Friday, April 27, 2012

The Sound Of Red Returning

Very interesting!

Today's review is The Sound Of Red Returning. The opening few chapters had me quite lost, or just not into this book right, or something. I think it was just me. Around chapter 6-7 things picked up. When Liesl too refuge in the church briefly, things started picking up for me. Here is where we start to understand some about Liesl's home life, and how she got to be where she is, a famous pianist.

Having her Mentor in music attacked in front of her, and then killed was one thing. Finding out this wonderful man was a Russian spy, according to the CIA was another issue. Now the sheet music that is tying into major secrets. There are codes, and almost codes with in codes. Liesl's past is coming back alive! Where she once felt safe, she now is being followed. Issues and feelings that were in the past, are now back and must be dealt with.

Liesl is now dealing with having a trip back home, to a place she seems to both love and hate. There is another mystery here, so now there is this mystery, this part of her life slowly revealing to us the reader, while at the same time Lisel is praying and keeping herself together under immense pressure, and a possible romantic interest as well.

Once I got past the first parts of this book it became a gripping fast paced story that is quite good.


This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Sound of Red Returning
Kregel Publications (December 9, 2011)
Sue Duffy


Sue Duffy is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in Moody magazine, The Presbyterian Journal, Sunday Digest, and The Christian Reader. She is the author of Mortal Wounds (Barbour, 2001), Fatal Loyalty (Kregel, 2010), and The Sound of Red Returning (Kregel, 2011). Sue has also contributed to Stories for a Woman’s Heart (Multnomah). She and her husband, Mike, have three grown children.

After losing everyone she loves, concert pianist Liesl Bower has nowhere to go but to escape into her music. Searching for the peace she usually finds in her concertos and sonatas, Liesl can't shake the feeling that she is being haunted by her past . . . and by someone following her. When she spots a familiar and eerie face in the audience of a concert she's giving for the president in Washington, DC, the scariest day of her life comes back to her with a flash.

It has been fifteen years since Liesl watched her beloved Harvard music mentor assaulted on a dark night in Moscow and just as long since the CIA disclosed to her that he'd been spying for Russia. She had seen that man-that eerie face-the night Professor Devoe was attacked. And now he's back-and coming for her.

“Sue Duffy has mixed the mayhem of political intrigue with the melody of romance.” —Dick Bohrer, author, editor, and former journalism professor
“Intrigue and suspense come together in an incredible story of love and betrayal, commitment and courage, power and danger . . . and a God who controls it all. Sue Duffy is a wonderfully gifted writer and this book is a must-read.” —Steve Brown, founder and president of Key Life and host of Steve Brown Etc.
If you would like to read the first chapter of The Sound of Red Returning, go HERE.

The book link is: 0825425743 


Sue Duffy said...

Thanks for your comments, Carol. I hope you'll join me in the spring for the release of book two in this trilogy.


Carol E. Keen said...

Dear Ms. Duffy,

You are so welcome! If I get a chance I will read book two of your Trilogy! Thank you so much for posting a comment on my blog!

Carol :)