Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Book Review: A Thin Film of Lies

A Thin Film of Lies is a Christian crime novel. 

If you like suspense and crime novels, this book is a great Christian option to that genre. Still packed with the crime and action, we see a police woman who follows God, and listens to his nudge.  No, He doesn't help her solve cases, but His presence is presented true to life in His still small voice to follow Him.

Full of intrigue this is not only a  "who-done-it," it is a "why did they do it" that keeps you wondering how it will end. A fun summer read for the beach, I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

The story tells of a homicide detective, Fran Anders. 
Fran is a dedicated, no-frills cop who takes her job seriously but with a wry sense of humor. A middle-aged, divorced, single parent with two teens, Fran hopes someday to find a great man and remarry, but she’s not holding her breath. Right now, she just wants to be a good cop and mother, and use her faith to help those she encounters in her line of work learn there’s someone “up there” who truly cares for them.

Her next case throws her into the lives of Mike and Alisa Jepson, a couple whose marriage is disintegrating fast. As leads come into the precinct for a recent murder case point at Mike Jepson, Fran watches the damage wrought on this couple, yet is unable to ignore the incriminating evidence. 

Although Fran reaches out to Alisa during her crisis of faith, she is unable to stop events from barreling toward a crash. Yet, despite the tragedies to follow, Fran sees how God has used the Jepsons’ trials and pain to bring Alisa back into His arms, with hope that Mike might follow suit.

Note: This novel is a suspense, crime fiction novel, faith-based but an intense exploration of human failings. It is spiritually uplifting but does have some gritty characters. This book would be best suited for readers who like to read mystery/suspense and like relational drama.

Kelly Combs is a Christian wife, mom, writer and speaker. You can learn about Kelly by visiting her website at www.kellycombs.com

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1 comment:

Melanie Dorsey said...

That does sound like a good summer beach read.