Sara's Review: The Deal (The Fallen Angel Series, #1) by S.C. Cunningham
apc PUBLISHER: S C Cunningham RELEASED: July 4, 2017 GENRE: paranormal, urban fantasy LENGTH: 324 pages FORMAT: ebook, paperback
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For those who dare to believe there is something else out there.... At the age of four, Amy was taken…
She survived.. A week later, another little girl was taken…
She didn't. Angry that a bad man has gotten away with murder, feisty young Amy Fox makes a deal with God. When she dies, if she’s been a good girl, would God let her sit on a cloud for a while, invisible, to get bad people who slip through his fingers?
Her deal and God long forgotten, career girl Amy mysteriously dies. Her lifeless body is found beneath a London underground commuter train.
She awakens in the afterlife to discover an international network of like-minded souls who’ve all made the same deal. A sophisticated MI5-esque justice machine sits in the skies, protecting, righting wrongs, tracking criminals, and working within strict rules of play…all against time.
Each country's Unit shares intelligence, surveillance, and resources to deactivate dangerous situations. The only evidence they leave behind during their earthly visits is a small white feather sashaying to the ground.
In a chaotic world, powerful adversaries try to close her Unit down. A complex SAS vigilante has been assigned to work as her partner, but with his jealous violent ex-girlfriend on her heels and with her own vendetta to settle, Amy has never worked so hard in her entire earthly life. She has to wonder if making a deal with God was a mistake. THREE BOUNDLESS STARS
This started off interesting with Guardian Angels in heaven making up an organization to help right the evils in the world. Like a very complex, sophisticated MI5. It definitely put a different spin on the afterlife. Where the story got a little wonky for me was when the family dynamic was introduced. I would have enjoyed it better if they just continued fighting evil, righting wrongs and finding love. The twist put into play just added a level of complexity that I didn’t care for. I will warn readers there are some hard themes that take place in the story, not to the lead characters, but they are fighting evil and the evil happens in the “background”. It can be horrific. The concept of the story was good, but I am not sure if I will continue it or not, but it was interesting. I am giving The Deal (The Fallen Angel Series, #1, 3 Boundless Stars, it was good.