Reviewed By Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers’ Favorite
The Exiles by E. Leo Foster is a deeply compelling tale of life and revenge. Johnny has just been released from prison, sent there for something that wasn’t entirely his fault. He thinks he has another chance at life, but he soon discovers that not only is there no such thing as a second chance, his past won’t release the chains that bind him. Instead of trying to break free from the past, he decides that the only way out is to destroy the past. He hooks up with Adam and Anny, only to find that he isn’t the only person still locked in a prison. Although their prison is made of family, their prison sentence is no easier to bear.
The Exiles by E. Leo Foster is something very different from every other book I have read. I found it a compelling read, a deep story with plenty going on. At first glance, the story appears to be just the story of a man trying to make something of his life after prison, but the deeper you get in, the more there is to the story. This seemed to me to be a tale of real life; we all have demons to face and it’s up to us whether we let them bury us or whether we face them head on and take matters into our own hands. There is more than one story here as well; each of the main characters has their own tale to tell and they all come together to form one very well written story. Each character is written in a way that allows the reader to connect with them and to understand their role. I thoroughly enjoyed this book; it was written with a great deal of depth and feeling. I hope that there will be more like this from E. Leo Foster in the future.
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