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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
The Healer is a work of supernatural drama with plenty of thrills and was penned by author John Thomas Tuft. In a modern-day America not unlike our own, there are people with extraordinary gifts. Our central figure is one such man, Gideon Waters, whose blood has the right properties to cure any disease. As more and more people discover Gideon’s unusual gift, so the bloodshed begins in his name. Anyone who tries to help Gideon seems to meet a nasty end, and soon he is convinced to race to the bedside of a dying pregnant woman who may bear the new savior of this world and many others. What follows is an exciting race against time with thrills and spills along the way.
There is an uncanny sense of realism to the central plot, despite its fantastical origins, and that is down to the commitment author John Thomas Tuft puts into his settings and characters. Much in the way that Dan Brown steeps his work deep in the real world around us, Tuft creates genuine people and familiar places for his miraculous concepts to unfold. Gideon is a rare hero because of his reluctance, highly relatable in the way that he reacts to the hand life has dealt him, but inspiring for the way he overcomes his challenges. The novel also possesses a watertight plot arc which accounts for everything it sets out to do, producing a huge sense of satisfaction at its conclusion. I would definitely recommend The Healer to fans of supernatural realism and mystery fiction.