Monday, June 23, 2008

Vanished, by Kathryn Mackel

Read this one! The author, Kathryn Mackel writes adult and youth fiction is an accredited screenwriter. She pioneered the supernatural subgenre known as "Christian Chillers," including the critically acclaimed The Surrogates. The Departed, and the Hidden. Her fantasy offerings include books 1 and 2 of the Birthright Project, Outriders and Trackers.

This is the first in a new Christian Chiller series written by Kathryn Mackel. A simple story on one level of a teenage boy, Ben, being persuaded by a girl he likes to accompany her on an errand. The backpack she is to deliver, they realize too late contains a bomb. The boy tries to warn people away. Ben becomes a target, he tries to stay alive and find the person who gave the bomb to the girl. He realizes there is another bomb and tries to stop more destruction.

The familiar neighborhood seems to have lost all contact with the outside world, and empty mist of evil surrounds them. No outside help is forth coming to help with the destruction and the injured.

On another level, a man and his wife, both scientist have planned a experiment which they believe if its succeeds will make them known the world over. Does that world still exist, and will they ever have contact with it again? Will they live through the disaster? Will there unborn child remain unaffected and healthy?

They are blocked by a fire flame that burns, yet does not spread. In yet another attempt at escaping from the tunnels beneath the ground, they are almost buried in a flood of mud.

The questions in each of the book's characters is their greatest demon when they enter the fog that surrounds them. It seems they are being offered a chance to change a choice they have made in the past.

CSFF Blog Tour for Kathryn Mackel’s Vanished, book 1 of Christian Chiller series
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Brandon Barr
Justin Boyer
Jackie Castle
CSFF Blog Tour
Gene Curtis
D. G. D. Davidson
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Beth Goddard
Andrea Graham
Todd Michael Greene
Katie Hart
Christopher Hopper
Joleen Howell
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Mike Lynch
Terri Main
Shannon McNear
Melissa Meeks
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
Deena Peterson
Steve Rice
Ashley Rutherford
Mirtika or Mir's Here
Chawna Schroeder
Stuart Stockton
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Linda Wichman
Laura Williams
Timothy Wise

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At Monday, June 23, 2008 9:26:00 PM, Blogger nissa_amas_katoj said...

Wow! I've read a lot about this book from the CSFF blog tour but your review really shows what the book is about. Thanks!

nissa from

At Wednesday, June 25, 2008 11:21:00 AM, Blogger Kathryn Mackel said...

Thanks for taking a look at Vanished. Much appreciated! (And stay out of the mist...)


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