4 Star #bookreview by @petervialls of “3 Days in Paradise” by Chameleon

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4.0 out of 5 stars Guilt and Forgiveness 11 Feb 2014

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Three days in Paradise is an overtly Christian novel, dealing with guilt and forgiveness. The central character made what the book firmly describes as a bad decision some years ago, and the guilt for her action has lived with her. The book deals with how she finally forgives herself for her choice. The structure of the book makes the author’s views clear from early on, and most readers will be able to see what is going on within the plot from an early stage. The book isn’t subtle in its messages or its structure. It is reasonably well-written – my only significant issue with the writing style is the occasional shift of perspective which can be clumsy in places. The central character’s emotional state is well-portrayed, though some of the other characters are clearly constructed to push the plot forward (the psychologist’s actions, in particular, are improbable, at least in my experience, and only function as a means to reveal the novel’s truths to the reader).

The book is quite short, and the ending is not very surprising. It does what it sets out to do very well.

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