"" Writer's Wanderings: Books For The Road - Fatal Illusion

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Books For The Road - Fatal Illusion

It's always a joy to discover a new author. Almost a year ago, I perused a book table at a writers conference and picked up a book that looked interesting. As it is often the case, I had more reading material than I needed and the book sat in my to-read pile until a couple of weeks ago. The book? Fatal Illusions by Adam Blumer.

It is Blumer's first novel. I sincerely hope it will not be his last. He tells the suspense-filled story of a serial killer of young women and weaves the connection to the killer in and out of the lives of the characters he creates. Along the way, Blumer draws you into the struggles of a pastor and his family who must face false accusations of his faithfulness along with having to face the grieving process from the loss of stillborn twins. It doesn't get much easier for his other characters as they move in and out of this gripping story. Each time you think you can relax, Blumer twists his plot and makes his characters collide which just keeps you turning the pages.

Blumer's insertion of a Christian theme is at times a little contrived and perhaps forced but the story is so good, it makes up for it. If you are looking for a good edge of the seat read, here it is.

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