I am not much of a fiction reader. Not sure why as I do love fiction. It’s just that when given the time, I’d rather read non-fiction. And then I read this wonderful fiction book and thought to myself, “I really need to read more fiction.”
These Nameless Things by Shawn Smucker renewed my interest in fiction once again. The book is suspenseful and compelling, a book that is easy to read and hard to put down.
Our family has always been given to TV series that leave you with questions. Lost, Persons Unknown, and Manifest are among those that kept us up late, as we devoured one episode after another. This book reminded me of our love for these suspenseful stories which make you think and ask questions.
In this story, crafted much like a collection of mysterious memories, we are led through the details of Dan’s life – being held and tortured on a mysterious mountain and then making it out alive. The arrival of a strange woman begins to surface questions and memories that Dan must face.
Each character had a unique, personal story and played a part in Dan’s life. The book addresses those circumstances where hard conversations, forgiveness, grace, trust, and redemption collide, for it there in that moment we all have choices to make.
This was my first Shawn Smucker book and won’t be my last!
** I was provided a copy of this book by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. This post contains affiliate links.Â If you click through and make a purchase, I will receive a small percent at no additional cost to you.