H20, the Novel (The Eternal Elements)comment (0)
February 16, 2012
By Martine Bates Sharp, Ed.D.
Austin Boyd and Brannon Hollingsworth. Chattanooga: Living Ink Books, 2011. 400 pp. (Paperback).
What if exposure to water brought on terrifying visions and blackouts? What if those visions slowly crystallized into something hauntingly familiar, but unwelcome — while requiring less and less water as a trigger?
For successful career woman Kate Pepper, the visions are disrupting and life-changing, causing her to go to great lengths to avoid even dampness; chained to her apartment, she feels her sanity and her health slipping away along with career and relationships. Increasingly desperate, Kate begins searching for answers and finds them in unexpected places.
Dubbed “speculative fiction,” “H2O” is edgy and modern in its characters and setting, while dealing with the ancient topics of sin and redemption. Don’t let the “speculative” and “edgy” labels deter you — this is a book well worth reading for the gripping story as well as the eternal truth it reveals.
Both co-authors are from north Alabama. Austin Boyd, author of several books, including the award-winning “The Proof,” is from Huntsville. Boyd attends First Baptist Church, Huntsville, while Brannon Hollingsworth, from Hartselle, attends West Hartselle Baptist Church.