The Ravine

The Ravine                The Ravine
         by Robert Pascuzzi

On a typical weekday morning in a peaceful suburb of Akron, Ohio, the town awakens to discover that Rachel Turner and her son, Evan have been brutally murdered during the night. A short while later, Danny Turner is found in his car at the bottom of a ravine, after having taken his own life. Any explanation as to why a loving father and husband would suddenly commit a series of such heinous crimes has gone to the grave with the accused.

The mystery only deepens as the details of the murders emerge, and evidence of premeditation as well as Danny’s hidden past are revealed.

Subsequently, Rachel’s closest friend, Carolyn Bianci, sinks into a deep depression, while her husband, Mitch, copes with his despair by attempting to uncover the facts of the crime. Eventually they encounter Joanna Larson, a fascinating woman who possesses extraordinary spiritual gifts. Through Joanna, the truth about the events that took place the night of the murders are unveiled. The answers Mitch and Carloyn get are beyond their human understanding.

                                                                               Book Review
This story opens with a horrific tragedy and ends with a poignant message for grief and healing.  I was pulled into this story because of the history it provides for each family involved in the tragedy.  The story eventually connects each character together and how each person's actions or inactions lead to fate.  We, as humans, cannot change the future or alter the past no matter how much we pray to do so.  Everything happens for a reason and God places people in your path each with their own purpose in guiding you.  This story is about forgiveness, above everything else that happens in this sad tale.  Danny and Rachel and Mitch and Carolyn intertwine their lives together and Joanna, who has nothing to do with these two families leads Mitch and Carolyn to peace, understanding and forgiveness.  Although this isn't a book I would normally choose to read, it left me with a heartfelt, deeply understood message.  No one should question God and everyone should forgive.  I enjoyed this story and its message and I give it 3 stars. You can get a copy below and support the author by leaving a review. 

review provided by team member -Jenica