Isolation is the perfect title for Travis Thrashers supernatural thriller. The story can basically be summed up by this one word, since Isolation is a novel about a family of missionaries cut off from the outside world by the elements, while feeling isolated from God and each other. After the family accepts an offer to move into the secluded mansion of an eccentric millionaire that is being re-tasked as a missionary retreat, they must confront a sadistic killer and their own doubts and fears.
Isolation is not a book filled with a lot of traditional action, but it did contain many creepy and suspenseful moments. Also, there was never any portion of the book where I felt myself losing interest in the characters or the plot, and felt that the characters seemed very authentic and the plot had a few great twists. My only criticism is that I would like to have seen more focus on the killer and the satanic cult elements of the story and a little less on the familys inner doubts, but I also understand that since Isolation is a Christian novel, these elements may have been intentionally downplayed to meet the needs of the core demographic. All in all, Thrasher has penned an interesting supernatural thriller and I greatly look forward to reading more of his work in the future.
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