It has been a while since I read one of Terri Blackstock's books, and now I am wondering why. This book was fast paced, on the edge of your seat action. And the suspense was great! I didn't start getting a feel for who the real bad guy was until nearly the last fourth of the book. That kept me coming back for more, I had to know more to figure out who was the person behind it all. And once I figured it out, I was disturbed because well, you will have to read it and figure it out yourself. But just know that things are not always as they appear. Great book, great writing!! 5 stars from this reviewer.This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review. I did not read book one in this series and had no issues following the story.
Distortion by Terri Blackstock is book #2 in her new Moonlighters series. I thoroughly enjoyed book #1, Truth Stained Lies, so I have been eagerly anticipating the story's continuation in Distortion. Distortion picks up the story with Cathy's sister, Juliet Cole, featured. Juliet's husband of 15 years is murdered right in front of her. She believes this is a random attack, but soon discovers that it was planned, and she and the children are still in danger. Secrets and a web of lies are untangled as they hunt for the killer.
Distortion is Terri Blackstock at her best. She's perfected the art of writing Christian suspense with a tinge of romance. I loved this book. I highly recommend it to any Christian who enjoys a good thriller, but I'd suggest reading Truth Stained Lies first, if you haven't already, so you will be caught up on the storyline and characters. This one is a page turner that will keep you up at night (with the lights on!). Don't miss this one. Terri Blackstock is back and better than ever.
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I love Terri Blackstock's writings. Her novels are the best. They always combine suspense and a good story, which makes them pretty near perfect.
Distortion is the story of a woman whose husband gets murdered. While trying to solve the case of who did it, she and her siblings - along with the police and FBI - discover some things about the deceased that she'd rather not know.
Who the book is for:
Those who enjoy suspense. Teens and adults.
What I liked:
The characters in this book are the kind that you fall in love with and want to just keep on reading about.
The story was interesting.
Quick read - at least for me. I finished it in a day.
What I didn't like:
The suspense could have been a bit stronger, but it was okay with me just the way it was.
Overall, this was a really good read.
I give Distortion 5 out of 5 stars.
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I enjoyed this book a lot. Exactly what you would expect from Terri Blackstock, drama, suspense, twist, turns and keeps you guessing. This is book 2 in the moonlighters series and can't wait for book 3. This is about Juliet and her husband being shot in the dark of the night and now she must protect her two sons. The story involves Juliet with her family and friends becoming a part of solving her husbands murder. From the crime scene to many twist and turns that deepen the story by each chapter. This is a page turner, I finished the book in an afternoon because I couldn't put it down. (all of Terri's books I finish fast because they keep you interested and wondering what is going to happen next.)
I would recommend this to those readers that enjoy a good mystery with a GOD message wrapped all into one. I love all of Terri Blackstock books and can never get enough, the countdown begins until the next one, which the ending of this book will make you want book 3....now....... (it doesn't leave you hanging, however, leaves the imagination to wonder if some of the characters will be in book 3 and how they will be involved.)
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This is the second in The Moonlighter series and if you have not read the first one, you will miss out in the significance of some of the characters and events.
When Juliet Cole's husband is murdered right before her eyes, she is certain it was a random shooting. After police questioning, she returns home to tell their boys. But a threatening voicemail gives the death a new level of meaning.
Juliet finds out the nightmare is just beginning. Before long she discovers her husband of fifteen years was not who she thought he was. Their marriage had been a lie. Her husband had a secret life that has put Juliet and her boys in danger.
This is another pretty good novel from Blackstock. There is plenty of action and suspense. The novel does drag a bit in places but it kept my interest throughout. This same family has had several murders now and that does seem a little unrealistic. Some of the family members who are helping her (part of the private detective agency) made a few obvious mistakes. It heightened the suspense but I don't like it when the suspense happens that way. I did like Juliet, a tough woman who was able to keep her wits about her when her world was falling apart.
Overall, a pretty good suspenseful book.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book through the Litfuse Publicity Group for the purpose of this independent and honest review.