Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Dead Sea Rising (Dead Sea Chronicles #1) by Jerry B. Jenkins

Title: Dead Sea Rising (Dead Sea Chronicles #1)
Author: Jerry B. Jenkins
Pages: 320
Release Date: November 13, 2018
Genre: Time-Slip, Biblical / Present
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
Format: Paperback (also available in eBook)
Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I have chosen to write this review to express my personal opinion.

About the book:


Nicole Berman is an archaeologist on the brink of a world-changing discovery. During her first dig in Jordan, she believes she has found concrete evidence of a biblical patriarch that could change history books forever. But someone doesn’t want the truth revealed. While urgently trying to connect pieces of an ancient puzzle, a dangerous enemy is out to stop her.

My review:

This is an incredible time-slip novel.

The two time periods are early biblical and present. They are presented in two seemingly separate storylines. The chapters for the two periods are alternating. Part way through the book a third time period is introduced as memories of one of the present day characters.

The characters are incredibly well developed. Many of them I connected with emotionally. Most of them I wanted to just hug and help them get through the problems they were faced with. One of them I really wanted to either slap silly or shake as hard as I could to get some sense into his head.

The present day storyline was an intricate mystery. I was truly confused by all of the information that came to us in tiny bits and pieces. I was enthralled and needed to find out the culprit and the motivation for the crime.

I did find the shortness of the chapters a bit frustrating. This feeling was increased by the fact that we switched back and forth between the time periods so often that I couldn’t get really sucked into either one completely. This is the reason that I have decided to give this book only 4 stars. 

I am highly recommending this book for the depth of both storylines.

Disclaimer: *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*

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