About the Book:
Book: Termination Dust
Author: Alana Terry
Genre: Contemporary Christian Mystery/Suspense
Release Date: March 15, 2019
An abusive father. A devoted sister. When danger strikes, she’ll walk through fire to protect her family.
Despite years of trauma, Kimmie’s faith has never faltered. And after her mom’s unexpected death, Kimmie risks everything to save her autistic brother from a life of neglect and abuse.
Caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous dilemma, she dashes out with her brother into the bitter Alaskan night. With the devil in pursuit and the law on her stepdad’s side, Kimmie must brave the perils of the freezing wilderness in a desperate attempt to finally reach safety.
Can Kimmie survive the daring escape, or has she doomed both herself and her brother to a frozen grave?
Termination Dust is a standalone novel in the unforgettable Alaskan Refuge Christian Suspense series. If you like determined characters, harsh landscapes, and faith under fire, then you’ll love Alana Terry’s riveting novel.
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Termination Dust is an intriguing title, but it has nothing to do with Transformers or Arnold Schwarzenegger. Termination Dust is an Alaskan phrase meaning the “first dusting of snow that signals the end of summer.”
The main character, Kimmie, faces a figurative “Termination Dust” in her life. Is it when she finds her mother hanging from the rafters of the barn and her stepfather refuses to pay for a funeral? Maybe it’s when her abusive stepfather crosses the line and threatens her with her very life? Whatever that moment is, Kimmie comes to realize that she can’t stay in the circumstances she’s in. It’s time she makes an escape plan for herself and her autistic half-brother. But that’s easier said than done when you live in rural Alaska…
This was my first read by Alana Terry and I have mixed feelings about it. The book, while listed as having over 250 pages, felt short. It only took me a few hours to read through it. While the wording is simple and easy to read, the subject matter of an abusive home was difficult to read about.
Kimmie’s stepfather is a revolting character and literally turned my stomach, but I believe the author was aiming for that reaction. I liked the addition of an autistic child, it gave Kimmie the motivation and drive to seek a better life for herself and her brother. There was one element to the story that I struggled to understand its purpose for being in the book at all, and I was also confused by Kimmie’s relationship with her sister.
While this book was not my “cup of tea,” it was my first by this author and I am interested in reading her other books. She is a favorite of many, so I will keep an open mind.
I recommend this book for those who like easy-to-read romantic suspense and those who enjoy books about abuse victims finding freedom and healing.
About the Author
Alana is a pastor’s wife, homeschooling mom, self-diagnosed chicken lady, and Christian suspense author. Her novels have won awards from Women of Faith, Book Club Network, Grace Awards, Readers’ Favorite, and more. Alana’s passion for social justice, human rights, and religious freedom shines through her writing, and her books are known for raising tough questions without preaching. She and her family live in rural Alaska where the northern lights in the winter and midnight sun in the summer make hauling water, surviving the annual mosquito apocalypse, and cleaning goat stalls in negative forty degrees worth every second.
More from Alana
Something some of my fans may not know about me is while I grew up in the continental United States, I have made my home with my husband and children in Alaska for many years now. I have grown to love Alaska, which is probably why I was so excited to write this series about the Alaskan wilderness to share a bit of my favorite parts of Alaska with my readers.
In Alaska, we have a phrase that perfectly describes the fall season: Termination Dust.
That’s when the first snow falls on the mountains, signifying the end of summer. Fall in Alaska is beautiful. Orange on the tips of the trees lend a splash of color against the backdrop of unending green. For the first time since May, it gets dark enough to see the stars. If you brave the cold and happen to be awake at 1 am, you might even see some shooting stars.
I hope you enjoy reading about Kimmie and her autistic brother as much as I enjoyed writing their story. As with all my suspense novels, if you like determined characters, harsh landscapes, and faith under fire, get ready to dive headfirst into a gripping adventure today!
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