No Shadow Without Light by Luke Gracias - Dark , Thrilling, Emotional

 The religious secrets have always be hot topics for books and movies. The dark alleys of hidden secrets and the bodies that are buried to keep them as secrets - the trope is always unique despite the number of times it has been repeated. No Shadow Without Light by Luke Gracias is one book that has taken up this trope and created a creative masterpiece.

No shadow without light

Unparalleled plot 

Siobhan is trying to unearth the mystery behind her mother's disappearance. As we unveil the layers lies half truths, she finds herself being targetted. A run for her life is the only option let for her and hence she gets to the heels. Little did she know that the one whom is she is running from is unfortunately and unexpectedly her sister.

The devil's prayer in the Devil's bible hold immenspower. This took me to my review of Devils Prayed when I had criticised the author for the climax and had substantiated by saying if there is a sequel, it makes sense. And now everything makes sense.

Character space 

The author has not dedicated too much space to the characters yet successfully established the craft and idiosyncrasies along with their body language. Strong willpower and perseverance characterises each one. The author's style reminds us of a mix of Ken Follet and Dan Brown. 

The thrill to live for

Right from the prologue the author has established and successfully propogated the suspence and hence the mysterious element without making it monotonous. Chapter to chapter, the plot become more and more interesting. Simultaneously the author has brought forward the emotional connect of the characters. 

The graph of the author's growth is impressive. The book is indeed a treat for the dark thriller lovers. I would love to read the book over and over again. The title itself is spiritually and philosophically enlightening.


  1. I've always admired your review style. Nowadays, I don't have enough time to read, but your review has piqued my interest enough to want to read this book.
    -Anjali Tripathi

  2. Journey of exploration is always intresting to read. Good this book kept your curiosity level. Pointers in the review are crisp that gives us clear idea of your reading experience.

  3. Rakhi you beautifully captured the theme of the book and the way you connect the sequels in the review really impressed me

  4. This review of the book was done very well.. The theme and the plot sound really interesting.. Well written

  5. Love how great this book review is written that it get me to be interested to read the book itself despite not liking it upon reading it's book title. Great work!

  6. Really liked the way you described the book. The theme sounds awsome and I’ll definately going to read this book.

  7. Religious thrillers have a mystique of their own. They make for very interesting reading. I like this genre, especially after reading the Da Vinci Code. This book sounds really interesting and I would love to get my hands on it.


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