I loved the pace & tension of ‘Last Light’.
New York Times best-selling suspense author Terri Blackstock weaves an interesting “what-if”-novel in which global catastrophe reveals the darkness in human hearts, while presenting a glimmer of hope as well.
It was intriguing to experience how this story speaks about our reliance on technology in relationship to a very individualistic existence. The city of Birmingham, Alabama, is experiencing a massive blackout. Planes suddenly lose power and crash to the earth. Cars stall in the middle of the street and won’t restart. Cell phones and the internet are dead. All communications are cut off. Is it a terrorist attack, or something far worse?
In the face of a crisis that sweeps an entire high-tech planet back to a time before electricity, the Branning family faces a choice. Hoard their possessions to survive—or trust God to provide as they share their resources and hearts with those around them? Yesterday’s world is gone and now all they’ve got is family and community.
The story makes you think about what we value & about how thin the veneer of our respectability is.
It is a good read & a good reminder.