Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Double Minds by Terri Blackstock

Struggling to succeed in the Nashville music scene, talented singer/songwriter Parker James finds the competition fierce-–even deadly. A young woman’s murder, industry corruption, and a menacing stalker draw Parker into danger and intrigue.

Nothing is as it appears, and unraveling the truth challenges everything Parker believes about her talent, her future, and her faith.

My Review:
This is one terrific book with a fascinating plot, well-rounded characters, a steady pace, a few twists and turns, and a satisfying ending. What more could a reader want? I began reading it this morning, and I did not stop until I finished it. I did not want to stop!

The protagonist, Parker James, is a female Christian song writer who lives in Nashville. I learned so much about the Christian music industry: song writing, photographing the album cover and publicity shots, recording a CD, contracts, going out on tour, performing, and the interaction between singer and band. Parker's brother is a police officer, and the reader is treated to a glimpse inside the minds of officers as they work to solve a crime.

Without being "preachy" appropriate biblical references are interspersed throughout the novel. Study questions are at the back of the book. This is a winner, and I give it a big thumbs up!

If you'd like to read the first chapter, click here.

If you'd like a copy, click here.

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