Brilliant writing! I don't usually start out a review this way, but this book had it all - characters so well crafted you felt you knew them. The situations were real life, gritty, and sent them on a search for something better.
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post on the challenges Christian book reviewers face. In this book, the ugliness of sin and the beauty of living for Jesus were in perfect juxtaposition. In the midst of tragedy, one man's life has an impact long after he's gone.
The way Christa Parrish shared the thoughts, motivations, and actions of each character inspired me, and made me want to read more books like this. It's largely character driven, but has enough tension/suspense to satisfy the reader.
Can you tell I loved it? Five stars for Still Life by Christa Parrish.
Writers: Have you ever read a book that made you want to take your writing to the next level? Please share.
Readers: What books (other than the Bible) have you read that made you think and dig into some of the tougher life issues? Please share.