Soul Catcher by Michael White is set in the brutal days of the nineteenth century before the American Civil War. It is a perceptive book of adventure, redemption and love and tells of Augustus Cain - a war scarred man with his back against the wall and a past he wants to forget. Cain makes his profession hunting down run-away slaves and on this occasion he finds himself hired by a rich plantation owner called Mr Eberly. Cain is to find two escaped slaves Rosetta and Henry for no questions asked.
The characters created in Soul Catcher by Michael are very believable and three dimensional (I've read some of the authors work in the past and always found his characters to be involving and deep.) Despite a slow beginning to the book, the character's along with the simple yet effective descriptive detail used grab the reader's attention and keeps you wanting to read on. Soul catcher does however have a few faults that let it down and rob it of a five star status. It becomes predictable in places, and the constant background story does get slightly annoying.
Nevertheless it is still a good note-worthy book, one of the best I've read this year and it does entertain and satisfy you like a book of this genre should and therefore deserves to be on your Christmas wish list this year.
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