“The Snare” by Charles Besondy

The Snare: A Christian Psychological Thriller (The Lighthouse Series)

Charles Besondy
Besondy Publishing LLC (2021)
ISBN: 979-8985566901
Reviewed by Kathy Stickles for Reader Views (02/2022)

“The Snare” is the third book in The Lighthouse Series by Charles Besondy. I grabbed this book, never having read anything else by the author, mainly because part of it is set outside Roswell, New Mexico, which is where I live. I had not heard of the author or the series before that. Imagine how surprised I was to find that, even though I chose it for the wrong reasons, it kept me intrigued from beginning to end with the creative storyline and well-written, well-developed characters.

In this third installment of the series, Mr. Besondy continues to tell the reader the story of Charley Austin, who is now graduating from high school. Charley is confused as he tries to continue dealing with a tragedy from his past and a political movement in the present that threatens him and those around him. This story is a test of all of Charley’s beliefs in his life thus far. Add-in a great character, Phobley, whose main goal is to destroy this young man’s faith with a very evil and disturbing plan and you have a story that brings up many questions; the main ones being, is this Satan’s final plan for the world, and what will God’s response be?

This a very intriguing story and one that kept me riveted. Always a great surprise! The other thing I truly liked was that, although the third in a series, it was a book that could be read on its own and I as the reader was able to keep up and understand what was going on without having read the first two installments. To me, that is excellent writing, as there is just enough to make the reader understand without having rewritten the first two stories.

I recommend “The Snare” to one and all and will be going back now to read the first two stories as I am hooked. I think that any reader who gives it a try will be hooked as well. It’s an intriguing and captivating read that focuses on relevant issues in the world today.

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