Graphic adult content, violence.
WRITTEN IN BLOOD
The Foley Chronicles
Files From the 8th District
Detective Kennedy Collins is about to close out his rookie year in the Homicide Division of the Foley Police Department when his life turns upside down. While facing his dad's returning cancer, he also has to deal with personal circumstances that include physical and mental issues as well as burgeoning questions surrounding his Eternal security.
When someone begins killing prostitutes in the 8th District, he and his partner, Senior Detective John Filcher, draw the case. Unfortunately for the duo, the killer is brutal and efficient, and leaves no trail to follow, except for some inexplicable messages WRITTEN IN BLOOD found at each crime scene.
Nathan Bush is a Christian fiction author. He is an avid reader of a variety of genres, but ever since reading John Douglas' "Mindhunter" twenty years ago, is primarily interested in homicide investigation, criminal profiling and psychological behavior.
He and his wife have helped lead the Youth Ministry in their church for nearly ten years. They and their five children live in south Alabama.
This author did an amazing job of putting out this book, written in first person which is given by two different people. Not an easy task for a writer. As you turn the pages, as a good book should, it keeps you wondering.
Mr. Bush brings us authentic characters. They are everyday people with everyday lives. Not characters that are glossed over, like icing on the cake. I did find the pace to be rather slow, but to me, that was refreshing. It gave me time to take in the characters and think about what was going on. I find it also refreshing that he puts in some scripture in the book.
I have never read a book that gives three different takes. I really enjoyed that.
What brutal killer is leaving the message, "WRITTEN IN BLOOD" at the horrendous crime scenes?
If you love good crime books and you like trying to figure out the crimes, then grab this book for sure. It will keep you intense from beginning to end. We only have a short time on this earth, and sometimes fate and life step in and change that. Sometimes the emotions may grab hold and you may wipe a tear or two from your eyes. A look at what happens in our world and it's ever so real. We can turn our heads but that doesn't change things. Faith is a big answer to how we deal with life.
Just because it has some scripture in it, anyone, religious or not can and will enjoy this book.
There is none righteous, no not one.
This means no one is innocent. We are valuable to God, because He created
us and loves us, but none can earn right standing before God.
I was given a complimentary copy of this book from the author and voluntarily decided to review it.
I would give this book a solid 5 STARS.