ABSOLUTION is a cleverly plotted thriller in which we are witness to the atrocities of civil war in the Sudan in the nineties – and go even further back in time to the horrors of WWII which prove to be the ideal foundation for a man’s pure evilness. The various storylines culminate in modern day London, but in what way, we do not know until the very last pages…
When the Militia entered the peaceful village of Nyanyar Ngun, South Sudan in 1992 – amidst the backdrop of a bitter civil war – it wasn’t in peace.
Soldiers of the SFL committed untold atrocities in that small farming village and from a line of terrified children, boys were chosen to become recruits of the Militia, whilst girls were taken for selling within a market of odious buyers. Those who weren’t selected were either left to perish or murdered where they stood.
In a field of high maize next to the village, sixteen-year-old Jada lay hidden and afraid, witnessing the merciless slaughter of his parents and the capture of his sister Kiden; powerless to stop it, too frightened to try.
But now – tortured by grief, consumed with shame and driven by guilt – Jada must embark on a long & arduous journey to rescue his sister from a sinister world and earn his absolution… or die trying!
Published: Oct. 2017
Publisher: MJD Publishing
ISBN: 978-0957263987 (paperback)
ASIN: B075W8KLZ9 (kindle)
“This is a story of human determination, resolve, character, relentless endeavour, faith, and family, but to counter that there is also greed, manipulation, exploitation, murder, misery, depravity and evil… It is hard-hitting and powerful. Well written in a style that makes for compelling reading.” – Me and My Books
“P.A. Davies writes in a descriptive way that easily puts the reader right there with the characters, the opening was harrowing but sets the scene for the story that follows. Making it hard not to be curious as to what would happen next.. Dark, gritty and brutal at times but a brilliant story that will keep you entertained right to the very end.” – Rae Reads