Book Review: Twisted Innocence by Terri Blackstock
Terri Blackstock has brought another great series to a close with Twisted Innocence, the third book in the Moonlighters series. This series has followed the lives of three sisters, Cathy, Juliet and Holly, as they take moonlighting jobs as PIs in order to find the man who murdered Cathy's fiancé, and kidnapped Juliet's children. In this third book, drug dealer Leonard Miller is back, with the third sister, Holly in his sights this time. Holly has just given birth to a baby daughter when she finds out that the father of her child is wanted for questioning in the murder of a local drug dealer. In order to protect her baby, Holly will stop at nothing to help the police find Creed Kershaw and bring him to justice. But when Holly does find Creed, he's not what she expected. He promises that if the sisters will help him prove his innocence, he'll help them find Leonard Miller. The women agree, and along with Michael Hogan (who is still in jail following his felony charge) and his brother Max, they set off to find this man who has caused them so much grief. Once again, it's a race against time to find Leonard before he kills Creed, Holly and baby Lily. In the middle of it all, Holly and Creed will search for redemption, and find so much more.
This series has been great, and I'm pretty satisfied with the ending, although I do wish things had turned out a little happier for Juliet. I liked the message in this book that past mistakes don't have to define us, and that God has a bigger and better plan than we could imagine. I like the way that Ms. Blackstock writes. She doesn't take long to get into a story, and there's usually some kind of action in the first chapter. This one was missing some of the surprise factors of the first two, but it was still exciting and hard to put down. I was surprised to find out that I liked Holly (the rebel) and even Creed and was cheering for them by the end.
Any Christian thriller lover is sure to enjoy this book, but I definitely think you should read the first two Moonlighters books first to really love it. It's a really great series.
I was given an advance copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own. Look for Twisted Innocence by Terri Blackstock from your favorite bookseller on or around February 3.