Friday, September 11, 2009

Farraday Road, by Ace Collins

It’s just another quiet evening out for Lije and Kaitlyn Evans. But somewhere along the way, it becomes something more sinister and a murder takes place. In the aftermath, a small-town attorney sets out to find his wife’s killers and uncovers a deadly conspiracy. A suspenseful mystery with a twist of faith

Farraday Road by Ace Collins has been out for almost a year. The sequel, Swope Ridge will be out on October 1. This is another book I have looked at many times, but was afraid to try a new fiction author. Ace Collins has written many books, of which I have a few: Stories Behind The Best-Loved Songs of Christmas, Stories Behind The Great Traditions of Christmas, and other books along that line. This is his first fiction effort, and he hit one out of the ballpark with this one. Farraday Road is book one in the Lige Evans Mystery series.

The story starts out with a murder on Farraday Road. Lige (Elijah) Evans and his wife are forced off the road. Both are shot and left for dead, but one survives. The motives abound for the murder, even reasons going back to the days of Jesse James. There are more attempts on the life of the survivor and on the agent protecting him. They face several twists and turns in trying to find a motive and suspect, and the reader is kept guessing even as the end of the book comes closer.

The book does jump around a lot, but I found the action and plot easy to follow. The characters are likable. I do think the Christian element could have been stronger in the book, but it is an excellent book and worth reading. The story doesn't really end, but continues on in the sequel, due out soon. If you like clean Christian suspense, give this series a try.

Click here to read the first chapter.