This novel got off to a rough start for me although I did like it in the end. Readers are introduced to a number of people at the beginning and it was difficult for me to understand how they knew each other and the purpose of their camping adventure. The information eventually came out but I would have liked more background material woven into the first few chapters.
Kohler has written a good story of the end times. Once the story got going a bit and the role of various characters became clear, the story moved well. It was interesting to see how Kohler imagines the events predicted in Revelation. It seemed very possible to me. And the best part of the novel is that there is no rapture at the beginning of the tribulation to whisk Christians out of possible trouble.
Other than the lack of explanatory information, this is a good novel about the end days. Christians familiar with Revelation will understand the events. Those not familiar with Revelation may not find enough information included to truly understand all that goes on. There is a message of salvation near the end that could have been a little clearer.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Lill Kohler works as a school nurse while expanding her writing career. One Way Out is her first novel. She lives in Texas.
Franklin Scribes Publishers, 346 pages.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. My comments are an independent and honest review.