Monday, March 17, 2014

Poison Town by Creaton Mapes

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Poison Town
David C. Cook (February 1, 2014)
Creston Mapes


Creston has fond memories of his boyhood in Bath, Ohio, where he became enchanted with his future wife, way back in the fourth grade. His father, Bernie, owned and operated The Weathervane Furniture Shop in town. The whole family lived right upstairs in the century-old house known as "The Shop."

Creston studied journalism at Bowling Green State University, then began his writing career. During the past 30 years, he has worked as a reporter, corporate copywriter, creative director, freelance writer, and author.


There's More Than One Kind of Poison in This Town

People are sick and dying. Rumors are swirling. Some claim chemicals leaking from a manufacturing plant are causing the cancer that's crippling people on the poor side of Trenton City, Ohio. Yet nothing at the plant appears amiss.

The problem remains a mystery until reporter Jack Crittendon's long-time mechanic falls ill and he investigates. Soon Jack becomes engulfed in a smokescreen of lies, setups, greed, and scandal.

The deeper he digs, the more toxic the corruption he uncovers. As he faces off with the big-time players behind the scenes and tries to beat the clock before more people die, he realizes the chillingly unthinkable--he knows too much.

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Poison Town, go HERE.

My Review:
I really enjoyed the first book in this series (Fear Has A Name) last year, and I was very much looking forward to this new release! I really liked the premise and the characters were very well written once again! I did feel like the identity of some of the villains was a tiny bit too easy to guess, and it annoyed me a little bit that in some cases it took the good guys a really long time to figure out who the villains were! I enjoyed this read and it had enough tension to keep me turning pages, but I don't think I liked the majority of the book quite as much as the first in the series. However, I love it when a book has a climax in which everything seems to be imploding on the characters, and you think there is nothing else that could possibly go wrong but yet things do. This book definitely did not disappoint in that area!

Overall, this was a very enjoyable second installment in the Crittendon Files series, I recommend this series! And after having read the excerpt of the next book in the series "Sky Zone", I am eagerly anticipating its release!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via CFBA in exchange for an honest review. The above is my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

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