Author: T. L. Hines
Published: Thomas Nelson, 2010
First Line: "Having your leg almost blown off was much easier than having it reassembled, regrafted, and rehabilitated."
Summary: Native America Dylan Runs Ahead is running away. He ran from the Crow Reservation where he grew up because he felt responsible for his sister's disappearance. He ran to the Army, but after his leg was mangled and his buddy was killed when a bomb exploded, he had to escape from those memories too. Now he's gotten mixed up in the wrong line of business and he's running from people who would prefer him dead.
But then he meets a woman named Quinn. She claims to see things that others don't and tells him that he's "chosen." Oddly enough, his buddy in Iraq kept telling him the same thing. Before Dylan Runs Ahead can figure out what that really means, though, he's going to have to stop and face the demons--both literal and figurative--that he's been running from. (Taken from Goodreads)
Review: The Falling Away was quite different to what I had expected it to be but I still enjoyed it. This is the second book by T. L. Hines that I have read and both books while being different to main stream stories are also different from each other.
The Falling Away is really well written and I thoroughly enjoyed reading through the pages. There is a mystery in the book that kept me reading through because I really wanted to know what had happened. I was not disappointed with the answers but they were definitely not what I had expected either.
The characters were all quite interesting. I wish I'd gotten to know more about Quinn but I think that the whole point was that she was mysterious and we were given all the information that we needed to form opinions about her. Dylan, was quite an interesting character too. I was really curious as to what made him so special and I thought it was quite interesting.
If you're looking for something different that is a little on the bizarre side of things with a bit of christian fiction sprinkled in then you might just enjoy The Falling Away, it is really quite enjoyable.