MANCHESTER, England, Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Satanic rituals, mysterious murders, a globetrotting detective and the Second Coming of Christ...as a woman! Sam Jane Brown's debut novel Forgotten Word has all the elements of a religious thriller condensed into 146 incident-packed pages.
We are transported from our heroine's Irish hometown of Dublin, through the Vatican to New York and hence to Israel, as the plot thickens and our detective has to grapple not only with evil, but with her own understanding of religion and the meaning of the apocalypse.
Readers have warmed to Sam Jane Brown's exploration of religious experience and her depictions of personal encounters with both Satan and Jesus. Some have compared the novel to The Shack, by William P Young, one of the publishing sensations of recent years. This also describes someone experiencing a personal relationship with God and has won many admirers.
Brown adopts a pacier tone and atmosphere, keeping the action moving at high speed and placing her protagonist in a series of highly-charged situations, as the forces of darkness begin to surround her.
In response to the encroaching evil and revelations of murders within the Vatican, the United Nations outlaws religion: something that many people may secretly wish would happen, since it could save an awful lot of trouble around the world!
'I based the book on a year-long Bible study,' says Brown. 'It came out of that, and I concluded that religion should come from within. I personally think that organised religion is a destructive thing.'
With 18 years' experience as a flight attendant, Brown has travelled the world many times over and had time to ponder questions of good and evil. 'The concept of religion is so deeply intertwined with our society. It's fascinating to think about what form of social change and evolution would occur if we were to see a ban on religion. It would truly be a new world order,' says Brown
Her book has also been compared to The Da Vinci Code by her namesake Dan Brown, although she insists that there are few parallels, other than intrigue at the heart of the Catholic Church.
Indeed Brown can claim more intimate knowledge of the Church than most, having spent part of her childhood being brought up by nuns in a children's home for a few years of her life. 'They were lovely,' she remembers. 'They were very kind to me.' So there's no sense of revenge in the writing for youthful abuse.
Most of all, it is a rare combination of cinematographic action, A screenplay has been completed by Sam herself, Brown is in discussions with executive producer Kim Sheroff for feature film, Sheroff is also working with Neil Schulman creator of' Doc Hollywood' for his latest film 'Second Wind'. As the author Graham Greene once remarked, he felt he had a 'God-shaped hole' inside him.
New readers of The Forgotten Word may find - as many have before them - that the book goes some way to fill this hole.
Forgotten Word can be purchased from Amazon in paperback ($12.38) and on Kindle ($3.50).
If you'd like more information on Forgotten Word or would like to schedule an interview with the author or request a review copy, please contact Sam Jane Brown.
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