3.5/5 StarsRead my full review @ http://bit.ly/RHLo0gMy opinion: The base story of The Reverend was simply fascinating. I loved the fact that it was based off a true story, which proves that sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. However, I found the writing of the novel to be dragging at times,somewhat distant and "clinical" that one could find in a non-fiction, true crime novel. Furthermore, I agree with another reviewer who stated that she felt the book wrapped up too abruptly. I found myself simply left hanging. Be sure not to miss the author's after notes that give fascinating insight into the history that this book is based off of.