Return to the Lion's Den

Fiction - Drama
256 Pages
Reviewed on 03/13/2024
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Author Biography

Greg Treakle was born and raised in southern New Hampshire but has lived and worked in the Northern Neck of Virginia for more than forty years. He received his degree in Mathematics from Virginia Tech in 1984 and spent his career working for the US Department of the Navy. He is now retired from government service and pursuing a lifelong ambition to write fiction for publication.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Luwi Nyakansaila for Readers' Favorite

Return to the Lion's Den by Gregory Treakle is a touching story about Daniel MacRae, a young man who suffered from pain and torture inflicted by his father for ten years. Daniel could not comprehend why his once loving and calm father suddenly changed into a violent man. His mother shielded his father's wrongdoings, and the authorities did nothing to protect him. In the end, a final confrontation between Daniel and his father destroyed their family, and they became estranged for years. Despite having a successful career, when his mother calls him to take care of his dying father, Daniel leaves everything and does not hesitate to return home. He hopes to find the answers he desperately seeks and put his past behind him.

Return to the Lion's Den is filled with depth and emotion. Daniel's tale is a tragic one that many people are facing today. Unresolved family issues can be very painful because everyone involved loves each other and is bound by both blood and emotional ties. There are no heroes or villains in this story, just people who are going through life's tragedies and trying to find peace. It is perfect for anyone who is seeking healing, forgiveness, and closure. The book addresses several critical issues such as PTSD, alcohol abuse, the impact of war on ordinary people, and anxiety. Despite highlighting sensitive topics, it is worth reading as it can offer counsel to others facing similar situations and encourage them to seek help. The story flows smoothly and is well-written, with Gregory Treakle using suspenseful moments to keep readers engaged. I enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to anyone who loves emotionally engaging stories.