Saturday, May 23, 2020

Soul Pursuit by Chip Tudor

I enjoyed this short novel and debut fiction effort by Tudor. The title is appropriate as the strength of this novel is the main character, Jack, and his personal pursuit. The cover story is the pursuit of a fellow having skipped his bail but the real story is Jack pursuing salvation.

The novel is described as a detective story but it is Jack's character rather than his investigative actions that makes the story work. Unlike many detective stories, there is little action and no suspense. (There is one fist fight. That's all the action.) Jack has a wacky sense of humor and that helps move the plot along. There are also several philosophical and theological discussions Jack participates in where interesting issues are explored. Perhaps the most important one is Jack's spiritual condition.

I hope this is just the first in several novels about Jack. I find his quirky personality engaging and I would like to know how he grows into his private investigating life. I hope I get to see more of little Samantha too as she is a kick.

This is a good novel for readers who like one that's character driven because you will not find a compelling plot nor lots of action and suspense.

You can read an excerpt here. 

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Chip Tudor has a diverse background. He has a degree in Police Administration from Eastern Kentucky University, a Master's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, and a Master's degree in Religious Education from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. His work experience is also diverse, from construction to private investigator to freelance copywriter. You can find out more at .

Chip Tudor Communications, 233 pages.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the author. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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