Monday, June 17, 2013

Fear Has A Name by Creston Mapes (CFBA Tour)

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Fear Has a Name

David C. Cook (June 1, 2013)


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.


From popular suspense author Creston Mapes comes another faith-building thriller, a tale that follows journalist Jack Crittendon as he fights to protect his family from a stalker's terrifying schemes, investigates a pastor's mysterious disappearance, and struggles to keep his faith amidst unthinkable fear.

With his family's safety on the line, Crittendon realizes there are secrets behind "Christian" walls--secrets with painful, deadly implications. He must find the faith to trust a God who allows inconceivable trials, and the courage to guard his family, with danger exploding at every turn.

Through it all--the sharp, character-driven writing for which Mapes is known--takes fans and new readers on an edge-of-your-seat journey that explores the harsh, far-reaching consequences of bullying and the Christian response to fear.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Fear Has a Name, go HERE.

Link To Buy The Book

My review: 4.5 Stars!

This was a really good suspense book! I enjoyed it very much. I liked the characters a lot, Jack and Pam were awesome and their little girls Rebecca and Faye were absolutely adorable. Even the villain was very complex, I couldn't believe all that people had done to him when he was growing up, I actually found myself feeling sorry for him at times. The suspense was great, there were many times when I had no clue what would happen next! I love that! I also loved the fact that there were two parallel story lines, that for a most of the book don't seem to have anything to do with each other but then it all comes together perfectly in a way only God could orchestrate!
I really liked that I could feel the emotions of the characters, a definite mark of good storytelling!

The ending was great, but it felt like all the tension and suspense that had been building for nearly four hundred pages, ended a little abruptly. But I still very much liked it!

Overall, I really enjoyed this book! And while it didn't quite make my favorites, I highly recommend it if you like Christian Suspense! And I am very much looking forward to the next book in The Crittendon Files, Poison Town.

I recieved 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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