Coming Out Of Egypt (The Egypt Series Book 1) ... By Angela Joseph
When Marva accidentally kills her father while trying to protect her younger sister June from him, she anticipates a new beginning far from "Egypt" where they once lived. But her new life is fraught with fear and anxiety. She has become the detective's chief suspect, her teenage sister is too beautiful for her own good, and her supervisor wants to teach her more than her job requires. In addition, she has to sort out her mixed feelings for her childhood sweetheart. It's enough to drive a girl to drink - which she does - until Cicely, Marva's former teacher intervenes. She patiently mentors the girls and leads them to Christ.
But Cicely has problems of her own, and as Marva watches her deal with and overcome heartbreak, she begins to understand the true meaning of love, forgiveness and faith in a God who can bring her "out of Egypt." But the noose still hangs over her head. Will Marva be punished for her crime, or will she find compassion and understanding? The dark matter covered in this book is offset by the exotic setting and the rich, cultural references of Trinidad and Tobago.
Coming Out of Egypt (The Egypt Series Book 1) by Angela Joseph is not your typical mystery, romance Christian novel. The main content was very painful and I believe after reading the author's notes, based on gathered facts from Joseph.
The story is centered around two sisters that endured a horrific childhood, and the consequences that happened. The subject matter was intense and very sad for me to read, and I will refrain from giving out any spoilers. Be aware that this is an adult book with a lot of emotional and spiritual turmoil.
I did like the questions at the end of the book to use as guidelines for open discussions about forgiveness and deliverance, but I felt the writing could have been a little more polished and needed to flow a bit more evenly.