Saturday, September 01, 2012

Abducted by Janice Cantore

Published by Tyndale Fiction. This is book 2 of the Pacific Coast Justice Series.
Officer Carly Edwards is a new Christian and is plunged into the mystery of who kidnapped her partner, Joe's, infant son and why. Thrown into the mix of this issue is her ex-husband and police Sgt. Nick (also a new Christian) who had said he wanted to reconcile but then shows signs of pulling away. Her room-mate Andi was on duty during the kidnapping and is being suspended and she herself has pulled away from Carly, hating everything about her being a Christian. Will all work out? Will her trust in God help her survive everything and find the infant? Does she and Nick have a chance? Will Andi remain her friend?
This was a good book to read and kept my interest throughout. I plan to read the other books by Cantore. It would be a good book for someone who is not a Christian as it's suspenseful and not a 'preachy' book but does give enough good info to lead someone to ask questions. At the end of the book are discussion questions that lead you to think thru some of the issues presented in the book. For example: Think of a time you've felt distanced from someone you cared for. How did you respond to the situation? When is it right to let a relationship dwindle, and when is it appropriate to fight to maintain it? This topic is sprinkled throughout this book as Carly works thru her relationship with Nick and Andi and whether she should just give up on them or trust that God has a plan for her. I will say that she chose to trust God to work things out in His way and not how she wanted them to be.
Tyndale House Publishers gave me this book in exchange for my review, positive or not.