As their lives take a turn for the better, will their souls take a turn for the worst?
One Step Away was the first book of Eric’s I have read. When reading the premise, I instantly made a decision that I had to read it. The concept of a twist on the story of Job in the Bible was absolutely intriguing. Eric did a great job pleasing me.
The Vreelands were characters that seemed so real to me. Their situation in the beginning of the book and their attitude towards it made them easy to relate to. And as they deal with the six million dollar blessing they were given, their transformation was very steady, not rushed. At first it seemed like Satan wasn’t going to succeed in his plan to turn the Vreelands away from God, but throughout the whole novel, the Vreelands really changed in a normally paced time period.
The antagonist in the novel is Magnus Maggart. Just the name should make one want to stay away from this character. Magnus was part of a side story of the book that served as a mystery. Eric gives him a great voice of his own, making all the chapters in his viewpoint very enjoyable, and the character quite easy to hate.
Eric’s writing style is something that made this novel so enjoyable. It was very smooth, fluent, and easy to consume. One night I was reading around 11:00 at night, and the next thing I knew it, it was past 12:00, and I had read nearly one hundred pages. The way that Eric writes makes oneself lose themselves in the story.
If you ever pick this book up (which I HIGHLY recommend that you do), you are in for an amazing story. I am most definitely putting Eric on my list of authors to follow.
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are mine.