No shortage of vampire books stock bookstore shelves today, but few combine Christian themes with ghoulish vampire villains like this headlong rush of psycho-spiritual suspense. When the wife and son ofRob Shields go missing, Shields must find them and their abductor, but only by facinghis own darkest fears. In tow is essential female sidekick and moral voice, Juli: You lost yourwife and son. When did you lose your faith? She leads Rob to Darlington, a horrific village of dread-filled citizensand darklings who rule by treachery and pure evil. Even Juli has demonsof the pastto exorcise. Never indulging in long boring tangents or fussy character descriptions, Dellosso's pacing is perfect and passionate. Even thoughthe choiceof setting and parts of the plot mirror the popular novel The Shack , readers familiarwith that book willfind this new combo of Christian vampire fare a quick and breathless read and will scream for more. (May) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Shelfari edited the description of Darlington Woods Tuesday, April 13, 2010.