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Reviewed by Parul Sood for Readers' Favorite
Circle of Innocents: It Must Remain Unbroken by Stephen D. Curtis weaves an entrancing supernatural narrative that unites ancient forces and familial bonds. Mother and daughter Joanne and Samantha Middleton's idyllic life takes a chilling turn when they become the targets of a malevolent entity named The Puppeteer. Set against a backdrop of eerie suspense, this tale introduces a cast of compelling characters, each grappling with their own vulnerabilities. The central conflict propels these characters into a battle against The Puppeteer, whose sinister designs threaten humanity. A twist of fate unites them, unveiling shared destinies and the urgency to thwart The Puppeteer's malevolence. Melding supernatural elements with human resilience, Curtis crafts a seamless and suspenseful rhythm.
Stephen D. Curtis's character development in Circle of Innocents shines as Joanne and Samantha's unbreakable mother-daughter bond becomes the story's emotional anchor. The connection between father and son, Chris and Andy, adds depth, while Wayne's tragic past casts him as a manipulated pawn of darkness. Curtis delves into the psychological intricacies of each character, rendering them relatable and multi-dimensional. Expertly building tension, the narrative embraces both heart-pounding confrontations and introspective pauses. Circle of Innocents stands as a testament to Curtis's storytelling, artfully exploring themes of good versus evil, familial strength, and human courage. For fans of supernatural thrillers, Circle of Innocents delivers an enthralling journey. This tale triumphs in delving into darkness and celebrating the human spirit. Dive into a world where ancient forces collide and familial bonds are tested, where the fight against malevolence unveils the indomitable nature of the human soul.