Friday, March 14, 2014
The Thief Review
I just finished reading "The Thief" by Stephanie Landsem. This book, admittedly, took a few chapters for me to get into. I liked the story, but I wasn't emotionally invested. I was curious, but I wasn't on the edge of my seat. It took me quite a while to read the first half of the book, honestly. But then the story started clicking for me. I realized how intricately Landsem had planned out this book. A random Samaritan named Stephen is discussed - and it clicked to me that it was Stephen the martyr. She created details concerning Malchus, the servant whose ear is cut off in the garden with Jesus and the disciples. The story is based on one of the most famous healings in the Bible. And at one point, as I realized where the end of the story was going, I was completely and utterly involved emotionally at that point. I'm so glad I kept reading. I highly recommend this book and I'd love to read some more of Landsem's work as well.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity and Simon and Schuster for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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The Thief: A Novel (The Living Water Series)