Review of 24 Hour Lockdown by Virginia Henderson

24 Hour Lockdown by Virginia Henderson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow, this was so cool! I didn’t really know what to expect when I first started reading this book, but I was pleasantly surprised! For some reason, I felt like I was reading a book version of the game Clue. Don’t ask me why … I think it was because there were several characters, and I felt like I was meeting all of them and feeling suspicious or something. I don’t know.

But that was probably the best part of this book – the characters! I really liked the author’s approach to the way the story flowed. There were multiple POVs, and she switched between each of them very often. Now, that could be confusing, but it was done so well that I didn’t get confused and the story worked really well. The quick changes of POVs made the plot move along and allowed me to get to know the characters well. And I loved Melody! She was such a sweetheart. I was still never a fan of Marc, just saying … I mean, he was coming around, but he was still not the nicest. I guess change takes time. But I loved that each character had a story, and they were each well-developed and resolved in the end.

The themes of this book were also well done. Depression, abuse, revenge, forgiveness, and loss of a loved one were all explored. Now, those are weighty topics, and some books that deal with those themes can get pretty dark. (Not saying I don’t enjoy those – I love a good heart-wrenching book.) But I liked how the author integrated each of those situations into a book that was more lighthearted. Not that there weren’t emotional moments, but the pace was so fast and humor was scattered about that it stayed light overall. The Christian element of this book wasn’t super strong, but it was definitely there.

I really enjoyed reading this book, and I hope to read more of Virginia Henderson’s writing!

Thanks so much to the author for a free copy of this book!

Virginia Henderson

Check out her blog and her Goodreads!

Originally from Ohio, I now reside in Texas with my folks and little sister. I’m a born again Christian and I want to give all the glory to God.

I love writing (obviously). I tend to lean toward suspense, thrillers, the occasional wholesome Christmas story and “what if” scenarios. Such as what if you were to check out a library book and someone unknowingly left a document in the pages that contained life-altering secrets concerning the government. That sort of thing.

Aside from writing, I’m always reading. I love the classics, historical fiction, fantasy, adventures, fairy-tale retellings, suspense, and any and all things Newsie related.

I very much enjoy plays and musicals, embroidery, road trip adventures with the fam, retro arcade games, and board games. I’m also very interested in weaponry (archery, swordsmanship, etc).

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