Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Fear Has a Name

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Fear Has a Name
David C. Cook (June 1, 2013)
Creston Mapes

Creston Mapes is a master of terror -- and this book is another winner. The main character is stalked in a horrifying believable way, and it results in dynamic chapters that kept me turning the pages long into the night.

I particularly appreciated the struggle between doing what might be safe and striving to live a 'normal' life. Where is that line that must be drawn to avoid giving in to the terror of criminal minds?

Faith is a strong mediator in such a case, and Mapes does a wonderful job of dealing with the struggle between giving in to fear/seeking retribution and relying on a God who is firmly in control of all situations. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series!


Creston has fond memories of his boyhood in Bath, Ohio, where he became enchanted with his future wife, way back in the fourth grade. His father, Bernie, owned and operated The Weathervane Furniture Shop in town. The whole family lived right upstairs in the century-old house known as "The Shop."

Creston studied journalism at Bowling Green State University, then began his writing career. During the past 30 years, he has worked as a reporter, corporate copywriter, creative director, freelance writer, and author.


From popular suspense author Creston Mapes comes another faith-building thriller, a tale that follows journalist Jack Crittendon as he fights to protect his family from a stalker's terrifying schemes, investigates a pastor's mysterious disappearance, and struggles to keep his faith amidst unthinkable fear.

With his family's safety on the line, Crittendon realizes there are secrets behind "Christian" walls--secrets with painful, deadly implications. He must find the faith to trust a God who allows inconceivable trials, and the courage to guard his family, with danger exploding at every turn.

Through it all--the sharp, character-driven writing for which Mapes is known--takes fans and new readers on an edge-of-your-seat journey that explores the harsh, far-reaching consequences of bullying and the Christian response to fear.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Fear Has a Name, go HERE.

1 comment:

Creston Mapes said...

Susan thanks for the strong review!
Creston Mapes