This is not the kind of book I usually read, although the Christian genre drew me to read it. However, from the first chapter, it did not seem Christian at all, except in that it pitted evil versus good. With all the death and darkness throughout the book, at times it was hard to tell the difference between those who were evil and those who were good. The story is about a young man named Michael who spent time in the prison system as a boy and who has now returned to his hometown of Coldwater. But he is hated there, with a hate that is so visceral that it is hard to imagine how someone so young could have so many people hating him and trying to destroy him. It has a satisfying conclusion, but is such a dark novel that it was hard for me to read it. I did see some parts of the novel that were an allegory for the life of Jesus, but you will have to read it yourself to see if you also notice this allegory.
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