Deliver Me from Evil introduces readers to Mara, an eighteen-year-old girl who has been enslaved for nearly ten years, having been sold by her parents in Mexico and then smuggled across the border into San Diego where she was forced into sexual slavery. Readers will also meet 18-year-old, Bible-college-bound Jonathan and his 16-year-old sister, Leah, whose paths cross Mara’s and who become involved in her dramatic rescue. Interwoven between the stories of Mara, Jonathan, and Leah is the heartbreaking story of another young woman in captivity in the Golden Triangle of Thailand, whose past life mysteriously connects to the young people in San Diego. (From Amazon.com)
Unfortunately this book wasn’t very good. Sure the story line and plot were okay, but they just seemed poorly planned out, and kind of obvious.
The writing wasn’t very good either.
But Macias did make a few good points as far as the real horrors of modern-day slavery. But I could also see people who aren’t educated on human trafficking passing it off as fiction or just part of the story.
Other things were just too coincidental to actually resemble a real life situation. And you follow so many different people in this book its almost annoying. And a little far fetched.
Even her action scene was poorly done. I honestly wasn’t swayed in any sort of anticipation or fear at all. Pretty disappointing.
Needless to say I was focused more on Macias’ writing and it’s flaws rather than the story she was telling. Which seemed to have good bones overall, but not attention grabbing or particularly captivating in any way. But I guess if you didn’t know much about human trafficking or slavery today this would make you curious enough to research it.
Title – Deliver Me From Evil
Author – Kathi Macias
Pages – 318
Type of Book – FictionWebsite – http://kathimacias.com/