Monday, May 24, 2010

Predator by Terri Blackstock

If you like suspense thrillers, Terri Blackstock's Predator will have you hooked before you finish the first paragraph. The subject is Internet stalking and the potential crimes that can result from sharing too much information over social networking sights. It weighs the good against the bad of our information age.

Krista Carmichael has just lost her fourteen year old sister to an online predator and she is determined to track him down and stop him from hurting anyone else. Krista is a Christian, working in an inner-city ministry for hurting young women. Women who have had their share of misery and abuse. But now, Krista finds herself dealing with the pain of the loss of her own sister to an evil predator. The question begs to be asked. Where is God in this kind of a situation? Where is our Good Shepherd when the helpless, innocent lambs are begging for mercy? For their very lives even. And shouldn't we as believers in the Holy and All powerful God of the Universe have some kind of special exemption pass from the horrors inflicted by the demons that invade the souls of those who allow themselves to become perverted by the vilest that the pit of Hell has to offer?

Ms. Blackstock manages to ask the hard questions through her storytelling, without spoon feeding any hard and fast answers. Rather, by letting the characters speak for themselves, through their own journey and conclusions. So, is there any hope in a novel about a serial killer? Read this one and find out for yourself!!!

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Zondervan (May 25, 2010)


Terri Blackstock


Terri Blackstock’s books have sold six million copies worldwide. Her suspense novels often debut at number one on the Christian fiction best-seller lists, and True Light, published last year, was number one of all Christian books—fiction and non-fiction. Blackstock has had twenty-five years of success as a novelist.

In 1994 Blackstock was writing for publishers such as HarperCollins, Harlequin and Silhouette, when a spiritual awakening drew her into the Christian market. Since that time, she’s written over thirty Christian titles, in addition to the thirty-two she had in the secular market. Her most recent books are the four in her acclaimed Restoration Series, which includes Last Light, Night Light, True Light and Dawn’s Light. She is also known for her popular Newpointe 911 and Cape Refuge Series.

In addition to her suspense novels, she has written a number of novels in the women’s fiction genre, including Covenant Child, which was chosen as one of the first Women of Faith novels, and her Seasons Series written with Beverly LaHaye, wife of Tim LaHaye.

Blackstock has won the Retailer’s Choice Award and has appeared on national television programs such as The 700 Club, Home Life, and At Home Live with Chuck and Jenny. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs across the country and the subject of countless articles. The story of her personal journey appears in books such as Touched By the Savior by Mike Yorkey, True Stories of Answered Prayer by Mike Nappa, Faces of Faith by John Hanna, and I Saw Him In Your Eyes by Ace Collins.


The murder of Krista Carmichael's fourteen-year-old sister by an online predator has shaken her faith and made her question God's justice and protection. Desperate to find the killer, she creates an online persona to bait the predator. But when the stalker turns his sights on her, will Krista be able to control the outcome?

Ryan Adkins started the social network GrapeVyne in his college dorm and has grown it into a billion-dollar corporation. But he never expected it to become a stalking ground for online Predators. One of them lives in his town and has killed two girls and attacked a third. When Ryan meets Krista, the murders become more than a news story to him, and everything is on the line.

Joining forces, he and Krista set out to stop the killer. But when hunters pursue a hunter, the tables can easily turn. Only God can protect them now.

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If you would like to read the first chapter of Predator, go HERE.

Watch the book trailer video!

1 comment:

Elsa said...

i'll like it im sure!