I've only read one thriller/suspense novel in the past. Thriller/suspense/horror isn't really my cup of tea. But when a Christian publisher suggested a few years ago that I consider reading and writing a book review of a Christian suspense novel, I thought, "How bad could it be?" So I went ahead and signed up to review the book. Ugh. Worst mistake ever - in book-reading, for me, that is. It was too graphic and explicit, page after page. I wished I'd never signed up to read the book.
Therese Heckenkamp contacted me recently about reading and reviewing her newly published book, Frozen Footprints. She mentioned that it was a suspense. My gut reaction was, "No!" But I asked her to email me with passages from her book from the two most graphic scenes. After reading through her second email, I agreed to read and review her book.
Frozen Footprints is written with characters that are believable and realistic. Even the sick, twisted Abner is insanely realistic. At first, it was hard for me to relate to the main characters, though. I related to the TWIN component in this book, because I'm an identical twin, but the wealthy, rich family is a completely different world than from where I come, so it took me a little while to get involved in the characters' ways of thinking and lifestyles. Some of the descriptive phrases seemed a bit overdone or overthought. But then - the story of a kidnapping and uncaring grandfather began to pull me in.
I read Frozen Footprints in a few hours. Yes, it was suspenseful, a type of story I wouldn't normally read. But it was not overly graphic, gory, or descriptive where it shouldn't be. It did contain swearing (the d**n word 3x), but no other inappropriate language or content that I wouldn't let my teen daughters read - and I'm picky about things like that.
My only regret about reading this book? It ends just a bit too soon. After all, I don't get to read if...oh, I shouldn't tell you, because it will be a spoiler. Maybe this will be the lead-in to a second book in a series!
Frozen Footprints is written from a Catholic perspective. If you are not Catholic, I don't think you'll find this offensive. I'm not of the Catholic persuasion, yet I didn't feel uncomfortable reading Frozen Footprints.
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