Tuesday, October 5, 2010

'Cursed Blessing', J.M. LeDuc; 2009, Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC

In Palm Cove, Florida, Brent Venturi has inherited and happily runs the library that has been in his family for about five generations. One morning Lucille Conklin, a cultured and friendly older woman arrives at the library with two boxes of books left specifically to Brent from her late husband, Joseph. When Brent begins to open one of the boxes, he is stunned by the contents. Now his normal and regular schedule is a thing of the past and he find his life, physically and emotionally, turned upside down. Every fact leads to more secrets, doubts and questions in a whirlwind of suspense.

A Christian thriller, 'Cursed Blessings' has an incompatibility in the storyline. At times I felt that LeDuc was inserting religion more broadly that the story called for. The praying vs. the violence was in itself a contradiction and the praying a distraction. Less prayng would give more credence to an unusual and well-written plot.

FTC: Full Disclosure; book provided by author

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