Monday, January 17, 2011

Someone To Blame by C.S. Lakin


It is time for another review! Today I am posting part of my review of Someone To Blame. I was quite happy when I realized that I was actually getting to review not one, but two books by C.S. Lakin this month. I was instantly draw to the name of this book. People are forever blaming someone for their problems. I have watched this with people for a while now. When something bad happens people tend to find a scape goat. Anyone that can be blamed for their problems or actions, or things just going plain wrong. Sometimes God gets the blame, sometimes Satan gets it, and much more often, other people are the ones blamed.

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Working to leave their past far behind them, Irene, Matt and their daughter Casey move as far away as they can to try to heal. This family has lost about half their members. Their two sons are dead and such great pain and grief is so hard to deal with. Nothing is the same, but yet life must go on. Worse yet there is a shifty stranger hanging around. The Moores moved to find healing and peace, but each passing day and new dangers are bringing accusations, blame and issues not dealt with will not stay shoved down much longer!

Before too long the Moore family finds themselves in the middle of crimes that need to be solved, which only adds to the mystery of this book. After all, this book didn't open up with how the two Moore boys died, only that as we read, we learn they are dead...and those left alive are suffering.

This is a wonderful story of forgiveness, and how God can move in lives. Not everything is as it seems.
I am so glad I got to read this book!


This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Someone To Blame
Zondervan (September 21, 2010)
C. S. Lakin

C. S. Lakin is a novelist and professional copyeditor and writing coach. She is currently working on her eleventh novel, a contemporary family saga drawn from the biblical story of Jacob. Someone to Blame(Zondervan), an intense relational drama and winner of the 2009 First Novel contest, released in October 2010, and she is also the author of the allegorical adult fantasy series The Gates of Heaven, featuring The Wolf of Tebron and the upcoming release The Map Across Time (March 2011). She is currently completing her tenth novel and developing a dog memoir of epic proportion.

In the wake of heartrending family tragedies, Matt and Irene Moore move with their fourteen-year-old daughter, Casey, to a small town. Their goal is to get far away from the daily reminders that leave each of them raw and guilt-ridden. Their hope is to find redemption, repair, and renewal. Instead, the threads that hold them together unravel even more.

Breakers, a small community perched on the rocky coast of the Pacific Northwest, is draped with cold isolation that seems to mirror the hearts. As they settle into their new life, old grief settles with them. Matt is always on edge and easily angered, Irene is sad and pensive, and Casey is confused and defiant. They've once more set the stage for calamity. Into this mix comes Billy Thurber, a young drifter with his own conflicts, whose life unexpectedly entangles with the Moores'.

His arrival in Breakers parallels a rash of hateful and senseless crimes, and soon the whole town -- eager for someone to blame -- goes after Thurber with murderous intent. Out of this dangerous chaos, however, the Moores find unexpected grace and healing in a most unlikely way.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Someone To Blame, go HERE.

C.S. Lakin hails from a family of writers; not just would-be writers, but people who actually lived off what they made from writing. Being an editor and having written ten books so far, it is clear that C.S. Lakin has the blessed ability to follow in that same direction. Having written sci-fi stories, fantasy material, and young adults as well as contemporary fiction, C.S. Lakin has the talent to branch into more than one fiction genre. Someone to Blame won the Zondervan First Novel contest at Mount Hermon in April 2009 and is not the only award this author has won.

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