I had been anticipating this book since I first learned about it and it was well worth the wait! The opening of Michelle Griep's book was so suspenseful that I had raced through the first five chapters before I knew it. Here is the opening line. "Death prowled the cellblock like a dark animal seeking prey- especially the weakest." Doesn't it sound like a horrible place for an unjustly condemned man to have to live?
Duplicity, betrayal, suspicion, the relentless pursuit of a brutish jailer, and a maniacal man made this book hard to put down. I had to set a timer because I could see losing myself in this book and being late to work. If you like The Count of Monte Cristo or Les Miserables, then this is a book you will enjoy.
Here are some quotes that I feel help describe the main characters, Oliver Ward and Maggie Lee.
"He is proud- pleased even- to cast aside where he's from... to shun the family God placed him in because of its prosperity."
"You've made a difference in the lives of so many. The downtrodden. The forgotten. It's a noble thing you do in Parliament, fighting on behalf of those who have no voice."... "Did you never stop to think that maybe-- just maybe-- you yourself left justice behind to focus on the violation of it instead?"
He [Oliver War] grinned, admiring her wit. Admiring even more the gentle soul that he sometimes glimpsed beneath her guarded exterior."
"She was a fierce beauty, all confidence and strength."
If you would like to learn more about the book or purchase it you can go to The House at the End of the Moor.