Friday, April 23, 2010

REVIEW: Deliver Us From Evil by Robin Caroll

Check Out my March 23rd post on this novel.

Here is my review of this terrific romantic suspense novel:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Robin Caroll and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Deliver Us From Evil" to review for them. I have always been grateful for this generosity, and I am trying to improve at being consistent in taking the time to thank these wonderfully giving individuals in a public forum. I really appreciate your time, effort and expense in making a reviewer copy available to me.

I am completely enthralled by Robin Caroll’s novel, “Deliver Us From Evil”. My initial attraction to the book description was a mention of the Great Smoky Mountains, a place I spent a bit of time exploring as a child. I looked forward to reliving some memories about the places I visited while in North Carolina and Tennessee. And, although the setting fills my mind with beauty, the underlying subject matter taints that beauty completely. The horrifying topic of child trafficking is at the heart of this novel. A race against time to get a donor heart to a recipient who has the knowledge to bust a Tennessee child trafficking ring wide open is how this book begins and builds in suspense. The crash of the helicopter carrying the heart that is being escorted to its North Carolina destination by U.S. Marshall Roark Holland, leads to the rescue of this group by Ranger-Pilot Brannon Callahan.

This novel truly has every element imaginable for a work of romantic suspense. But what impressed me most about this novel is how incredibly it shows how something horrifying can be surrounded by something incredibly breathtaking, and vice versa. It makes me wonder how much we don’t see because we either don’t look or we refuse to acknowledge a thing. This has led me to pray for eyes open to truth, for the collapse of this horrible industry, and for the physical and emotional healing and restoration of the victims of human trafficking. Thank you, Robin Caroll, for not allowing this subject matter to go unnoticed.

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