By March of Owen Edmonds’s senior year, eleven students at Masonville High School have committed suicide. Amid the media frenzy and chaos, Owen tries to remain levelheaded–until he endures his own near-death experience and wakes to a distressing new reality.
The people around him suddenly appear to be shackled and enslaved.
Owen frantically seeks a cure for what he thinks are crazed hallucinations, but his delusions become even more sinister. An army of hideous, towering beings, unseen by anyone but Owen, are preying on his girlfriend and classmates, provoking them to self-destruction.
Owen eventually arrives at a mind-bending conclusion: he’s not imagining the evil–everyone else is blind to its reality. He must warn and rescue those he loves . . . but this proves to be no simple mission. Will he be able to convince anyone to believe him before it’s too late?
Owen’s heart-pounding journey through truth and delusion will force him to reconsider everything he believes. He both longs for and fears the answers to questions that are quickly becoming too dangerous to ignore.
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: October 3rd 2017
Laura Gallier is a very talented writer who manages to engage her readers very quickly. She is a devout Christian and feels very passionate about a number of issues. The Delusion is a good example of this passion. It’s a story that is as gripping as it is scary.
It starts off fairly innocuously but this is a tool that Gallier uses to draw people in to her work. It very quickly becomes much more sinister. As a work of fiction it is easy to see how young people of today could relate to the darkness, and bloody aspects of the storyline. It is, at its core, a story about working through what is delusion and what is truth causing Owen, the main character, to question his own beliefs. It could almost be said to be a modern take on John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. Truth is not always glamourous and certainly doesn’t come out of a vacuum. There seems to be a need to have trials and tribulations accompany it for its true strength to become evident. This is what Owen was struggling with, and the way the book ends it appears that there must be another installment in his journey to come. I can see how some may wish to read more about his journey if another book is released. It appeals to certain age of reader, I think and certainly those who enjoy fictional paranormal stories will really enjoy this story.
I received a complimentary copy of the book for review purposes from Tyndale House.
Recommend for: Fictional paranormal genre readers