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Kerry Johnson - author and blogger


Kristin Detrow’s novel, The Intrusion, blows past the confinement of genre and brings the reader into the realm of truth. Jake and Arin Welsh are content with their peaceful life and family of three. But when past decisions – and secrets – come back to haunt them and have a life-changing, frightening affect on their four-year old son Troy, where can they turn for answers?  

The Intrusion is a unique thriller, a nerve-wracking, eye-opening read that gave me goosebumps and had me thanking God for His goodness and mercy. It’s scary but exhilarating…frightening but full of grace…dark but surrounded by light.

The author skillfully weaves together the shameful, secretive world of abortion and post-abortion with the redemptive grace of God. The Intrusion is timely, relevent, and so necessary for our present world and society where the common, accepted decision to end life has repercussions that go beyond what we can see or comprehend. The author’s vivid portrayal of the consequences of this decision is heart-breaking and utterly frightening, but it’s as real as the air we breath. 

Ms. Detrow’s fresh, down-to-earth writing style and accesible characters pull the reader in immediately. The secondary characters lend realism, emotion and layered depth as Arin and Jake confront the crises in their lives. Because the author is gifted in the art of story-telling and pacing, the Intrusion is nearly impossible to put down. Between the sharp, realistic dialogue, the soul-deep search for meaning and forgiveness, and the exciting, frightening action, The Intrusion kept me up a good part of one night. The story wraps around the imagination and settles in the soul, where it asks age-old questions that only a loving, forgiving God can answer.

I was thrilled, touched, and inspired by this new voice  speaking out for those who can’t speak for themselves. Empty of condemnation but full of grace, Ms. Detrow’s novel sheds light on the darkness of the abortion industry while simultaneously illuminating the forgiveness, love and peace found only through faith in the Living God.

One more thing…leave an extra light on while reading this book. You’ll need it.

Kristin Detrow is an exciting storyteller, and I’m looking forward to her next book.

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