Review – Tribulation House

News flash! Jesus returns on October 17th, at 5:51am, so says Reverend Daniel Glory of The Last Church of God’s Imminent Will.

In an announcement to the planners of Tribulation House, a state of the art evangelistic outreach, the Reverend sets his church members on a path of no return speeding toward Jesus’ second coming. Most notably, member Mark Hogan splits his focus in the last days between his Christian desire to reach out to others through Tribulation House and scheming to acquire a boat, the 2008 Bayliner 192. His justifies his worldly desire for the boat he’s always wanted with the opportunity to minister to lost souls while cruising on the local lakes. Mark is certain that this is exactly what Jesus would do. That is, until Mark inadvertently kills Reverend Glory.

Through out the book, inept mob enforcers, Ross Cleaver and Bill Lamb, engage in nefarious activities aimed at separating The Last Church of God’s Imminent Will from their land so their mobster boss can profit, while detectives Charlie Pasch and Tom Griggs close in on them. The paths of all these characters come together in a hilarious search for Reverend Glory’s killer.

This is the first book by Chris Well that I have read and after reading I would definitely seek out his prior novels. His humor, satire at its best, fills the pages of Tribulation House. His characters are real, quirky, and often laugh out loud funny. I especially enjoyed the interaction between the gangsters, Ross Cleaver and Bill Lamb. They were so visual through Well’s stellar dialogue, that I could easily imagine a hit movie with the pair in starring roles.

The story moved along at a fast clip, with short chapters and quick dialogue. The plot was very involved and at times, I had to slow down and put a few pieces together, but it was worth the time to do so.

Gilded in satire, Well takes a punch at religious misunderstandings and end times prophesies. He reveals Biblical truth in an entertaining and easy to read style. If you are fond of humor mixed with a fast paced story, you’ll love Tribulation House.

Tribulation House
Tribulation House
by Chris Well
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Review – Tribulation House
Reviewed by Susan Sleeman
If you are fond of humor mixed with a fast paced story, you’ll love Tribulation House.
News flash! Jesus returns on October 17th, at 5:51am, so says Reverend Daniel Glory of The Last Church of God’s Imminent Will.

In an announcement to the planners of Tribulation House, a state of the art evangelistic outreach, the Reverend sets his church members on a path of no return speeding toward Jesus’ second coming. Most notably, member Mark Hogan splits his focus in the last days between his Christian desire to reach out to others through Tribulation House and scheming to acquire a boat, the 2008 Bayliner 192. His justifies his worldly desire for the boat he’s always wanted with the opportunity to minister to lost souls while cruising on the local lakes. Mark is certain that this is exactly what Jesus would do. That is, until Mark inadvertently kills Reverend Glory.

Through out the book, inept mob enforcers, Ross Cleaver and Bill Lamb, engage in nefarious activities aimed at separating The Last Church of God’s Imminent Will from their land so their mobster boss can profit, while detectives Charlie Pasch and Tom Griggs close in on them. The paths of all these characters come together in a hilarious search for Reverend Glory’s killer.

This is the first book by Chris Well that I have read and after reading I would definitely seek out his prior novels. His humor, satire at its best, fills the pages of Tribulation House. His characters are real, quirky, and often laugh out loud funny. I especially enjoyed the interaction between the gangsters, Ross Cleaver and Bill Lamb. They were so visual through Well’s stellar dialogue, that I could easily imagine a hit movie with the pair in starring roles.

The story moved along at a fast clip, with short chapters and quick dialogue. The plot was very involved and at times, I had to slow down and put a few pieces together, but it was worth the time to do so.

Gilded in satire, Well takes a punch at religious misunderstandings and end times prophesies. He reveals Biblical truth in an entertaining and easy to read style. If you are fond of humor mixed with a fast paced story, you’ll love Tribulation House.

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Susan Sleeman


Susan Sleeman

SUSAN SLEEMAN is a best-selling author of inspirational and clean read romantic suspense books. Her first book, High-Stakes Inheritance was an ECPA bestseller. Award nominations include The Christmas Witness for the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence and Thread of Suspicion for the 2013 Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Best Book Award.

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About Chris Well

Chris Well Chris Well is an award-winning writer and magazine editor whose fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. His whodunit mysteries starring senior sleuth Earl Walker include NURSING A GRUDGE, BURYING THE HATCHET, and KNOCKING ‘EM DEAD.

In May 2007, his laugh-out-loud crime thrillers Forgiving Solomon Long (one of the American Library Association’s top novels of 2005), Deliver Us >From Evelyn, and Tribulation House were simultaneously ranked the top three most discussed books on the Web by Technorati, which tracks more than 250 million pieces of social media.

He and wife Erica live in Tennessee, where he is supposed to be working on his next novel(s).

Books by Chris Well
 
Too Bad to be Truman (The Truman Files)
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Deliver Us From Evelyn (Kansas City Blues Crime Series)
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Release date: 04/04/2013


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Forgiving Solomon Long (Kansas City Blues Crime Series)
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Release date: 02/22/2013


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Too Good to be Truman (The Truman Files)
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Release date: 05/01/2012


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Knocking ‘Em Dead (The Earl Walker Mysteries, Book 3)
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Release date: 04/29/2012


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Burying the Hatchet (The Earl Walker Mysteries)
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Release date: 04/09/2012


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Nursing a Grudge (The Earl Walker Mysteries)
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Release date: 03/20/2012


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Burying the Hatchet (Hometown Mysteries)
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Release date: 01/01/2011


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Nursing a Grudge (Hometown Mysteries)
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Release date: 07/01/2010


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Tribulation House
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Release date: 04/01/2007


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Tribulation House
Paperback
Release date: 04/01/2007


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Sale Price: $0.12


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Deliver Us from Evelyn
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Release date: 03/01/2006


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Forgiving Solomon Long
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Release date: 01/01/2005


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