Imagine a place where the community is above and beyond the definition of hospitable. Imagine a place where there is no government, or jobs or worries. The Neverlands is heaven on earth with its picturesque location and pristine air. It is a true utopian society where only the very rich and the very sick go in hopes that the magic of the Neverlands will heal their ailment. As the newest arrivals from the Miracle Line cast their eyes on the Neverlands for the first time they find it as divine as the rumors told it to be. As they settle into their new lives they come to find that even such an abode like this is not without secrets. After the occurrence of several unexpected tragedies the community is thrown into a state of unrest. With their own lives at risk the new arrivals find themselves in an adventure beyond their imagination as they band together to uncover the mystery of the Neverlands.
Beneath the Heavens, written by Christine O’Neil, is a suspense-filled adventure story that kept me hooked down to the final line. When I first began to read I thought I would get lost in the multitude of characters but each was skillfully crafted so that I was able to follow the plot even between changes in perspective. In fact as the novel progressed I found myself getting deeply attached to each character and their idiosyncrasies. The clichéd yet heartwarming relationships that ensue among the characters and comical wordplay used, is just the frosting on the cake. O’Neil’s engrossing novel captures the very essence of a good story and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a juicy mystery to sink their teeth into.