He was hounded day and night by a throng of inquiring minds who wanted to know the answer to what lies on the “other side”. Poor Jude had no choice. He changed his name, moved to Montana, boarded up the windows and hid from the world... and “them” too.
I’m talking about WAKING LAZARUS, by T. L. Hines (Bethany House). It won’t hit the shelves for a week, but in my mind, it’s already destined to be a bestseller. Be sure to fasten your seatbelt before opening the cover. It’s going to be a wild ride.
I admit that I was skeptical when I heard the premise for this book. The old “Guy comes back from the dead with special powers–thing” has been done again, and again. But T. L. Hines surprised me with a book that sets itself apart. This is no re-mix of old ideas. WAKING LAZARUS handles the concept with exciting freshness.
The story is wrought with suspense and delightful creepiness...maybe a bit too creepy for the younger readers out there. But it also had its share of charm. The characters were rich in personality and their relationships are complex and intriguing. Jude’s relationship with his son melted my curmudgeonly heart.
There are so many scenes that I’m aching to share, but I don’t want to spoil the book for you. Congratulations to T. L. Hines, on a job well done.
WAKING LAZARUS has earned a special place on my bookshelf.
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