Movie Rating: PG-13 for violence, gore, and sensuality
Book Rating: @@@@@
Inappropriate Scenes: a man sees a woman from a distance naked
# of Pages: 649 (pocket paperback)
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
LLFTB*: "Sin is black and it eats at your heart until you die and no matter what you do you can't hide from your punishment."
Something sinister is at work in Hyde River, an isolated mining town in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Something evil. Under the cover of darkness, a predator strikes without warning--taking life in the most chilling and savage fashion.
The Community of Hyde River watches in terror as residents suddenly vanish. Yet the more locals are pressed for information, the more they close ranks, sworn to secrecy by their forefather's hidden sins.
Only when Hyde River's secrets are exposed is the true extent of the danger fully revealed. What the town discovers is something far more deadly than anything they'd imagined. Something that doesn't just stalk its victims, but has the power to turn hearts black with decay as it slowly fill their soul with darkness.
"An Ancient Sin. A Long Forgotten Oath. A Town With A Deadly Secret."
This is my second Peretti book, and, although very long, I was not disappointed. People think they can hide they're sin. They think that they can do it over and over again and not get caught. But sin will always catch you. Always. In The Oath, a person's sin shows up as an oozing black sore above their heart. From jealousy, thievery, lust, murder, anything. This black sore is a lure for the town's monster. It kills them and then leaves as quietly as it shows up. I really enjoyed this book, Frank Peretti writes just what the world needs to hear in story form. The little diary entries, newspaper articles, etc. were really cool. It made you think that this had really happened. I didn't really care for the main character; he seemed really dumb. He didn't learn from any of his mistakes. He just kept going. Didn't care for Tracy either because she was the same way. Check this book out! :D
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