Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Ten Plagues by Mary Nealy

Synopsis:~

Join the breakneck chase through Chicago for a murderous maniac. As the victims begin piling up, detective Keren Collins’s spiritual discernment is on high alert. Will she capture the killer before another body floats to the surface?

Ex-cop, now mission pastor Paul Morris has seen his share of tragedy, but nothing prepared him to be a murderer’s messenger boy. Will his old ruthless cop personality take over, leading him to the brink of self-destruction? Can Keren and Paul catch the killer before the corpse count reaches a perfect ten?

My take:~

Mary Nealy, better known as Mary Connealy, writer of historical romantic comedies, shows she is no one trick pony with her excellent romantic suspense, Ten Plagues. Combining action and suspense with romance and the supernatural, Mary held my attention from the dramatic first chapter to the last page. Keren and Paul are solid characters and their burgeoning attraction and snappy dialogue add some levity amidst the ruthlessness of a serial killer's murders. Paul's battle between the compassionate and sacrificial life he leads as a pastor and the hardened cop instincts that kick in when danger strikes, adds a fascinating element to the story. Meaningful faith elements and a few unexpected twists and turns are also included.  I certainly hope this isn't the last we hear of Mary Nealy and her suspenseful writing.

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4 comments:

Nicole said...

Sounds good, Rel!

Ann Shorey said...

Love Mary Connealy's books, and I love suspense/mysteries. This sounds like a winner!

K. Victoria Chase said...

This book is definitely on my to-read list! Thank you for the review. :)

Jenny said...

This one is eyeing me from the bookshelf next to my desk...guess I need to get busy and read it. ;)

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