Saturday, August 31, 2013

Misery Loves Company Wowed Me!

Misery Loves Company
by Rene Gutteridge
Christian Fiction / Suspense
Available August 2013
Tyndale House
368 pages

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About the Book
Don’t tell me it’s terrifying. Terrify me.

Filled with grief, Jules Belleno rarely leaves the house since her husband’s death while on duty as a police officer. Other than the reviews Jules writes on her blog, she has little contact with the outside world.

But one day when she ventures out to the local grocery store, Jules bumps into a fellow customer . . . and recognizes him as her favorite author, Patrick Reagan. Jules gushes and thoroughly embarrasses herself before Regan graciously talks with her.

And that’s the last thing she remembers—until she wakes up in a strange room with a splitting headache. She’s been kidnapped. And what she discovers will change everything she believed about her husband’s death . . . her career . . . and her faith.

My Thoughts
Wow! Just wow!

Part of me wants to just leave it at that, but that wouldn’t make for a great review, would it? So let me give you a few bullet points instead. (I’ve been thinking in “lists” lately. Ha!)

-- Rene Gutteridge is a new-to-me author.
-- I will DEFINITELY read her books in the future. And probably catch up on her backlist too!
-- This is a true suspense novel … gritty, intense, but not gory. Reminded me of a James Patterson novel without the swearing, sex, and overly-described, gory crime scenes.
-- Reading about a book blogger was fun.
-- Although the things that happened to her were not.
-- I’m a little nervous about posting a “bad” review now. :)
-- I should not have read this late at night while home alone, but I did.
-- It was just that good, and I couldn’t stop reading it.
-- I highly, highly, highly recommend this book!!

[5 stars]

About the Author
Rene Gutteridge is the author of eighteen novels, including Listen, the Storm series (Tyndale House Publishers) and Never the Bride, the Boo series, and the Occupational Hazards series from WaterBrook Press. She also released My Life as a Doormat and The Ultimate Gift: The Novelization with Thomas Nelson. Rene is also known for her Christian comedy sketches. She studied screenwriting while earning a mass communications degree, graduating magna cum laude from Oklahoma City University and earning the Excellence in Mass Communication Award. She served as the full-time director of drama for First United Methodist Church for five years before leaving to stay home and write. She enjoys instructing at writers conferences and in college classrooms. She lives with her husband, Sean, a musician, and their children in Oklahoma City. 

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2 comments:

  1. ok, I'm hooked. I saw this on one of the book review sites and I think I may try to request it if there are still copies available.

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  2. This is my first time reading about this book. Sounds wonderful! Thank you for the introduction and review.
    -Dilettantish Reader

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