Between Life and Death by David Pyle
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James Earl Williams has a fresh start, finally. Having lived through the gangs of New Jersey protecting his younger brother best he could, he met his legal problems head on and now he is finally free to go to college and begin his adult life. Somehow, his new beginning is not at all what he envisioned. He meets Jolie – a beautiful young woman who is just as attracted to him as he is to her. All could be good with the world still … but then there’s the persistent click click click sound… the grave robberies … the evil being lurking in his dreams … an old woman … and epic battle!
James doesn’t know which way to turn and finds himself fighting not only for his life but for his very soul and the souls of his loved ones – both past and present. It will take him and his entire family to face this evil; some will live, some will die and some … will be between life and death!
David Pyle has created a southern world filled with familial ties, supernatural beings, action, mystery, voodoo and even the walking dead! Between Life and Death has something for everyone.
Pyle very smoothly walks us through a complex story with lots of people who are integral to the story. Each character plays a pivotal role in the upcoming deadly battle of wills and good vs evil. Although there are some soul-searching and transformation of a couple of key characters, the story flow is slow and natural. No character is extraneous or useless, but rather each one enhances the transformation of James or another main character leading them into the final battle.
Character development was solid. Each character was strongly developed leaving no doubt about where their loyalty lay. The reader could not help but grow to know and love some characters and despise others. Pyle executes vivid imagery in character and plot development. This is not a story to be read at night, alone or during a storm. Pyle strikes fear in the reader that goes deeper than the physical world – he takes fear to much deeper levels striking at one’s core beliefs.
Epic in length, this is a solid read that resonates with the reader long after it is over. There were several plot twists and character discoveries that shock the reader. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I could not put it down. I look forward to reading more by David Pyle.
WorldsAPlenty gives this book, Between Life and Death, a five-star rating for its story line and ingenious blending of several genres into one story.
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