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Beth's Review: No Rest for the Wicked by Dane Cobain

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Publisher: Forsaken

Released: May 26, 2015

Genre: Supernatural, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Length: 127 pages

Format: ebook , paperback

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When the Angels attack, there’s NO REST FOR THE WICKED. Father Montgomery, an elderly priest with a secret past, begins to investigate after his parishioners come under attack, and with the help of Jones, a young businessman with an estranged child, Montgomery begins to track down the origin of the Angels. The Angels are naked and androgynous. They speak in a dreadful harmony with no clear leader. These aren’t biblical cherubs tasked with the protection of the righteous – these are deadly creatures of light that have the power to completely eradicate. When Jones himself is attacked, Father Montgomery knows he has to act fast. He speaks to the Angels and organises a final showdown where he’s asked to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Four Boundless Stars

No Rest for the Wicked tells a story of good versus evil, in a uniquely different way. The story is great; suspenseful action mixed with love, family, friendship, and mystery. I loved how the story came together in the end; allowing readers to experience unconditional love through the ultimate sacrifice.

The story has an unusual, and hard to follow layout; I had to jump back chapters to double-check the dates throughout my reading. I like how the chapters told everyone’s story from in different times throughout their lives; however, it would have been a much smoother read if it was written in a past to present order.

The story was one of my preferred genres; I love the supernatural aspect, and the idea is extremely original. Cobain is a very talented writer, and his talent for imagery is quite obvious throughout the chapters. Unfortunately, the order of the chapters took a lot away from that; starting with the present day worked, but the back in forth for the rest of chapters in the book was a major negative for me.

After drawing readers’ interest with the first chapter, written in present day; taking the rest in order would have made for a perfectly smooth and easy read. Despite the layout, Cobain’s brilliant writing and unique story deserves 4 Boundless Stars for No Rest for the Wicked. I look forward to seeing more from Cobain.

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