Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Farraday Road by Ace Collins

Book descripition from Zondervan's website:

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.

About Ace Collins (also from Zondervan):

Ace Collins is the writer of more than sixty books, including several bestsellers: Stories behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas, Stories behind the Great Traditions of Christmas, The Cathedrals, and Lassie: A Dog’s Life. Based in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, He continues to publish several new titles each year, including a series of novels, the first of which is Farraday Road. Ace has appeared on scores of television shows, including CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, CNN, Good Morning America, MSNBC, and Entertainment Tonight.

My Opinion:

I have never read Ace Collins before and I must say I didn't know what to expect from someone I hadn't read before, but as before, I was estatic that I did read this book. I will say at first I was leery, murder, suspense, and conspiracies - well not exactly what one would think of as a Christian book. My husband doesn't understand either how these go together but I will say this having come from a place where I used to read these type of secular books but with more risque situations and language this one was much more Christian.

I was drawn in from page one - and didn't want to put it down, I found it hard to put it down and was glad when my husband allowed us a snow day in our homeschool. Instead of the usual one dimensional, see through characters of most suspense books Ace Collins does a wonderful job of drawing you in to the character's and make you feel attached to them. I could hear the fear in their voices, the sadness of grief, and other emotions through out this book. God and faith were a strong overtone in this book, even if not outrightly spoken - Lije struggles with his faith after loosing his wife, while another character has total faith in God because she knows that faith is not based on seeing.

I would suggest this book especially if you are coming from a place in your life where you are used to secular suspense but want something cleaner and with more Faith involved. Definitely a must read, but for those who don't want to read about murder then this definitely wouldn't be the book for you even with the Christian aspect of it.

**I was provided a copy of this book through Zondervan in exchange for my honest review.

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