Thursday, March 6, 2014

Distortion by Terri Blackstock

A husband’s lies can have deadly consequences. When Juliet Cole’s husband of fifteen years is murdered before her eyes, she thinks it was a random shooting. Devastated and traumatized, she answers hours of questioning, then returns home to break the tragic news to her boys. But a threatening voice mail takes this from a random shooting to a planned, deliberate attack. Juliet realizes that she and her children are in danger too, unless she meets the killers’ demands. But as she and her sisters untangle the clues, her husband’s dark secrets come to light. The more she learns, the more of her life is dismantled. Was her husband an innocent victim or a hardened criminal?

My review: One of the first Christian suspense novels I ever read was by Terri Blackstock. She quickly became one of my favorite authors, and I read everything she wrote. There was a period where I didn't feel her books were up to the same standard of writing that had impressed me earlier on, but she has been putting out some great books lately again, including this one.

   This is the second book in a series, and revolves around the same family, only focusing on a different member of the family, so it would probably be best to read the first book before you read this one.

   Some suspense novels start out with a gradual move towards the suspense and action, but this one starts out with a bang and keeps building with the suspense until the end of the book. I enjoyed the first book, but liked this one even more. There was a lot more suspense, a lot more of the unknown going on. There were some things that were obvious, but there were also some surprises along the way, including who some of the bad guys were.

  In addition to the action and suspense, the issue of forgiveness was dealt with, as the main character discovered what kind of man her husband had been, and what he had done and been involved in.

 In my humble opinion, this ranks among the best books Terri has written, and is one I couldn't put down once I started to read it.

About the author:

 Terri Blackstock has sold over six million books worldwide and is a New York Times bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of Intervention, Vicious Cycle, and Downfall, as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, Restoration, and Moonlighters.

Don't miss Terri Blackstock's latest release in the Moonlighters series, Distortion.

The book releases March 11th, and Terri will be kicking off the release with a fun Facebook Distortion party and giving away a Kindle Fire HDX. PLUS readers can pre-order the ebook for just $4.99 between now and 3/11 everywhere ebooks are sold.

One winner will receive:
  • A brand new Kindle Fire HDX
  • Distortion and Truth Stained Lies by Terri Blackstock
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 11th. Winner will be announced at the Distortion Facebook Party on March 11th. Connect with Terri for a "suspenseful" book launch party with prizes, a book chat, and more.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by clicking JOIN on the event page. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 11th!