The Detour

The Detour

RM 23.15




General Novel

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What is the consequence of ignoring one’s better judgment and the advice of friends?

Luke Stevens believes he is lucky in love, but the path of least resistance leads to disaster at sea and waking up in a North Korean hospital. But Luke is not alone even as he becomes the object of an international manhunt. Will he find his way out of the Hermit Kingdom? Will his love prevail? Will he learn to trust his better instincts?


The cover art is called The Good Samaritan by He Qi ( 

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Author Stephen W. Hiemstra (MDiv, Ph.D.) is a slave of Christ, husband, father, author, and volunteer pastor. He lives in Centreville, Virginia with Maryam, his wife of more than thirty-five years. They have three grown children.


The Detour is a highly suspenseful story with twists and turns and flavored with deep faith. This read is definitely a page turner.

Elizabeth Smith, Author

 The Detour is an interesting read that will keep you in suspense until the end.

Rui Ma

This exciting book is perfect for a plane trip or as a break from daily responsibilities.

Hyunok Lee

The Detour is a captivating and thought-provoking novel that transports readers into the heart of North Korea. With its engaging characters, compelling storyline, and exploration of social issues, this book offers a unique and immersive reading experience.

Wilson McMillan

This is fascinating story that I think you will love as much as I do.

Ann Westerman

From the first paragraph, Stephen Hiemstra’s novella, The Detour, captures the attention of the reader and holds it securely to the end of the book. Remarkably, he shows the reality of persecutions of Christians in our time, a truly thought-provoking message.

Sharron Giambanco