This is a wonderful book about forgiveness and letting God be God. Instead of seeking revenge ourselves, we should allow God to teach us to forgive, even when it is hard to forgive. I give this a 5 star rating. I really liked this book!
Salty like blood is not your typical suspense novel. It's a story written with deep insight into the human soul and is one of the most emotionally moving suspense stories I've ever read. There is such a deep point of view and gut-wrenching honesty throughout the pages that it's totally engrossing.While I identified most with the main character, the husband, I found it easy to slip into other characters' points of view when needed. I appreciate that ease of transition in a novel. I also appreciated the painful memories that slowly came back and how well the author brought them in and out of the novel. I was so immersed in everything as I read along that I winced and held my breath along with the characters. That's great writing.I also loved how complex the plot was and how many twists and turns occurred that the unexpected kept me turning the pages late into the evening. This book is very hard to put down. It wasn't dark, though, despite the plot and the situations in the novel. I didn't feel depressed, just intrigued. And the thing with the Lupron drug totally cracked me up even though it was so wrong.I loved how real the author made these characters and how he kept me at the edge of my seat. The author had me sweating. Will she do it? Oh my goodness. He didn't just do that...what are they going to do next? How will they get out of this? And the mini-twists and the end made me smile because it's so like real life.The spiritual transition was not huge, but very real and very well-done. If you want to read a suspense that is not just a bunch of chasing scenes with little depth, then you will love this book. If you don't mind a hero who isn't afraid to cry when something truly hurts, you'll really enjoy this story. I loved it.
I ALWAYS enjoy Harry Kraus novels....have read them all. I loved this one and found it full of mystery as well as issues we all face...forgiveness, God's grace, and compassion. I wish he would write a sequel. I can't wait for his next book.
I like Harry Kraus novels. This one was very good. The ending was a surprise but a happy one. The book is quite a mix of medicine, marriage troubles, politics, and the ends that some people might go to to get elected.
Harry Kraus, M.D. has written a masterfully woven political thriller for the Christian market! Salty Like Blood is the story of a seemingly random act of kidnapping against a doctor and his wife who have traveled with their young daughter to care for the doctors ailing father. The opening pages of this novel begin a fast-paced thrill ride that doesnt end until the final page is turnedand still leaves you wondering what will happen next. The intelligence with which this incredibly thought-provoking story is told not only taught me a few vocabulary terms, but also inspired me to think. To say that this book entertained would be inaccurate. Although it did just that, it also made me appreciate my own family with all of its dysfunction.