Title: Let Sleeping Gods Lie
Author: Dianne Gray
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Blurb: Shortlisted in the 2007 Australian/New Zealand IP Awards
Nick Landau and Ali Ingram are on a collision course that will trap them in an inescapable web of family ties bound by lies, deceit, betrayal and murder.
Nick Landau is a biker. A lone wolf who escaped a childhood crushed by the strict and cruel rules of his religious family. Now he is coming home to face the demons of his past.
My Review: I tend to be someone who doesn’t enjoy third person novels too much. I find that I usually connect to the characters a lot more when it’s written in first person POV. However this is not always the case- As in, Harry Potter. A third person series where one easily connects to the characters and has a birds eye view of the goings on of the story as it is not limited to what the main character sees (like in first person narrations). Another instance is Dianne Gray’s writing. I absolutely love her narrative style and prose.
Let Sleeping Gods Lie is a novel about two people Nick and Ali. Nick is someone who was abused and neglected as a child and now as a man struggles with his demons. Ali’s life is still reeling from an intense loss. She is very philosophical and has a great and interesting way of seeing the world. They are the main characters in the novel and Gray makes it so easy to care and root for these characters. They are in a sense vulnerable, yet strong and ultimately realistic.
This novel is full of suspense, romance, friendship, love, hatred, corruption, murder, mystery, religion and has its own creepy factor. I did mention demons right? Yep, that was quite literal. It’s not so intense that you’ll be scared but it’s creepy. It does however do miracles for character development and helps the reader to better understand Nick.
Next, the religious and philosophical aspects of it were truly interesting. It made me think and I liked that about this novel. For those of you who read my previous review and are confused as to how I can enjoy philosophy in one and dislike it in another… I know. I don’t understand myself half of the time. 🙂 Ok, so seriously- In this novel it was simple and intriguing. Ali has such a way of seeing the world and is always bombarding the reader with amazing proverbs that left me thoughtful and impressed. Two of my favorites being “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” and “Heaven is how we want things to be. Hell is reality.” I have no clue if these are common sayings and if they are, I’ll ask those of you who are familiar with them to excuse me. After all, 95% of the proverbs I know are Dominican. My mom seems to have one for every and any situation you can think of. 🙂
As I’ve now noticed how long my review has become, I’ll stop here. Let Sleeping Gods Lie is an amazing novel and one that you’ll surely enjoy. For a chance to receive a free ebook copy of this novel be sure to fill out the form below. The giveaway ends November 28, 2012. Good luck!
*I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.