Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Flashback...

I feel like taking a trip down memory lane today, so you all bear with me.

I've always loved a good mystery, and although I had hit somewhat of a dry spell in my reading at the end of my high school/college years and early married life, I eventually came back to my favorite pastime. I remember scouring the library in town for good clean fiction only to discover this wonderful thing called "Christian Fiction". This was back in the mid-1990s, and I think I checked out almost every book they had after a while. Fortunately, CF has really taken off and I have become woefully behind in my reading.

I remember the very first Christian suspense novel I ever read was Presumption of Guilt by Terri Blackstock. I can remember to this day how the opening scene made me scared me to pieces...and got me hooked on Terri Blackstock!

How about you - if you're a lover of Christian Suspense - what was the book that got you hooked?

About Presumption of Guilt:

Reporter Beth Wright suspects something very ugly at the St. Clair Children’s Home. But someone wants to make sure Beth’s story never gets to press. Between Beth and that someone stands Nick Hutchins, a social worker. Nick finds his own suspicions about the home being confirmed, first by Beth’s investigation, then by a high-speed attempt on her life and, finally, by an intruder’s startling confession. As the drama unfolds, a horrifying picture emerges of helpless children forced into lives of crime. Only one person holds the key that can save them: Beth herself. But using that key could cost Beth her reputation…or even her life.

Read the first chapter here.

Listen to a podcast about this and other Terri Blackstock books here.


CeeCee said...

How fun! I think I started reading CF again with Michele Andrea Bowen's Church Folk.

CeeCee said...

Ooops, I misread your question. You wrote "suspense". I don't remember what suspense book hooked me....hmm. Well, it was fun going down memory lane anyway!

Jenny said...

That's okay, CeeCee. *grin* I enjoy hearing what gets people to reading any kind of CF.

Linda said...

Frank Peretti's Prophet was probably my first as for suspense. For romance, It was Janette Oke, Love Comes Softly.