After reading “Faces in the Fire”, I’m not too sure whether author T.L. Hines is extremely troubled or extremely talented…maybe both at the same time?
This is a story that begins with chapter thirty-four, then comes thirty-nine, then fifteen, then forty and well, I guess you get it by now. But amazingly, the story holds together and moves forward coherently. It’s an overall book with four interconnected stories about disparate people whose lives interconnect, sometimes in ways they don’t even know. Yet it all works together and the ending surprised even me (what hubris!).
“Faces in the Fire” is marketed as Fiction/Christian/Suspense. The fiction and suspense I get, but the Christian eludes me other than the face that these four people learn to face their real selves and turn their lives around. There are many, many ‘coincidences’ in the plot/s, but the author never comes out and says these coincidences have an unknown guiding hand. Maybe I’m supposed to grasp that myself. However you classify it, T.L. Hines book is an interesting and entertaining read. For those looking for an afternoon’s escape, it would certainly suffice; and for those who want to look deeper…well, this is a story that could surely lead you there.