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The Occupied #1, in the Trevor Black series, by Craig Parshall
Trevor Black is a criminal defense lawyer in New York City who has the ability to perceive the invisible. When one of his hometown friends is murdered he returns to find the killer.
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Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2016
Series: Trevor Black
As a youth, Trevor Black unleashed spiritual forces he couldnt comprehend. Years later, Trevor is a high-flying criminal defense lawyer in New York City, with a six-figure Aston Martin and a trophy wife. But in an extraordinary turn of events, he receives a burdensome gift: the ability to perceive the invisible. And the dark forces he now sees are all gunning for him.
When one of Trevors hometown friends is murdered, the MO is eerily similar to a shocking trail of murders that have already crossed the lawyers path. So Trevor must return home to find the killer. . . and face not only his own personal demons, but supernatural ones as well.
Ruthe Fonfrias2 Stars Out Of 5Not worth the readMarch 16, 2017Ruthe FonfriasQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Disappointed. Do not recommend.
lcjohnson1988IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5enjoy this one!February 28, 2017lcjohnson1988IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5When I first read the synopsis and saw a media trailer about the novel, I wasnt so sure about reading it. Frankly, it sounded scary and something perhaps geared for men to read as the lead character is a man who of course deals with manly issues. However, there is more to the book than meets the eye. I am so glad that I read the novel as there is a deep and powerful message that Craig Parshall has crafted.
While there are places where the lead male character named Trevor sees demons and experiences their power or sees how they can influence people, that isnt all there is to the book. While Trevor is a disbarred lawyer who tries to explain to a judge why he cant represent a client because he sees a demon, it is the beginning of a journey for Trevor that really started in his childhood.
As I read the story I began to understand that Trevor is seeing into the spiritual realm and doesnt understand how to handle it. There is a minor character that comes alongside him to aid his understanding. Trevor is on a spiritual journey where he is going to learn about the power of God that surpasses the power of the prince of the air.
Trevor is also becoming involved in a murder mystery that has stymied law enforcement and stretched from New York to Trevors hometown. The victims range from people he has no personal connection with to those who were childhood friends. The ending is extremely powerful and one I didnt see coming. I believe anyone who reads the novel wont soon forget the powerful impact to their heart when coming to the conclusion and understanding what a brilliantly crafted tale leads to real truth!
I hope readers who want suspense, tension, action, adventure and a powerful spiritually impacted story will read the book and share with other fans!
nkwbookreviewer5 Stars Out Of 5Captivating Contemporary Spiritual Warfare ThrillerJanuary 29, 2017nkwbookreviewerQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Occupied, A Trevor Black Novel, by author Craig Parshall is a contemporary Christian novel by Tyndale publishing. This 448 page paperback is chocked full of intrigue, suspense, action, adventure, and spiritual warfare. It is captivating and very hard to put down.
Author Parshall has done a super job with this book. It is well thought, well planned, and extremely well written. The author throws in some twists and turns to keep readers guessing. He provides descriptive details that bring frightening repulsive demons to life on the pages of his book.
The novel is divided into three sections. The Flesh gives us background on main character Trevor Black. He grew up a small Wisconsin town. We are introduced to neighbor, Mason Krim, a recluse that no one knows any details on. We also meet Trevor's friend Augie. He and Trevor have a seance after someone dies.
The World is section two and starts twenty years after in New York. Trevor is married to Cortney and is a successful lawyer. We meet his wife and Elijah White, a Christian that has prophetic dreams and assists Trevor. In this part of the book, Trevor begins to see the demons and the people they inhabit. Through some unfortunate activities, his life drastically changes. Then Trevor learns about the death of a childhood friend in this part of the book.
The third section is entitled, The Devil. Trevor ventures back to his hometown in search of information about his childhood friend's death. In this section we meet Ashley, investigating the murder, also.
"It is who occupies you that counts." is one of my favorite sentences in this book. The inspirational message is clear. Christ, our Savior, is the one that occupies us or should.
I would definitely and highly recommend this book. It is a captivating nail biter to be sure. Anyone interested in spiritual warfare, good vs. evil, or likes suspense and intrigue will love this contemporary Christian novel. It would make a nice book club book. Readers will want to discuss it with someone else that has read it, too. I rated it 5 out of 5 stars. I was given the book by Book Fun (The Book Club Network) and this is my honest review. I was given the book by Book Fun (The Book Club Network) and this is my honest review.
jacquiRIllinoisAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5The OccupiedJanuary 27, 2017jacquiRIllinoisAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Occupied is a Trevor Black Novel by Craig Parshall, New York Times and CBA bestselling fiction writer and columnist. He has written eleven other suspense novels and serves as special counsel to the American Center for Law and Justice. His degrees and expertise in law and religion enhance his writings and bring credibility and depth to his story.
The Occupied tackles the life and death struggle of a successful New York City criminal defense lawyer against the world, the flesh, and the devilliterally. As a young boy, a brief introduction to the supernatural comes back to haunt him. One minute he has everythinga successful career, wealth, luxury, a beautiful wife, expensive car. Then his whole life changes. With the change emerges an uncanny ability to feel and see demonic activity. And these horrific forces become a relentless enemy, set to destroy him. As he pursues the trail of a serial killer, it leads him home to the origin of this evil.
I recommend this different, riveting, and thought-provoking novelthe first of this authors that I have read. I look forward to reading this authors other works. I received this book through TBCN in exchange for an honest review.
muffinHonea Path, SCAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5The OccupiedDecember 31, 2016muffinHonea Path, SCAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 0Meets Expectations: 5Occupied by Craig Parshall was a very interesting read. This was one of those books that I had a hard time putting down. It had twists and turns along the way. I couldnt wait to find out who did it.
This story is about a criminal defense lawyer, Trevor Black. The story starts out with the life of Trevor as a young, wild teenager. Then it moves to present day Trevor. Trevor has all the things the world calls successful, but one day he loses it all. After all of this he encounters forces of another world. Then a childhood friend is murdered. Trevor is bent on finding out who the murderer is.
If you enjoy good, clean, suspense-filled novels, you will love this one. It may keep you up at night.
"I was given the book by Book Fun (The Book Club Network) and here is my honest review."