Saturday, April 5, 2014

Abomination by Colleen Coble

"Crackles with an ominous electricity, pulling you inside the mind of a killer who is terrifyingly twisted...and terrifyingly real. Your heart will race." --T.L. Hines, author of Waking Lazarus 

A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN stands by the side of the road, barefoot and bleeding, a child in her arms. Someone just tried to kill her, but she wouldn't recognize him if she saw his face. She doesn't even remember her own name. 

A SUBURBAN COP surveys a kitchen in disarray--a woman and child missing, a chilling note. This crime scene is unlike any he has ever seen. 

THE MAN who calls himself Gideon waits and plans. He sees himself as a destroyer of evil, one who rids the world of abominations. He has already killed five. He will kill again.

And somewhere in the wilderness, in a secret geocache near where the wild swans gather, lies the unspeakable clue that links them all together. 

Michigan's rugged and beautiful Upper Peninsula is the setting for this absorbing tale of love and loss, beauty and terror, grievous sins and second chances. A deftly woven thriller from the popular author of the Roch Harbor novels. 

Published by Thomas Nelson, 2007

My Review

Colleen Coble is one of my favorite Christian authors for many reasons but mostly because she can draw me into her mysteries faster than I can blink, and her characters are so real. And this book was no exception. 

The story opens in the killer's point of view. Then we're introduced to the main character, who doesn't know where she is, why she's bleeding from a stab wound, or who the little girl is in her arms. All she knows is that she's terrified and believes someone tried to kill her. 

A car approaches, and she doesn't know whether to run or ask for help. The driver could be the person she's running from. Thankfully, the driver, Bree Matthews, provides a haven in her lighthouse and protection with her husband and search-and-rescue dog, Samson. When another murder happens in the area, one done in the same pattern as a wanted serial killer, a handsome cop arrives in Rock Harbor to help. The refugee, who thinks her name might be Evelyn, feels an instant connection to the cop. Is he the man she's running from, or is he connected to the past she can't unlock?

This story is full of twists and turns, and just when you'll think you know who the murderer is, you'll be proven wrong. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys suspense/thrillers.

I gave this book 5 stars!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Sounds like a great nail-biter! I look forward to reading this one.