-- Grace Elizabeth --

-- Grace Elizabeth --

Sunday, January 2, 2011

More library reads

I love winter when I can curl up with my blankie and a good suspense book. I have read three lately that were superb; Deceit by Brandilyn Collins, Double Minds by Terri Blackstock and Intervention by Terri Blackstock.
Here is a synopsis of each.
Double Minds--
Struggling to succeed in the Nashville music scene, talented singer/songwriter Parker James finds the competition fierce – even deadly. A young woman’s murder, industry corruption, and a menacing stalker draw Parker into danger and intrigue. Nothing is as it appears, and unraveling the truth challenges everything Parker believes about her talent, her future, and her faith.
This story begins with every parent's nightmare: a drug-addicted teenage daughter is dragged to a rehab facility. When the interventionist is found dead and the teen is missing, mother Barbara Covington tries to find her daughter The villain is somewhat improbable, and the 14-year-old brother of the missing teen is exceptionally clever and poised. But the mother-daughter relationship strikes true emotional notes; the redemptive arc of evangelical Christian fiction is natural and resonant in a story of addiction. This is a powerful story and one that is close to the author's heart and life. This is one storyline I will not quickly forget.
Joanne Weeks knows that Baxter Jackson killed her best friend six years ago along with his second wife and sets out to find the evidence to convict him. But he is a church elder and beloved rich member of the town. She is a professional skip tracer and sets out to locate the only person that can put Jackson behind bars. Melissa was a sixteen year old foster child in the Jackson household when her friend disappeared. This was a fascinating book with the chapters going from present to six years ago throughout which made the storyline so much more interesting. The author had me guessing the end and I never did figure it out and boy was I surprised at the ending. A page turner and well worth a winters read

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