|An Engaging and Well-Balanced Christian Thriller | Posted September 01, 2013
As a fan of thrillers and suspense novels, I was really looking forward to reading "Fear Has a Name." I am constantly looking for a thriller that I can enjoy that includes a Christian message. This is not an easy combination to achieve, and the attempts often result in any faith message being lost in the story or the story being lost in the message. "Fear Has a Name" did not disappoint. The story begins with a big enough bang to to capture my interest and engage my curiosity. As I read, the action ebbed and flowed in a perfect mix of needed detail and moments of nail-biting tension. I felt engaged throughout the story, and truly if I didn't have such a rigid bedtime, I would have read into the night. "Fear Has a Name" keeps you thinking about not just what will happen next in the story but in actual life by bringing to light real issues like bullying, abuse, scandal and the importance of caring about others as we do ourselves. You are also reminded that not everything is as it appears.
The characters are well thought out and caused me to want to know more about them and what will happen next. The characters made me feel emotions of fear, sadness, disgust, and also hope. Occasionally I simply wanted to shake a few.
If I were to give one word to describe "Fear Has a Name" I would use the word "gripping." It was that and so much more. I am thrilled that "Fear Has a Name" is just the first in a series. I eagerly look forward to the next book "Poison Town."
I would like to disclose that I received this book for free to facilitate my review. The opinion is completely my own.
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