Book Review: Dark Prayer by Natasha Mostert – An Action-Packed Mystery With Intriguing Characters

Book Title: Dark Prayer

Author: Natasha Mostert

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Publisher: Portable Magic, LTD

Publication Date: July 17, 2017

My Thoughts:

For thrillers and books in the suspense category, I personally prefer books that get down to the action straight from the beginning. Sadly, Dark Prayer took a little time to warm up to that point. In my opinion, the Author decided to take a long time to develop the characters and their background story with much details – which in itself is fine, but it is what essentially led to the slower beginning, and can be a turn off for some readers.

I did find that it was worth the wait at the end though – the rocky start was forgotten, once the real action began, and from that point forward, I did not want to put Dark Prayer down.

Despite the fact that the Author created the main character in a thankfully not often occurring fugue state, the story seemed believable and mesmerizing. It is easy to root for Eloise Blake (the female lead of this story) because she is a likable character caught in an impossible to escape the situation.

Even considering the bumpy start, I found Dark Prayer a worthy and enjoyable read.

My Rating:

4 out of 5 Stars

Book Summary:

Eloise Blake is on the run from a life she can no longer remember. And from a killer who will stop at nothing to protect a secret as old as time. From the award-winning author of SEASON OF THE WITCH comes a thriller about memory, identity and the murderous consequences of a quest gone wrong.

A Similar Book You May Enjoy:




  1. Wow, that sounds like a great read. I will have to add it to my beach reading list for next summer 🙂

  2. It’s so hard when a story is slow to get started, isn’t it? You really gotta hang in there until it gets going! Looks like an interesting read.

  3. I’m not usually a suspense novel fan, if I had to say it was a category. I do love reading and I enjoy thoughtful book reviews, so thank you.

  4. I need to read more but i never have time. My mother in law loves to read so I should grab this for her.

  5. Lately, I haven’t had much time to read. However, this sounds like an intriguing, suspenseful book! I’ll have to keep it in mind the next time I’m at the library.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *