Sunday, October 30, 2022

5 recent Christian suspense reads

Aftermath by Terri Blackstock... This is one of the 2022 Christy Award finalists so I was excited to sneak it in before the winners are announced. This one is about a bombing at a concert which reminded me a lot of the Vegas shootings a few years back. I was very invested in the characters but it was a bit hard on me. Overall I would say it is a good read but you should go into it prepared if you're a sensitive reader. 

Body of Evidence by Irene Hannon*... I somehow missed book two of this three-book series but I think that worked out okay anyways. I liked the unique perspective coming from a forensic pathologist and the rural Missouri setting. Irene Hannon's writing is definitely fast paced and gripping so I will reach for another of her books when I am in the mood for some suspense!

Deadline by Randy Alcorn... This one is so full of the spiritual world! I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this book because the last book I read by this author is a nonfiction book on Heaven. We certainly see Heaven come into play in this book as well but there is also a clock-is-ticking feel to the murder investigation that really had me compelled. You should be aware that there is a lot of talk of abortion in this book.

Fire Dancer by Colleen Coble... I read and liked other Colleen Coble books in the past so intentionally chose this one just for the Arizona setting before an Arizona trip. I am not so glad I did! I was very excitedly surprised to discover a character with Lupus but so many trigger warnings for this one, and no real redemption like I would need to feel okay with recommending this one. 

The View from Rainshadow Bay by Colleen Coble... Another Colleen Coble! I actually read this one a week or two before Fire Dancer. I did like it but it felt similar to the Rock Harbor series in a lot of ways and the characters didn't really grab me as much so I don't think I will read book two of this series.

*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. 

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