Thursday, October 27, 2011

Killer Fiction...with a twist

A Killer Among Us
Lynette Eason

Genre:  Mystery, Suspense, Faith
Series:  Women Of Justice (Book 3)
Pages:  343
Rating:  *****

When I was scanning the shelves of new books, at the local library, I came across a mystery book with a pink spine sticker.  I stopped.  Pink means faith.  I have never come across a mystery novel with a pink label.  In my brain 'faith' and a murder mystery seemed like odd partners.  So of course I had to read it.  All of the preconceived notions I had were dashed.  But first....

A Killer Among Us, is a novel centered on Kit and Noah they are police officers and partners.  Kit is a trained hostage negotiator and Noah had recently lost his old partner to a deadly accident.  The two have doubts about each other at first but soon learn to trust each other.  Through the book you learn about Kit's past and family issues and why she became a cop.  You learn more about Noah's character and faith in God than you do his past, at least until the end.  Kit and Noah are investigating the deaths  of law students when the killer becomes interested in them.

A Killer Among UsI expected warm and fuzzy.  I have read some Christian fiction, I didn't like them because they were too warm and fuzzy.  I was so wrong.  This book is full of energy and action.  It is a faced paced roller coaster.  I stayed up late last night just to finish it.  I could not put it down.  (I almost cried in the end.  I loved the storyline, even the gross parts (there are a few).  I loved the characters. I have never been so happy to be wrong about a book.  If you are not a reader of Christian books, give this one a try.  You won't be hit over the head with religion.  Noah's faith is a part of his life and therefore it is a part of his police work.  It fits his character and the story. 

I highly recommend A Killer Among Us.  I am going to the library today to find more of the series!


kimba88 said...

I agree, I do not mind faith based books..however i do not like them over salted..haha
I will check this one out.

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