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Revelations: Valleyview Tales
After a dark secret shakes Kirk Hudson's faith, he escapes from the religious cult he's been a member of for over two years. He can hardly wait to see his mother and his identical twin again, but the night he arrives home, his brother is brutally murdered. Wracked with guilt because he suspects a cult member meant to kill him instead of his brother, Kirk is forced at knife ...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published June 20th 2012 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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It has been two very long years but in the here and now of late October 1987, Kirk Hudson is finally home in California. While his stepdad, Philip, is not pleased he is back that attitude is not shared by the rest of the family. His mom, Emily, and his identical twin brother, Ben, are ecstatic that Kirk has finally left the religious cult in Texas and is home. Kirk isn’t ready to talk about the cult, known as Celestial Village, or why he left, but they don’t care about that right now. They are j ...more
REVELATIONS by Jan Christensen is a suspense-filled novel set inside a religious cult in the 1980s. The characters and situations are well-drawn, and the plot includes several surprising twists. REVELATIONS is a novel about control, the lengths people will go to achieve it, and how easy it is to fall into it without realizing it until it is too late. I especially liked the way the author wove in all the details of life in Celestial Village.
Some short stories written by Jan Christensen began to appear in print magazines in the mid-to-late-90s. By this century, more appeared in both print and ezines, and now her list of published stories is over fifty. She‘s been nominated for two Derringer Awards, and one story from Hardluck Stories has been published in an anthology edited by Dave Zeltserman and Ed Gorman titled, On Dangerous Ground ...more