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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Review: Congo Dawn by Jeanette Windle

Congo Dawn by Jeanette Windle
Tyndale House / 2013
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:

While former Marine lieutenant Robin Duncan is no stranger to corruption or conspiracy, she has always been able to tell the good guys from the bad, and the Congo jungle at first seems no different. But as her security team tries to track down an insurgent killer, Robin has to face a man who broke her trust years ago, and she discovers the gray areas extend farther in this jungle wilderness than she anticipated.

A ruthless global conspiracy begins to surface, run by powerful men who can't afford to leave any witnesses. Her life at stake, Robin doesn't know who to trust and wonders how she can help protect innocent people. Why is God silent amid all the pain and injustice? And how do these people of faith continue to rejoice in their suffering?

My rating:

My thoughts:

I don't recall ever having read any of Jeanette Windle's books before Congo Dawn, so I didn't have any idea what to expect. This isn't my typical kind of book (I'd label it international suspense), but I did end up liking it.

I have to say, though, it did take me a long time to get into the story (100+ pages) - mainly because of all the details in the beginning - and I seriously considered not finishing because of how bored I got, BUT the next 300+ pages totally made up for it! That's when the main action/suspense began for me and I really enjoyed it from then on.

My favorite character would have to be Dr. Michael Stewart. I just really liked how he acted and he seemed like a great guy. Robin grew on me and I ended up really liking her in the end. I also liked the little bit of romance that was in Congo Dawn. I loved one of the themes in the book - Good vs. Evil; Light in Darkness.

Overall, I liked Congo Dawn and found it informative about different topics (i.e. The Congo, mining, corruption, etc.). I'm glad I took the time to read it and if you generally enjoy these types of novels, then I think you will also like Congo Dawn.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book for my review. 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.*


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