Monday, April 8, 2013

Fear Has a Name by Creston Mapes

About the Book:

How Far Would He Go To Keep Them Safe?

It was more than a break-in. More than a stalking. It was personal. When a stalker targets his family, journalist Jack Crittendon must uncover who the person is and what his motives are—if he is to protect the ones he loves. It will lead Crittendon into a world of behind-closed-door secrets and faith gone awry, as does his investigation of a missing pastor, whose apparent suicide is more than it appears.

Each move Crittendon makes weaves him tighter and tighter into a web of lies, greed, hypocrisy, sin, and danger. He believed he’d never give in to fear. But that was before. And holding on to his faith won’t be easy. Nor will keeping his family safe, and ending the terror. Because that might require him to step over lines he never dared to cross.

My Thoughts:

Wow.  My mind is totally blown by this book.  I've loved Creston Mapes and his books since he debuted with "Dark Star".  His writing is truthful and gritty, and it's exactly what I look for when I pick up a novel.

But I got more than I had ever dreamed of when I cracked the cover of "Fear Has a Name".  The intensity blew me away.  I could taste Pam's fear after the break in, and feel Jack's rage when he couldn't protect his family.

I felt Wendy's loss when her husband seemingly vanished into thin air.  I tasted Evan's despair, feeling as if all he'd done had been for nothing.  And I knew Granger's loneliness, and I despised his parents--and pitied them.

When Jack drove through the raging storm, I could hear it all around me.  When someone walked through the pounding rain I felt drenched.  I could hear the thunder and feel the lightening flash, even though our weather last night was calm and cool.

I finished late last night and was drained.  I felt as if I'd lived the story along with the characters, and felt changed by Pam's faith.  My reading friends, THAT is powerful writing.

That is Creston Mapes.  I can hardly wait to see what comes next in the "Crittendon Files"...and I'm also a bit scared to find out!  "Fear Has a Name" will keep you up, keep you guessing, and leave you changed by book's end.  This is powerful fiction of the best kind, and I urge you to pick up a copy when it releases.

Oh, did I forget to mention that you have to wait a bit longer?  See, I received an advance galley from Wynn-Wynn Media in exchange for an honest review.  "Fear Has a Name" is published by David C. Cook and releases June 2013.

But don't be mad at me.  You still have something to look forward to.  Me?  I have to wait for Creston's second novel now.  But "Fear Has a Name" is a do not miss book.  Highly, highly recommended.

Happy Reading!



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1 comment:

Creston Mapes said...

Deena thank you for this powerful review!
Creston Mapes