Mystery / Thriller
by David L Wallace
Plot: The author deftly handles a multifaceted plot with plenty of surprises and plot twists. Blending police procedure with an underlying theme of religion/superstition shows skill.
Prose: The book's prose is solid and skillfully handled.
Originality: Wallace has executed an idea that, while not brand new, is quite original given current trends in the mystery/thriller genres.
Character Development: The main characters are skillfully and fully developed. However, secondary characters are left more two dimensional for purposes not revealed until the story's climax.
Blurb: Wallace’s original and engaging novel is full of plot twists, surprises, and a substantial dash of the supernatural thrown in for good measure.