Wednesday, February 15, 2012

NOT THIS TIME by VICKI HINZE

First of all, I just gotta say, I hate when reviewers give the story away, chapter by chapter. Goodness, don't ruin the story! So, not this time, friends. lol Vicki Hinze is a ROCK STAR writer who grabs hold of your heart and doesn't let go. Even after that last page, your left with an imprint of the power novel you have just spent the night reading. Yes, reading Hinze at night is a must!

She sets the stage and takes us for a ride once again at the Crossroads Crisis Center. Goodness, the more good these characters try to do the more evil that gets twisted into their lives. Pretty much like our real life walk with Christ.

We get to follow the lives of Beth and Joe. Characters that I fell in love with from the start. We too meet the characters who grabbed our hearts in the other books, but it's these characters that really stand out in this third installment of this series. I must tell you, reading these books in order would give you a greater impact of the story.

Friendship, deceit, love, kidnapping, suspense. It's all here in these pages of this thriller. Just when you think you have it all figured out, Wham! Something else gets tossed in the picture and once again your on the edge of your seat. Well, I suppose you never leave the edge. Hinze has a powerful way of keeping you there.

What I love about her is the fact that she ties in faith with the story your reading. Every novel is a life lesson. Her characters are real and stand out as they face their demons. Friendship is not always what it seems. Judgement finds a way into our lives, but truth always prevails. Betrayal takes us to the edge and we find ourselves wanting revenge. The past has a way of haunting us when we are not grounded in faith. Even in our faith attacks still come. This is the very thing I love about Vicki Hinze. She can take all of these things and turn it into a page turner that leaves you searching God on a whole new level. That my friends is a powerful writer.

At the end of each book Hinze shares a reader guide where she asks questions. I loved pondering over these questions. I love reading a book and when I set it down it's message still remains in my heart.

This book was a gift from WaterBrook Multnomah for it's review.

Vicki Hinze is an award-winning author of multiple novels including Forget Me Not and Deadly Ties. Hinze’s willingness to take risks in writing and genre has earned her a reputation for trail-blazing skill. She holds a Master of Arts in Creative Writing and a Doctorate in Philosophy, Theocentric Business & Ethics and served as vice president on the International Thriller Writers Board of Directors. She lives in Florida with her husband.
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