What I’m Reading: Fear Has a Name

I just finished up the book, Fear Has a Name: A Novel (The Crittendon Files) by  Creston Mapes.

When I checked out this book, I had no idea that it was classified as christian fiction.  I’ll be honest, although I am a christian, I am not drawn to christian fiction.  I don’t hate it but it’s a little to much for me.  The book wasn’t bad so, I continued on reading the book and found it to be okay.  If you like christian fiction and you like mysteries, chances are you’ll like it better than I did.

Here’s what Amazon has to say, “It was more than a break-in. More than a stalking. It was personal. When a stalker targets his family, journalist Jack Crittendon must uncover who the person is and what his motives are–if he is to protect the ones he loves. It will lead Crittendon into a world of behind-closed-door secrets and faith gone awry, as does his investigation of a missing pastor, whose apparent suicide is more than it appears.

Each move Crittendon makes weaves him tighter and tighter into a web of lies, greed, hypocrisy, sin, and danger. He believed he’d never give in to fear. But that was before. And holding on to his faith won’t be easy. Nor will keeping his family safe, and ending the terror. Because that might require him to step over lines he never dared to cross.”

Although Amazon readers are giving the book 4.5 stars, I am just giving it three. The main reason is that for me, I like the story first and a little bit of christian fiction with it..not a sermon with a little bit of story to it.  For me, this book seemed like the latter…

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