Monday, May 12, 2014

Fear Has a Name (The Crittendon Files #1) by Creston Mapes

Title: Fear Has a Name (The Crittendon Files #1)
Author: Creston Mapes
Pages: 417
Year: 2013
Publisher: David C. Cook

     I received a free copy of this book through a giveaway on The Suspense Sisters Blog.

     It was more than a break-in. More than a stalking. It was personal. When a stalker targets his wife and two daughters, journalist Jack Crittendon must uncover who the person is and what his motives are – if he is to protect the ones he loves. The investigation leads Crittendon into a world of behind-closed-door secrets and faith gone awry, as does his story on 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 and the hate it leads to. 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 said he would never cross.

     Creston has created very believable characters in this book. It is very easy to relate to the emotions that both Jack and his wife, Pam, are dealing with as they go through this very scary time in their lives. They are struggling to hold on to their belief in God which is true to human nature when problems that are beyond our control come our way.

     In the midst of the problems the Crittenden family is facing Jack is also trying to keep on track with doing his job working with the family of the missing pastor on the story of his disappearance. The two stories are wonderfully interwoven. This book kept my interest as I was following along and trying to figure out if and how the two stories may connect.

     This is a great book and I highly recommend it. I give it 5-stars.

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