From Publishers Weekly
Dekker and Healy follow their collaboration in Kiss
with another odyssey into the paranormal that transports readers into another dimension and returns them head spinning, never to see their own world in quite the same way. Two young friends are propelled out of their Gypsy clan when shady characters burn their kumpania
(community). The girls lose family and friends in the fire and grow up separated from each other and the boy they both loved. One is faced with an impossible choice that haunts her until the girls meet 15 years later, where a reality-bender twist is revealed. Readers who enjoy allegorical stories that are rooted in the Bible will find dozens of connections, some force-fed (He was the Jesus to Janeal's Judas) and others unorthodox but mind-zinging ( 'Who can imagine what God and Satan discuss? Certainly Job had no idea God was gambling with his life.' ) Christian fiction lovers who enjoy romantic interest, frantic chases by sinister figures of biblical proportions, suspense, and the old-fashioned joy of suspending disbelief will find this new dynamic writing duo, once a writer-editor combo, fiery hot. (Jan.)
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The authors follow up Kiss (2009) with another dark thriller. Janeal Mikkado was forced to make a difficult decision: risk her own life to save her best friend, or leave her friend to burn to death and run off with a million dollars. She chose the wrong path, and now her own life is in jeopardy, as she is pursued not just by the money’s rightful owner but also by elements of her past that she thought were dead. Like Kiss, this novel features a solidly constructed plot, well-designed characters, and, peeking out from the darkness, a message of hope and spiritual redemption. As a solo writer, Dekker has a devoted following, especially among readers of inspirational fiction, and his fans will eagerly embrace this book, which showcases his ability to balance story with character and to keep the reader on the edge of his or her seat. --David Pitt