Everett Lester and his band, DeathStroke, ride the crest of a wave to superstardom. But the deeper they become immersed in fame, wealth, and power, the more likely they are to be swallowed alive by the drugs, alcohol, and discontentment that have become their only friends. Everett is headed down a perilous road of no apparent return when he's charged with the murder of his personal psychic. The only hope he can cling to comes from Topeka , Kansas , and the letters written by a prayerful young lady who lives there. Consistent and persistent, the notes cut straight to Everett 's empty heart, offering a fulfillment he's never grasped before. But what if he's found guilty of murder? Will he recognize the spiritual battle that's raging for his soul?
Endora Crystal was my rock...
As I staggered through the chaos of rock 'n' roll fame-the drugs and alcohol, the selfishness and turmoil-Endora was the gentle voice in my ear telling me I was special. Telling me I was adored. She was my personal psychic, and she said I had a unique purpose, a calling to give my fans happiness. To be their god.
My band, DeathStroke, dominated the world of rock. Yet strife ruled our inner circle. My family didn't know me. I loved no one but myself.
And yet Karen Bayliss was praying for me, that I would come to know the love of God and the lordship of Jesus Christ. She was not a fan. Didn't care for my music. Karen just wanted me to know peace.
Now Endora is dead, and I've been charged with first-degree murder.
Everett Lester is headed down a perilous road of no apparent return.Will he recognize the spiritual battle that's raging for his soul?
About The Author:
A proud native of northeast Ohio, Creston has been writing professionally for almost 30 years.
Creston has edited and ghost-written a growing list of non-fiction books, and has penned three contemporary suspense novels for Waterbrook-Multnomah, a divison of Random House. All three of Creston's novels are available in e-Book format and have been printed in Dutch. He has finished a fourth novel and is working on a fifth.
Learn more at www.crestonmapes.com
The genre of mystery and crime novels are one of my favorites and over the years have read many. Some of favorite authors have been James Patterson, Kathy Reichs and Dean Koontz. However, many of these authors write from very non-Christian views, so in the last few years I have been trying to read the genre from Christian authors, like Terri Blackstock, Dee Henderson and others. Recently I was introduced to a new-to-me author from this very genre, Creston Mapes.
Dark Star was quite a read. With raw honestly, Mapes shows the reader the seedier side of life that sometimes accompanies rock music and its artists. The book is very action packed, and from the very first page to the last it is a page turner for sure. You will be on the edge of your seat throughout the book. But even more important the book challenges us, as believers, to be a light in a dark world, in everything we say and do, because it is so very important in our Christian walk.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.
BUY IT: You can purchase Dark Star online here.
***I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***