Sep. 4, 2017

The Space Between Words by Michele Phoenix

***** 5 stars

Christian Psychological Thriller, Not to be Missed!!

 

Michèle Phoenix's novel, The Space Between Words, is a living, breathing, swirling, ever larger black hole; mysterious, dangerous,it draws the reader in from the start.  There will be no escape until the final page.

Presented are two alternate time realities,both times of unimaginable terror. One holds the answer to  survival in the second.

 In the 1680's and 1690's, Adeline Baillard leaves a diary of persecution of the Huguenots. Promised safety by the crown, that promise has been revoked and fierce atrocities are committed against anyone not following Roman Catholicism. 

 The present day terror involves a young woman named Jessica who is in France with her good but platonic friend, Patrick. Following a rock concert at the Bataclan,Jessica 
wakes up in Parisian hospital, uncertain of what really happened. She and Patrick decide to take a pre-planned trip to the south of France. A great surprise awaits at the B&B, where new friends Grant, Mona,and Connor enter the picture.

Such an excellent book. The psychological terror and confusion was well laid out and believable. How real both the Huguenot persecution and the Bataclan shooting became for me! I loved the aura of mystery that Phoenix embued in her storytelling. If you like French history, current history and psychological thrillers with real answers through faith, this is a book not to miss!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. This in no way affects my opinions, for which I am solely responsible.