Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Twisted Innocence: A Book Review

About The Book:

Holly Cramer's past choices have finally caught up to her, but she never expected them to endanger her baby.

Though Holly's stumbled through most of her adult life as a party girl, she longs to live a more stable life for her daughter. Then police show up to question her about the whereabouts of Creed Kershaw, Lily's father. She has kept his identity a secret from friends and family---she never even told him about the pregnancy. Now he's a person of interest in a drug-related murder case.

Determined to keep him out of their lives and turn him over to police, Holly uses her private investigating skills to search for him. But her bravado backfires when he turns the tables and takes her and the baby hostage. As desperate hours tick by, Holly realizes his connection to Leonard Miller-the man who has gunned down several members of her family. Creed claims he's innocent and that Miller is after him too. His gentleness with Lily moves her, but she can't trust a man who has held her at gunpoint . . . even if he reminds her so much of herself.

Dangers old and new threaten Holly and her baby, and lives are demanded as sacrifices for love. Through a complex web of mistakes and regret, redemption is the one hope Holly has left to hold on to.

About The Author:

Terri Blackstock has sold over six million books worldwide and is a New York Times bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of "Intervention," "Vicious Cycle," and "Downfall," as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, Restoration, and Moonlighters.

My Review:

Terri Blackstock has been a favorite author of mine for several years. In fact, I have read all the books that she has written and am always so excited when a new book by her releases. Twisted Innocence was no exception.

The book starts with a bang and draws you into the mystery of Holly's past and into her present. The book is written in such a way that you will be up late into the night reading and on the edge of your seat the entire time. There were plenty of twists and turns, and the ending certainly surprised me. No spoilers here, but suffice it to say, you will want to read this gem of a book. If you have never had the opportunity to read her books, this is a great once to start with.

The journey that Holly takes in life, physically, spiritually and emotionally, was covered very nicely throughout the book. You can follow her as she moves from rebelling from her Christian faith to embracing it. You can see her wounds as she recalls her parents death and present crisis. It was a very emotional read to be sure. The theme of God using our messes to His Glory resonates throughout the book and it was a wonderful reminder that He is there through it all. Whatever "it" is. The same is true for our lives, if we let Him.  It is absolutely a fast moving story that all who read it will be sure to enjoy.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase Twisted Innocence online through Amazon. It is also available through your favorite local Christian book retailer.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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