I don't normally do book reviews, but I recently had the honor of reading Tom Davis' first novel, and everything in me wants to reach out, grab you by the shoulders, and say, "You MUST read this book!" It's that good. Curious? Read my review below:

Tom Davis' first novel gripped me by the throat and refused to let go. I no longer sat in a comfortable chair in my bedroom merely reading a book; I bumped along in a jeep on dusty clay roads, inhaled sweaty fear, witnessed atrocities that provoked gut-wrenching despair and anger, and grieved over inhumane conditions that pound innocent families on a continent plagued with disease and corruption.

Sweet little Adanna, already fatherless and literally starving, faces the unthinkable when her mother becomes gravely ill. Frightened yet determined to provide a meal for her two younger siblings, Precious and Abu, Adanna innocently brings horrendous calamity upon herself in her desperate search food.

Into this hostile environment Stuart Daniels, world renown, award-winning photographer arrives. A decade earlier Stuart nearly lost his life photographing the violence that, unthinkably, continues to worsen in the heart of Africa. That trip was the beginning of the end for him. He's all but dead on the inside, his marriage is slowly dying and he is on the brink of losing his job. Drawn back to the very place that stole his soul, Stuart can't help but wonder what on earth he's doing in this god-forsaken corner of the world.

Scared is authentic, intense, and in-your-face. It stops short of demanding action on the part of its reader, but you won't be able to help yourself. Warning: Tom Davis' powerful novel will make you rethink your life. And it just might save some.


Wendy Paine Miller said...

This is the second very positive book review I've seen for this book and since I spend more money on books than on clothes...I am getting it! Thank you for the review!
~ Wendy

Brandi said...

Great review and AMAZING book! I read it on my way to Uganda last month and saw so many of the stories played out in real life right before my eyes.

Thanks for putting up the Feed the Forgotten badge too! Praying for a mighty wave of provision from the Father for those precious ones.


Cheryl Barker said...

Julie, this sounds like quite a book. Every author should be so lucky to have passionate reviews like this written about their work!

Tea with Tiffany said...

I read your review on Tom's website. I hope to win this book through the publisher. I rarely buy or read fiction. But this one is calling my name.

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