Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Book Review of Fatal Convictions by Randy Singer
Ripped from the headlines, this book is a gripping novel from the beginning. The book centers around a defense attorney named Alexander Madison, and a muslim cleric who is accused of killing his wife in an "honor killing".
Alexander Madison is a combination pastor/lawyer, and is an interesting character from the beginning of the novel. He is often challenged and conflicted, with various aspects of his life and character tugging at him from all sides. His grandmother is a vital part of his life and a wise woman with depths of love given in her advice...unsolicited or not. His "partner" Shannon is a stable rock in his life whether he realizes it or not. (He realizes it in the end).
The setting is believable and a good fit for this novel. There are many Muslim Mosques in the Eastern United States.
There were many twists and turns in the novel with great ruse as I was drawn into the story and unable to put the book down. Having my own theories about "who done it", I was wrong a few times, but pleased at the outcome of the novel. The novel holds many secrets, and shares them a little bit at a time with the reader. In the end I was surprised, and perhaps even shocked at what was discovered about the Imam's wife's death. I think others will be as well.
I would recommend this novel as a really good read. It has many twists and turns, intriguing dialog and a little romance...:) Randy Singer is an up and coming Christian writer, and I look forward to reading more of what he has to offer.
This book was given by Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review
This book was reviewed by guest blogger, Shari Fox.
Thank you Shari!