Descent Summary
Johnston, Tim

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Descent Overview

Descent is a novel by Tim Johnston that centers on the Courtland family after 18-year-old Caitlin Courtland is kidnapped during a family vacation. Caitlin’s father Grant, her mother Angela, and her younger brother Sean must all grapple with grief and the fear of possibly never seeing Caitlin again. The emotional fallout of Caitlin’s disappearance leads to a general disintegration of family unity. The novel explores themes of tragedy, faith, redemption, family, and morality.