The Rising – Lynn Chandler-Willis

How does a child who has died come back to life?  This mysterious tale follows Detective Ellie Saunders as she seeks to solve the case of a six-year-old boy who’s lost his memory and track down his assailant.  When the boy’s comments lead the other detectives to believe that he had an out-of-body experience, will Ellie believe God’s hand is involved or will she stick to the facts?  Read The Rising, just published in 2013, to find out.

How I stumbled across this book: Lynn is one of the writers in my monthly writers’ group, and so of course I snatched up this book as soon as it hit Amazon!  Her writing and advice is phenomenal.  Check out her blog at

I’m very impressed with Lynn’s ability to dribble out the mystery bit by bit, rather than letting it gush all out.  She really clings to the big reveal until the end, which left me flipping pages quick to find out how it was possible.  As a Christian, I especially enjoyed Lynn’s depiction of Ellie’s return to faith and what this meant for her personal and professional life.  Truly, God is great, and He will surprise us with His love when we least expect it sometimes!


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