“Waking Lazarus” ~DJ Williams~ Review



Waking Lazarus Receives Oscar Winner Endorsement!

“A captivating visual story with a colorful narrative. Once I started reading, it was hard to put down.” Peter Anderson, Oscar Winner, Cinematographer

Jake Harris’ life hasn’t turned out the way he planned. Battling his addictions, and the shattered pieces of his family, he is hired to ghostwrite a memoir. From the 1920’s story of a controversial evangelist, to the present day mystery of a former District Attorney, everything changes when his search for the truth leads to an atrocity hidden from history. With a past he can’t remember, he begins to discover that he is not the person he believed himself to be. Rather, he is a threat to a secret society that has remained in the shadows for nearly a century. Jake is drawn deep inside a world he never knew existed that brings him closer to his own extraordinary destiny.


With the DNA of a world traveler, D.J. Williams was born and raised in Hong Kong, has ventured into the jungles of the Amazon, the bush of Africa, and the slums of the Far East. His global travels have engrossed him in a myriad of cultures, and provided him with a unique perspective that has fueled his creativity over the course of an eighteen year career in both the entertainment industry and nonprofit sector. His debut novel, The Disillusioned, has garnered praise from Hollywood’s elite such as Judith McCreary, Co-Executive Producer, Law & Order: SVU, Criminal Minds, & CSI, who said, “The Disillusioned is a fast-paced mystery…you won’t put it down until you’ve unlocked the secrets and lies to find the truth.” Currently based out of Los Angeles, Williams continues to add to his producing and directing credits of more than 300 episodes of broadcast TV syndicated worldwide by developing new projects for television, film and print.


I sure do love a good mystery! This book is a FANTASTIC mystery! It reminds me of something out of the Davinci Code! It is history, yet it’s present, and it keeps you on this winding road until you finish the last page. You might think that sounds terrible, but this author has a way with words that makes it not only easy to read but keeps you engrossed without getting you confused.

Seriously an amazing adventure of one man fighting many odds. This is a second book in a series but I read it without knowledge of the first book and I did not have any problems keeping up with the story. It has some much in it! It is seriously full of surprises. Jake is the main man in the story and he is one of those characters you can’t help but like. He has so much going on his life between battling addictions and family issues. But he perseveres and he takes us on a wild ride through history and self discovery as he finds secrets he never even knew existed.

This is one of the best thriller mystery books I have read in a long time and I will definitely be looking up more books by this author. Great detail and description, the characters stood out and it kept me interested throughout the entire book. If you are looking for a little mystery go find this book! Even without reading the first book in the series The Disillusioned, I would still recommend this series! Excellent author!

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