What if you could help those who’ve passed on get a second chance—but at the risk of your own life?Four broken strangers volunteer to become the first humans in North America to join the international VESSELS program. Their bodies will host the Spirits who seek to right past wrongs and earn a chance at Elysium. Disguised inside a homeless shelter in Reno, the program is facilitated by a retired Army officer, a former ER Doctor, and a tech-savvy teen who tracks the Spirits merged with their Vessels through an ancient ritual on the Anaho Indian Reservation. The Vessels only have seven days to succeed—and to survive. But when the vengeful spirit of a serial killer enters one of them, they learn not all Spirits are here for redemption.
Book Details:Genre: Supernatural Thriller
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication Date: July 14, 2020
Number of Pages: 326
ISBN: 1944109080 (ISBN13: 9781944109080)
Purchase Links: Amazon Goodreads
The Vessels by Anna M. EliasMost of us know the pain of losing a loved one to death. Sometimes the death came before we could convey our feelings, forgive or being forgiven, so we know the pain and regrets of those left behind, but what of those who have died? Have they left unfinished business they need to settle before their spirits can move on? Not every spirit is looking to do good…
THE VESSELS by Anna M. Elias tells of a group of strangers who have volunteered to allow a spirit to inhabit their bodies in search of atonement, redemption or closure. We are given a well-written, simply told tale, steeped in religious/spiritual lore that has an intriguing edge to it. I did find at times that my mind wandered, I wasn't committed to all of the characters or their missions.
Still, a pleasant way to escape reality while wondering, what if we could do this? Who would you want to hear from? How would you know you could believe what you are being told?
I received a complimentary ARC edition from Anna M. Elias as part of a blog tour review. This is my honest and voluntary review.
Read an excerpt:
Anna Elias is a screenwriter who began her career as Don Johnson’s assistant on Miami Vice. She’s worked on feature films such as Nell, The Rainmaker, The Client, 12 Monkeys, A Time to Kill, and Practical Magic. She has written and co-written spec films, TV scripts, and award-winning shorts. Anna’s passion for justice translates to her work. This was especially true on the set of John Grisham’s A Time to Kill. Canton, Mississippi had just suffered great racial hardship and division in a Mayoral race. With Anna’s encouragement, the movie crew made extra efforts to befriend, buy from, and work with the townspeople, and it served to break down walls of inequality and injustice that had divided the town for decades. The impact was so positive that Dan Rather traveled there to tape a 2-part special for 48 Hours.