Book Review Blitz...Terri Blackstock's Predator

I mentioned in my previous post that due to a variety of factors,  I am woefully behind on book reviews.  My apologies to all involved for not getting these posted on time.  I am going to begin to attempt to get caught up on these this week...so please bear with the abnormal number of book reviews here in the near future.  I am also going to try to keep the non-book-review posts moving this week in order to break things up a bit.  We'll see how that goes. :)

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Zondervan (May 25, 2010)


Terri Blackstock


Terri Blackstock’s books have sold six million copies worldwide. Her suspense novels often debut at number one on the Christian fiction best-seller lists, and True Light, published last year, was number one of all Christian books—fiction and non-fiction. Blackstock has had twenty-five years of success as a novelist.

In 1994 Blackstock was writing for publishers such as HarperCollins, Harlequin and Silhouette, when a spiritual awakening drew her into the Christian market. Since that time, she’s written over thirty Christian titles, in addition to the thirty-two she had in the secular market. Her most recent books are the four in her acclaimed Restoration Series, which includes Last Light, Night Light, True Light and Dawn’s Light. She is also known for her popular Newpointe 911 and Cape Refuge Series.

In addition to her suspense novels, she has written a number of novels in the women’s fiction genre, including Covenant Child, which was chosen as one of the first Women of Faith novels, and her Seasons Series written with Beverly LaHaye, wife of Tim LaHaye.

Blackstock has won the Retailer’s Choice Award and has appeared on national television programs such as The 700 Club, Home Life, and At Home Live with Chuck and Jenny. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs across the country and the subject of countless articles. The story of her personal journey appears in books such as Touched By the Savior by Mike Yorkey, True Stories of Answered Prayer by Mike Nappa, Faces of Faith by John Hanna, and I Saw Him In Your Eyes by Ace Collins.


The murder of Krista Carmichael's fourteen-year-old sister by an online predator has shaken her faith and made her question God's justice and protection. Desperate to find the killer, she creates an online persona to bait the predator. But when the stalker turns his sights on her, will Krista be able to control the outcome?

Ryan Adkins started the social network GrapeVyne in his college dorm and has grown it into a billion-dollar corporation. But he never expected it to become a stalking ground for online Predators. One of them lives in his town and has killed two girls and attacked a third. When Ryan meets Krista, the murders become more than a news story to him, and everything is on the line.

Joining forces, he and Krista set out to stop the killer. But when hunters pursue a hunter, the tables can easily turn. Only God can protect them now.

Enter the Terri Blackstock iPad CONTEST: http://www.terriblackstock.com/contests/.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Predator, go HERE.

Watch the book trailer video!

My notes:  I've been a huge Terri Blackstock fan for years.  Her suspense fiction always has me on the edge of my seat (or more often, clutching my pillow in the middle of the night!)  Predator was no exception.  I wanted to just take the day off and see "who-done-it", but I made myself stretch it out a bit longer than that. :)

I also appreciate that for Terri Blackstock, the term "Christian fiction" doesn't just mean a lack of profanity and gratuitous immorality.    The "Christian" element in Predator is much deeper than a few mentions of church or someone saying grace at the table...and the plot is only enhanced by the very real spiritual struggles and victories of her characters.

If you enjoy Christian suspense fiction and/or Terri Blackstock, this one is not to be missed!

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