Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Face of the Earth by Deborah Raney

  • Paperback: 368 pages

  • Publisher: Howard Books; Original edition (May 14, 2013)

  • ISBN-13: 978-1416599975

  • What if she never came home . . . ?
    When Mitchell Brannon’s beloved wife sets off for home after a conference, he has no idea that his life is about to change forever. Mitch returns from work early that evening, surprised that Jill’s car isn’t in the garage. But her voice on the answering machine makes him smile. “Hey, babe, I’m just now checking out of the hotel, but I’ll stop and pick up something for dinner. Love you.” Hours later, Jill still hasn’t returned, and Mitch’s irritation turns to dread. When the police come up empty, Mitch enlists the help of their next-door neighbor, Jill’s best friend, Shelley, to help search. As hours turn into days and days into weeks, Mitch and Shelley’s friendship grows ever closer—and decidedly more complicated. Every lead seems to be a dead end, and Mitch wonders how he can honor the vows he made to a woman who has seemingly disappeared from the face of the earth.

    My review:

    I thought this was an okay book. The premise was interesting. It just went on and on. I was ready for the end to come. Even though it is a Christian book I was still a little bothered by the attraction and relationship between Mitch and Shelley.  I am single and never been married so it might also just not be a book for me. There were parts that are suspenseful but not all the way through. Recommended for readers who enjoy this genre.


    Deborah Raney’s first novel, A Vow to Cherish, was awarded a Silver Angel from Excellence in Media and inspired the acclaimed World Wide Pictures film of the same title. Since then her books have won the RITA Award, the HOLT Medallion, and the National Readers’ Choice Award. Raney was also a finalist for the Christy Award. She and her husband, artist Ken Raney, make their home in their native Kansas.
    Review copy provided by Litfuse in exchange from an honest review.

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