Creepy. Suspenseful. And page-turningly weird. Yep, you’ll find it all in this month’s featured book on the CSFF Blog Tour—Shade by John Olson.
In Shade, Olson weaves a supernatural, suspense story with an unlikely romantic twist.
Intelligent, beautiful Hailey Maniates finds herself assaulted by a homeless man whose thoughts and emotions seem to eerily penetrate hers. When another homeless character comes to her rescue—an ultra-tall, scruffy, bearded hunchback called Melchi—Hailey uncannily finds her mind and emotions meshed with his. These bizarre and almost telepathic sensations land Hailey in hospital where she is diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic.
An ancient battle between the forces of darkness—personified by the mysterious Mulo—and the light, provide the backdrop for the story and keep you turning pages.
Olson manages to plop the Gospel message in Shade—albeit a little indiscreetly. Still, the book highlights the Christian faith well. It even hints at the deeper struggles Christians often face as reflected in Melchi’s desire to serve the Holy One—an aspiration, which is complexly intertwined with a sense of self-imposed legalism.
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