After graduating from the Secret Seminary, Hannah and Simon are ready to return to their homeland. Their training has equipped them to carry the gospel to a country ravaged by darkness and despair. If necessary, they’re even prepared to face the North Korean labor camps, but the hardest part of their mission isn’t the hunger, cold, and incessant danger. The hardest part is cutting off contact with one another. In this world of spies, secret police, and informants, Hannah and Simon learn that staying together won't compromise their ministry. It could cost them both their lives.
Two undercover missionaries delivering a single message of hope. Two Christians willing to die for the sake of the Good News. One love – more powerful than terror, more beautiful than life, and more dangerous than either of them could possibly imagine.
A love so strong, nothing but the grave could overcome it.
***Torn Asunder is part of the Whispers of Refuge series branched off from Alana Terry’s award-winning debut, The Beloved Daughter. These suspense novels tell the stories of contemporary North Koreans and can be read together or separately from Alana’s other books.****
*****The link is for the other books in the series******
This story was so good. It started out little slow and dry for me, but once I got to the second and third chapter, the pace quickened for me. I think a lot of people who aren't christian who read christian mystery books, such as this one, expect it to be light, corny, and a little cheesy. This was anything but that. Once you get into the story line, and build a rapport with the characters, it becomes intense and scary at times. Keeping you on your toes, at the edge of your seat.
Just thinking about their journey...escaping North Korea just to be forced to return. This story (and series) shines a bright light on the love of Christ that people that are Christians have as well as the love between the two main characters, Hannah and Simon. I haven't read the other books in this series, but I am definitely going to now.
This book/book series is recommended!