Sacred Night by Valerie Connelly
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
"Sacred Night" right from the beginning is full of action and suspense and doesn't slow down for a minute!
The story begins with singer Emily Sanders and piano player, Dan Barton at Rita's Bar. Coincidentally they are both single parents. At one moment they are discussing co performing and the next a car crashes right through Rita's Bar, killing everyone inside except Dan and Emily. While at the same time, we are taken behind the wheel of the car that was driven through the bar.
Dan and Emily wake up 20 years younger in a world which is familiar and unfamiliar at the same time while trying to make it home to their children. In the other universe of their lives, they are lying in a coma with their children left in limbo, doing everything they can to help their parents.
In the same events, we are taken to the Amazon and meet Ahi, a Tokablaki chief who is going through the enormously grueling process of the Sacred Night ritual.
Without giving too much away, this book takes us through adventures in the Amazon, the world of suspended Animation in which Emily and Dan are in, terroristic activities and suicidal killers, stopping alzheimers, drug dealing, and love.
From the moment I began "Sacred Night", I was hooked! Valerie Connelly's story telling abilities scream loud and clear from page. I am impressed with her ability to take parallel events and not lose a reader! I was able to connect with all the characters, to visualize the events, and felt my heart pound with anticipation right up to the end.
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