Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Renee Gutteridge
ISBN: 978-1-4143-2434-0
January, 2011/400 pages/$12.99

In the aftermath of investigating the D.C. sniper case, police detective Vance Graegan is burned out on life and love. Hoping to save his marriage, he quits the force and moves his wife and son to the other side of the country. But when the movers decide to hold his belongings for ransom, Vance is determined to ensure that his family’s new beginning is not ruined. Soon, though, losing his possessions becomes the least of his problems as everything they are fighting for begins to unravel in the hands of Vance’s past. In an unforgettable climax, a little boy’s innocent faith brings a group of desperate people to their knees. What is at stake counts for everything, but nothing can prepare Vance for who is behind it.

You can read the first chapter here.

Rene Gutteridge is the author of seventeen novels, including Listen, the Storm series (Tyndale House Publishers) and Never the Bride, the Boo series, and the Occupational Hazards series from WaterBrook Press. She also released My Life as a Doormat and The Ultimate Gift: The Novelization with Thomas Nelson. Rene is also known for her Christian comedy sketches. She studied screenwriting while earning a mass communications degree, graduating magna cum laude from Oklahoma City University and earning the Excellence in Mass Communication Award. She served as the full-time director of drama for First United Methodist Church for five years before leaving to stay home and write. She enjoys instructing at writers conferences and in college classrooms. She lives with her husband, Sean, a musician, and their children in Oklahoma City. Visit her Web site at www.renegutteridge.com.

This is a captivating book. Full of suspense and non-stop action, it kept me glued to its pages until the final sentence. This story is a beautiful picture of the verse, "A little child shall lead them" and a reminder that life is more than possessions.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from TyndaleHouse Publishers as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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quilly said...

I wanted to read this book, but we were traveling when the notice came out and signed up too late! I am glad you reviewed it. I'll put it on my TBR list and maybe sometime when my review list is low, I'll get it.

Anonymous said...

I've never seen this one before. It sounds really good!

Liz said...

I'm currently reading it. Hoping to finish today or tomorrow.

Cathy said...

Sounds good Linda.


Sounds like a winner to me. I love reading your reviews.