Thursday, July 15, 2010

Review/Giveaway: Back on Murder

A WINNING READINGS GIVEAWAY!

Title: Back on Murder
Author: J. Mark Bertrand
Genre: Christian suspense fiction
How to enter: Leave a comment on THIS post right here! If you're a subscriber or a follower, leave a second comment for a second entry.
Entry deadline: July 25, 2010
Restrictions: Open internationally!

That's right, enter right here for this giveaway.  This is my review copy, so it has been gently read.
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This week, the





Christian Fiction Blog Alliance





is introducing





Back On Murder
Bethany House (July 1, 2010)





by
J. Mark Betrand






ABOUT THE AUTHOR:







J. Mark Bertrand has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. After one hurricane too many, he left Houston and relocated with his wife Laurie to the plains of South Dakota.



Mark has been arrested for a crime he didn't commit, was the foreman of a hung jury in Houston, and after relocating served on the jury that acquitted Vinnie Jones of assault. In 1972, he won an honorable mention in a child modeling contest, but pursued writing instead. Besides his personal website, visit his Crime Genre website at http://www.crimegenre.com/.



The next book in this series, Pattern Of Wounds will come out in the summer of 2011.



ABOUT THE BOOK



Det. Roland March is a homicide cop on his way out.

A missing girl. A corrupt investigation. They thought they could get away with it, but they forgot one thing:



Roland March is BACK ON MURDER...



Houston homicide detective Roland March was once one of the best. Now he's disillusioned, cynical, and on his way out. His superiors farm him out on a variety of punishment details. But when he's the only one at a crime scene to find evidence of a missing female victim, he's given one last chance to prove himself. Before he can crack the case, he's transferred to a new one that has grabbed the spotlight--the disappearance of a famous Houston evangelist's teen daughter.

All he has to do? Find the missing teenage daughter of a Houston evangelist that every cop in town is already looking for. But March has an inside track, a multiple murder nobody else thinks is connected. With the help of a youth pastor with a guilty conscience who navigates the world of church and faith, March is determined to find the missing girls while proving he's still one of Houston's best detectives.



Battling a new partner, an old nemesis, and the demons of his past, getting to the truth could cost March everything. Even his life.



If you would like to read the first chapter of Back On Murder, go HERE.

What I Liked:  I LOVED this book.  Not because it was full of page-turning intrigue and suspense, which it was.  Not because of the perfect mix of dialogue and commentary that immersed me into the world of a homicide detective.  Not even the believable, real-life family relationships portrayed.

What I loved was the life-changing, inspiring factor - which, by the way, only became really evident to me at the end of the book. 

First, I read this book initially from a mom perspective - and it really made me think about what I want MOST for my daughter.  I've got all kinds of dreams for her - but when it comes down to it, I'd rather have her do good than be safe.  Really.  It's a tough call - this book takes it to the extreme and shows how painful it can be. 

After thinking through it some more, I wondered about myself.  My life isn't quite over yet!  Do I choose to be safe, or to do good?  That question is starting to haunt me throughout the choices I make every day.

The storyline of this book is going to stick around in my mind for a long time to come - in what I pray will be a very positive way...

What I Didn't Like: Absolutely nothing...

Posted by Jane from Mozi Esmé

72 comments:

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