Dance of the Lights
Everyone needs a Frank Tanyon in their life!
I was immediately drawn to this book because of the alluring cover and intriguing title–the ambiguity of it appealed to my curious side. I wasn’t sure what to expect the story to be about, but I knew I was in for an interesting read. It turned out to be one of the most beautiful, heart-wrenching narratives I’ve ever experienced.
The author’s descriptions are unique and riveting, laced with raw emotion that catapults readers straight into the heads and hearts of each of the characters. We feel all of their emotions – sadness, angst, joy, and loss. Our hearts ache for the young Kevin Riner who learns about life the hard way, Beverly who finally opens herself up to love again, and Frank, who learns that life is better when shared with someone you love. Each of these characters, along with a host of others, have a unique story to tell; yet the author finds a way to entwine all of their experiences together in a remarkable way.
This story had a little bit of everything I search for in a tale: emotion, suspense, murder, and even a bit of court room drama – which I enjoyed. But mostly, it had an almost lyrical story that makes one really take stock of the fragility and value of life.
I whole-heartedly encourage anyone who’s ever lost a loved one to read this book. Whether it’s possible or even believable, or not, for these things to happen; it leaves you with a sense of peace and hope that perhaps they could. I will never forget this story.