THE BLACK CLOISTER
Dobson's novel reflects the true terror
of violent cults. The action is intense throughout and will keep readers on the edge of their seats. The plot feels
a little disjointed due to a lack of information about Elise's past, and it seems odd that even though Elise is in the midst of danger, her father refuses to share crucial facts about her mother's past. Overall, though, the story is unique and appealing.
Elise Friedman always knew something had been kept from her when she was growing up. Her mother died when she was 8, and Elise has never been able to find out anything about
her birth father. Now that she's an adult, she travels to Germany to uncover the information that has been hidden. Can she handle what she finds out? (KREGEL, Jun., 288 pp., $13.99)