My enjoyment of Francine Rivers writing began just over a year ago and I have since read a number of her books. This one being the most recent. Francine not only knows how to craft a riveting story, but one full of spiritual depth and challenge, too.
The Last Sin Eater sounds like a creepy book but it only takes a few moments to get drawn into the old tale set in the heart of the mountains among a handful of families who settled there only 2 generations ago. It's a story of fear, fascination, forgiveness, and faithfulness. It's an easy read, or in this case, easy listen, with it's simple story line and deep characters. I especially enjoyed the way that this novel gained depth as I read - starting out simple and unfolding over and over again until all the secrets were revealed in the end. Yet doing so without being confusing.
In this audio edition the story is read by Anita Lustrea who does an amazing job of bringing the story to life. The characters are no longer people on pages but breathing beings in your imagination as Anita flawlessly shares this tale.
No matter how you enjoy this book - in print or in audio format - you will be swept away in time to once again witness the redemption of God.
All that matters for Cadi Forbes is finding the one man who can set her free from the sin that plagues her. But Cadi doesn't know that the "sin eater" is seeking as well. A captivating tale of suffering, seeking and redemption.
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This review copy was provided courtesy of Oasis Audio.