Monday, April 25, 2016

The Tenth Plague by Adam Blumer

About the Book:

Water turns to blood. Flies and gnats attack the innocent. Marc and Gillian Thayer’s vacation resort becomes a grisly murder scene, with a killer using the ten plagues of Egypt as his playbook for revenge.

When their friend turns up dead, Marc and Gillian put their vacation on hold, enlist the help of a retired homicide detective, and take a closer look at the bizarre plagues as they escalate in intensity.

Meanwhile, a stranger is after the Thayers’ newly adopted baby. Will they uncover the truth behind the bitter agenda before the tenth plague, the death of the firstborn son?

My Thoughts:

Okay, the 'about the book' description really doesn't do the story justice, but any more and the story would be spoiled.  Just allow me to tell you this story is epic suspense, and a stellar second novel from Adam Blumer.

I loved his debut "Fatal Illusions", so I was eager to get my eyes on "The Tenth Plague".  Marc and Gillian Thayer are back (their daughter makes a cameo appearance) and the two have just adopted an adorable son named Chase.

An old friend invites the couple to a luxurious retreat, and the Thayers eagerly accept the invitation, hoping for a second honeymoon of sorts.  Instead, they stumble in on a murder...

...with the most bizarre weapon.

Someone is out for revenge of Biblical proportions.  Masterfully recreating the ten plagues of Egypt, the perpetrator has a hidden agenda.  Is it tied to the protest against the new Bible (that idea blew my mind, by the way!), or something more sinister?

And is someone really stalking Chase Thayer or is Gillian's imagination on overdrive, still scarred from her ordeal in "Fatal Illusions"?  Nothing is as it seems in this book, and no detail can be overlooked.

I did not see the ending coming, and I loved that!  The characters are very realistic and the scenarios are chilling and real enough to keep you up at night.  What a nightmare Adam has created...and I mean that in the best possible way!

But the plagues aren't the only Biblical message you'll find in this book.  Adam is very clear about where our true hope comes from, and the powerful of forgiveness in a person's life.  This is a great book, filled with rapid and brief chapters...something that helps keep the pace brisk.

I thoroughly enjoyed "The Tenth Plague", but that will seem odd once you've read it.  I mean, how can you really enjoy a novel about flies and frogs and gnats (oh, my!)?  It's easy if it's a novel written by Adam Blumer.

I received a free digital download of "The Tenth Plague" in exchange for an honest review.  You can find your own copy of "The Tenth Plague at online bookstores, or visit Adam at his website.

"The Tenth Plague" is highly recommended...just remember to keep the lights on...even after you've turned the last page. 

Happy Reading!



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1 comment:

Adam Blumer said...

Thank you, Deena, for featuring my book! I appreciate it!