Jan 20, 2011

Book Review: Possession by Rene Gutteridge

Excerpt: The phone went dead. He decided to walk back inside, see what this Karen Kaye had to say about things. Get out of the openness. He began to turn toward the house, then spotted something.

It looked white and it hung off one of the two mailboxes that sat at the edge of the curb. The first one belonged to his condo. He liked the fact that they still had a mailbox by the curb and not a metal box crowded in a block of dozens of other metal boxes.

Upon examining it, he found a clothespin holding a white envelope to the handle of the mailbox. How long had that been there? He ripped it off and examined it. Nothing written on it. Sealed. Maybe it was some documents for the condo.

The flap unstuck easily. He felt the glue. Still slightly damp. Inside was a single piece of paper. A short, typed letter started at the top.

You have secrets that I am willing to expose. $15,000 by tomorrow or you will lose everything. Possession, pg 80-81.

Back Cover: "This is your last chance. If you don't pay up, you will lose everything."

In the aftermath of investigating the D.C. snipper case, detective Vance Graegan is burned out on life and love. Hoping to save his marriage, he quits the force and moves his wife and son to the other side of the country. But when the movers decide to hold his belongings for ransom, Vance is determined to ensure his family's new beginning is not ruined. Soon, though, losing his possessions becomes the least of his problems, as everything they are fighting for begins to unravel in the hands of Vance's past...and a little boy's innocent faith brings a group of desperate people to their knees.

My Review: Possession kept me on the edge of my seat from the first pages. Rene Gutteridge relates a real to life tale of danger and betrayal. Her characters are believably flawed and come to life as the story unfolds. This book is not for the weak at heart. There is danger, murder, and mystery between the covers. There is also the story of a young boy's simple faith that brings his doubting parents to their knees. Possession is a wonderful story to remind us of what is really important in life, and what is worth fighting for.

My Rating:

My Recommendation: I highly recommend Possession for those who enjoy suspense and crime fiction.

(I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review.)

1 comment:

  1. I am reviewing this book for FaithfulReader.com this month, so I just finished it. I'll just say I will be giving Possession an excellent review. One of the best books I've read in a long time. :-)


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