  Sheesh.  Here's my take - it's a BOOK!  The author can do whatever they please; and say whatever they like.  When I read a book it's not because the author needs to line up with my doctrine flawlessly.  I read because I like a solid, thrilling and adventurous book.  If I need a self help book - I will get one.  I don't expect Lis Wiehl to be a self help guru as everyone else out there thinks they are at this point in book-dom.  Just give me a good book and let me read.   Enough of that.  This book is substantial as a good thriller, and enough God in it to make me a happy camper.  Now, I'm forlorn that I have to wait until next September to hear how this hair-raising story ends.  But, I'm excited to announce that Wiehl is introducing a new series (Mia Quinn Mystery), with the first novel, A Matter of Trust, coming out in March 2013.  She's bringing on co-writer April Henry again from the Triple Threat Series.  I think that means it's going to be very, very good.  I recommend this book for ages 14 and up; and for anyone needing an entertaining and clean thriller.

(I received this book free from as part of their blogging prograom. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
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