Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Fear Has A Name by Creston Mapes (The Crittendon Files)

Fear Has A Name is a book that moves so quickly and is so involved that you don't want to put it down. Jack Crittendon is a journalist and he has pretty good story sorting about abilities. He is working on a story about a missing Pastor when his own home is broken into. Things get deeper and deeper from there on out!

Jack's wife, and two daughters are being stalked, but not in the normal way. Their home was broken into and Pamela and the girls barley escaped. Then when they thought it was all over, items keep vanishing, such as Pamela's Bible and one of her daughter's lockets. Frankly, it is starting to look very personal, and not your average break in or stalking issues. Jack is fighting to keep his temper under control while still working to  find out if this missing Pastor Evan committed suicide, or if he ran off with another woman (unlikely as Jack and Pamela had been in some of his marriage teaching), or if there is some major foul play or murder involved.

Pamela is striving to keep her faith strong and protect her children. The man who has been tormenting them, his past pain and torment at the hands of  "Christian" parents who quoted the Bible is soul wrenching. He is the way he is now because of the abuse, and because of Pamela - who had no idea what she did or didn't do to wind up with this on her hands. Everywhere Pamela and Jack turn there is fear involved. At the store, at home, at church, on the road, it just keeps escalating. Even their daughters have said you have to trust God and believe or faith will not work.

This is an book with in-depth characters who deal with real world issues of faith, fear, abuse, healing, and the stuggles that we go through when fear tries to invade and take our peace.

I'm going to be watching for the second book in this series!
Carol :)

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David C. Cook (June 1, 2013)



Creston has fond memories of his boyhood in Bath, Ohio, where he became enchanted with his future wife, way back in the fourth grade. His father, Bernie, owned and operated The Weathervane Furniture Shop in town. The whole family lived right upstairs in the century-old house known as "The Shop."

Creston studied journalism at Bowling Green State University, then began his writing career. During the past 30 years, he has worked as a reporter, corporate copywriter, creative director, freelance writer, and author.


From popular suspense author Creston Mapes comes another faith-building thriller, a tale that follows journalist Jack Crittendon as he fights to protect his family from a stalker's terrifying schemes, investigates a pastor's mysterious disappearance, and struggles to keep his faith amidst unthinkable fear.

With his family's safety on the line, Crittendon realizes there are secrets behind "Christian" walls--secrets with painful, deadly implications. He must find the faith to trust a God who allows inconceivable trials, and the courage to guard his family, with danger exploding at every turn.

Through it all--the sharp, character-driven writing for which Mapes is known--takes fans and new readers on an edge-of-your-seat journey that explores the harsh, far-reaching consequences of bullying and the Christian response to fear.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Fear Has a Name, go HERE.

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1 comment:

Creston Mapes said...


Thanks much for the fine review.

Creston Mapes