Daughter of Belial by Jennifer Juvenelle follows Sophie Greer, a young lady who appears to be typical. She doesn’t even begin to think that she is one of the most important and best-kept secrets of the enigmatic Order of Belial at first, being initially unaware of Edward Hughes’ (and his family’s) strange infatuation with her.
Sophie is abducted while on a work trip and is subsequently drawn into the unquestionably perilous underbelly of crime and malice as a result of betrayal, heartache, and deception. Juvenelle’s superb character development and story construction enable the reader to follow a clearly defined plot that is free from confusion or what are known as “plot holes,” in which the author, whether on purpose or not, omits certain details that give the story the appearance of being poorly edited.
The story comes to a natural and well-executed climax that is thoroughly enjoyable. The book has many exciting moments that readers will particularly love, especially those that feature quick character growth, as those in the chapters that follow Sophie’s kidnapping. The endearing, slightly naive character experiences external events that, in a matter of a thousand words, cause her to psychologically mature.
Such instances of a quick-moving plot progression not only highlight the author’s talent and literary range, but they also provide a welcome diversion from the development of the environment. Overall, the narrative is ideal for readers who like stories that move quickly while still being well-developed and that emphasise the complexity of human emotions, choices, and outcomes without becoming overly philosophical.
The suspenseful psychological thriller features the recurring themes of loyalty, love, and treachery, which ultimately prove to be one of the many “fatal defects” of the Order. Juvenelle transforms Daughter of Belial into a definite classic by introducing the subtly compelling yet irrefutable element of Greek Tragedy. Daughter of Belial is a must-read because of the story progression, brilliantly realised characters, rich imagery, appropriate setting selections, and plot execution.
About The Book
Some Family Trees Should Be Burned. . . Greer Girls are special. Greer Girls are rare. Greer Girls are central to the secret Order of Belial.
Sophie Greer knows none of this. All she knows is that her now ex-boyfriend cheated on her, she’s alone working in Paris, and her mysterious billionaire boss, Edward Hughes, is way too interested in her life. But when Sophie is kidnapped in Moscow while on a business trip, she’s plunged into the dark underbelly of the global elite and a sinister secret society with deep ties to her family; ties that lead to revelations darker than anything Sophie could have imagined.
Betrayed by the man who raised her, and targeted by the illustrious Hughes family, only one thing is certain—family history can be deadly. If Sophie is to survive, she must decide who to trust and what to believe, or risk being crushed beneath the weight of the all-powerful secret Order of Belial.
Daughter of Belial
Sophie comes from a family that are a part of secret society and they have plenty of deep rooted secrets. The Greer girls are special and they have a part to play within the Order of Belial. Sophie is truly unaware of this fact and doesn’t discover her family’s secrets until she is kidnapped. She discovers a whole new world that is hidden from the rest of society. An exciting thriller story that keeps the reader guessing and will want to rush to get to the end. A page turner.
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