Book: Secret & Lies: a Redemption's Edge novel, book 2 Author: Janet Sketchley Publisher: Janet Sketchley Date: October 23, 2014 Genre: Christian suspense, fiction Pages: 320 Price: $13.99 My rating: a suspense-filled story of redemption and trust
Today being my birthday, I think a review of an adult book is a good idea, along with upcoming news for you. 🙂
This novel, Secrets & Lies, is book 2 in the Redemption’s Edge series by Canadian author Janet Sketchley.
I didn’t obtain the three books in order of publication so didn’t review them in order, but if you want to read my reviews in order you can find book 1, Heaven’s Prey HERE, and book 3, Without Proof HERE.
Even though Secrets & Lies is book 2 of the series, the author gives enough details so that if readers have not read book 1 they aren’t feeling adrift not knowing how the characters connect. Janet Sketchley did an excellent job of writing a novel that sits comfortably in the middle of the trio, and that can also stand alone.
After her teenage son dies from a drug overdose and her husband leaves, Carol and her other son move from Calgary in western Canada to start a new life farther east in Toronto. Her brother is in prison for murder and she wants to have nothing to do with him. Thinking she has found a safe place for herself and her son, Carol is shaken when a detective arrives at her apartment to give her a warning from her brother. When she receives a threatening phone call, someone who believes she knows where her brother hid stolen money, she turns to the friendship she has with a late night radio deejay.
There are drug lords, concerned neighbours, a break-in, a love interest, a friend with his own dark secret, her son’s Christian girlfriend, and more – all complicating Carol’s life. She is sure she can’t ask God for help.
Secrets & Lies is well plotted, planned and presented. Janet Sketchley is a skilled author who weaves situations of drama, romance, and suspense into a believable story. Although it has a Christian thread running through it, it is not religiously heavy-handed at all.
Watch next week for my interview with Janet and your chance to win a copy of one of her Redemption’s Edge novels!
You can find Secrets & Lies: a Redemption’s Edge novel – written by Janet Sketchley – on my BUY THE BOOK page. I also post my reviews on Goodreads, and when available on Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, and Chapters.Indigo.
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