Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Sound of Red Returning by Sue Duffy

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Sound of Red Returning
Kregel Publications (December 9, 2011)
Sue Duffy


Sue Duffy is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in Moody magazine, The Presbyterian Journal, Sunday Digest, and The Christian Reader. She is the author of Mortal Wounds (Barbour, 2001), Fatal Loyalty (Kregel, 2010), and The Sound of Red Returning (Kregel, 2011). Sue has also contributed to Stories for a Woman’s Heart (Multnomah). She and her husband, Mike, have three grown children.


After losing everyone she loves, concert pianist Liesl Bower has nowhere to go but to escape into her music. Searching for the peace she usually finds in her concertos and sonatas, Liesl can't shake the feeling that she is being haunted by her past . . . and by someone following her. When she spots a familiar and eerie face in the audience of a concert she's giving for the president in Washington, DC, the scariest day of her life comes back to her with a flash.

It has been fifteen years since Liesl watched her beloved Harvard music mentor assaulted on a dark night in Moscow and just as long since the CIA disclosed to her that he'd been spying for Russia. She had seen that man-that eerie face-the night Professor Devoe was attacked. And now he's back-and coming for her.


“Sue Duffy has mixed the mayhem of political intrigue with the melody of romance.” —Dick Bohrer, author, editor, and former journalism professor

“Intrigue and suspense come together in an incredible story of love and betrayal, commitment and courage, power and danger . . . and a God who controls it all. Sue Duffy is a wonderfully gifted writer and this book is a must-read.” —Steve Brown, founder and president of Key Life and host of Steve Brown Etc.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Sound of Red Returning, go HERE.

My review:
I was happy to see this come up on the list of books to review from the CFBA, as I had tried to get it from another blogging group I blog for, but the tour was full.

I didn't think I had ever read anything by this author until I looked her up on Amazon and discovered that I had read - and reviewed -  a book by her, Fatal Loyalty - which I tremendously enjoyed.

In my humble opinion, this book is even better than Fatal Loyalty. This one is more of a spy thriller and also has a lot of suspense and some romance thrown in. I started reading it when I didn't have the time to read it in one sitting, or I would have. I loved the plot, setting, and characters, and was pulled into the story very quickly. The end left me with that satisfying feeling that one has upon finishing a great book.


Sue Duffy said...

How wonderful to read your review of my latest novel, and to know you'd read Fatal Loyalty as well. Thank you for encouraging words about both books. Please join me next spring for book two in the Red Returning trilogy.

Blessings to you!