In Mysterious Ways

Mystery & Thrillers

By Venita Louise

Publisher : Vinspire Publishing

ABOUT Venita Louise

Venita Louise
Venita lives in Southern California with her husband. She currently has three books available at Amazon and in most book stores, Mixed Nuts, a light-hearted comedy set in the 1960's and Dead on the Money, a mystery set in the 1940's which is the sequel to Initials For Murder, published as  More...



Lang Garrett, a successful Los Angeles artist travels to Phoenix with his girlfriend Amanda Howard, a nightclub performer, to attend a personal art gallery appearance.

While there, they travel to Sedona. Lang, Amanda, and their best friends visit a vortex in a remote hiking area. Their guides are aware that the vortex contains a recently formed crop circle, but no one is prepared for the contrasting influences the strange energy has on each individual as they explore the mysterious formation

What if you experienced something that challenged everything you believe? Could you handle it? How about your friends?

Michelle Sutton, top reviewer for Amazon says,

This is one of the oddest books I've read in a long time, but I found it compulsively readable. I kept wanting to know what would happen next. I really liked the fact that a good portion of the story was set in Arizona and every scene mentioned a place that I'd been to including Metro Center, so that was cool. I won the book on the internet and because of the cover I thought it was an inspirational title (plus the publisher is Vinspire and that publisher does carry inspirational titles) but found out it was not Christian fairly early on. At the same time I told myself it was fiction, and hey, it was interesting, so I kept reading.

The story did inspire me in some ways. I liked the mysterious changes that happened to them after they went to the crop circle so it was a great way to show tension in a relationship resulting from those changes. There was a lot of stuff about AA in there as well as crystals and it had a general Sedona-type weirdness when it came to spirituality. But I still enjoyed the story. At first I wasn't sure I'd like the ending, and my heart really ached for Lang. I felt like I understood him. The ending turned out to be one of the best parts of the book, so if you read this story, hang in there.

The author delves deep into the characters' emotions and she addresses issues of trust, friendship, and the cost of true love. If you like a deep read and don't mind a little weirdness when it comes to crystals and unexplained healings, you'll enjoy this one.