Author: Dean Skinner
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Short Story
A modern-day thriller of the Book of Job. As one reader put it, Healed reads "as if it were written by both Steven King and M. Night Shyamalan." This 45–60-minute read was recently on six of Amazon's #1 lists including:
#1 New Release One-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
#1 One-Hour Literature & Fiction Short Reads
#1 Single Author Short Stories
#1 Horror Short Stories
#1 Paranormal Suspense
#1 Christian Suspense
Amazon reviewer: "You may have never heard of Dean Skinner but based on his work 'Healed' you should. This book is like a spicy sublime pepper…slow burn with some exquisite heat at the end…not for the faint of heart though."
Ever feel like the world is against you? Trust me, Job can relate. Three years ago, he found God. His faith soared and soon after, troubles tumbled over him. Like an avalanche, pain and strife became his constant companions. Isn’t faith supposed to rid you of agony? What’s a man to do? When the end is near and everyone you love has abandoned you, will you cling to your faith or renounce it?
Healed is a modern-day retelling of Job that packs a wallop. From the first page to the last, this thriller short story had me in its clutches. If you’re thinking Healed will be a nice Christian story, you’d be dead wrong. Dean Skinner takes a different approach in order to reach readers of today. There is harsh language (multiple f-bombs), adult situations, and violent triggers that might be unsuitable for some. Healed is a reboot of the story of Job from the bible and it’s so well done, I couldn’t put the book down. The main character goes through a lot of turmoil and his full range of emotions grabs the reader by the throat. The emotional narration is vividly portrayed. The plot is perfectly paced and complete, which is impressive for a short story. Dean Skinner is a masterful writer, and his writing style is succinct and wholly addictive. Fans of Ted Dekker will be elated with Healed. If you’re a short story reader, you’ll enjoy Healed. If you love thrillers with a twist, pick up Healed. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097NBJTPH
Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B097NBJTPH
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B097NBJTPH
Dean is an author of supernatural thrillers. His latest book, Healed, remained in Amazon’s #1 spot in “New Release, One-Hour Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads” for eight consecutive days and currently lives on Amazon’s top 100 list for “Biblical Fiction.” Dean is also an artist who has created over 100 large-format, abstract portraits and has had his work displayed in galleries and exhibits throughout the US and UK over the past eight years.
Dean is from Bridgeport, West Virginian, and now resides in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife, two children and giant, fluffy Sheepadoodle. To see Dean’s artwork, please visit Instagram.com/deanskinner.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N