On the 7th Day by T. D. Jakes

“Davion the 7th dayd, a respected college professor, and his wife, Kari, appear to be the perfect churchgoing prosperous couple when their young daughter is abducted. The police immediately launch an investigation and set out to find the child of this high-profile couple. Reports surface of a serial kidnapper on the loose with a pattern of killing his victims on the seventh day, so there’s no time to waste. In pursuit of information relevant to the case, the police uncover startling information about Kari. Now Kari’s past threatens her marriage and challenges the couple’s capacity to forgive.”

This book has been on my to-read list for about six months before I picked it up yesterday, deciding to finally give it a try. I am so glad that I chose this book instead of another one. It was amazing! Whenever I choose a book by an author that I am not familiar with I usually find myself not really interested in the first few chapters of the book. This one was different. By the time I was on page ten I knew that I was going to love this book! The author is able to pull a reader in right away without any problem. One thing that I really enjoyed about this book was that the chapters were extremely short. They ranged from half a page to about three or four pages at a time. So it was easy to keep on reading. Even though this book was a work of fiction, I can only imagine the stress and worry that this family went through. This might have been just a book but things like this do happen to others. Nobody should ever have to go through something like that, no one. The end of the book did contain a huge twist that I was not expecting at all. It was just… wow! (That’s the only way I know how to describe it). I never would have guessed the kidnapper to be who it was on my own. When you think about it, though, it does make you wonder why they wouldn’t have guessed it to be that person earlier. But the perpetrators sometimes are ones that you would never have guessed to be. I highly recommend reading this novel. It is a really easy read and it will capture your complete attention!




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