I enjoyed Faces in the Fire, by T. L. Hines, and was impressed with this author’s writing style. He did a great job of weaving together the characters’ stories and events. The description of their jobs—artist/truck driver, computer hacker, tattoo artist, and hitman–seemed authentic and made the scenes more believable. I doubt that my mother would like this book due to the sleazy nature of some of the characters, but Kurt, Corrine, Grace, and Stan had redeeming qualities that made me want them to overcome the difficulties they faced.
This isn’t a typical suspense novel. I’m not even sure there was a real plot since each character’s story was broken down into its own section. It was more like a series of scenes. Though their lives were mysteriously connected, these people only met each other once. That encounter changed their lives. The coincidences that linked the main characters together were a bit bizarre but the story is so well written that everything made sense by the end.
Though this is listed as a Christian book, there is nothing related to Christianity in it. However, the overall theme is one of redemption and love. There is only an occasional use of rough slang, and nothing I would object to my daughter reading. I will definitely read this book again.
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Disclaimer: Thomas Nelson provided this book for review. The opinion expressed is my own.