I’m a sucker for good crime mysteries, especially when there’s a thread of the gospel and living by faith intertwined. Dee Henderson was my entry point for Christian crime mysteries and I’ve been sucked in ever since. At first, I didn’t want to stray from Henderson, I liked her books so much (and have re-read them over and over again) and I was fearful that I wouldn’t find another author who captured me with a storyline & made crime solving realistic like she did.
However, I’ve been very pleased with Terri Blackstock. I first read her first Cape Refuge book and loved her character development and intrigue in the working out of the plot. So when I had a chance to read and review Breaker’s Reef, book #4 in her Cape Refuge series, I was only happy to oblige.
Breaker’s Reef follows the same style of storytelling that I really appreciate from Terri Blackstock. She picks off the story from where the previous story left off, so it is important to gain the best perspective of the characters and their virtues to read the series from the beginning. However, they are also easily readable even if you don’t read from Book #1, just know that references to past situations are woven throughout each book.
This particular story involves murder, kidnapping, a reunion of f and also a long-awaited proposal, all wrapped up with the questions of God’s goodness & sovereignty in the midst of uncertainty. Blackstock does a very good job of keeping the storyline going so it doesn’t lull, even when there’s no investigative action happening. I really appreciate that skill.
I can now confidently say that Dee Henderson isn’t the only author I can collect and follow.
Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange from my honest & unbiased review.