Review: Convergence by Ginny L. Yttrup

Convergence by Ginny L. Yttrup
Sarah Grace's Rating: 5 out of 5 bookmarks

Ginny Yttrup is the award-winning author of several women’s fiction novels, but her newest release, Convergence, published in March of 2019, marks her debut into the suspense genre. I had never even heard of this author until I found Convergence, but wow, I think I’ve been missing out. I was completely floored by this book. This is one of the most complex stories I've read in a really long time.

Book Synopsis:
A psychologist paralyzed by fear.

A mother propelled by love.

A stalker bent on destruction.

Psychology professor Dr. Denilyn Rossi contends that the past is either a shadow that haunts us or a force that propels us. The choice is ours, she tells her students. What she doesn’t tell them is that her own past is a shadow she can’t seem to shake. Fear has immobilized her and is taking a costly toll.
Adelia Sanchez, however, has embraced Dr. Rossi’s teaching. She is ready to confront fear and render it powerless—using the trauma of her past to propel her to entrap the man who stalked and brutally attacked her.
As Denilyn’s past and Adelia’s present converge at the Kaweah River, a dangerous man bent on destruction threatens them both. Will he uncover the secret Deni and Adelia have fought so hard to protect?

Dr. Denilyn Rossi is a psychology professor, but she still deals with debilitating fear and PTSD over events that happened eight years ago. This character is so incredibly multi-faceted, it takes the length of the entire book to unravel all her complexities. And there are loads of plot twists along the way. Despite how intricate her character was, I was still able to relate and empathize with her on many levels throughout the book. I feel that in suspense novels, characters and their development can tend to get lost in the plot and action of the story—which is always disappointing for this character-driven reader—but not so in Convergence.

Regarding the plot, I don't even know where to start, or what I can say without giving too much away because, as I mentioned above, this novel is so complex. However you think this story is going to go, you’ll probably be wrong. There will be a multitude of twists and turns before you reach the end, and the suspense keeps you turning pages. From page one, it grabbed my attention and I did not want to put it down until the end.

As I mentioned, I have not read any of Yttrup's previous books, but I greatly enjoyed her writing style and will definitely be checking out more of her work. The themes of fear and faith she weaves throughout this story were masterfully done, touched my heart in so many ways, and really makes the reader think.

Overall, Yttrup pens a complex and unique novel of suspense and faith and knocks it out of the ballpark. I highly recommend Convergence to lovers of suspense novels filled with faith and solid characters.

Sarah Grace is a voracious reader, and if it weren’t for this crazy thing called “Life”, she’d be tempted to spend all her days in front of a woodstove, book in one hand, coffee mug in the other. A lover of learning, she finds enjoyment in many things, and has more hobbies than she knows what to do with. When not reading, spending time with her ever-growing family, or buried in a textbook, she can be found painting, playing the piano, producing music and audio dramas, web designing, fangirling with her sisters and friends, or discussing technology with her brothers. Sarah Grace inhabits the State of Great Lakes and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

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