About the Book
Book: Blood Sisters
Author: Jim O’Shea
Release Date: June 16, 2020
Libby Meeker is seeing things.
The young Salt Lake City architect is experiencing visions of her twin sister, despite the fact that Melissa died mysteriously almost one year ago.
If that’s not bad enough, a serial killer surfaces in northern Utah, and a series of bizarre clues lead Detective Troy Hunter to Libby…and unspeakable possibilities that begin to shatter her fragile world.
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Wow. This book was full of suspense. I found myself captured by it, reading way too late to finish it. I just had to know how it ended. It is a psychological thriller with lots of twists. O'Shea's writing style is captivating and kept me reading.
There were two issues I had with the book. It starts out following two separate narratives that do combine a ways into the book. At the beginning, however, the separate narratives are not identified and it would take me a paragraph or two before I understood the narrative had changed. The second issue is the ending. I like it when the killer is revealed and I think, ah, I should have seen that as there were clues. I don't like it when the killer sort of comes as a surprise, not being hinted at. That's what happens here.
Even though I felt there were minor flaws in the book, the compelling nature of the writing and the psychological suspense over powered any defects. I am really impressed there can be a very good Christian psychological thriller novel. I'll be watching for more from this author.
My rating: 5/5 stars.
About the Author
Author of two highly-rated thrillers (The Linen God and The Reluctant Disciple), Jim O’Shea spends his time crafting novels of suspense that frequently tackle the dynamic between faith and science. Jim believes God continues to reveal his creation masterpiece through scientific discovery, and that Christian fiction is a great tool to expose those emerging truths.
His third novel, “Blood Sisters”, takes a more traditional approach to mystery thrillers with a mind-bending whodunit in the tradition of Agatha Christie, Harlan Coben, and Michael Connelly. His fourth novel, “I, Witness”, will return to his faith/science roots and feature a compelling blend of espionage, leading-edge science, and salvation.
More from Jim
I had a dream years ago about identical twin brothers horsing around on a bridge over a rushing river. One tragically fell in and his body was never recovered, but years later the surviving twin began seeing his late brother outside his bedroom window, in the shadows of the church next to his home, and in passing cars and busses.
That dream eventually became the basis for my latest Christian mystery/thriller. In “Blood Sisters”, Libby Mitchell is not only seeing her deceased twin sister all around her small Utah town, but also dealing with the frightening reality of a serial killer targeting young women with red hair. When a series of bizarre clues point Homicide Detective Lee Hunter to thirty year old, red-haired Libby Mitchell, the mystery takes more than a few unexpected turns, providing a thrill ride the reader won’t soon forget.
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I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Celebrate Lit.
(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.)