Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

What are YOU reading???

>I just finished an amazing suspense book, Deliver Us From Evil, by Robin Caroll.  To say this book is well-written is a gross understatement!

Ms. Caroll weaves her plot through the viewpoints of many of the characters, drawing them together to interact and then separating them to explain different facets of the action.  The characters were complete with hangups and flaws as well as expertise, and the chemistry between them, romantic and otherwise, was downright pliable. 

This is no comfortable little whodunit.  There is no “tada” at the end when the culprit is discovered.  Instead, the reader learns of the identity a little at a time and grows to intensely dislike the person by the time the story reaches the climax.  Furthermore, the subject matter made me squirm.  I found more than once that I had to stop reading and give my eyes a thorough drying! 

But then, this type of book isn’t supposed to make the reader comfortable.  It’s supposed to keep the reader on the edge of the seat and Deliver Us From Evil did that for me from the very first page!  I also enjoyed learning about some of the research topics that Ms. Caroll shared in the book.  She even added Bible Study or Book Study discussion questions to the back of the book and a website research guide for all of her topics! 

All in all, this is a great read!  I highly recommend it and let me know if you check it out.  You can find Robin Caroll’s blog link in the right hand column! 

My next book to read is The Mailbox by Mary Beth Whalen.  It’s a bit of a stretch for me, as it is in the Christian Romance genre and I’m usually a mystery buff, but I’ve been keeping up with Ms. Whalen’s blog and love how well-grounded she is.  I’m looking forward to reading through her debut novel.

So what books are you reading right now and what do you think of them?

Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

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