Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Spellbinding Book


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Fatal Illusions

Kregel Publications (March 5, 2009)

by

Adam Blumer



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Adam Blumer lives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with his wife, Kim, and his daughters, Laura and Julia.

He works full-time as a freelance writer and editor. A print journalism graduate of Bob Jones University (Greenville, SC), he served in editorial roles for fourteen years at Northland Baptist Bible College (Dunbar, WI) and Awana Clubs International Headquarters (Streamwood, IL).

He has published numerous short stories and articles. Fatal Illusions released by Kregel Publications (Grand Rapids, MI) is his first novel.

You can learn more at the general website for his editing services, his Meaningful Suspense author's website, and his blog, where he "documents [his] publishing adventure and introduces new Christian novels" as a fellow CFBA blogger.

ABOUT THE BOOK

An amateur magician, an unassuming family . . . a fatal illusion Haydon Owens wants to be the next Houdini. He has been practicing his craft and has already made four women disappear. All it took was a bit of rope and his two bare hands.

The Thayer family has come to the north woods of Newberry, Michigan, looking for refuge, a peaceful sanctuary from a shattered past. But they are not alone. Little do they know that they are about to become part of Haydon's next act. Time is running out and already the killer has spotted his next victim. Who will escape alive?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Fatal Illusions, go HERE

“Fatal Illusions is an engaging, fast-paced read with a captivating storyline that grabs you from page one and doesn't let go. Highly recommended!”--Mark Mynheir, homicide detective and author of The Night Watchman
“An awesome ride!”--Rosey Dow, Christy Award winning author of Reaping the Whirlwind
“Adam Blumer tells a fast-paced story that weaves together a serial killer, a physically wounded pastor and his spiritually wounded wife. The twists and turns will keep readers guessing.”--Rick Acker, author of Blood Brothers


MY THOUGHTS:
Be forewarned that if you start reading this book, you will be compelled to finish it as quickly as possible. I was absolutely spellbound and several times as I read, I realized my heart was pounding and I needed to close my mouth! Adam Blumer has woven a great tale of a marriage neglected by grief and busyness, a woman obsessed with stalking the man she is convinced secretly loves her, a deranged killer fixated on his own obsession, and a retired detective determined to find the murderer before he strikes again. Issues of God's sovereignty, church politics, interpersonal boundaries, and trust flow throughout the story, lending painful authenticity to the trials that the Thayers experience. Set on the upper Michigan peninsula, this is a thoroughly engrossing and satisfying read. I highly recommend it!


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7 comments:

Letters From Midlife said...

sounds like my kind of book!

2Thinks said...

Whoa! Sounds like one for me to check out. Especially because- I'm from Michigan. Thanks for the review. It is great!
Heidi

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

This one sounds good. I had a similar idea but never wrote about it. Shew! Pressure's off!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Well you had me at the Upper Peninsula! Then I read he went to Bob Jones (a former well loved pastor went to Bob Jones), then Awana! O.K. I need to check out this book! It sounds great! Off the the Library website! BTW I dedicated something to you on my blog tonight!

Lisa writes... said...

Oooooh, sounds good! Another title to add to my wishlist!

Adam Blumer said...

Wow! Thanks for the great review. I really appreciate it.

Adam Blumer
Novelist, Fatal Illusions: http://www.adamblumerbooks.com
Freelance editing: http://www.blumer.org/adam

Adam Blumer said...

Hey, my next novel, The Tenth Plague, a follow-up to Fatal Illusions is being released as an e-book on Jan. 29. Are you interested in doing a review of my new one? I could send you a free download of the e-book. Please let me know at adam [at] adamblumerbooks.com. You gave me such a gracious interview on my first one; I wanted to contact you. Thanks!