Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Collins Case by Julie Gilbert

Title:  The Collins Case
Series:  Heartfelt Cases #1
Author:  Julie Gilbert
Published:  October 1/12
Length:  132pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  Christian suspense
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Working for the FBI certainly isn’t a “normal” job, but Special Agent Julie Ann Davidson has never encountered a case as personal as this one. Although not officially assigned to the case, Ann and her partner, Patrick Duncan, take up the cause of finding Rachel, Jason, and Emily Collins. As if that task wasn’t enough, Ann and Patrick also have a baffling case of internet thievery to investigate.

Who is Christopher Collins and what about his past is endangering his family? Where are Rachel and the kids being held? Where is God in the midst of chaos? Will Ann and Patrick arrive in time or will they find only pain?

My Review:

Gilbert`s fresh, inviting, upbeat writing style is easy to follow and very captivating. The unique and well thought out storyline will keep you on your toes throughout. Suspense runs wild as Gilbert draws you further and further into the world that she`s created. Although in essence this is a Christian novel, it`s one that will be enjoyed by many who enjoy something with some suspense. There are definitely Christian undertones to the novel but the author neither preaches at you nor makes it the focal point of the story.

The characters in this novel were well developed and unique. The contrasts between the individuals that Gilbert creates and the stereotype norm is very marked and adds much originality to the novel. The strong, original characters keep you hooked, wanting to get to know them better and to see how things work out for them.

I will admit that I do judge a book by its cover. It`s definitely what catches my eye and gets me to pick it up in the first place. This is one of those books that you shouldn`t judge by the cover. The very cartoon-ey cover definitely doesn`t do justice to the intriguing story that you`ll find within.

This was a very enjoyable novel that I wouldn`t hesitate to recommend to others. I`ll definitely be reading more from this series in the future.

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