Normally, I don't blog about books. I am usually wwwaaayyy behind on reading (I finally got around to reading the last 2 books in the Harry Potter series in 2009).
I got a tip from James R. Hannibal (look for him on Facebook--his book Wraith is due out April 2010) that Mike Angley (mikeangley.com OR childfinder.us) was having a contest to give away autographed copies of his book Child Finder (just came out June 2009 I think). FREE BOOK! I was over there as fast as I could click. The catch? Subscribe to his newsletter and comment on blog posts. I can so do that! The drawing is held the following month (name drawn in December, for comments on November posts). So for Christmas I got to open my free book--that's right! I won just for posting comments in November. (and if you go over there right now, subscribe to his newsletter, and comment more often than I do for the month of January, you too can win an autographed copy of Child Finder. The contest continues through the end of 2010)
Now, I'll admit, it took me a little while to get into it--about 3 chapters. But that could be because I had also been trying to read some Chick Lit (Debbie Macomber). I have since discovered Chick Lit is not my thing. Police driven mystery/thriller is definitely more my thing. Once I got into the book, it was hard to put down. The action only slows long enough to catch your breath before it takes off again. There is a moral/religious element to it that is refreshing in today's society. The main character is a family man--loving father and husband. He is a special agent who thrives on facts, proof, evidence and discovers a psychic gift--what a twist! In short, it was a great book. Loved it! And I am looking forward to the next book in this trilogy Child Finder: Resurrection.