Sandy's Spotlight - BOOK REVIEW - Under-Heaven By Tim Greaton
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The following is my September 12, 2012, 4 star review:
Author: Tim Greaton
Genre: Fiction, Suspense, Paranormal (life after death)
Length: Approximately 322 pages
A thought-provoking read.
UNDER-HEAVEN by TIM GREATON is a beautifully written novel about life after death. Mr. Greaton has introduced a unique and interesting theory on what happens after our soul leaves the body. I thoroughly enjoyed reading what is a new take (for me) on this often thought of experience.
I must admit while reading about Nate's living experiences, as well as the horrific events of the end of his life and his family's lives, I found it almost too painful to continue. My heart broke for these characters both for their every day life's experiences and their tragic passing. Through Mr. Greaton's writing the reader experiences such vivid emotion. I found myself gasping at the actions of some of the characters as well as wanting to reach through my Kindle and wrap my arms around those suffering such great pain. This book will bring tears to your eyes and at times a smile to your lips.
I don't want to give too much away about Under-Heaven, the place that Nate found himself in for decades after his death, because I was enchanted and at times disturbed by this place. I want the reader to experience it firsthand as I did.
UNDER-HEAVEN by TIM GREATON is a must read novel. At the end I was left with the feeling of warmth, joy, and a touch of wonderment.
Traumatized by the violent murders of his parents and himself, nine-year-old Nate wakes in a version of Purgatory. With the help of dead relatives from above and below, he struggles to find a way to move on. Meanwhile back on Earth, Nate's sole surviving sister seems to have been imprinted with darkness because time and again she finds herself involved with violent men and dangerous situations. When mobsters follow her and her latest boyfriend down a dead end dirt road, it doesn't seem likely that anyone will escape. The final player in this emotional opus is five-year-old Jesse who places his hope and faith in his drug-addicted father. It isn't until his kidnapping from his Boston school that the pain really begins.
Tim Greaton's "Under Heaven" will pull you out of your world and leave you gasping for breath in his, and the surprising culmination of this entwining story will stay with you for a lifetime. One reviewer says, "Like walking the edge of a cliff that provides a breathtaking view, this book is both scary and beautiful." While another reviewer declares, "Tim Greaton's fans will follow him to Hell in gasoline raincoats...."
You're invited to find out why.
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