BookView review: Peace in the Abyss by Tayo Emmanuel

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Pub date June 23, 2021

ISBN 978-1838037802

Price $14.06 (USD) Paperback, $4.06 Kindle edition

Emmanuel’s latest is a resonant portrayal of a highly successful, independent woman who finds heartache and pain in her pursuit of love and meaningful relationship. Coming from a single-parent, low-class background hasn’t stopped Preye Banigo from achieving professional success. With her own successful PR agency, Preye is more than happy in her career. But her personal life is another story. With her fiancé dead, Preye is finding it hard to invest in a romantic relationship. When willful and domineering Timi comes into Preye’s life, she sees a chance at settling, unaware the fate has something else in mind. Emmanuel’s writing is full of meaning, and she tackles complex themes and draws intricate, multilayered characters with ease and authority. Readers will find it easy to connect with Preye, who despite her initial obliviousness to Timi’s faults is able to take a dry-eyed look at her own vulnerabilities and past traumas, while trying to attain some kind of understanding for her easy acceptance of Timi and striving for closure. Emmanuel is excellent when it comes to blending her characters’ personal dramas with poignant emotions and practical insights. The result is a book made of equal parts emotions and considerable forethought. Lovers of women’s fiction will be gratified.


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