For years, Hope Carmichael, survivor of a shocking child abduction, has lived a sheltered existence under the protection of her fanatically religious father. Now, liberated by her mother, Hope prepares to start life over as a normal kid in an Atlanta, Georgia, high school.
Normal, that is, until Hope meets Michael, a gorgeous emancipated teen with a mysterious past and a strong interest in Hope. Soon, Hope’s life is filled with questions. What’s behind the angry looks Hope gets from Lucas, leader of a gang of students? Who’s responsible for sending Hope strange valentines inscribed with Bible quotations? How does this relate to the sinister business of human trafficking that operates on the periphery of Hope’s suburban world? And is Michael really a protector, or something more sinister—and just why does he seem so familiar?
In an epic narrative that takes readers from the back streets of Atlanta to the height of Vegas penthouses and beyond, Dark Hope introduces The Archangel Prophecies, a saga of vast mythological scope and great moral urgency.
The beginning pulled me in immediately. I didn’t want to put it down. I kept turning the page to see what was going on. There wasn’t a lot given right away so it was definitely a page turner to try and figure out everything as fast as possible (which still never really fully happens).
I have to say, I stumbled a bit and chuckled at the archangel aspect of the book. The ‘religious’ aspect of the book.
I personally am what I consider a spiritual person, not a religious person so not only am I not familiar with a lot of the characters, verses, details that are in the book but – it didn’t stop me from continuing on.
There were really two stories to follow within the one book and the ending was a cliff hanger to say the least. I felt like I was constantly at the edge of my seat with the action that was occurring and often felt like I could be a part of the story line itself.
I enjoyed the book – religion and all. I look forward the second book in the series (as this is book one of the Archangel Prophecies).
If you like action mixed with a little paranormal/fantasy – you will enjoy this book. Male and female readers alike.
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About the Author
Monica McGurk started out writing fan fiction based on Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Series under the pen name Consultant by Day. She has been recognized for her prequels and alternate versions by her fans, winning the Twific Fandom “Undiscovered Gem” award for Morning Star in 2013. Since her fan fiction days, she has left the consulting firm at which she was a senior partner and remains a full-time business executive based in Atlanta. While this is her first novel of any sort, she has been published in the business press on numerous topics.
She is married and the mother of three children, for whom she creates elaborate bedtime stories that sometimes last for over a year. She has already completed her sequel to Dark Hope, which she hopes to publish soon.
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